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  • A tale of two asteroids: The Phaethon-Pallas connection
  • Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT - 3200 Phaethon, the bizarre rock responsible for the Geminid meteor shower, may have split from a much greater asteroid millions of years ago.

  • Are the laws of the universe fine-tuned for life?
  • Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT - Humans have often looked at the night sky and wondered if there’s anyone else out there. But stare into that darkness long enough, and many wonder instead: how did we get here? What were the odds, in a universe so enormous and chaotic, that humans should have come to exist at all? Is life, let alone intelligent life, such a wildly improbable occurrence that we’re the only ones here? Or are we an inevitable consequence of the laws physics? Life exists on Earth (assuming we’re n

  • Some of Earth’s water came from a stream of hydrogen long ago
  • Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT - Scientists say that at least a portion of our planet's oceans came from hydrogen gas in our solar nebula.

  • A ‘dark matter hurricane’ is storming past Earth
  • Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT - And it could help scientist detect the strange substance.

  • The sky this week for November 9 to November 18
  • Fri, 09 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT -

    The Leonid meteor shower peaks while Mars and Venus dominate among the planets.

  • Dust grains in microgravity show a surprising amount of order
  • Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT - Experiments carried out 250 miles above Earth show electrically charged dust particles in a microgravity environment don’t arrange themselves as haphazardly as expected.

  • What do we know about 'Oumuamua?
  • Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT -

    If our solar system's first confirmed alien visitor is a comet, it’s a seriously weird one.

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