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China’s Survey Telescope Due to Be Built by 2022

Chinese scientists are building the world’s most powerful widefield survey telescope of its class in the northern hemisphere near the “Mars Camp” in Qinghai Province. Construction of the telescope is…

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Electron-Eating Neon Causes Star to Collapse

An international team of researchers has found that neon inside a certain massive star can eat so many electrons in the core, a process called electron capture, that it causes…

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The Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts

Scientists have often been baffled by Fast Radio Bursts (FRB), radio signals that are just milliseconds in length that blip all over the galaxy. Interestingly, these FRBs even outshine radio…

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Planetary Defenders Validate Asteroid Deflection Code

Planetary defense researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) continue to validate their ability to accurately simulate how they might deflect an Earth-bound asteroid in a study that will be…