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From SPACE.com: "Wolf-Rayet Stars: Sounds Like Sci-Fi, But Full of Sci-Fact"

SPACE.com

April 25, 2016
Paul Sutter, Astrophysicist
The Ohio State University, chief scientist at COSI Science Center


A giant bubble blown by the massive Wolf-Rayet star HD 50896, the pink star in the centre of the image. 913 more words

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From SPACE.com: "What Are Cosmic Rays?"

SPACE.com

April 21, 2016
Elizabeth Howell


Showers of high energy particles occur when energetic cosmic rays strike the top of the Earth’s atmosphere. Most cosmic rays are atomic nuclei: most are hydrogen nuclei, some are helium nuclei, and the rest heavier elements. 1,308 more words

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Amazing Videos Show SpaceX's Epic Ocean Rocket Landing

Two new videos let you relive SpaceX’s incredible rocket landing at sea, giving two different perspectives of the historic event.

Source: Amazing Videos Show SpaceX’s Epic Ocean Rocket Landing

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From SPACE.com: "Cataclysm Hunters: The Search for Monster Black-Hole Collisions"

SPACE.com

April 1, 2016
Sarah Lewin


Supermassive black holes at the heart of merging galaxies will circle closer and closer until they come together, releasing a titanic wave of energy. 1,479 more words

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From SPACE.com: "Life's Building Blocks Form In Replicated Deep Sea Vents"

SPACE.com

March 28, 2016
Charles Q. Choi


Alkaline hydrothermal vents may have played a role in the origin of life.
Credit: NOAA

Chimney-like mineral structures on the seafloor could have helped create the RNA molecules that gave rise to life on Earth and hold promise to the emergence of life on distant planets. 1,020 more words

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