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The Milky Way Cannibalized a Neighboring Galaxy

By pinpointing the ages and origins of stars in the Milky Way, astronomers can trace its history. (Credit: Koppelman, Villalobos and Helmi/NASA/ESA/Hubble) Ten billion years ago, the Milky ...

4 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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SDCC 2019: Marvel’s Phase 4 TV Shows to Keep on Your Radar

Marvel's Phase 4 TV shows include 'WandaVision,' 'Hawkeye,' and more. (Photo Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images for Disney) Marvel’s Phase ...

22 hours ago from Geek.com

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Giant Hawaii telescope to focus on big unknowns of universe

Is there life on planets outside our solar system? How did stars and galaxies form in the earliest years of the universe? How do black holes shape galaxies?

Fri 19 Jul 19 from Phys.org

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New measurement of universe's expansion rate is 'stuck in the middle'

A team of collaborators from Carnegie and the University of Chicago used red giant stars that were observed by the Hubble Space Telescope to make an entirely new measurement of how fast the ...

Wed 17 Jul 19 from Phys.org

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You might have to be a die-hard fan to get ‘Star Trek: Picard’

Star Trek: Picard feels like a watershed decision in the streaming TV wars: A show so niche that it cannot possibly find a mainstream audience. I'm not complaining since it seems ...

8 hours ago from Engadget

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ESA confirms asteroid will miss Earth in 2019

Asteroid 2006 QV89, a small object 20 to 50 metres in diameter, was in the news lately because of a very small, one-in-7000 chance of impact with Earth on 9 September 2019.

Wed 17 Jul 19 from Phys.org

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The new Harley Quinn animated series is anything but kid-friendly - CNET

As a new trailer shows, explicit language, adult themes and extreme violence could make for an interesting series.

Sun 21 Jul 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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The Truth is Out There: Using VERITAS to Search for E.T.

The four VERITAS telescopes in Arizona will soon be used to hunt for alien communications. (Credit: The VERITAS collaboration) Traditionally, the hunt for intelligent life in the universe ...

Thu 18 Jul 19 from Discover Magazine

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Ploonets: When a Planet's Moon Goes Rogue

Could moons around hot Jupiters, like the exoplanet shown in this artist's concept, be stripped from the planets they orbit? New research suggests the answer is yes, and the researchers have ...

Mon 15 Jul 19 from Discover Magazine

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Every Comic-Con 2019 trailer: Snowpiercer, Picard, The Witcher, Cats, It Chapter 2, Top Gun sequel - CNET

Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Stewart, Henry Cavill, Taylor Swift, Tom Cruise, Pennywise. See everything here!

52 minutes ago from CNET Cutting Edge

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