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Three Potentially Habitable Worlds Found Around Nearby Ultracool Dwarf Star

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Currently the best place to search for life beyond the solar system.

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Unique Fragment From Earth's Formation Returns After Billions of Years in Cold Storage

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In a paper to be published today in the journal Science Advances, lead author Karen Meech of the University of Hawai`i's Institute for Astronomy and her colleagues conclude that C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS) formed in the inner Solar System at the same time as the Earth itself, but was ejected at a very early stage.

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Possible Extragalactic Source of High-Energy Neutrinos

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Nearly 10 billion years ago in a galaxy known as PKS B1424-418, a dramatic explosion occurred. Light from this blast began arriving at Earth in 2012. Now, an international team of astronomers, led by Prof. Matthias Kadler, professor for astrophysics at the university of Würzburg, and including other scientists from the new research cluster for astronomy and astroparticle physics at the universities of Würzburg and Erlangen-Nürnberg, have shown that a record-breaking neutrino seen around the same time likely was born in the same event. The results are published in Nature Physics.

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UChicago Cosmologist to Deliver May 5 Kavli Fulldome Lecture at Adler Planetarium

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The University of Chicago’s Michael Turner will explore some of the biggest mysteries of modern cosmology in a Kavli Fulldome Lecture that will begin at 7:30 p.m. CST Thursday, May 5, at the Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. Turner’s lecture, sponsored by the Kavli Foundation, is titled “From the Big Bang to the Multiverse and Beyond.”

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Don’t Touch: How Scientists Study the Reactions Inside Stars

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Nuclear scientists at Texas A&M University devised a method that allows scientists to determine key reaction rates at stellar energies using conventional nuclear reactions.

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Are We Alone? Setting Some Limits to Our Uniqueness

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Are humans unique and alone in the vast universe? This question-- summed up in the famous Drake equation--has for a half-century been one of the most intractable and uncertain in science. But a new paper shows that the recent discoveries of exoplanets combined with a broader approach to the question makes it possible to assign a new empirically valid probability to whether any other advanced technological civilizations have ever existed.

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Nearby Massive Star Explosion 30 Million Years Ago Equaled Detonation of 100 Million Suns

Analysis of exploding star's light curve and color spectrum reveal spectacular demise of one of the closest supernova to Earth in recent years; its parent star was so big it's radius was 200 times larger than our sun.

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Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

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Hubble Discovers Moon Orbiting the Dwarf Planet Makemake

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Astronomers using the Hubble telescope have discovered a tiny moon orbiting the dwarf planet Makemake. The moon is estimated to be 100 miles wide and is 13,000 miles away from Makemake.

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Engineering Team Excels at NASA Rover Challenge

A team of four North Dakota State University mechanical engineering students took third place in the University Division of NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge April 8-9 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The competition attracted 91 teams from around the world.

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Dark Matter Does Not Contain Certain Axion-Like Particles

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Researchers at Stockholm University are getting closer to corner light dark-matter particle models. Observations can rule out some axion-like particles in the quest for the content of dark matter. The article is now published in the Physical Review Letters.

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Microscopic ‘Clocks’ Time Distance to Source of Galactic Cosmic Rays

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Most of the cosmic rays arriving at Earth  from our galaxy come from nearby clusters of massive stars, according to new observations from the Cosmic Ray Isotope Spectrometer (CRIS), an instrument aboard NASA’s Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) spacecraft.The distance between the galactic cosmic rays’ point of origin and Earth is limited by the survival of a very rare type of cosmic ray that acts like a tiny clock.

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Numerical Simulations Shed New Light on Early Universe

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Innovative multidisciplinary research in nuclear and particle physics and cosmology has led to the development of a new, more accurate computer code to study the early universe

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Hubble Sees a Star 'Inflating' a Giant Bubble

Astronomers are releasing today this new Hubble image of the Bubble Nebula to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Hubble telescope's launch into Earth orbit on April 24, 1990. The Bubble Nebula is a giant cloud of gas and dust illuminated by the brilliant star inside it.

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A One-Atom Engine, 'Odd Couple' Monolayer Semiconductors, A Computer Program That Helps Stabilize Fusion Plasmas and more at the Newswise Physics Channel

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Penn Psychologists Study Intense Awe Astronauts Feel Viewing Earth From Space

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Astronauts who experience Earth from orbit often report feelings of awe and wonder, of being transformed by what they describe as the magic such a perspective brings. This phenomenon is called the "overview effect," and researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center are studying it to better understand the emotions astronauts commonly recount.

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NJIT High-Resolution Images Capture a Solar Flare as It Unfolds

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Scientists at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) have captured unprecedented images of a recent solar flare, including bright flare ribbons seen crossing a sunspot followed by "coronal rain," plasma that condenses in the cooling phase shortly after the flare, showering the visible surface of the Sun where it lands in brilliant explosions.

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Proof That Ancient Supernovae Zapped Earth Sparks Hunt for Aftereffects

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Two new papers appearing in the journal Nature this week are “slam-dunk” evidence that energies from supernovae have buffeted our planet, according to astrophysicist Adrian Melott of the University of Kansas.

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Europa's Heaving Ice Might Make More Heat Than Scientists Thought

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Jupiter's moon Europa is under a constant gravitational assault. As it orbits, Europa's icy surface heaves and falls with the pull of Jupiter's gravity, creating enough heat, scientists think, to support a global ocean beneath the moon's solid shell.

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Gaming and Rocket Science Taking Off at U of S

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Gaming and space technology research at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will soon receive a $3.3 million boost to help train the next wave of innovators for these multibillion dollar industries courtesy the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.