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Scientists Propose a New Kind of Planet: A Smashed Up Torus of Hot Vaporized Rock

Reported by Universe Today

Under the right conditions, two colliding rocky bodies might form a temporary structure called a 'synestia'. This rotating mass of partially vaporized rock would might only last a hundred years or so. The post Scientists Propose a New Kind of Planet: A Sma...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Wed, 24 May 2017 19:45:33 +0000

Astronomy Cast Ep. 449: Robots in Space!

Reported by Universe Today

When you think of a robot, you’re probably imagining some kind of human-shaped machine. And until now, the robotic spacecraft we’ve sent out into space to help us explore the Solar System look nothing like that. But that vision of robots is com...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Wed, 24 May 2017 18:03:32 +0000

The World's Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Is Now Up and Running

Reported by Space.com

The XENON1T detector hasn't detected any dark matter particles yet. But it has carried out a 30-day science run, and project scientists are optimistic about the future....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 24 May 2017 05:54:00 EDT

Behind the Scenes: Inside Astronaut Scott Carpenter's 1962 Mercury Flight (Photos)

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The second American to orbit the Earth, Scott Carpenter, blasted off on May 24, 1962 and made three trips around the planet before he accidentally landed off-course. See archival NASA photos of the historic mission in this photo gallery....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 24 May 2017 05:00:00 EDT

Strange Signals from Space: 'Space's Deepest Secrets' Investigates (Video)

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A special episode of the Science Channel show "Space's Deepest Secrets" will probe the origins of mysterious radio bursts in the sky and other phenomena that beg celestial explanation, such as the repeated dimming of "Boyajian's star."...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 24 May 2017 02:27:00 EDT

'Alien Megastructure' Star Subject of 'Space’s Deepest Secrets' | Video Clip

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The Science Channel show takes a look at the mysteriously dimming star....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 24 May 2017 02:26:00 EDT