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Signals from space: Five theories on what they are

Mysterious cosmic signals have been picked up. What are they and where do they come from?

Thu 10 Jan 19 from BBC News

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Huge spinning ice disc in river provides a carousel for ducks

Residents of Westbrook in Maine discovered an enormous circle of ice slowly spinning in the Presumpscot river running through their town

4 hours ago from Newscientist

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A cosmic flare called the ‘Cow’ may reveal a new way that stars die

A burst of light from far away may have been an odd type of exploding star or a white dwarf being eaten by a black hole.

Mon 14 Jan 19 from ScienceNews

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One day our sun will solidify into a giant crystal orb

Our sun and billions of stars just like it are headed for a strange, cold destiny.

Mon 14 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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Weird star system has double binary stars and wonky planetary nursery

A planet-forming disc of dust and gas is orbiting a pair of binary stars at an odd angle, and a second set of binary stars circle the whole system to keep it in line

Mon 14 Jan 19 from Newscientist

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Life Might Exist On The New Planet Discovered Around Barnard’s Star

Late last year, astronomers announced that they’d found a super-Earth around Barnard’s star – one of the closest suns to our own. The discovery of a planet just six light-years away was ...

Thu 10 Jan 19 from Discover Magazine

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'Star Trek: Discovery' Cast Dishes on Season 2 as It Warps Back This Week!

The cast of "Star Trek: Discovery" tell us what we can expect in Season 2.

8 hours ago from SPACE.com

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Interstellar objects like 'Oumuamua probably crash into the sun every 30 years

On October 19th, 2017, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System-1 (Pan-STARRS-1) in Hawaii announced the first-ever detection of an interstellar object, named 1I/2017 U1 (aka. ...

Fri 11 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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Captain Marvel: Snazzy new posters kick off 50-day countdown - CNET

Grab your pager and get ready to head back to the 1990s for a solo film about a Marvel heroine who just might save the universe. Here's what we know.

3 hours ago from CNET

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Astronomers Clock a Black Hole Spinning at Half the Speed of Light

Black holes are massive beasts that annihilate anything that dares to cross them. We don’t know a whole lot about these invisible, terrifying bodies, but astronomers have found a new way to ...

Wed 9 Jan 19 from Discover Magazine

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