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We Finally Know What Elements Are Contained in an Exploded Supernova

NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory has been taking a long, hard look at one of the Milky Way’s most famous and studied objects – the remnant of an exploded star, Cassiopeia A. And it’s revealed the location of the elements left behind in the star’s r

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Variable Stars Have Strange Nonchaotic Attractors | Quanta Magazine

A chance astronomical discovery illuminates the thin divide between chaos and order.

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The 'star in a jar' that could provide limitless energy on Earth

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory revealed their plan for a next generation fusion device in a paper published in the journal Nuclear Fusion.

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Star Trek-style teleportation IS possible claims theoretical physicist

The claims were made by Michio Kaku (pictured) from New York’s City University. Quantum teleportation is possible and Dr Kaku believes the first molecules will teleport in the next decade.

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Newly Announced Super-Earth May Be The Closest Exoplanet Discovered Yet

Gliese15Ab is a newly discovered planet roughly five times the mass of Earth. Researchers aren't sure what the planet's atmosphere is like, and it's close enough to its parent star to heat it past the boiling point of water. But the most interesting thing about Gliese 15Ab isn't how close it is to its star. It's how close it is to us.

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Peering into giant planets from in and out of this world

Scientists for the first time have experimentally re-created the conditions that exist deep inside giant planets.

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Ancient worlds could be kept 'alive' by gravitational nudges

For more than three billion years now, Earth’s ability to support life has been a delicate balancing act. Climatic periods of severe cold or hot have brought life to its knees. Glaciers covered the planet in the “snowball Earth” epoch, which ended some 650 million years ago. During the extremeheat of the early Triassic period around 250 million years ago, tropical sea temperatures exceeded 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Ancient worlds could be kept ‘alive’ by gravitational nudges

For more than three billion years now, Earth’s ability to support life has been a delicate balancing act. Climatic periods of severe cold or hot have brought life to its knees. Glaciers covered the planet in the “snowball Earth” epoch, which ended some 650 million years ago. During the extremeheat of the early Triassic period around 250 million years ago, tropical sea temperatures exceeded 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

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New suspect identified in supernova explosion

New results have revealed a rare example of a type Ia supernova in which a dead star “fed” off an aging star like a cosmic zombie, triggering a blast.

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Alien Planet-Hunting Telescope Tool Snaps 1st Amazing Images (Video, Photos)

A new instrument designed to give scientists a direct look at nearby alien worlds has seen its "first light" in Chile, astronomers announced today (June 4).

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Was That Just a Gamma Ray Burst in Andromeda?! (Updated: No, but still cool.)

The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission just saw something bright in the Andromeda Galaxy. It was either a Gamma-Ray Burst or an Ultraluminous X-Ray Object, but either way it will be the closest event we've ever observed. …unless it's just a known X-ray object, a programming bug, and a thunderstorm..