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Did the Earth form from a new type of planetary object called a synestia?

Researchers at Harvard and the University of California, Davis (UCD) have come up with a new type of planetary object they've called a "synestia". The proposed object would take the ...

43 minutes ago from Gizmag

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Australian telescope spies first burst from beyond the galaxy, many more expected

The ASKAP telescope in Western Australia will collect the mysterious high energy signals known as fast radio bursts with unprecedented ease. Michael Lucy reports.

12 minutes ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Scientists solve mystery of how most antimatter in the Milky Way forms

A team of international astrophysicists led by The Australian National University (ANU) has shown how most of the antimatter in the Milky Way forms.

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Flight delay? Lost luggage? Don't blame airline mergers, research shows

It's often said that airline mergers lead to more headaches for travelers, including more flight delays, late arrivals and missed connections. But an analysis of 15 years of U.S. Department ...

43 minutes ago from Phys.org

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Kepler telescope spies details of TRAPPIST-1 system's outermost planet

A University of Washington-led international team of astronomers has used data gathered by the Kepler Space Telescope to observe and confirm details of the outermost of seven exoplanets or-biting ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Tabby's star dims again, multiple telescopes to examine its spectra

(Phys.org)—Telescope operators around the world have been notified that "Boyajian's star" (officially known as KIC 8462852) has dimmed again, offering space researchers a unique opportunity ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Secondary mirror of ELT successfully cast—largest convex mirror blank ever created

The casting of the secondary mirror blank for ESO's Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) has been completed by SCHOTT at Mainz, Germany. The completed mirror will be 4.2 metres in diameter and weigh ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Study shows how radioactive decay could support extraterrestrial life

In the icy bodies around our solar system, radiation emitted from rocky cores could break up water molecules and support hydrogen-eating microbes. To address this cosmic possibility, a University ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Video of 3D-printed Galaxy Note 8 suggests embedded fingerprint scanner, dual camera setup

While the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have received overwhelmingly positive reviews, the one complaint most owners have about the handsets is the awkward placement of the fingerprint scanner ...

12 hours ago from Techspot

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Question Club: Should the new season of Twin Peaks even be called Twin Peaks?

On May 21st, David Lynch’s Twin Peaks returned to television, nearly 27 years after the end of its second season. About the only predictable thing about the revived show was that ...

9 hours ago from The Verge

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