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Move over, Planet 9: Does a Mars-sized 10th planet lurk beyond Pluto?

In January last year, astronomers from Caltech suggested that a gigantic so-far-undiscovered planet might be lurking on the fringes of the Solar System. Now researchers from the University ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Gizmag

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Mystery of floppy solar jets is solved at last

Neutral particles help create fast-moving plasma spicules

21 hours ago from Physics World

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Flash Physics: 3D map of Tycho supernova remnant, cosmic glycerol made here on Earth

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21 hours ago from Physics World

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The Missing Link: Where Are Medium-Size Black Holes?

For decades, while astronomers have detected black holes equal in mass either to a few suns or to millions of suns, the missing-link black holes in between have eluded discovery.

8 hours ago from Livescience

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Sun eruptions hit Earth like a 'sneeze', say scientists

Long-term power cuts, destruction of electronic devices and increased cancer risk for aeroplane passengers are all potential effects of the Earth being hit by a powerful solar eruption.

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Does dark matter annihilate quicker in the Milky Way?

Researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai have proposed a theory that predicts how dark matter may be annihilating much more rapidly in the Milky Way, than in smaller ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Flash Physics: Dead galaxy mystifies astronomers, a photon dam bursts, Space Industry Bill for the UK

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Thu 22 Jun 17 from Physics World

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Could asteroids bombard the Earth to cause a mass extinction in 10 million years?

Scientists have spent decades debating whether asteroids and comets hit the Earth at regular intervals. At the same time, a few studies have found evidence that the large extinction events on ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Directors we'd like to see helm future Star Wars movies - CNET

As Ron Howard takes over the Han Solo standalone film, we've got ideas for who else could put their own spin on a galaxy far, far away.

Fri 23 Jun 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

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ESA to develop gravitational wave space mission with NASA support

ESA (the European Space Agency) has selected the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) for its third large-class mission in the agency's Cosmic Vision science program. The three-spacecraft ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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