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First interstellar asteroid reveals its secrets

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has confirmed that the object provisionally designated A/2017 U1 is, in fact, an asteroid that came from outside the Solar System. The first-ever ...

54 minutes ago from Gizmag

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Alien bugs may have been transported to Earth, scientists say

Alien invasion could explain how life got started on Earth

15 hours ago from The Independent

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In ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire,’ virtual reality finds a new hope

 While I stood anxiously atop a floating platform on my way to what felt like certain doom, I paused to remember my mission as I felt the pulsing heat of the lava planet Mustafar rising ...

8 hours ago from TechCrunch

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Astronomers reveal nearby stars that are among the oldest in our galaxy

Astronomers have discovered some of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy by determining their locations and velocities, according to a study led by scientists at Georgia State University.

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Image: Integral space observatory's orbits visualized

ESA's Integral space observatory has been orbiting Earth for 15 years, observing the ever-changing, powerful and violent cosmos in gamma rays, X-rays and visible light. Studying stars exploding ...

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Perimeter Institute Launches a New Centre for the Universe

A new research hub at Perimeter Institute seeks to shed light on some of the most profound mysteries in modern physics, from the big bang and black holes to dark matter and dark energy.

7 hours ago from Newswise

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New finding: nuke blast crippled Chernobyl

A new analysis of the Chernobyl disaster finds a nuclear explosion started the catastrophe. Andrew Masterson reports.

Fri 17 Nov 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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Arecibo Observatory lives on, but with less money

Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Fri 17 Nov 17 from Physics World

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Anybody out there? Musical message beamed to potentially-habitable exoplanet

While the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program is content to scan the skies for signals that might indicate the presence of life on other planets, the related program ...

Thu 16 Nov 17 from Gizmag

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100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky

A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported ...

Sat 18 Nov 17 from

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