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How hot are atoms in the shockwave of an exploding star?

An international team of researchers combined observations of the nearby supernova SN1987A, created with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, with simulations to measure the temperature in shock waves produced by the explosive death of a star. This image overlays synthetic X-ray data on a density map with the simulation of SN1987A. Photo credits: Marco Miceli, Dipartimento di Fisica and Chimica, Università …

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NASA's exoplanet hunter gathers bizarre worlds and exploding stars

The Transit Exoplanet Survey Satellite is designed to hunt exoplanets near our solar system. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Published by MIT SEATTLE, Washington Just nine months after NASA's launch, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has found at least eight planets, with more than 300 Planet candidates wait for the wings. A bizarre planet unveiled on January 23, …

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NASA's Planet Finder discovers a strange new world and 6 exploding stars

NASA / Goddard NASA's Planet Hunting Telescope is making astounding discoveries at astounding speeds and has now confirmed the discovery of a third new planet and a handful of exploding stars in our "Cosmic Backyard". The new exoplanet, HD 21749b, was discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which was launched in April 19459013 . The recently discovered world …

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Megalodon may have been killed by an exploding star

If the megalodon has not led to extinction, it may be the work of an old, exploding star, a shocking new study. Published and published by researchers Adrian Melott, Franciole Marinho and Laura Paulucci In the scientific journal Astrobiology the study suggests that "one or more supernova" about 2.6 million years ago is a mass extinction of a large Number …

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Try Landing InSight on Mars (Without Exploding)

NASA just parked its InSight lander on Mars. Yes, Mars. This is a pretty big deal since quite a few Mars missions did not make it. It's no wonder I get super excited about missions to Mars. For this particular mission, the lander, protected by a heat shield, uses the Martian atmosphere to slow down. After that, it deploys a …

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Boffins find the fastest exploding non-supernova star • The Register

Eta Carinae is one of the strangest star systems in space. When it exploded in the 19th century, it became the second brightest star in the sky. Now, scientists who studied "light echoes" found that this was also the fastest non-lethal outburst of a star system. The blast blew up clouds of material 10,000 to 20,000 kilometers per second – …

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Exploding forest fires in US West derail vacation plans

This Monday, July 2, 2018, a helicopter returns to the water to make a drop of water on a wildfire near Fairplay, Colorado. (Helen H. Richardson / Denver Post on AP) A growing streak of forest fires in the western United States threatens to dampen vacation plans as park guards and firefighters across the region have severely curtailed access to …

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