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Planet Nine mystery deepens: Is it a black hole on the edge of the solar system?

Planet Nine mystery deepens: Is it a black hole on the edge of the solar system?

20 hours ago   |   Daily Express

PLANET NINE is a theoretical new world on the far fringes of the solar system, which some astronomers speculate could be a primordial black hole.
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How many contactable alien civilisations are out there? - podcast

2 days ago   |   The Guardian

Could there really be other civilisations out there in the Milky Way? Nicola Davis talks to Prof Chris Conselice, whose recent work revises the decades-old Drake equation to...
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Juno captures sharp view of ‘Clyde's Spot' on stormy Jupiter

Juno captures sharp view of ‘Clyde's Spot' on stormy Jupiter

2 days ago   |   Astronomy Now

On 31 May, Clyde Foster, an amateur astronomer of Centurion, South Africa, noticed what appeared to be a bright new spot, a presumed storm, on Jupiter, just below and to the...
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Some exoplanets may be covered in weird water that's between liquid and gas

3 days ago   |   Science News for Students

Some exoplanets may be covered in weird water that's between liquid and gas : Small worlds around other stars may come in more than two varieties. Using exoplanet densities...
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Developing planet emerges in a swirl of gas

4 days ago   |   Science News for Students

Developing planet emerges in a swirl of gas : Scientists have spotted what appears to be evidence of a planet forming near a young star. And they've got pictures. Explainer...
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Scientists Say: GPS

4 days ago   |   Science News for Students

Scientists Say: GPS : Global Positioning System, or GPS (noun, “GLOW-ball Poh-ZIH-shun-ing SIS-tem”) This is a system that can track location by using satellites in space and...
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Starwatch: Venus catches the eye in the head of the Bull

5 days ago   |   The Guardian

Venus is back in our sky before the sun rises, and will rise earlier as July progresses Venus has returned to the sky. Following its passage between Earth and the sun on 3...
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Get ready to enjoy a tipple from an eco-friendly wine bottle made of paper

Get ready to enjoy a tipple from an eco-friendly wine bottle made of paper

6 days ago   |   Metro

It's genuinely mad what they can do with paper these days We know that our obsession with plastic is ruining the planet. Not enough of it is being recycled, too much of it is...
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The Sirens of Mars review: Inside the hunt for life on the Red Planet

7 days ago   |   New Scientist

We once thought Mars had canals built by an advanced society. We've come a long way since then, but there is still much to discover, finds Leah Crane
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A newfound exoplanet may be the exposed core of a gas giant

8 days ago   |   Science News for Students

A newfound exoplanet may be the exposed core of a gas giant : A dense, scorched planet around a faraway star may be the naked core of a gas giant. Satellite and Earth-based...
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Space mystery: Scientists spot 'unexpected class of astronomical objects'

Space mystery: Scientists spot 'unexpected class of astronomical objects'

SPACE scientists have spied strange circular objects - phenomena that "do not seem to correspond to any known type of object". Read more ...

Asteroid SHOCK: NASA begins building spacecraft to explore '$10,000...

Asteroid SHOCK: NASA begins building spacecraft to explore '$10,000 QUADRILLION' asteroid

ASTEROID experts at NASA have begun building a spaceship to explore the metal-rich Asteroid Psyche, potentially worth more than $10,000 quadrillion. Read more ...

Social Isolation Amid COVID: An Excerpt from ‘Together Apart'

Social Isolation Amid COVID: An Excerpt from ‘Together Apart'

They had been sentenced, for an unknown crime, to an indeterminate period of punishment. As Albert Camus observed in The Plague , quarantine is more than just ‘staying home'... Read more ...

Social Science ‘Spinouts,' An Underappreciated Pathway to Impact?

Social Science ‘Spinouts,' An Underappreciated Pathway to Impact?

Social science has long had a problem demonstrating what it knows to be true - its impact on the world. STEM colleagues happily demonstrate tangible outcomes, new molecules... Read more ...

SpaceX launch LIVE stream: How to watch SpaceX launch 57 Starlink satellites

SpaceX launch LIVE stream: How to watch SpaceX launch 57 Starlink satellites

SPACEX is preparing for another launch today, following yet another postponement. Here is how to watch SpaceX launch its next batch of Starlink satellites. Read more ...

Yellowstone volcano latest: Idaho quake tremors spark concern over...

Yellowstone volcano latest: Idaho quake tremors spark concern over Supervolcano eruption

IDAHO was recently hit by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake believed to have been so powerful that it practically submerged an entire beach, sparking fears it could finally awaken the... Read more ...

Archaeology news: HS2 works unearth Iron Age victim of grisly murder 'with...

Archaeology news: HS2 works unearth Iron Age victim of grisly murder 'with hands bound'

ARCHAEOLOGISTS in Buckinghamshire have discovered the skeletal remains of an Iron Age crime scene while working on the multibillion-pound HS2 rail project. Read more ...

‘It was so well staged!' Buzz Aldrin's Moon landing confession revealed...

‘It was so well staged!' Buzz Aldrin's Moon landing confession revealed after 50 years

BUZZ ALDRIN admitted one of the most iconic moments from the Apollo 11 mission was "so well staged" during an interview with Professor Brian Cox in 2016. Read more ...

Minerva Initiative Seems Likely to Avoid Untimely Death

Minerva Initiative Seems Likely to Avoid Untimely Death

In early February, the proposed U.S. government budget for the 2021 fiscal year featured sizable funding cuts to many federally funded social science research programs. For one... Read more ...

Risk Perception Amid COVID: An Excerpt from ‘Together Apart'

Risk Perception Amid COVID: An Excerpt from ‘Together Apart'

Patient A1.1, who was then still experiencing mild respiratory symptoms, attended a birthday party with nine other people. They hugged and shared food at the three-hour party... Read more ...