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Image: Crescent nebula

A young massive star that began life around 25 times more massive than our own Sun is shedding shells of material and fast winds to create this dynamic scene captured by ESA's XMM-Newton.

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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How to recognise an alien spaceship

If an emissary from an alien civilisation visited the solar system, how would we detect it? Lauren Fuge investigates.

2 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Connected safe maker Vaultek issues security update after researchers discover Bluetooth vulnerability

Vaultek is a company that manufactures Bluetooth-connected safes for valuables and firearms — things that you really want to make sure are secured. When we came across one of their ...

16 hours ago from The Verge

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Nasa announcement: What we know about the space agency's mysterious, major breakthrough

Very little has been said about the announcement, beyond suggestions of exoplanets and Google's mysterious involvement

1 hours ago from The Independent

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Isaac Newton 'Graffiti' Discovered in Historic English Manor

Graffiti that was hidden in Isaac Newton's historic English manor has just been discovered, and apparently young Newton was fond of drawing windmills

Fri 8 Dec 17 from Livescience

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Mysterious black hole discovered at the dawn of the universe

At a distance of about 13 billion lightyears, the most distant supermassive black hole known so far has been spotted by an international team of astronomers. That incredible distance ...

Wed 6 Dec 17 from Gizmag

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The Remarkable "Curvature Blindness" Illusion

A new optical illusion has been discovered, and it's really quite striking. The strange effect is called the 'curvature blindness' illusion, and it's described in a new paper from psychologist ...

Fri 8 Dec 17 from Discover Magazine

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Galaxy orbits in the local supercluster

A team of astronomers from Maryland, Hawaii, Israel, and France has produced the most detailed map ever of the orbits of galaxies in our extended local neighborhood, showing the past motions ...

Fri 8 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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200-Year-Old Journal Reveals Rare American Sunspot Records

A journal of a Maine reverend reveals detailed sunspot observations during the 1816 "year without a summer."

Fri 8 Dec 17 from Livescience

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