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Square watermelon

The round shaped watermelon is difficult to transport and take up more space,so farmers of Kagawa prefecture, south of the country, found a way to ease the transport of these large fruits. 79 more words

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Meet the Harvard Computers

When I met with Harvard-Smithsonian astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell, one thing that we talked about was the history of the Harvard observatory.  Jonathan explained to me that there was… 539 more words

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Introvert Me

There are times when I need to switch off and focus on myself. It’s not about you. It’s nothing you’ve necessarily done. It’s not that deep. 201 more words

The tell-tale signs of a galactic merger

Astronomers have captured a striking view of spiral galaxy NGC 7714. This galaxy has drifted too close to another nearby galaxy and the dramatic interaction has twisted its spiral arms out of shape, dragged streams of material out into space, and triggered bright bursts of star formation. 411 more words

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The mouth of the beast: VLT images cometary globule CG4

Like the gaping mouth of a gigantic celestial creature, the cometary globule CG4 glows menacingly in this new image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope. Although it appears to be big and bright in this picture, this is actually a faint nebula, which makes it very hard for amateur astronomers to spot. 499 more words

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'Yellowballs' are part of the development of massive star

Citizen scientists wanted to know: What are the yellow objects on these infrared images from the Spitzer Space Telescope? Astronomers now report that the “yellowballs” are part of the development of massive stars. 636 more words

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