Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Cosmic Butterfly of Death

The Cosmic Butterfly of DeathNews from Discovery News: Two dying stars are in a dance of death in this spectacular image of the Twin Jet planetary nebula. The butterfly shape is created by the stellar ballet of the two sun-like … Continue reading

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Tiny energetic neutrinos that could have come from galaxies spotted in Antarctica

Tiny energetic neutrinos that could have come from galaxies spotted in AntarcticaNews from Nature World Report: Scientists have confirmed the presence of cosmic neutrinos buried deep with Antarctic’s ice sheets. These tiny, energetic particles called neutrinos could have arrived from … Continue reading

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NASA’s Cassini Probe Takes One Last Pass at Saturn’s Ice Moon, Dione

NASA’s Cassini Probe Takes One Last Pass at Saturn’s Ice Moon, DioneNews from PC Magazine: Click To View Slideshow» Take one last look at Dione, Earth, because Cassini is about to embark on its final chapter. Earlier this week, NASA’s … Continue reading

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China’s carbon count could be overstated by 14 pct

China’s carbon count could be overstated by 14 pctNews from Nature – Reuters: BEIJING Aug 19 International organisations could be overestimating emissions from China, the world’s biggest producer of greenhouse gasbecause of problems in the way they calculate their data, … Continue reading

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‘First flowers’ may have ‘bloomed’ in water, not on land, fossils suggest

‘First flowers’ may have ‘bloomed’ in water, not on land, fossils suggestNews from Los Angeles Times: By Amina Khan contact the reporter By analyzing more than 1,000 fossil remains, scientists have discovered that an unassuming, 130-million-year-old water-dwelling plant could be … Continue reading

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Bizarre undersea critter: What’s a ‘Flying spaghetti monster’?

Bizarre undersea critter: What’s a ‘Flying spaghetti monster’?News from Christian Science Monitor: It’s white. It’s weird. It looks like a bowl of noodles turned upside down underwater. What is it? It’s a “flying spaghetti monster.” Actually, “it” (the bizarre-looking creature) … Continue reading

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Apollo 14 astronaut claims peace-loving aliens prevented ‘nuclear war’ on Earth

Apollo 14 astronaut claims peace-loving aliens prevented ‘nuclear war’ on EarthNews from Fox News: Published August 15, 2015 From “The Day the Earth Stood Still” to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” to “E.T.,” pop culture is filled with stories … Continue reading

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Planet hunters spot Jupiter Jr., 96 light years from Earth

Planet hunters spot Jupiter Jr., 96 light years from EarthNews from Christian Science Monitor: A team of astronomers came across the latest clue in the quest to unravel how solar systems and their planets evolve. Scientists discovered a Jupiter-like planet … Continue reading

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Jupiter’s methane-shrouded cousin spotted around distant star

Jupiter’s methane-shrouded cousin spotted around distant starNews from Los Angeles Times: Maybe our solar system isn’t such an oddball after all. As planet-hunting telescopes have scanned the starry heavens, they’ve discovered all kinds of strange worlds that are unlike those … Continue reading

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