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Seven things we've learned about Ultima Thule, the farthest place visited by humans

About a billion miles more distant than Pluto is Ultima Thule, a peanut-shaped object in the outer solar system that's the farthest place ever visited by humans.

Tue 21 May 19 from

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Netflix's Black Mirror season 5: Episode names, new trailers, cast and more - CNET

We have episode names, three new trailers and a world of summertime sadness to look forward to.

Tue 21 May 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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Stellar waltz with dramatic ending

Astronomers at the University of Bonn and their colleagues from Moscow have identified an unusual celestial object. It is most likely the product of the fusion of two stars that died a long ...

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Brown dwarfs are formed in the same way as sun-like stars

Astronomers have discovered a so-called proto-disc around the proto-brown dwarf Mayrit. With this discovery, they were able to confirm for the first time that this celestial body was formed ...

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Watery ancient Venus could have been rendered uninhabitable by its own oceans

Modern-day Venus is a hellish place, but that wasn't always the case. Studies have shown that billions of years ago it might have been just as habitable as Earth. So what happened? New ...

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Meteor was the size of a 'small car' when it hit the atmosphere, NASA expert says

A meteor which could be seen soaring across the Australian sky on Tuesday night was the size of a "small car" when it hit the Earth's atmosphere, a NASA expert ...

6 hours ago from ABC Science

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Eighteen Earth-sized exoplanets discovered

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS), the Georg August University of Göttingen, and the Sonneberg Observatory have discovered 18 Earth-sized planets beyond ...

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Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker -- Release date, plot, cast and rumors - CNET

The Rise of Skywalker is coming to theaters this December. Here's everything we know so far.

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Three exocomets discovered around the star Beta Pictoris

Just about a year after the launch of the NASA mission TESS, the first three comets orbiting the nearby star Beta Pictoris outside our solar system were discovered with data from the space telescope. ...

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