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This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the vibrant core of the galaxy NGC 3125. Discovered by John Herschel in 1835, NGC 3125 is a great example of a starburst galaxy — a galaxy in which unusually high numbers of new stars are forming, springing to life within intensely hot clouds of gas.

Located approximately 50 million light-years away in the constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump), NGC 3125 is similar to, but unfathomably brighter and more energetic than, one of the Magellanic Clouds. Spanning 15,000 light-years, the galaxy displays massive and violent bursts of star formation, as shown by the hot, young, and blue stars scattered throughout the galaxy’s rose-tinted core. Some of these clumps of stars are notable — one of the most extreme Wolf–Rayet star clusters in the local Universe, NGC 3125-A1, resides within NGC 3125.

Despite their appearance, the fuzzy white blobs dotted around the edge of this galaxy are not stars, but globular clusters. Found within a galaxy’s halo, globular clusters are ancient collections of hundreds of thousands of stars. They orbit around galactic centers like satellites — the Milky Way, for example, hosts over 150 of them.

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt
Text credit: European Space Agency

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Why live on Earth when you can live on Mars? Well, strictly speaking, you can’t. Mars is a completely hostile environment to human life, combining extreme cold with an unbreathable atmosphere and intense radiation. And yet, if we want to expand into the Solar System, we’ll need to learn to live on this planet. Here’s how we’ll do it.

http://quasar.by/news/kolonizacija_marsa_fantastika_ili_realnost/2016-07-25-568
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Зачем жить на Земле, если вы можете отправиться на Марс? Ну, честно говоря, вы не можете. Марс является абсолютно враждебной средой
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We can. We just need a way how to produce plants and crops over Mars to feed ourselves.
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Raul Alvar

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Ecosistemas de la Galaxia.

Un análisis global de los Ecosistemas de nuestra Galaxia es todo un desafío, porque desconocemos qué condiciones son las que permiten el afloramiento de la vida en los planetas. Nuestra única fuente de información son las...
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Un análisis global de los Ecosistemas de nuestra Galaxia es todo un desafío, porque desconocemos qué condiciones son las que permiten el afloramiento de la vida en los planetas. Nuestra única fuente de información son las...
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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is an enormous swirling storm located on a band of clouds just south of the planet’s equator. It’s been there as long as people have been observing Jupiter with good enough telescopes to resolve it.

http://quasar.by/news/o_razmerakh_bolshogo_krasnogo_pjatna/2016-07-24-567
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Большое Красное Пятно (БКП) – это мощный ураган, расположенный на 22° южной широты Юпитера и двигающийся параллельно экватору планеты
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Alderamin Star α constellation Cepheid, magnitude 2.6, spectral class A, 39 years distance light...
Alderamin Star α constellation Cepheid, magnitude 2.6, spectral class A, 39 years distance light. Its
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In the last year, astronomers from the University of Wyoming have discovered roughly 100 of the fastest-moving stars in the Milky Way galaxy with the aid of images from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), and use of the Wyoming Infrared Observatory (WIRO) on Jelm Mountain near Laramie, Wyo.

http://quasar.by/news/ubegajushhie_zvjozdy_ostavljajut_serpy_v_prostranstve/2016-01-06-371
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С помощью снимков, полученных камерой космического телескопа Спитцер астрономы находят десятки различных звёзд в нашей галактике
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Cognitio

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Solar flare In astronomy, sudden release of energy, from a localized region of the sun, in the form of electromagnetic radiation and, usually, also of energetic particles...
Solar flare In astronomy, sudden release of energy, from a localized region of the sun,
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Обалдеть!
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This image, taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) on board the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the star-forming galaxy NGC 3125.

http://quasar.by/news/galaktika_ngc_3125_glazami_teleskopa_khabbl/2016-07-21-564
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это изображение, полученное телескопом Хаббла, показывает нам звездообразующую галактику NGC 3125
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On May 2, scientists from MIT, the University of Liège, and elsewhere announced they had discovered a planetary system, a mere 40 light years from Earth, that hosts three potentially habitable, Earth-sized worlds. Judging from the size and temperature of the planets, the researchers determined that regions of each planet may be suitable for life.

http://quasar.by/news/uchjonye_obnaruzhili_skalistye_ehkzomiry/2016-07-21-563
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2 мая, учёные из Университета Льежа, объявили о том, что они обнаружили планетарную систему, находящуюся всего в 40 световых годах от Земли
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Manganese on Mars, had biological origin?
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Sabemos que Marte es azul debajo de su rojo suelo. Eso se debe a la existencia de basalto, común en los planetas rocosos del Sistema Solar. Con el basalto, es normal hallar algo de manganeso; óxido…
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Shortly after midnight on July 18 a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, planet Earth. About 9 minutes later, the rocket's first stage returned to the spaceport. This single time exposure captures the rocket's launch arc and landing streak from Jetty Park only a few miles away. Along a climbing, curving trajectory the launch is traced by the initial burn of the first stage, ending near the top of the bright arc before stage separation. Due to perspective the next bright burn appears above the top of the launch arc in the photo, the returning first stage descending closer to the Cape. The final landing burn creates a long streak as the first stage slows and comes to rest at Landing Zone 1. Yesterday the Dragon cargo spacecraft delivered to orbit by the rocket's second stage was attached to the International Space Station.
Image Credit &Copyright: Michael Seeley
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Thats just asking for a Disney castle to be built under it ;)
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Titan.
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+James Garry thnks Garry!! 
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Looking for something good to see in the night sky this week? Here are three easy and beautiful sights in the constellation Serpens Caput, the Snake's Head:

http://cosmicpursuits.com/1127/going-deep-in-the-snakes-head/
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Looks like a cluster in there.....
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Yee Tee

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I have a question that seems pretty simple, but I'm still confused. What's the colour of the Sun? Most people say that the Sun is white, but when I look at optical images of the Sun with all the glare taken away, it's yellow in colour! And if the Sun is white in colour, then why is it called a yellow dwarf? I'm really confused. Now I'm getting websites telling me NASA alters their optical images to make them orange or yellow. But once again, if the Sun is white, then why do astronomers refer to the Sun as a yellow star? Sirius A is always referred to as a white star, because its spectral type is A. The Sun's spectral type is G: yellow. I would really appreciate it if someone could answer my question. Thanks!
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My little son says: It's orange.
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This view of Abell S1063, which can be seen in the center of the image, shows it as it was 4 billion years ago.

The cluster contains approximately 100 million-million solar masses, and contains 51 confirmed galaxies and perhaps over 400 more.

http://quasar.by/news/abell_s1063_glazami_teleskopa_khabbl/2016-07-23-566
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Космический телескоп Хаббла (NASA/ESA) получил поразительную фотографию массивного скопления галактик, лежащего в созвездии Журавля
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Tightly spaced planets inside an alien solar system known as Kepler-80 boast a rare orbital configuration. The study was led by Mariah MacDonald as an undergraduate with Darin Ragozzine, an assistant professor of physics and space sciences, both at Florida Institute of Technology.

http://quasar.by/news/obnaruzhena_zvjozdnaja_sistema_s_neobychnym_raspolozheniem_planet/2016-07-22-565
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В результате нового исследования, астрономами была обнаружена звёздная система с плотно расположенными планетами
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Aidin Ashoori

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Enceladus orbiting within Saturn's E ring

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Wispy fingers of bright, icy material reach tens of thousands of kilometers outward from Saturn's moon Enceladus into the E ring, while the moon's active south polar jets continue to fire away. This astonishing, never-before-seen structure is made visible with the sun almost directly behind the Saturn system from Cassini's vantage point. The sun-Enceladus-spacecraft angle here is 175 degrees, a viewing geometry in which structures made of tiny particles brighten substantially. These features are very likely the result of particles injected into Saturn orbit by the Enceladus geysers: Those injected in the direction of the moon's orbital motion end up on larger, slower orbits and trail Enceladus in its orbit, and those injected into the opposite direction end up smaller, faster orbits and lead Enceladus. (Orbital motion is counter-clockwise.) In addition, the configuration of wisps may hint at an interaction between Saturn's magnetosphere and the torrent of particles issuing from Enceladus. In addition to the wisps, another unexpected detail is the dark gore in the center of the ring, following the moon in its orbit, likely brought about by the sweeping action of Enceladus as it orbits in the center of the E ring. The view looks down onto Enceladus (505 kilometers, or 314 miles across) from about 15 degrees above the ringplane. Tethys (1,071 kilometers, or 665 miles across) is visible to the left of Enceladus. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Sept. 15, 2006, at a distance of approximately 2.1 million kilometers (1.3 million miles) from Enceladus. Image scale is 128 kilometers (80 miles) per pixel. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo. For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.cfm. The Cassini imaging team homepage is at http://ciclops.org. The NASA source image has been cropped on the left side.
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Кеплер продолжает свою плодотворную миссию по поиску экзопланет. Недавно ему удалось обнаружить два инопланетных мира, которые в несколько раз больше Земли. Вновь обнаруженные планеты вращаются вокруг соседней звезды размером, как наше Солнце, которая расположена приблизительно в 150 световых годах от нас. Результаты исследования были представлены в статье, опубликованной 18 июля на сервере препринтов Arxiv.

http://quasar.by/news/u_sosednej_zvezdy_obnaruzheno_dve_superzemli/2016-07-21-562
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Кеплер продолжает свою плодотворную миссию по поиску экзопланет
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