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astronomySuperconductoring Alloys Found in Meteorites

Researchers used a highly sensitive technique to examine 16 samples from two different meteorites to find new superconducting alloys. One meteorite formed in the iron core of an asteroid and one flung off a planet’s surface by a collision. Above …

astronomyD-Star Hexaquark Candidate for Dark Matter

Nuclear physicists at the University of York are putting forward a new candidate for dark matter – a particle they recently discovered called the d-star hexaquark. Up to 80% of the Universe could be dark matter, but despite many decades …

astronomyCarnival of Space 651 – Gravity Waves Could Solve Antimatter Puzzle

The Carnival of Space 651 is up at Urban Astronomer. Universe Today – Did Neutrinos Stop The Early Universe From Annihilating Itself? Soon after matter and antimatter appeared in the cosmos, the universe underwent a phase change where more antimatter …

asteroidsAsteroid Bennu Has a Chance for Gigaton Impact Around 2175-2199

The Palermo Technical Impact Hazard Scale for asteroids is a logarithmic scale used by astronomers to rate the potential hazard of impact of a near-earth object (NEO). It combines two types of data—probability of impact and estimated kinetic yield—into a …

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1. Universe Today – CHEOPS Just Opened Its Eyes to Start Studying Known Exoplanets, We Should See the First Picture in a Few Weeks The CHEOPS (CHaracterising ExOPlanets Satellite) spacecraft just opened the cover on its telescope. The spacecraft was …

astronomyCarnival of Space 647

The Carnival of Space 647 is up at Urban Astronomer. Universe Today reports that the Hubble space telescope found tiny clumps of dark matter. Dark Matter is believed to make up the bulk of the Universe’s mass and is the …

asteroidVolcanoes Eruptions Had Small Effects Before an Asteroid Killed Dinosaurs

Yale researchers have determined that the asteroid was the main cause of the death of dinosaurs. Massive volcanic eruptions in India in the region known as the Deccan Traps happened well before the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago …

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Universe Today – Hubble Captured a Photo of This Huge Spiral Galaxy, 2.5 Times Bigger than the Milky Way With 10 Times the Stars. Universe Today -This is the Core of the Milky Way, Seen in Infrared, Revealing Features Normally …

astronomyFinding Over 100 Million Exoplanets By 2050

The cumulative number of exoplanets that have been discovered has been following power law scaling for the past 25 years and if this continued to 2050 then we would find about 100 million exoplanets. 20,000 exoplanets should be found from …

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1. Universe Today – TESS Has Now Captured Almost the Entire Southern Sky. Here’s a Mosaic Made of 15,347 Photographs A panoramic view of the southern sky is based on 208 TESS images, which were taken during the mission’s first …