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Disney is Working on an Obi Wan Kenobi Star Wars Film

The train of new Star Wars movies every year shows no signs of slowing down. With two more episodes in the sequel trilogy plus a Han Solo-based prequel on the way, we already […] The post ...

11 hours ago from Geek.com

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Jellyfish galaxies may feed black holes with their long tendrils

Cosmic winds that form the long tentacles of jellyfish galaxies may also create the perfect conditions to sustain highly active supermassive black holes

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Newscientist

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Astrophysicists predict Earth-like planet in star system only 16 light years away

Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away.

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Astronomers track clouds on failed stars

Fluctuations in the brightness of brown dwarfs turn out to be due to high winds and fast-moving bands of iron and silicate cloud.

7 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Three-mile asteroid is the largest Earth-buzzing object NASA's ever seen

Asteroids whizz past Earth on a regular basis, and thankfully they're usually only a few meters wide. But next month we're due for a close encounter with a monster space rock measuring ...

4 hours ago from Gizmag

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NASA releases stunning image of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

The striking vista features the planet's Great Red Spot fading from from view while the southern region come into focus. It was captured using data taken with the JunoCam on July 10. ...

9 hours ago from Daily Mail

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Closer look at red supergiant Antares suggests convection not enough to remove surface material

(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers with Universidad Católica del Norte and the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie has found evidence that suggests that convection alone cannot account for ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Why Plasma Is the Crown of the Solar Eclipse

The wisps of light emanating from the solar disk during this year's total eclipse are plumes of hot, charged gas called plasma from the sun's corona. And plasma physicists are ecstatic at the ...

17 hours ago from SPACE.com

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Supernova’s messy birth casts doubt on reliability of astronomical yardstick

Brightness of exploding stars may vary more than researchers realized.

13 hours ago from Nature News

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In Photos: Eclipse-Chasing Jets Aim to Get Best-Ever View of Sun's Corona

The pilots of two of NASA's WB-57 high-altitude research jets will enjoy what may be the best view ever of a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

17 hours ago from Livescience

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