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Phosphorus is a key ingredient for life as we know it, but it’s strangely uncommon in the cosmos. Now astronomers have discovered a new type of star that’s very rich in phosphorus, which could imply that alien life is more common than we thought.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Astronomy, Life, Extraterrestrial, Stars
Like many LARPers before them, Disney's Imagineers have transplanted role-playing game mechanics into the real world setting of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge. Here's a breakdown of what they did. ...
We may be a step closer to understanding the mystery of fast radio bursts (FRBs), as astronomers have now detected the first such signal from within our own galaxy. The radio burst in this case was traced to a highly magnetic dead star called a magnetar, which could be key to unlocking the origin of these strange space signals.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Astronomy, Radio, Radio
Huuuge Games has acquired Finnish games studio Double Star for an undisclosed fee, according to GamesIndustry.biz. ...
The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO VLT) has captured the first-ever image that captures two exoplanets orbiting a Sun-like star.As the ESO explains in its blog post on the impressive feat, observing systems with multiple exoplanets is ‘extremely rare’ and, until this image, astronomers had never ‘directly observed’ multiple planets orbiting a young star.Credit: ESO/Bohn
Although astronomers have detected more than 4,000 planets outside our solar system, most of them appear as points of data or dips in light charts. Now, astronomers have captured a very rare sight, with an image of two exoplanets orbiting a star very much like our own.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Astronomy, Stars, Exoplanet, Planet, Very Large Telescope, European Southern Observa
A supernova may seem like a pretty final fate, but now astronomers have discovered a star that apparently survived this explosive process. It wasn’t without consequence, however – the star was kicked out of a tight binary orbit and flung across the galaxy.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Stars, Supernova, Astronomy, White dwarf, University of Warwick
Astronomers are celebrating the 4th of July weekend in their own trademark fashion – by releasing a new image of some cosmic fireworks. The spectacular shot is made up of a mosaic of radio and infrared images, showing a cluster of young stars exploding into life.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Astronomy, Radio, Infrared, Stars, NASA, Hubble, ALMA
Astronomers have discovered the intact, exposed core of a gas giant locked in a close orbit around a Sun-like star. The discovery will give astronomers a rare opportunity to probe the heart of an ancient alien world, and their findings could tell us more about what lies at the heart of the gas giants in our own solar system, including Jupiter and Saturn.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTag
On their own, bacteria aren’t too hard to kill, but get enough of them together and they build protective communities called biofilms. These make it tough to get antibiotics in, leading to further health problems. But now, researchers have found a new weakness in biofilms that could be exploited.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Bacteria, Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Biofilm, Infe


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