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What happens when exoplanets crash into each other?

What happens when exoplanets crash into each other?

More than 300 light-years from Earth, there’s a double star system where evidence exists that two exoplanets, or planets outside of our solar system, recently collided. Astronomers used NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy to spot a warm dust and debris trail within the system, according to a release by NASA. SOFIA is a flying…MORE

A collision of neutron stars created a fireworks element in space

A collision of neutron stars created a fireworks element in space

Two years ago astronomers for the first time observed the collision of two neutron stars, which created gravitational waves and light and created heavy elements such as gold, platinum and lead. These elements were scattered across the universe in a kilonova — similar to a supernova — after the initial fireball. Now, astronomers have also…MORE

A wave of civil disobedience is bursting out all over the globe — Meanwhile in America

A wave of civil disobedience is bursting out all over the globe — Meanwhile in America

Fires burn on shut-down boulevards, protestors throw rocks and bottles, armor-clad security forces advance. A wave of civil disobedience is bursting out all over the globe. Fury over economic inequality, price hikes and corruption keeps blowing its lid in Ecuador, France, Chile and Lebanon. In Hong Kong and Catalonia, demonstrators demand political freedoms. In the…MORE

This is what strongman diplomacy looks like — Meanwhile in America

This is what strongman diplomacy looks like — Meanwhile in America

This is what strongman diplomacy looks like. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump got exactly what they wanted in northeastern Syria. Turkey’s President got the buffer zone he always demanded, pushing Kurds back from his border and biting a chunk off of Syria for himself. Russia’s leader showcased his new role as mayor…MORE

Astronomers discover ‘cosmic yeti’ galaxy from the early universe

Astronomers discover ‘cosmic yeti’ galaxy from the early universe

By chance, astronomer Christina Williams spotted a faint trace of light that led her to the discovery of a mythical galaxy. The University of Arizona astronomer saw the shimmering blob in new data from the Atacama Large Millimeter Array in Chile. But something didn’t match up. The light was on its own in an area…MORE

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party wins Canada’s general election

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party wins Canada’s general election

Election results show Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s Liberal Party will return to power, but as a minority government after Monday’s general election, according to CBC News and CTV News. The victory ensures that Trudeau will serve as Prime Minister for a second term. Trudeau, the Liberal leader, and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer were the two…MORE

Researchers discover Japanese carrier from the World War II Battle of Midway

Researchers discover Japanese carrier from the World War II Battle of Midway

A team of deep-sea explorers and historians have discovered a Japanese aircraft carrier that sank during the historic Battle of Midway in World War II. The wreckage of Akagi, which was sunk on June 5, 1942, during the significant four-day naval battle that killed 3,057 Japanese and 307 Americans, was located on Sunday, Vulcan Inc.…MORE

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