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Pits on Rosetta's comet may be sinkholes

18-HOLE COMET: Mysterious pits seen on the surface of comets may be sink holes created by the collapse of subterranean cavities, according to new research from the Rosetta mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

10 hours ago from ABC Science

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Why we need to keep adding leap seconds

Today at precisely 10am Australian Eastern Standard time, something chronologically peculiar will take place: there'll be an extra second between 09:59:59 and 10:00:00.

22 hours ago from Phys.org

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'Map of life' predicts ET. (So where is he?)

Extra-terrestrials that resemble humans should have evolved on other, Earth-like planets, making it increasingly paradoxical that we still appear to be alone in the universe, the author of a ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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We're not alone—but the universe may be less crowded than we think

There may be far fewer galaxies further out in the universe then might be expected, according to a new study led by Michigan State University.

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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First stars in the universe left a unique signature

Determining the chemical abundance pattern left by the earliest stars in the universe is no easy feat. A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist is helping to do just that.

22 hours ago from Phys.org

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Computational science and data visualization take the spotlight in new documentary

A 24-minute, high-resolution science documentary about the dynamics of the sun that features data-driven visualizations produced by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Observing the birth of a planet

Astronomers at ETH Zurich have confirmed the existence of a young giant gas planet still embedded in the midst of the disk of gas and dust surrounding its parent star. For the first time, scientists ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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NGC 2367: Buried in the heart of a giant

This rich view of an array of colorful stars and gas was captured by the Wide Field Imager camera, on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. It shows a young ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Samsung Trademarks Galaxy 6 EDGE+ For U.S. Market

The biggest hint yet that Samsung is preparing to release a larger version of the Galaxy S6 Edge is that it filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office ...

17 hours ago from HotHardware

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See Venus and Jupiter Come Very Close Together Tuesday Night

The two planets will appear to be a double star to the naked eye

Tue 30 Jun 15 from TIME

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