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Stars can explode because of mysterious supersonic waves, a new study finds
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Stars can explode because of mysterious supersonic waves, a new study finds

During the star's explosion, it releases the same amount of energy it would release over its entire lifetime.

2I/Borisov comet was formed in another planetary system that might be similar to ours
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2I/Borisov comet was formed in another planetary system that might be similar to ours

The comet is expected to reach its closest point to the Sun on 8 December and closest point to the Earth soon after.

Why do astronomers believe dark matter exits even though they have not seen it?
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Why do astronomers believe dark matter exits even though they have not seen it?

The Sun orbits at 230km per second despite being 26,700 light-years away from our galaxy’s centre.

We might have a second interstellar visitor: astronomers discover unknown object entering our solar system
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We might have a second interstellar visitor: astronomers discover unknown object entering our solar system

If it is an interstellar object then scientists will be able to study it till it leaves our solar system in 2021.

Indian youth now have a chance to officially name a star and its exoplanet
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Indian youth now have a chance to officially name a star and its exoplanet

Member countries of IAU have been assigned one exoplanet and star it orbits for the naming process.

Surprise discovery: First glimpse of cold gas disc around black hole in our galaxy's core
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Surprise discovery: First glimpse of cold gas disc around black hole in our galaxy's core

The findings help explain why the first photo of a black hole captures the far away M87 & not Sag A* in our galaxy core.

NASA-ESA's Hubble captures stunning spiral barred twin of the Milky Way galaxy
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NASA-ESA's Hubble captures stunning spiral barred twin of the Milky Way galaxy

The Wide Field Camera 3, which captured the image has been in use since 2009, with 2,40,000+ observations to its name.

The Milky Way has been shot with an invisible gun — and the criminal has gotten away
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The Milky Way has been shot with an invisible gun — and the criminal has gotten away

The investigation is on but with no evidence, there are different theories for the possible suspect.

First molecule formed in the universe spotted by astronomers in faraway nebula
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First molecule formed in the universe spotted by astronomers in faraway nebula

The discovery was made possible by a massive telescope, a Boeing 747 & a team of astronomers.

Earth is a less volatile version of the Sun, similar in composition, study finds
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Earth is a less volatile version of the Sun, similar in composition, study finds

The team has developed a trend line to estimate the composition of unknown meteorites, planets & stars.

Universe is constantly changing and evolving based on life and death of stars: Study
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Universe is constantly changing and evolving based on life and death of stars: Study

Most known elements – from light ones like hydrogen to heavy ones like lawrencium – start in stars.

Odd system with 4 stars, vertical planet-forming disk found 146 light-years away
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Odd system with 4 stars, vertical planet-forming disk found 146 light-years away

Seasons, days & nights on planets in such systems would be extraordinarily different than Earth's.

Astronomers find a treasure trove of Neptune-sized 'Super Earths' hiding in dust
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Astronomers find a treasure trove of Neptune-sized 'Super Earths' hiding in dust

Super Earths could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists have thought.

Astronomers find possibly the universe's oldest stars, formed by the Big Bang
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Astronomers find possibly the universe's oldest stars, formed by the Big Bang

The star is believed to be up to 13.5 billion years old which is evidenced by its extremely low metal content.

ESA's Gaia telescope reveals unexpected turbulence in our galaxy's past
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ESA's Gaia telescope reveals unexpected turbulence in our galaxy's past

The discovery was made from Gaia's analysis of movement patterns of stars in the Milky Way disc.

NASA may have glimpsed a younger star devouring planets for the first time
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NASA may have glimpsed a younger star devouring planets for the first time

This discovery gives insight into the processes affecting the survival of infant planets.

Why NASA's James Webb Telescope will study gas giants before looking for aliens
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Why NASA's James Webb Telescope will study gas giants before looking for aliens

The team expects to find water, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide on WASP-79b, a prospective habitable planet

Netflix to remove its desktop-only online review section by August
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Netflix to remove its desktop-only online review section by August

Netflix has in the past tweaked its features depending on the feedback it received from viewers.

Scientists publish 'guide book' based on existing research to search for alien life
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Scientists publish 'guide book' based on existing research to search for alien life

Scientists have identified more than 3,500 planets around other stars (called exoplanets).

European Space Agency's 3D star chart gives astronomers new insights about the Milky Way was formed
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European Space Agency's 3D star chart gives astronomers new insights about the Milky Way was formed

The high-precision measurements about the distance, motion, brightness and color of almost 1.7 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy were collected by the space agency’s Gaia probe between July 2014 and May 2016.