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Australian astronomers have been able to double the number of mysterious fast radio bursts discovered so far

Reported by Universe Today

Using the Australia Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder in western Australia, a team of researchers almost doubled the number of FRBs observed in our Universe The post Australian astronomers have been able to double the number of mysterious fast radio bursts...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 20:34:54 +0000

Surprising Discovery. Four Giant Planets Found Around a Very Young Star

Reported by Universe Today

What exactly is a “normal” solar system? If we thought we had some idea in the past, we definitely don’t now. And a new study led by astronomers at Cambridge University has reinforced this fact. The new study found four gas giant planets,...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:58:51 +0000

Stephen Hawking's Children and Colleagues Discuss Physicist's Final Book, Legacy

Reported by Space.com

In his final book, released Oct. 16, Stephen Hawking tackles big questions about the universe, delving into physics, cosmology, the existence of God and the future direction of humanity....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:18:00 EDT

What It Felt Like to Be Aboard the Failed Rocket Launch to the Space Station

Reported by Space.com

Everything was going smoothly — until NASA astronaut Nick Hague felt a sudden tremor. "The first thing I really noticed was being shaken pretty violently side to side," he said....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:03:00 EDT

'Starstruck' Tells Kids the Story of Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

Reported by Space.com

What do you do when you're a self-described "fierce fan" of famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson? Write a children's book about him, of course....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:02:00 EDT

2019 Breakthrough Prize Honors Pulsar Discovery, 'Multi-Messenger Astronomy' and More

Reported by Space.com

This year's Breakthrough Prize honors pulsar discoverer Jocelyn Bell Burnell, a pioneer in the field of multi-messenger astronomy, gravitational-wave researchers and scientists investigating the nature of gravity and the quantum realm....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:06:00 EDT