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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…

10 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…

1 year 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