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Sizzling exoplanet is hot enough to vaporize titanium

It takes some serious heat to turn titanium into vapor – temperatures upward of 3,200 °C (5,800 °CF), to be precise. It appears KELT-9b, which we crowned the exoplanet Least Likely To ...

11 hours ago from Gizmag

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Sprawling galaxy cluster found hiding in plain sight

MIT scientists have uncovered a sprawling new galaxy cluster hiding in plain sight. The cluster, which sits a mere 2.4 billion light years from Earth, is made up of hundreds of individual galaxies ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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New manufacturing technique could improve common problem in printing technology

A new manufacturing technique developed by researchers from Binghamton University, State University at New York may be able to avoid the "coffee ring" effect that plagues inkjet printers.

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Earth is 'pretty normal' within the universe and there could be many more planets like ours, study finds

An Earth-like planet is 'just waiting to be found' say researchers

20 hours ago from The Independent

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Multiple “Mini-Moons” Could be Orbiting Earth

Think that the Moon is the only object orbiting Earth? You might want to think again. Researchers have theorized the existence of “mini-moons” — tiny asteroids pulled into Earth’s orbit by ...

Tue 14 Aug 18 from Discover Magazine

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Star Trek saga casts new Spock actor Ethan Peck

How will Ethan Peck compare to Leonard Nimoy and other actors who've played the pointy-eared science officer?

21 hours ago from BBC Science News

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In a massive region of space, astronomers find far fewer galaxies than they expected

University of California astronomers, including three from UCLA, have resolved a mystery about the early universe and its first galaxies.

Tue 14 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Tiny ASTERIA satellite achieves a first for CubeSats

A miniature satellite called ASTERIA (Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research in Astrophysics) has measured the transit of a previously-discovered super-Earth exoplanet, 55 Cancri e. This ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Magnetic Fields May Be to Blame for Jupiter's Skin-Deep Stripes

What would Jupiter be without its stripes? The Great Red Spot might be Jupiter’s most famous feature, but the giant planet would be unrecognizable without the multicolored bands streaking across ...

Tue 14 Aug 18 from Discover Magazine

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Weird Al to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - CNET

But he won't be taking Trump's sidewalk spot.

Wed 15 Aug 18 from CNET

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