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Scientists detect a black hole swallowing a neutron star

Scientists, including from The Australian National University (ANU), say they have detected a black hole swallowing a neutron star for the first time.

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Image: Hubble's portrait of star's gaseous glow

Although it looks more like an entity seen through a microscope than a telescope, this rounded object, named NGC 2022, is certainly not algae or tiny, blobby jellyfish. Instead, it is a vast ...

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Jupiter May Have Been Hit by a Massive Proto-Planet Long Ago

A massive planet slamming into Jupiter in its infancy could create the fuzzy core that astronomers observe in the gas giant today. (Credit: K. Suda & Y. Akimoto/Mabuchi Design Office/Astrobiology ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Discover Magazine

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Rian Johnson's Star Wars Trilogy Aiming 'Beyond the Legacy Characters'

Boldly going where no... wait, wrong franchise.

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Ewan McGregor in Talks for Obi-Wan Kenobi Show on Disney+: Report

The Force is strong with this rumor.

Sat 17 Aug 19 from

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Best of both worlds: Asteroids and massive mergers

The race is on. Since the construction of technology able to detect the ripples in space and time triggered by collisions from massive objects in the universe, astronomers around the world have ...

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Moon glows brighter than sun in images from NASA's Fermi

If our eyes could see high-energy radiation called gamma rays, the Moon would appear brighter than the Sun! That's how NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has seen our neighbor in space for ...

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A Massive Star Completely Destroyed by a Supernova is Puzzling Scientists

Supernova 2016iet is an example of one of the most extreme types of stellar explosions, though it has some odd features. (Credit: Gemini Observatory/NSF/AURA/ illustration by Joy Pollard) In ...

Fri 16 Aug 19 from Discover Magazine

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Kylo Ren Force Grips His Way into 'Star Wars Resistance' Season 2 Trailer

Leading into Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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1990 MU & 1998 OR2 Are NOT Planet Killers, Can't Even Hit - Asteroid Warning Absurdities In Daily Express / Business Insider

Another two harmless asteroids being shared in the sensationalist press. I am getting PM's from some really scared people about these. To debunk:read more

Sat 17 Aug 19 from Science 2.0

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