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ALMA Spots What May Be the Very First Stages of Planetary Formation

The clump of gas ALMA spotted, about as long as the distance between the Sun and Jupiter, may one day become a fully-fledged planet. (Credit: ALMA/ESO/NAOJ/NRAO, Tsukagoshi et al.) Stars ...

8 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Lightning Strikes Are Foreshadowed by 'Glows' of Gamma Rays, Scientists Find

Lightning strikes are preceded by "glows" of gamma ray radiation, scientists find. (Credit: Breno Machado/Unsplash) Summer in the U.S. brings big thunderstorms. Towering thunderhead clouds ...

5 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Modelling galactic settlement

What looks like a still of an exploding firework is actually taken from an ESA simulation of humankind's expansion across the stars, produced for an international competition. Each dot is a ...

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The first AI universe sim is fast and accurate—and its creators don't know how it works

For the first time, astrophysicists have used artificial intelligence techniques to generate complex 3-D simulations of the universe. The results are so fast, accurate and robust that even the ...

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Extraterrestrials may spout out toxic gas as a sign of life, researchers suggest

As the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life marches on, researchers have suggested no shortage of possible signs to look for, including carbon monoxide, dust storms and methane, which ...

15 hours ago from FOXNews

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Signs of the color blue have been found in a fossil for the first time

Scientists think they’ve spotted hints of blue plumage in a fossilized bird from 48 million years ago.

Tue 25 Jun 19 from ScienceNews

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Scientist develops novel algorithm to aid search for exoplanets

Inspired by movie streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu, a Southwest Research Institute scientist developed a technique to look for stars likely to host giant, Jupiter-sized planets outside ...

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Highest energy photons ever recorded coming from Crab Nebula

A very large team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China and Japan has measured the highest energy photon ever recorded. In their paper published in the journal Physical ...

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MUSE reveals a glowing ring of light in the distant universe

The MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile has revealed very detailed halos of neutral hydrogen around distant galaxies. A new result zooms on a few such halos, one of them forming ...

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This Absurd Samsung Rumor Claims a Foldable 'Clamshell' Smartphone Is in the Works

If rumors are to be believed, Samsung doesn’t know when or how to quit. South Korean news outlet ET News reports that Samsung is developing a 6.7-inch clamshell smartphone. You know, even though ...

Tue 25 Jun 19 from Gizmodo

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