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Rumor has it that gravitational waves might be detected soon - a late triumph for Einstein's theory of general relativity. But what are these waves?
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The Crab Nebula, or Messier 1 (M1) is a supernova remnant left over when a massive star detonated in 1054 A.D. It's the first of the Messier Objects.
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Het CERN gaat de grootste machine ter wereld, de LHC, van een upgrade voorzien. Enige probleem: er is geen plaats voor nieuwe kabels omdat oude, nutteloze kabels nooit verwijderd werden.
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Black hole sun could support bizarre life on orbiting planets

Despite the name, most black holes are among the brightest objects in the universe, because gas and other matter falling in is superheated and glows as it accretes. But a satiated black hole effectively has zero temperature, barring a trickle of particles released by a process called Hawking radiation, meaning it could potentially act as a cold sun, says Opatrný. “We need a fairly old black hole that has already cleared its surroundings and which is not further fed.”

Compared to this chilly character, the rest of the universe is a relatively balmy 2.7 kelvin (about -270 ˚C), thanks to the cosmic microwave background (CMB), the heat left over from the explosion of the big bang. The team calculated that an Earth-sized planet orbiting a black hole that appeared a similar size to our sun in the sky could extract around 900 watts of useful power from this temperature difference – enough for life to potentially exist, but hardly enough to run a civilisation.

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A reversal of thermodynamics could allow life to exist on planets orbiting a black hole, as seen in the film <i>Interstellar</i>
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Peculiar ‘Cauliflower Rocks’ May Hold Clues To Ancient Mars Life
From Universe Today: Evidence of water and a warmer, wetter climate abound on Mars, but did life ever put its stamp on the Red Planet? Rocks may hold the secret. Knobby protuberances of rock discovered by the Spirit Rover in 2008 near the rock outcrop Home Plate in Gusev Crater caught the attention of scientists back on Earth. They look like cauliflower or coral, but were these strange Martian rocks sculpted by microbes, wind or some other process? Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/127238/potential-life-on-mars-follow-the-cauliflower/
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the 6th man to walk on the Moon, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 4, on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his Apollo 14 mission lunar landing.
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Bullies aim to inflict pain. But eventually, the one most hurt by bullying is the bully himself.
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Where Your Elements Came From
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The hydrogen in your body, present in every molecule of water, came from the Big Bang. There are no other appreciable sources of hydrogen in the universe. The carbon in your body was made by nuclear fusion in the interior of stars, as was the oxygen. Much of the iron in your body was made during supernovas of stars that occurred long ago and far away. The gold in your jewelry was likely made from neutron stars during collisions that may have been visible as short-duration gamma-ray bursts. Elements like phosphorus and copper are present in our bodies in only small amounts but are essential to the functioning of all known life. The featured periodic table is color coded to indicate humanity's best guess as to the nuclear origin of all known elements. The sites of nuclear creation of some elements, such as copper, are not really well known and are continuing topics of observational and computational research.
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Latest News: Resembling an opulent diamond tapestry, this image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a glittering star cluster that contains a collection of some of the brightest stars seen in our Milky Way galaxy. Called Trumpler 14, it is located 8,000 light-years away in the Carina Nebula, a huge star-formation region. Because the cluster is only 500,000 years old, it has one of the highest concentrations of massive, luminous stars in the entire Milky Way. (The small, dark knot left of center is a nodule of gas laced with dust, and seen in silhouette.)

Diamonds are forever, but these blue-white stars are not. They are burning their hydrogen fuel so ferociously they will explode as supernovae in just a few million years. The combination of outflowing stellar "winds" and, ultimately, supernova blast waves will carve out cavities in nearby clouds of gas and dust. These fireworks will kick-start the beginning of a new generation of stars in an ongoing cycle of star birth and death.

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