Monthly Archives: May 2015

Dying Star May Have Torn Alien Planet Apart

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A white dwarf may seem like it would be a calm, dying star, but scientists say such stars can pack a gravitational punch so strong that they can tear a passing planet apart.

Using Chandra and several other telescopes, researchers have found evidence that a white dwarf star – the dense…

A white dwarf may seem like it would be a calm, dying star, but scientists say such stars can pack a gravitational punch so strong that they can tear a passing planet apart.

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Pluto-bound Spacecraft Bringing Dwarf Planet into Focus

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New photos taken by a spacecraft zooming toward Pluto reveal more intriguing details of the dwarf planet’s complex and varied surface.

NASA’s New Horizons probe, which will make the first-ever flyby of Pluto on July 14, captured the images with its long-range camera from May 8…

New photos taken by a spacecraft zooming toward Pluto reveal more intriguing details of the dwarf planet’s complex and varied surface.

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Hundreds Evacuated In Texas After Storms Leave At Least 15 Dead

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Hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate flood-threatened areas of Texas on Wednesday as storms bringing torrential rains battered the state, where at least 15 people have been killed in weather-related incidents this week, including six in Houston.

People were told to stay away from more…

Hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate flood-threatened areas of Texas on Wednesday as storms bringing torrential rains battered the state, where at least 15 people have been killed in weather-related incidents this week, including six in Houston.

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Photos Capture Smouldering Lakes Of Lava And Shifting Crust INSIDE The Crater Of Active Volcano Mount Nyiragongo

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Most of us wouldn’t dream of getting too close to an active volcano, but one expert has abseiled into one – all in the name of science.

Italian geologist Francesco Pandolfo travelled to Africa to study the volcanic activity on Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo…

Most of us wouldn’t dream of getting too close to an active volcano, but one expert has abseiled into one – all in the name of science.

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NOAA Predicts 6–11 Named Storms, 3–6 Hurricanes In 2015

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NEW ORLEANS – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its Atlantic hurricane outlook Wednesday, predicting a below-normal season with 6–11 named storms, 3–6 hurricanes and up to two major hurricanes.

Hurricane season officially runs June 1 through Nov. 30. But this sea…

NEW ORLEANS – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its Atlantic hurricane outlook Wednesday, predicting a below-normal season with 6–11 named storms, 3–6 hurricanes and up to two major hurricanes.

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Uncovering the Mysteries of Cosmic Explosions

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An automated software system developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory played a key role in the discovery of supernova iPTF 14atg and could provide insight, a virtual Rosetta stone, into future supernovae and their underlying physics.

“Over the past decade, rapid advances in imaging and…

An automated software system developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory played a key role in the discovery of supernova iPTF 14atg and could provide insight, a virtual Rosetta stone, into future supernovae and their underlying physics.

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Mysterious New Type of Star Cluster Carries Extra Baggage

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Astronomers studying the globular star clusters orbiting the giant elliptical galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) have stumbled upon a fascinating discovery — the clusters are too massive.

What does this mean? Well, it could be that each of the dozens of clusters studied are packed with dark matter o…

Astronomers studying the globular star clusters orbiting the giant elliptical galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) have stumbled upon a fascinating discovery — the clusters are too massive.

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What does this mean? Well, it could be that each of the dozens of clusters studied are packed wi Continue reading

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