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Hubble investigates dark spot on Neptune

If Neptune seems a bit blemished of late, it's because NASA has confirmed that a dark spot has shown up in its bluish atmosphere. Observations by the Hubble Space Telescope taken in ...

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Gizmag

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What did Earth's ancient magnetic field look like?

New work from Carnegie's Peter Driscoll suggests Earth's ancient magnetic field was significantly different than the present day field, originating from several poles rather than the familiar ...

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Expansion of early Universe modelled in unprecedented detail

Pioneering techniques could settle longstanding controversy about the accuracy of previous simulations.

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Nature News

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Astronomers Watched a Black Hole Gobble a Star

We can't — yet — directly see black holes, making finding one of these elusive beasts hard, especially since a great majority of them are dormant. But researchers at the University of Maryland, ...

Wed 22 Jun 16 from Discover Magazine

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KM3NeT unveils detailed plans for largest neutrino telescope in the world

KM3NeT - a European collaboration pioneering the deployment of kilometre cubed arrays of neutrino detectors off the Mediterranean coast - has reported in detail on the scientific aims, technology ...

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Layer of strange "dark hydrogen" believed to exist on Jupiter-like planets

As the most abundant element around and the basis for a full three-quarters the mass of the universe, you'd think scientists would have uncovered all there is to know about hydrogen. ...

Thu 23 Jun 16 from Gizmag

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SETI Eavesdrops on Nearby Star in Smart Alien Hunt

Astronomers have used a powerful radio telescope to eavesdrop on a nearby star system in the hope of hearing the faint radio whisper of an alien civilization.

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Livescience

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How LIGO's merging black holes formed from two massive stars

Simulations give a backstory to the first ever detection of a gravitational wave

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Physics World

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Sea star death triggers ecological domino effect

A new study by SFU marine ecologists Jessica Schultz, Ryan Cloutier and Isabelle Côté reveals that the mass mortality of sea stars has resulted in a domino effect on Howe Sound marine ecology.

Thu 23 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Successful first observations of galactic center with GRAVITY

The GRAVITY instrument is now operating with the four 8.2-metre Unit Telescopes of ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) , and even from early test results it is already clear that it will soon be ...

Thu 23 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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