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‘Repeating’ Radio Waves From Deep Space Baffle Scientists

Astronomers in Canada have detected a mysterious volley of radio waves from far outside our galaxy, according to two studies published Wednesday in Nature.  What corner of the universe these powerful waves come from and the forces that produced them remain unknown.  The so-called repeating fast radio bursts were identified during the trial run last summer of […]

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When Is A Planet A Planet?

On a basic level, it seems that most of the universe can be divided into two kinds of big objects: stars and planets. A star is a massive ball of burning gas whose main function is fusing hydrogen into helium. They are formed by huge clouds of gas that eventually come together in sufficient quantities […]