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Two More Earth’s Chandler Wobble Jumps Revealed, Last in 2005

  (PhysOrg.com) — The Chandler Wobble is a small variation in the rotation of the Earth on its axis. It has been known for some time that the phase of the Chandler Wobble jumped by 180 degrees in the 1920s, but a new study by scientists at the Russian Academy of Sciences has found that …

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Astronomers find hyperactive galaxies in the early Universe

Looking almost 11 billion years into the past, astronomers have measured the motions of stars for the first time in a very distant galaxy and clocked speeds upwards of 1,6 million km/h, about twice the speed of our Sun through the Milky Way. The fast-moving stars shed new light on how these distant galaxies, which …

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Andromeda Galaxy Eating the Neighborhood

This undated artist’s rendering provided by the University of Cambridge, England, shows the spiral galaxy of Andromeda, center right, over a period of about three billion years as repeated, but modified views of the dwarf galaxy Triangulum, move away from it, clockwise towards Earth, then back towards it, where Triangulum will be ultimately devoured by …

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