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Primordial Helium, Left Over From the Big Bang, is Leaking Out of the Earth

Something ancient and primordial lurks in Earth's core. Helium 3 (3He) was created in the first minutes after the Big…

4 months ago

The Early Solar System was Messier and More Violent Than Previously Believed

Our conventional models of planet formation may have to be updated, according to a pair of new papers. Accretion is…

11 months ago

Astronomers Measure a 1-billion Tesla Magnetic Field on the Surface of a Neutron Star

We recently observed the strongest magnetic field ever recorded in the Universe. The record-breaking field was discovered at the surface…

2 years ago

A Pulsar and White Dwarf Dance Together In A Surprising Orbit

The discovery of a millisecond pulsar orbiting a low-mass white dwarf star has astronomers puzzled, mainly because its orbit defies…

6 years ago

Old Equations Shed New Light on Quasars

There's nothing more out of this world than quasi-stellar objects or more simply -¬†quasars. These are the¬†most powerful and among…

8 years ago

Astronomy Without A Telescope – A Snowball’s Chance

[/caption] Wanna build celestial objects? I mean it sounds easy - you just start with a big cloud of dust…

12 years ago