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  • The Sky This Week from April 19 to 28
  • Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:00:00 GMT - A waning gibbous Moon passes close to both Jupiter and Saturn in this week’s morning sky; meanwhile, Mars crosses an open star cluster the evening of April 26.

  • A new neutron star merger is caught on X-ray camera
  • Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Two stellar remnants smashed together in a galaxy more than 6 billion light-years away, forming a single monster magnetic star.

  • Tiny star flares 10 times brighter than the Sun
  • Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Though the small star is typically too dim to see, a flare observed in 2017 boosted its normal brightness by some 10,000 times.

  • New "snowball chamber" may help scientists finally detect dark matter
  • Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:00:00 GMT - By supercooling water to well below its freezing point, researchers hope to detect dark-matter interactions that cause the liquid to rapidly turn to ice.

  • Nearby asteroids reveal sizes of distant stars
  • Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:00:00 GMT - By watching asteroids pass in front of two stars, researchers have measured the stars' sizes, paving the way for more direct observations of distant suns.

  • Astronomers find oldest type of molecule in space
  • Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Scientists believe helium hydride represents the universe's first molecular bond, but the ion has been mysteriously hard to find.

  • The turducken space rock: Antarctic meteorite hid comet inside asteroid remains
  • Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Researchers got an unexpected two-for-one deal when they discovered this asteroid fragment housed cometary material.

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