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From NYT: "Charles Munger, Warren Buffett’s Longtime Business Partner, Makes $65 Million Gift"

The New York Times

October 24, 2014
Michael J. de la Merced

Charles T. Munger has been known for many things over his decades-long career, including longtime business partner of… 683 more words

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From CfA: "Accreting Supermassive Black Holes in the Early Universe"


Center For Astrophysics

October 24, 2014
No Writer Credit

Supermassive black holes containing millions or even billions of solar-masses of material are found at the nuclei of galaxies. 481 more words

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From astrobio.net: "The Abundance of Water in Asteroid Fragments"

Astrobiology Magazine

Oct 24, 2014
Aaron L. Gronstal

A new study could provide insights about the abundance of water in fragments from a famous asteroid. 356 more words

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From SPACE.com: "Einstein's Gravity Waves Could Be Found with New Method"

SPACE.com

October 24, 2014
Charles Q. Choi

Gravitational waves, invisible ripples in the fabric of space and time, might be detected by looking for the brightening of stars, researchers say. 584 more words

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From phys.org: "POLARBEAR detects curls in the universe's oldest light"


phys.org

Oct 21, 2014
Susan Brown

Cosmologists have made the most sensitive and precise measurements yet of the polarization of the cosmic microwave background.

The report, published October 20 in the Astrophysical Journal, marks an early success for… 606 more words

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From SPACE.com:"Saturn's 'Death Star' Moon Mimas Is Weird Inside"

SPACE.com

October 16, 2014
Kelly Dickerson

There’s something strange going on below the surface of Saturn’s Death Star-looking moon Mimas, a new study suggests. 508 more words

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From SETI: "New Insights on the Origin of the triple asteroid system (87) Sylvia"


SETI Institute

Oct 24, 2014
Franck Marchis, Senior Research Scientist

Combining observations from the world’s largest telescopes with those from smaller instruments used by amateur astronomers, a team of scientists has discovered that the large main-belt… 631 more words

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