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A “Super-Earth” Orbiting the Nearest Star to the Sun?

Super-Earth Orbiting the Nearest Star to the Sun

A research work published in the journal Science Advances suggests that there could be a “Super-Earth” orbiting Proxima Centauri; a low-mass star located some 4.244 light-years away from the Sun in the southern constellation of Centaurus. This was suggested by the team comprising Mario Damasso and colleagues which analyzed the cyclical changes of the light emitted by the star Proxima

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Space-Time: Understanding the Universe

Space-Time-Understanding the Universe-Big Bang Universe

Space and Time are considered as two independent variables. But science has proved that they are dependent coordinates that defines the universe. We can’t see it, we can’t touch it, but without space-time we wouldn’t be here. Space-time is a fabric of our reality that shapes and govern our lives. To understand the universe, it is necessary to know how

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Geologists Find Lost Fragment of Ancient Continent

Geologists Find Lost Fragment of Ancient Continent

Geologists at the University of British Columbia have discovered by chance a new remnant of an ancient part of Earth’s continental crust: the North Atlantic Craton. The team made a chance discovery while sifting through diamond exploration samples from Baffin Island. Formed millions of years ago at depths of about 150 to 400 kilometres, Kimberlite rock samples are a mainstay

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Scientists Discover Pulsating Remains of a Star

Scientists Discover Pulsating Remains of a Star

A team of scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered a pulsating ancient star in a double star system. This discovery will allow the team to gain important information on the history of how stars evolve and eventually die. The findings have been published in Nature Astronomy. The discovery of the first ever pulsating white dwarf star in an eclipsing binary will help

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A Planet Where it Rains Metal

A Planet Where it Rains Metal

Scientists have discovered a planet in the galaxy in which it literally rains metal. The newly discovered extrasolar planet named by the scientists as WASP-76b is approximately 640 light-years from Earth. When day turns to night on the planet, it rains iron! This was recently published in the journal Nature. The findings came from a 60-day observation of the planet by

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