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Will Earth still exist 5 billion years from now? Old star offers sneak preview of the future

What will happen to Earth when, in a few billion years' time, the sun is a hundred times bigger than it is today? Using the most powerful radio telescope in the world, an international team ...

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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Research offers clues about the timing of Jupiter's formation

A peculiar class of meteorites has offered scientists new clues about when the planet Jupiter took shape and wandered through the solar system.

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Hubble catches a transformation in the Virgo constellation

The constellation of Virgo (The Virgin) is especially rich in galaxies, due in part to the presence of a massive and gravitationally-bound collection of over 1300 galaxies called the Virgo Cluster. ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Under construction: Distant galaxy churning out stars at remarkable rate

Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes to show that a recently-discovered galaxy is undergoing an extraordinary boom of stellar construction. The galaxy ...

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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Amateur astronomer helps uncover secrets of unique pulsar binary system

A professional astrophysicist and an amateur astronomer have teamed up to reveal surprising details about an unusual millisecond pulsar (MSP) binary system comprising one of the fastest-spinning ...

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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Ancient eclipses show how days are getting shorter

AS THE well-known Australian philosopher, Kylie Minogue, once pointed out, it can be a source of comfort to remember that, no matter what else is happening, the world still turns. Unfortunately, ...

23 hours ago from The Economist

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Samsung reveals 'black pearl' version of the Galaxy 7 to take on Apple's iPhone 7 colour 

Rumors that Samsung is releasing a Galaxy S7 Edge in a new colour have been confirmed. However, it is not the jet black most believed it to be - its black pearl. The new hue will be available ...

12 hours ago from Daily Mail

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Look at the Damn Wings on This Spider-Man: Homecoming Vulture Action Figure

Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Vulture comes armed with a rather beastly version of his wings from the comics. His action figure version has some to match—and they’re so big, you actually need to ...

15 hours ago from Gizmodo

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Taylor Swift’s first new music in over two years is a Zayn duet for the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack

Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik have released a moody slow jam for the soundtrack of the upcoming moody sex and masks movie Fifty Shades Darker. The song, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” ...

23 hours ago from The Verge

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Ice chasm forces relocation of Antarctic research station

The Halley VI Research Station provides crucial scientific data from its base on the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antartica. However, a growing crack in the ice threatens to cut Halley VI off ...

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Gizmag

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