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Astronomers discover an exoplanet where it rains iron

Astronomers discover an exoplanet where it rains iron

When it is raining hard on Earth, English speakers say it is raining cats and dogs. But on exoplanet WASP-76b, cats and dogs does not come close to describing its metallic precipitation.  “One could say that this planet gets rainy in the evening, except it rains iron,” David Ehrenreich, a professor at the …

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Astronomers detect biggest explosion since Big Bang | News | DW

Astronomers detect biggest explosion since Big Bang | News | DW

Astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen since the begining of the universe, originating from a super-massive black hole. The blast, they said, is the biggest explosion seen since the Big Bang — the cosmologial model to describe a rapid expansion of matter and energy that created the observable universe. The explosion reportedly …

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Biggest explosion in the universe spotted by astronomers

Biggest explosion in the universe spotted by astronomers

A combination of space and ground-based telescopes have found evidence for the biggest explosion seen in the universe. The explosion was created by a black hole located in the Ophiuchus cluster’s central galaxy, which has blasted out jets and carved a large cavity in the surrounding hot gas. The red …

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Astronomers want public funds for intelligent life search

Allen Observatory

Image copyright Allen Observatory Image caption Is there any body out there? It’s a question that governments are not paying to answer The head of one of the US’s national observatories says the search for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe needs to be taken more seriously. Dr Anthony Beasley …

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Astronomers to sweep entire sky for signs of extraterrestrial life | Science

Astronomers will sweep the entire sky for signs of extraterrestrial life for the first time, using 28 giant radio telescopes in an unprecedented hunt for alien civilisations. The project is a collaboration between the privately-funded Seti Institute and the Very Large Array observatory in New Mexico, one of the world’s …

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