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Elusive molecule, first in Universe, detected in space

In the beginning, more than 13 billion years ago, the Universe was an undifferentiated soup of three simple, single-atom elements.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Updated With Dedicated Night Camera Mode

One of the features of the Samsung Galaxy S10 is how it comes with a feature called Bright Night. For those unfamiliar, it is basically Samsung’s answer to Google’s Night Sight ...

Fri 19 Apr 19 from Ubergizmo

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Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula

This incredible image of the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula was taken to mark the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's 29th anniversary in space. The nebula, created by a binary star system, ...

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Weapons trade reveals a darker side to dark web

Debates over gun regulations make headlines across the world, but there's an underground operation for weapons that has drawn very little attention – until now. Researchers from Michigan State ...

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Four questions: Here there be monsters

On April 10, the world got to see the first image taken of a black hole in space, taken by the Event Horizon Telescope, a worldwide collaboration of astronomers and astrophysicists including ...

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Tiny Star Flares 10 Times Brighter Than the Sun

On August 13, 2017, the Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) telescope spotted an intense solar flare from a tiny star barely bigger than Jupiter. But despite this sun's diminutive size, the ...

Thu 18 Apr 19 from Discover Magazine

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A closer look at Mercury's spin and gravity reveals the planet's inner solid core

How do you explore the interior of a planet without ever touching down on it? Start by watching the way the planet spins, then measure how your spacecraft orbits it—very, very carefully. This ...

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Possible evidence of an extrasolar object striking the Earth in 2014

A pair of researchers has found possible evidence of an extrasolar object striking the Earth back in 2014. In their paper uploaded to the arXiv preprint server, Amir Siraj and Abraham Loeb describe ...

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Lithium detected in an ancient star gives new clues for Big Bang nucleosynthesis

Researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain) and the University of Cambridge (UK) have detected lithium (Li) in the ancient star J0023+0307, a main-sequence extremely iron-poor ...

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TESS Spacecraft Finds its First Earth-Sized Planet Around Nearby Star

The next generation of exoplanet hunting has arrived in the form of NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet and Survey Satellite. TESS looks at closer and brighter stars than Kepler, the spacecraft that ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Discover Magazine

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