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Gravitational lensing creates 'Einstein's cross' of distant supernova

Four images of a supernova could probe general relativity and rate of cosmic expansion

4 hours ago from Physics World

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Speeding star accelerated by exploding companion

DOUBLE DETONATION SUPERNOVA: One of the fastest moving stars in the Milky Way galaxy was accelerated to hypervelocity speeds by an exploding companion star, according to a new study.

10 hours ago from ABC Science

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Astronomers see supernova explosion using galaxies as lenses

A team of astronomers led by the Australian National University (ANU) has discovered a lens of galactic proportions. Using the Hubble Space Telescope and the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, the ...

1 hours ago from Gizmag

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Planet 'reared' by four parent stars

Growing up as a planet with more than one parent star has its challenges. Though the planets in our solar system circle just one star—our sun—other more distant planets, called exoplanets, can ...

Wed 4 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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T-Mobile Contest Points To $699 Off-Contract Pricing For Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung unveiled its latest flagships, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, this past Sunday to much fanfare. Unlike the lackluster launch of the Galaxy S5 just over a year ago, the tech press ...

17 hours ago from HotHardware

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'Planck' puts Einstein to the test

Researchers, including physicists from Heidelberg University, have gained new insights into dark energy and the theory of gravitation by analysing data from the "Planck" satellite mission of ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Redhead redemption! Give us our ginger emojis, petition demands

A new Change.org petition asks Apple to add redheads to its emoji diversification update. How else will we be able to chat about Harry Potter's best friend Ron Weasley?

18 hours ago from CNET

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A primer on relativity in Einstein's own words

Einstein explains relativity in a 1920 Science paper

16 hours ago from Science Now

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Subaru Telescope observes rapid changes in a comet's plasma tail

Images from a December 2013 observation of the comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) reveal clear details about rapidly changing activity in that comet's plasma tail. To get this image, astronomers used ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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NASA Ames reproduces the building blocks of life in laboratory

NASA scientists studying the origin of life have reproduced uracil, cytosine, and thymine, three key components of our hereditary material, in the laboratory. They discovered that an ice sample ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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