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Could we intercept interstellar comet C/2019 Q4 Borisov?

When 'Oumuamua passed through our solar system two years ago, it set off a flurry of excitement in the astronomical community. Here was the first-ever interstellar object that be observed by ...

Wed 18 Sep 19 from Phys.org

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The first planet beyond the solar system confirmed to have water

Another tick in the box for habitability

Thu 12 Sep 19 from The Economist

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Pulsating gamma rays from neutron star rotating 707 times a second

An international research team led by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute; AEI) in Hannover has discovered that the radio pulsar J0952-0607 also emits ...

Thu 19 Sep 19 from Phys.org

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Two Asteroids Collided in Deep Space, Sparking an Ancient Ice Age

This artist's concept captures the catastrophic collision that destroyed the parent body, which was bigger than any known asteroid break-up in the past 3 billion years. (Credit: Don Davis/Southwest ...

Wed 18 Sep 19 from Discover Magazine

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Giant Bubbles Spotted Rushing Out from Milky Way’s Center

The MeerKAT telescope is superimposed on a radio image of the Milky Way's center. Radio bubbles extend from between the two nearest antennas to the upper right corner, with filaments running ...

Wed 11 Sep 19 from Discover Magazine

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That old question about the age of Saturn’s rings

New study suggests dust may be hiding their age.

Tue 17 Sep 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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Hubble Spots a Dim, Dark Matter-Rich Galaxy

(Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, D. Calzetti) Some 30 million light-years from Earth, a faint monster lurks in the constellation Cetus the Whale. Astronomers dub the object UGC 695, and astronomers ...

Thu 19 Sep 19 from Discover Magazine

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HTC Vive Cosmos VR hands-on: $699 and no more base stations - CNET

The new Cosmos VR headset does away with Lighthouse base stations and the hassle of setup. Oh, and it's modular, too.

Sat 14 Sep 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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Stony-iron meteor caused August impact flash at Jupiter

Analysis of a bright flash in Jupiter's atmosphere observed by an amateur astronomer in August 2019 has revealed that the likely cause was a small asteroid with a density typical of stony-iron ...

Tue 17 Sep 19 from Phys.org

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Study captures six galaxies undergoing sudden, dramatic transitions

Galaxies come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and brightnesses, ranging from humdrum ordinary galaxies to luminous active galaxies. While an ordinary galaxy is visible mainly because of the ...

Wed 18 Sep 19 from Phys.org

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