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Stephen Hawking memorial to see professor's voice beamed into a black hole

'It is a message of peace and hope, about unity and the need for us to live together in harmony on this planet'

Fri 15 Jun 18 from The Independent

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Astronomers Catch Black Hole Devouring Star

Astronomers Seppo Mattila and Miguel Pérez-Torres usually study the natural deaths of stars, but they weren’t going to pass up the chance to investigate a stellar murder. A new paper in ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Discover Magazine

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Infant planets orbit very young star

Independently, two teams find evidence of planet formation around the same star. Andrew Masterson reports.

17 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Shine on, crazy nano-diamonds

A cosmic radiation signature turns out to have been written in diamonds. Phil Dooley reports.

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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Pushing the limit: could cyanobacteria terraform Mars?

The discovery that blue-green algae can photosynthesise in extremely low light has implications for astrobiology. Andrew Masterson reports.

17 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Researchers identify 121 giant planets that may have habitable moons

We've all heard about the search for life on other planets, but what about looking on other moons?

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Exploring the dusty prehistory of the solar system

The solar system as we know it formed about 4.6 billion years ago as fields of interstellar dust orbiting the sun aggregated into planets and smaller objects. Presolar dust particles no longer ...

Mon 11 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Ring's $199 'Alarm' budget smart home security system launches on July 4

If you've had your heart set on a home security system for some time but have been put off by their often-high price tags, you wouldn't be alone.

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Techspot

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Hawking’s microbot vision for Alpha Centauri edges closer

Tiny bots and solar sails could travel 4.3 light years in just a quarter-century. Richard A Lovett reports.

Tue 12 Jun 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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Research shows short gamma-ray bursts do follow binary neutron star mergers

Researchers at Oregon State University have confirmed that last fall's union of two neutron stars did in fact cause a short gamma-ray burst.

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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