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Alien asteroid discovered orbiting the Sun

An international team of astronomers has discovered an asteroid orbiting the Sun at roughly the same distance as Jupiter, that appears to have originated from another solar system. The ...

Mon 21 May 18 from Gizmag

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Gemini Observatory cloud camera captures volcano's dramatic glow

Gemini Observatory cloud camera captures volcano's dramatic glow

47 minutes ago from Phys.org

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Saturn’s moons created by violent collisions

Modelling supports hypothesis that the planet’s young moons formed from crashes between others. Lauren Fuge reports.

23 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Lightening up dark galaxies

Despite substantial progress over the past half-century in understanding how galaxies form, important open questions remain regarding how precisely the diffuse gas of the intergalactic medium ...

47 minutes ago from Phys.org

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New network is installed to investigate space weather over South America

A group of Brazilian researchers affiliated with the National Space Research Institute (INPE) is working to install a network comprised of magnetometers (instruments used to measure the intensity ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Jupiter as seen from a uniquely beautiful perspective

Citizen scientists used raw images from the Juno spacecraft to produce this southerly view of Jupiter This marvelous view of Jupiter shows the planet from a different perspective than we're ...

20 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Ringed, rocky alien planets may hide in plain sight

Astronomers may have unknowingly discovered rocky planets with rings, which they mistook for other kinds of worlds, a new study finds.

17 minutes ago from FOXNews

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Beams of antimatter spotted blasting towards the ground in hurricanes

Although Hurricane Patricia was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, that didn't stop the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from flying a scientific aircraft ...

7 hours ago from Gizmag

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New evidence for existence of Planet Nine

A large international team of researchers has found what they are describing as more evidence of the existence of Planet Nine. In their paper posted on the arXiv preprint server, the group describes ...

Mon 21 May 18 from Phys.org

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Image: Hidden secrets of a massive star-formation region

Stellar nurseries are cloudy and dusty places that shine brightly in infrared light. The G305 star-forming complex is no exception. It features a number of bright, intricate gas clouds heated ...

Mon 21 May 18 from Phys.org

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