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NASA’s Juno finds surprise radiation on Jupiter

Geophysical conference hears of new findings about the atmosphere and the roots of the Great Red Spot. Richard A Lovett reports.

4 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Scientists listen for signs of alien technology coming from asteroid ‘Oumuamua

As of 3:00 pm ET today, a team of scientists began observing the interstellar asteroid 'Oumuamua in the hope of determining whether the cigar-shaped visitor is a naturally occurring ...

3 hours ago from Gizmag

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Hubble's celestial snow globe

It's beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of a blizzard of stars, which resembles a swirling snowstorm in a snow globe.

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Star Wars' last Jedi may use the Force of quantum science

As Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theatres and its heroine Rey seeks to learn the ways of the Force from an aged and isolated Luke Skywalker, it raises some obvious and ongoing questions:

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Stellar nursery blooms into view

The OmegaCAM camera on ESO's VLT Survey Telescope has captured this glittering view of the stellar nursery called Sharpless 29. Many astronomical phenomena can be seen in this giant image, including ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Astronomers name new constellations Harry Potter and Bolt 

Instead of difficult Latin names like Canis Major and Ursa Minor, a Birmingham team has now drawn up new constellations called Paddington, Bolt and Potter.

6 hours ago from Daily Mail

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The tiny space rock New Horizons is headed for may have a moon

The next destination for NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is a small space rock in the Kuiper belt called MU69. Now we know it may have an even smaller moon

14 hours ago from Newscientist

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Oh my stars! Stage set for 'spectacular' meteor show

A thin, waning moon should allow for uninterrupted views Wednesday night of the annual Geminid shooting star show, set to be "spectacular" this year, astronomers say.

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Image: Science from the moon's shadow

While total solar eclipses happen about once every 18 months somewhere on Earth, the Aug. 21, 2017, eclipse was rare in its long path over land. The total eclipse lasted about 90 minutes, from ...

Tue 12 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Scientists design an instrument to identify unexploded artillery shells

Society faces threats through the malicious use of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and/or explosive (CBRNE) materials. The detection of illicit trafficking or other criminal acts, ...

Tue 12 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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