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The ugly, fractured reality of the cosmos deserves our attention

Added: 18.01.2018 21:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A puzzling clash between perfection and imperfection in our universe is getting fresh attention. This great cosmological mystery merits it, says Geraint Lewis

Source: www.newscientist.com

Some exoplanets orbiting red giant stars may just be a mirage

Added: 18.01.2018 14:04 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Red giant stars may be tricking us into thinking they have planets when they don’t. Instead, sunspots or atmospheric ripples might be distorting their light

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Source: www.newscientist.com

NASA may finally have a new boss after a year-long wait

Added: 18.01.2018 13:07 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Trump’s pick to head NASA may soon be confirmed. The US President has said he wants the space agency to focus on a mission to the moon

Source: www.newscientist.com

See inside the universe in this stunning light sculpture

Added: 18.01.2018 12:03 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The complexity of our universe from the atomic scale to the cosmic is on display in Cosmoscope, part of London’s Lumiere light festival

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Stars that devour their plants get brighter and faster

Added: 18.01.2018 10:53 | 0 views | 0 comments

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When the sun expands and engulfs Earth, our planet's ashes will brighten the sun and spin it faster. We might be able to watch this happen across the universe

Tags: Planes
Source: www.newscientist.com

So long, suckers: Where have all the black holes gone?

Added: 18.01.2018 7:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The universe is well-stocked with black holes large and small, but none in medium. Strange dwarf galaxies might hold the answer

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Dawn spacecraft approved to spend another year studying Ceres

Added: 14.01.2018 22:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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NASA has extended the mission of the Dawn probe around the icy dwarf planet Ceres. It will dip toward Ceres's surface and study its tenuous atmosphere

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Source: www.newscientist.com

A 300-kilometre space rock has vanished since we saw it in 1995

Added: 14.01.2018 22:35 | 0 views | 0 comments


Don’t feel so bad for losing your keys. Astronomers somehow lost a huge space rock first seen 22 years ago – and it’s far from the first cosmic object to go missing

Tags: SPA, Lost
Source: www.newscientist.com

How we could make oxygen on Mars, plus fuel to get home

Added: 14.01.2018 22:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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On Mars oxygen and fuel are in short supply, but there might be a way to make both from carbon dioxide in the air

Tags: Mars, Fuel
Source: www.newscientist.com

Strangest star: 6 things we didn’t know about the sun

Added: 14.01.2018 22:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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With its fiery rains, speedy magnetic flips and an atmosphere that defies the laws of physics – our home star is as weird as it gets

Source: www.newscientist.com

Possible exomoon may be an ocean-covered world as big as Saturn

Added: 14.01.2018 22:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The exomoon candidate found in July is a real oddity – early calculations suggest it’s huge and doesn’t fit any moon formation processes we currently know

Source: www.newscientist.com

Dark energy survives neutron star crash test while rivals fail

Added: 14.01.2018 22:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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We saw gravitational waves and light at the same moment from a neutron star merger, which means Einstein was right and some alternative theories are dead

Source: www.newscientist.com

Volcanoes that spew stretchy ice could make dwarf planets bright

Added: 14.01.2018 22:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Something strange is happening on dwarf planets Eris and Makemake. They’re tiny and cold, but they still show surprising signs of geologic activity, like real planets

Tags: Volcanoes
Source: www.newscientist.com

Why our ‘freakish’ galaxy has got cosmologists seriously worried

Added: 14.01.2018 22:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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In the grand club of galaxies, the Milky Way is increasingly looking like an outlier. This is a looming challenge for cosmology, says Geraint Lewis

Source: www.newscientist.com

The 5 biggest discoveries from the hunt for gravitational waves

Added: 14.01.2018 22:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Detecting gravitational waves has given us a new way to observe the universe by listening to ripples in space-time. Here are five of the biggest finds from LIGO

Source: www.newscientist.com

Gravitational waves have let us see huge neutron stars colliding

Added: 14.01.2018 22:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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We’ve taken the first pictures of neutron stars colliding 130 million light years away. The resulting gravitational waves may solve some big cosmic mysteries

Source: www.newscientist.com

A tech-destroying solar flare could hit Earth within 100 years

Added: 14.01.2018 22:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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If the sun spews “superflares” as often as other stars, one could take down power systems, damage the ozone layer and destroy satellites in the next century

Source: www.newscientist.com

Astronaut wee could show us how the plumes on Enceladus work

Added: 14.01.2018 22:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The way spaceships vent urine and water may be a good stand-in for studying how jets of vapour escape the hidden ocean on one of Saturn’s icy moons

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Source: www.newscientist.com

A gaggle of 7 moons keep Saturn’s rings from breaking apart

Added: 14.01.2018 22:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The gravity from seven of its moons stops Saturn’s bright outer ring from spreading out and dispersing into space, according to Cassini spacecraft measurements

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Source: www.newscientist.com

We can finally map the spiral arm on the far side of the galaxy

Added: 14.01.2018 22:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Using a jet of radio waves, astronomers have begun to map the other side of the Milky Way. Within 10 years we could have a complete map of the entire galaxy

Source: www.newscientist.com

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