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Stray supermassive black hole flung away by gravitational waves

The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a one-billion solar mass black hole fleeing its galaxy, showing supermassive black holes can probably merge

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Newscientist

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Cloud spotters help 'wave-like' formation secure official recognition

A new cloud formation first spotted by citizen scientists and verified by University of Reading weather experts is set to join the official register of cloud types.

Thu 23 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Astronomers identify purest, most massive brown dwarf

An international team of astronomers has identified a record breaking brown dwarf (a star too small for nuclear fusion) with the 'purest' composition and the highest mass yet known. The object, ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Andromeda's bright X-ray mystery solved by NuSTAR

The Milky Way's close neighbor, Andromeda, features a dominant source of high-energy X-ray emission, but its identity was mysterious until now. As reported in a new study, NASA's NuSTAR (Nuclear ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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The Lego UCS Snowspeeder Can Be Yours This May The Fourth

As a kid, one of my most prized possessions was Kenner’s amazing Snowspeeder. It was fully loaded and ready to take on anyone who dared to invade Hoth with its light-up laser cannons […] The ...

13 hours ago from Geek.com

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Han Solo Movie Details, One About His Name, Slowly Smuggled Out of Disney

Well, maybe not “smuggled,” but “delivered in a semi-official capacity” doesn’t have the same ring to it. We’re all so excited for The Last Jedi later this ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Geek.com

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Flash Nano: Electrical "nerve cuff" could help treat chronic disease

3D printed nerve cuff "nanoclips" tethered with carbon nanofibres may help towards bioelectronic medicine for modulating nerve signalling to treat disease.

20 hours ago from Nanotechweb

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Image: Rome captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite

Rome and its surroundings are pictured in this image from the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, captured on 17 January 2016.

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Study maps space dust in 3-D, raises new questions about its properties in local and distant reaches of Milky Way

Consider that the Earth is just a giant cosmic dust bunny—a big bundle of debris amassed from exploded stars. We Earthlings are essentially just little clumps of stardust, too, albeit with very ...

Wed 22 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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The Empire Strikes First in the Star Wars Rebels Season Finale

Forty years ago, the opening crawl of the original Star Wars revealed the Rebels’ had just won “their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire.” Given that we knew a major battle would ...

8 hours ago from Gizmodo

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