Scientists Propose a New Kind of Planet: A Smashed Up Torus of Hot Vaporized Rock

Under the right conditions, two colliding rocky bodies might form a temporary structure called a ‘synestia’. This rotating mass of partially vaporized rock would might only last a hundred years or so.
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The Great Silence: Where is Everybody? (Video)

Where is everybody? Why haven’t we heard from other civilizations by now? …

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What is Neptune Made Of?

The “ice giant” Neptune, the farthest planet from our Sun, is made up of gases, super-heated liquids, and maybe even diamonds!
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Just after the Big Bang: Galaxies created stars a hundred times faster now

A team of astronomers has discovered a new kind of galaxy which, although extremely old — formed less than a billion years after the Big Bang — creates stars more than a hundred times faster than our own Milky Way. …

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How most antimatter in the Milky Way forms: Mystery solved

Astrophysicists have now shown how most of the antimatter in the Milky Way forms. …

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Volunteers help find star that exploded 970 million years ago, predating the dinosaurs

Online volunteers have helped astronomers find a star that exploded 970 million years ago, predating the dinosaurs’ time on Earth. …

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Biggest ever simulations help uncover the history of the galaxy

Thousands of processors, terabytes of data, and months of computing time have helped a group of researchers in Germany create some of the largest and highest resolution simulations ever made of galaxies like our Milky Way. …

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We Have More Details on the Outermost Trappist-1 Planet!

A new study by an international team of researchers has revealed information about the surface conditions on TRAPPIST-1’s outermost planet.
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Here’s How We Can Detect Plants on Extrasolar Planets

In a presentation at Breakthrough Discuss, astrophysicist Dr. Berdyugina explained how methods used to study stars could be used to determine the presence of plants on other planets.
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Do Gravitational Waves Permanently Alter the Nature of Spacetime?

A new study by a team of researchers from Monash University argues that gravitational waves may permanently alter the fabric of spacetime.
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New object near supermassive black hole in famous galaxy

When astronomers took a new look at a famous galaxy with the upgraded Very Large Array, they were surprised by the appearance of a new, bright object that had not appeared in previous images. …

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