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Astronomers observe light flare emerge from the collision of two black holes for the first time
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Astronomers observe light flare emerge from the collision of two black holes for the first time

The collision took place 7.5 billion light-years from Earth and the black holes were about the size of Long Island.

Planetesimal Arrokoth is helping astronomers understand the formation of the planets
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Planetesimal Arrokoth is helping astronomers understand the formation of the planets

Arrokoth, imaged by NASA's New Horizon, is located 6.6 billion km from Earth and is part of the solar system’s original building blocks.

Jokha Alharthi, Man Booker International Prize 2019 winner, on Arabic literature: 'Diverse, beautiful, deserves to be read'
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Jokha Alharthi, Man Booker International Prize 2019 winner, on Arabic literature: 'Diverse, beautiful, deserves to be read'

In 2019, Jokha Alharthi became the first Arab woman to win the Booker International Prize for her novel Celestial Bodies. Alharthi was recently in India to attend the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2020, where she spoke about her book and how some people weren’t too happy with her portrayal of Omani society.

Jokha Alharthi's Celestial Bodies: Man Booker Int Prize winner shows what is remembered, forgotten in a ‘new’ nation
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Jokha Alharthi's Celestial Bodies: Man Booker Int Prize winner shows what is remembered, forgotten in a ‘new’ nation

Jokha Alharthi's Celestial Bodies tells us about the massive changes that Oman saw between the early '80s and the early noughts and how the arrival of oil money affected people across class and ethnicity. It talks about love, sex, ambition, pretension and grief.

Man Booker International: Omani author Jokha Alharthi wins literary award for Celestial Bodies
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Man Booker International: Omani author Jokha Alharthi wins literary award for Celestial Bodies

Jokha Alharthi is the first Arabic-language writer to win the Man Booker prize and the first female writer from Oman to be translated into English.