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Bizarre Things: Space & Time
August 3, 2020

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Iron-Rich Meteorites Show Record of Core Crystallization in System's Oldest Planetesimals

New work uncovers new details about our Solar System's oldest planetary objects, which broke apart in long-ago collisions to form iron-rich ...

Surprising Early Galaxy Breaks Low-Oxygen Record

New results achieved by combining big data captured by the Subaru Telescope and the power of machine learning have discovered a galaxy with an extremely low oxygen abundance of 1.6% solar abundance, ...
A new study shows other stars could have as many as seven Earth-like planets in the absence of a gas giant ...

Cosmic Tango Between the Very Small and the Very Large

A new study using the theory of quantum loop cosmology accounts for two major mysteries about the large-scale structure of our ...
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How Galaxies Die: New Insights Into the Quenching of Star Formation

Astronomers studying galaxy evolution have long struggled to understand what causes star formation to shut down in massive galaxies. Although many theories have been proposed to explain this process, ...

In a First, Astronomers Watch a Black Hole's Corona Disappear, Then Reappear

It seems the universe has an odd sense of humor. While a crown-encrusted virus has run roughshod over the world, another entirely different corona about 100 million light years from Earth has ...

Fleeting Flash Is Most-Distant Optical Afterglow from Gamma-Ray Burst Ever Detected

Rapid follow-up of the optical afterglow from one of the most distant confirmed short gamma-ray bursts (SGRB), thought to be the merger of two neutron stars, is casting new light on these enigmatic ...

Designing Better Asteroid Explorers

Recent NASA missions to asteroids have used robotic explorers to gather data about the early evolution of our Solar System, planet formation, and how life may have originated on Earth. To design ...

Artificial Intelligence Predicts Which Planetary Systems Will Survive

An astrophysicist has found a new method for determining the long-term stability of planetary configurations that is up to 100,000 times faster than the previous approach. This breaks the ...

Enormous 'Superflare' Detected on Nearby Star

Astronomers succeeded in detecting 12 stellar flare phenomena on AD Leonis. One of these flares was 20 times larger than those emitted by our own sun, categorizing it a 'superflare'. ...

The Collective Power of the Solar System's Dark, Icy Bodies

Two new studies by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder may help to solve one of the biggest mysteries about the dark, icy bodies of the outer solar system: why so many of them ...

The Cosmic Commute Towards Star and Planet Formation

Interconnected gas flows reveal how star-forming gas is assembled in ...

New Collection of Stars, Not Born in Our Galaxy, Discovered in Milky Way

Astrophysicists announced the discovery of Nyx, a new collection of 250 stars that they believe are the remnant of a dwarf galaxy that merged with the Milky Way eons ago. The research combined ...

Researchers Foresee Linguistic Issues During Space Travel

Interstellar space travelers arriving on another planet could face problems communicating with previous and subsequent arrivals, their spoken language having changed in isolation along the ...

A new analysis of white dwarf stars supports their role as a key source of carbon in galaxies. Every carbon atom in the universe was created by stars, but astrophysicists still debate which types of ...

Scientific 'Red Flag' Reveals New Clues About Our Galaxy

By determining how much energy permeates the center of the Milky Way, researchers have moved closer to understanding the power behind our ...

There has been considerable debate over how the Moon was formed. The popular hypothesis contends that the Moon was formed by a Mars-sized body colliding with Earth's upper crust which is poor in ...

First Exposed Planetary Core Discovered Allows Glimpse Inside Other Worlds

The surviving core of a gas giant has been discovered orbiting a distant star, offering an unprecedented glimpse into the interior of a ...

A Binary Star as a Cosmic Particle Accelerator

Scientists have identified the binary star Eta Carinae as a new kind of source for very high-energy (VHE) cosmic gamma-radiation. Eta Carinae is located 7500 lightyears away in the constellation ...

Hidden Sources of Mysterious Cosmic Neutrinos Seen on Earth

A new model points to the coronoe of supermassive black holes at the cores of active galaxies to help explain the excess neutrinos observed by the IceCube Neutrino ...

NASA's TESS Delivers New Insights Into an Ultrahot World

KELT-9 b is one of the hottest planets known. New measurements from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have enabled astronomers to greatly improve their understanding of this ...

On a quest to find the Universe's largest black holes, researchers identify the center of the solar system within 100 ...

Astronomers have discovered the absence of an unstable massive star in a dwarf galaxy. Scientists think this could indicate that the star became less bright and partially obscured by dust. An ...

First Measurement of Spin-Orbit Alignment on Planet Beta Pictoris B

Astronomers have made the first measurement of spin-orbit alignment for a distant 'super-Jupiter' planet, demonstrating a technique that could enable breakthroughs in the quest to ...

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