A Strange Radioactive Cloud Likely Came From Russia

WIRED – Meredith Fore, 15 August 2019 –  ON OCTOBER 2, 2017, scientists from an Italian laboratory issued an alert: They had detected radioactive ruthenium-106 in the air in Milan. It was not enough

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67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (or 67P/C-G) Has a Little Friend

ESA 12 Aug 2019 – Last week marked five years since ESA’s Rosetta probe arrived at its target, a comet named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (or 67P/C-G). Tomorrow, 13 August, it will be

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The ‘Stuff’ of the Universe Keeps Changing

Phys.org – Laura Arenscheld – 1 February 2019 – The composition of the universe—the elements that are the building blocks for every bit of matter—is ever-changing and ever-evolving, thanks to the

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Hubble Fortuitously Discovers a New Galaxy

Pys.org – 30 January 2019 – Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study some of the oldest and faintest stars in the globular cluster NGC 6752 have made

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Dark Matter May Have Formed Ancient Black Holes

FUTURISM – Jon Christian – 24 January 2019 – Researchers have long wondered what led to the formation of the universe’s most ancient supermassive black holes — cosmic monsters so old

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Astronomers Watch as Neptune-Sized Exoplanet Disintegrates

FUTURISM – 21 Jan 2019 – Dan Robitzski – About 800 light years away, a massive exoplanet is having a hard time keeping itself together. And we mean that literally —

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XMM-Newton Finds Missing Intergalactic Material

(ESA) – 20 June 2018  After a nearly twenty-year long game of cosmic hide-and-seek, astronomers using ESA’s XMM-Newton space observatory have finally found evidence of hot, diffuse gas permeating the cosmos,

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NASA outlines its plans to deal with a large asteroid impact

(NEW SCIENTIST) – 21 June, 2018.  By Chelsea Whyte.  The chances of a large asteroid ending up on a collision course with Earth are slim, but NASA is making plans for how

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Event Horizon Telescope Ready to Image Black Hole

(BBC) – Scientists believe they are on the verge of obtaining the first ever picture of a black hole. They have built an Earth-sized “virtual telescope” by linking a large

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Graphene’s Sleeping Superconductivity Awakens

(UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE) – Since its discovery in 2004, scientists have believed that graphene may have the innate ability to superconduct. Now Cambridge researchers have found a way to activate

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