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Black holes that shred stars burp out cosmic rays and neutrinos

Added: 17.11.2017 16:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The highest energy cosmic rays and neutrinos that rain down on Earth may come from white dwarf stars being devoured by black holes

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Source: www.newscientist.com

We may know why Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is red instead of white

Added: 16.11.2017 16:33 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The gases in Jupiter's atmosphere should form white clouds, so why do they look red? Two teams have found different recipes for the red in the Great Red Spot

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Dark matter may be the source of antimatter streaming past Earth

Added: 16.11.2017 14:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Two nearby powerful pulsars aren’t responsible for the stream of antimatter positrons snaking past Earth, so dark matter might be behind it after all

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Source: www.newscientist.com

We just sent a message to try to talk to aliens on another world

Added: 16.11.2017 6:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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We've just sent a message to a nearby star to see if there's any life there - and we'll only have to wait 25 years for a reply

Source: www.newscientist.com

A layer of haze keeps Pluto’s atmosphere extremely cold

Added: 15.11.2017 13:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Pluto is far from the sun, so astronomers expect its atmosphere to be cold, but it's colder than predicted. Now we know that soot sends the sun’s heat back into space

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Source: www.newscientist.com

We’ve just found a nearby exoplanet that could be right for life

Added: 15.11.2017 11:08 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A newly discovered nearby world is probably close in size and temperature to Earth. This exoplanet might be able to host life because of its unusually calm star

Source: www.newscientist.com

We found our galactic twin 180 million light years away

Added: 14.11.2017 14:14 | 3 views | 0 comments

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Astronomers have spotted a trio of galaxies that look remarkably like the giant spiral of the Milky Way and its two brightest companions, the Magellanic Clouds

Source: www.newscientist.com

The ‘space nation’ Asgardia just launched its first satellite

Added: 13.11.2017 18:12 | 2 views | 0 comments


Asgardia is a 'virtual nation' that says it aims to build sovereign colonies in space. On 12 November it launched a satellite carrying its citizens’ data

Tags: Citizen, SPA
Source: www.newscientist.com

Should we seed life through the cosmos using laser-driven ships?

Added: 13.11.2017 11:58 | 1 views | 0 comments

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Our galaxy may have billions of habitable worlds. A proposal to spread life says we should use giant lasers and light sails to send microbes out to them

Source: www.newscientist.com

Neptune’s other moons were normal until Triton crashed the party

Added: 10.11.2017 9:53 | 2 views | 0 comments

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Neptune’s moons are unlike anything in the solar system, thanks to Triton barrelling in and laying waste to the moons that were there before it

Source: www.newscientist.com

Tracking the first interstellar asteroid back to its home star

Added: 09.11.2017 14:41 | 4 views | 0 comments

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Last month, astronomers saw the first asteroid from outside our solar system speed by. Now, they're tracing its orbit back to find out where it came from

Source: www.newscientist.com

Giant star smash-up may have made the biggest neutron star ever

Added: 09.11.2017 11:29 | 4 views | 0 comments

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The collision that produced recent gravitational waves may have left behind the biggest neutron star ever seen. But it might have collapsed into a black hole

Source: www.newscientist.com

A bizarre supernova keeps exploding over and over again

Added: 08.11.2017 13:00 | 7 views | 0 comments


The weirdest supernova ever seen is a zombie star that keeps collapsing and coming back to life. It’s so strange, it may be a whole new kind of celestial object

Source: www.newscientist.com

Five firms aim to power moon-orbiting way station to deep space

Added: 06.11.2017 18:30 | 3 views | 0 comments

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Deep Space Gateway is NASA’s planned outpost at the moon for launches to other worlds. The agency has awarded 5 contracts to start working out how to power it

Tags: SPA, NASA
Source: www.newscientist.com

Enceladus’s hot, gritty core may cook up ingredients for life

Added: 06.11.2017 11:00 | 2 views | 0 comments


Saturn’s moon Enceladus seems to have a sandy core that warms water passing between the grains. This heating could help create conditions that are right for life

Source: www.newscientist.com

Old Scientist: Why aren’t there more British Nobels?

Added: 05.11.2017 2:00 | 2 views | 0 comments

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Why did a maverick British astronomer never get the gong? New Scientists of Novembers past reveal it’s a perennial worry

Source: www.newscientist.com

Why Hawking’s PhD thesis is now an internet-breaking inspiration

Added: 02.11.2017 9:52 | 2 views | 0 comments

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Millions rushed to freely access Stephen Hawking's early musings when they went online. More of the same would help ignite young minds everywhere, says Geraint Lewis

Source: www.newscientist.com

We may have found 20 habitable worlds hiding in plain sight

Added: 30.10.2017 11:00 | 2 views | 0 comments

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After taking another look at data from the Kepler space telescope’s original mission we have spotted 20 possible Earth-like worlds that could host life

Tags: SPA
Source: www.newscientist.com

Space changes how your brain thinks and it starts right away

Added: 27.10.2017 13:23 | 2 views | 0 comments

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Just a few minutes of microgravity is enough to change your brain. This suggests space tourists and long-haul astronauts may need to take precautions to think straight

Tags: SPA
Source: www.newscientist.com

We now know more on the origins of weird duck-shaped comet 67P

Added: 27.10.2017 11:58 | 4 views | 0 comments

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One of the weirdest comets we’ve seen formed from tiny pebbles that trace back to the start of our solar system – which may tell us more about how planets are made

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Source: www.newscientist.com

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