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{FD} Earthbound antimatter mystery deepens after scientists rule out pulsar source

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More antimatter particles stream toward Earth than scientists can explain — and new research from a mountaintop observatory in central Mexico deepens the mystery by crossing off one possible source. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Zombie star’ keeps exploding, refuses to die, astronomers say

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A supernova that “cheated” death more than once is baffling astronomers — and still refuses to die. Continue reading

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{FD} Oldest spiral galaxy ever seen may reveal secrets about the Milky Way

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Astronomers have uncovered an ancient cosmic artifact 11 billion light-years from Earth: the oldest spiral galaxy ever seen. Continue reading

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{FD} Study identifies likely location of merging black hole giants

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Scientists on the hunt for colliding black holes should turn their eyes to the quiet, outer regions of galaxies like the Milky Way, a new study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Stunning NASA image reveals ‘jack-o-lantern’ Sun

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An incredible image released by NASA shows the Sun bearing a striking resemblance to a jack-o-lantern. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Monster’ planet discovery stuns scientists

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Astronomers have discovered a planet the size of Jupiter orbiting a star that’s only half the size of the sun — a celestial phenomenon that contradicts theories of planet formation. Continue reading

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{FD} Demand for Stephen Hawking’s doctoral thesis crashes website

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A lot of people want to read something they’ll barely understand. Continue reading

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{FD} There’s a giant egg floating in our solar system with a ring around it

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Some of the most exciting new discoveries in space come from far, far away, thanks to telescopes capable of detecting exoplanets that are so distant we’d likely never be able to actually visit them, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still some pretty i… Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Alien megastructure’ ruled out for some of star’s weird dimming

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There’s a prosaic explanation for at least some of the weirdness of “Tabby’s star,” it would appear. Continue reading

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{FD} No life needed: Organic compound forms at comet and baby star system

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Organic molecules once thought to be produced only by life-forms have been found in two separate regions of space: a nearby comet and the debris around a pair of forming stars. Continue reading

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{FD} How monster black holes grew from the Big Bang’s leftovers

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New computer simulations reveal how supersonic gas streams left over from the Big Bang could fuel some of the largest and oldest black holes in the universe. Continue reading

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{FD} James Webb Space Telescope will hunt for signs of life in the solar system

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The soon-to-launch James Webb Space Telescope will turn its powerful eye on two of the solar system’s top candidates for hosting alien life: the icy moons Enceladus and Europa, the agency confirmed in a statement this month. Continue reading

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{FD} Huge black hole 100,000 times more massive than the Sun discovered in the Milky Way

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Astronomers in Japan have found a possible black hole in the Milky Way galaxy, which they believe could be the missing link in the development of supermassive black holes that has been theorized, but never officially found. Continue reading

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{FD} Record-breaking galaxy find sheds light on magnetic universe

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Astronomers have detected the magnetic field of a galaxy located a whopping 5 billion light-years from Earth. Continue reading

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{FD} Bizarre dead star may be a remnant of a mini stellar explosion

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A strange dead star may be a remnant of what was essentially a miniature supernova, a new study finds. Continue reading

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{FD} World’s fastest-swirling vortex simulates the Big Bang

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Faster than a tornado, speedier than the giant storm swirling on Jupiter — it’s the world’s fastest-swirling vortex, which scientists have created in a primordial soup of gluey particles meant to re-create the Big Bang. Continue reading

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