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The 'Peekaboo' Galaxy Emerges From Hiding, and It's a Time Capsule of the Universe

The ‘Peekaboo’ Galaxy Emerges From Hiding, and It’s a Time Capsule of the Universe

A galaxy that has taunted astronomers since they first detected a hint of its presence more than 20 years ago has finally come out of hiding. It’s called HIPASS J1131-31, or Peekaboo, and it’s located just 22 million light-years away. And it was so hard to see because it’s tiny and obscured by a bright …

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An asteroid big enough to destroy life on Earth has been discovered hiding near Venus

An asteroid big enough to destroy life on Earth has been discovered hiding near Venus

Anyone who’s driven a car is surely familiar with the idea of ​​blind spots – areas around you where you can’t see easily, and therefore, are particularly vulnerable to threats. This principle applies just as easily to asteroid hunting. As telescope technology continues to advance, astronomers have used their telescopes to peer into areas near …

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Our next best COVID medicine has been hiding in plain sight

Our next best COVID medicine has been hiding in plain sight

The fight against COVID seems to have fallen into a ping-pong rhythm at this point, where every step forward seems undermined by a step back. Vaccines are available and hospitalization rates have fallen dramatically from previous peaks. But only a small number of eligible Americans have received the most recent bivalent vaccine, and the specter …

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What's Hiding Under the Yellowstone Volcano?  Twice as much magma as thought

What’s Hiding Under the Yellowstone Volcano? Twice as much magma as thought

The Yellowstone Caldera, sometimes called the Yellowstone Supervolcano, is a volcanic caldera and supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park in the western United States. The caldera measures 43 by 28 miles (70 by 45 kilometers). The expertise, energy and empathy of researchers leave a legacy. Late MSU researcher Min Chen contributed new seismic tomography of magma …

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