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Stephen Hawking mourns hundreds at Cambridge Funeral

Stephen Hawking gives a speech during a lecture in honor of the 50th anniversary of NASA 2008. Hawking died on March 14 at the age of 76, and hundreds of people accepted his funeral on March 31st. 19659003] Photo credits: Paul E. Alers / NASA Hundreds of people celebrated the life and legacy of Stephen Hawking at the funeral of …

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X-rays could sterilize foreign planets in otherwise habitable zones

Artistic representation of a red dwarf star encircled by an exoplanet. Credit: NASA / ESA / G. Bacon (STScI) Intense radiation could strip the ozone layer of Earth-like planets around other stars and render it uninhabitable, according to a new study by Dr. Ing. Eike Guenther from the Thuringian Observatory in Germany. Dr. Guenther will present the work in a …

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Antarctica "gives ground to the ocean"

image copyright DAVID VAUGHAN / BAS Caption A photo of the surface expression of the grounding line on the Rutstock Rutland Antarctic. The position is not always so obvious Scientists now have their best view of where the Antarctic is taking the ocean from the bottom, as some of the largest glaciers from below are eaten by warm water. Researchers …

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Stephen Hawking's last act before his death was food for the homeless

A gift from Stephen Hawking to the homeless (Image: @ AlexCollisCam / Twitter) He was an inspiration to all of us while he was alive and even in death, his actions touched hundreds. While thousands of people lined the streets of Cambridge to pay tribute to Stephen Hawking, the professor's last gift was distributed elsewhere in the city. Professor Hawking …

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Astronomers have a glimpse of the blue "Supergiant" star, nine billion light-years away, thanks to a rare cosmic event

A blue "supergiant," nine billion light-years away, is the farthest single star ever seen by astronomers. Normally, at such distances, scientists can only image galaxies, collections of billions of stars like our own Milky Way or supernova and gamma-ray bursts, colossal cosmic explosions. Beyond about 100 million light years, this is impossible In this case, a rare cosmic orientation naturally …

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Space labs the size of a bus could fall back to Earth in the next 24 hours

A Chinese space laboratory could fall back to earth in the next 24 hours, according to the authorities, in a fiery end to one of the country's most distinguished space projects. The 40-foot Tiangong-1 or "Heavenly Palace" Earth is expected to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere between Sunday night and Monday morning, "the latest news from the European Space Agency and …

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Antarctic ice size lost from London in 6 years

An ice region the size of Greater London disappeared between 2010 and 2016 on the edge of the Antarctic, as a new study under British management shows. The 1,463 square kilometer underwater ice at the foot of the Antarctic Ice Sheet Scientists showed how the massive ice sheet retreats while its edges, fed by a multitude of glaciers, are eroded. …

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