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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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) ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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