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How to Make Gold & Platinum

by Daniel Brouse Q: How do you make gold and platinum? A: Collide two neutron stars “It’s so beautiful. It’s so beautiful it makes me want to cry. It’s the fulfillment of dozens, hundreds, thousands of people’s efforts, but it’s also the fulfillment of an idea suddenly becoming real,” said Peter Saulson of Syracuse University. […]

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Kid Discovers Lost Mayan City

A teenager from Canada has discovered a Mayan City. William Gadoury, a 15-year-old from Saint-Jean-de-Matha in Canada, used images from NASA, the Canadian Space Agency and the Japanese Space Agency to connect the position of the stars in constellations to the position of Mayan cities. “Geometric shapes, such as squares or rectangles, appeared on these […]

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Star Explosion

A supernova was discovered in the night sky of London on January 23, 2014. NASA says, “A supernova is the explosion of a star. It is the largest explosion that takes place in space.” The explosion was first discovered by students and their teacher Steve Fossey at the University College London. “It was a surreal […]

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Solar Radiation Storms

Solar radiation storms continue. It takes about two days for the effects to reach Earth. A solar flare is a sudden brightening observed over the Sun’s surface or the solar limb, which is interpreted as a large energy release of up to 6 × 1025 joules of energy (about a sixth of the total energy […]

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Sweet Find: Space Sugar Discovered

NASA — The prospects for life in the Universe just got sweeter, with the first discovery of a simple sugar molecule in space. The discovery of glycolaldehyde in a giant cloud of gas and dust near the center of our own Milky Way Galaxy was made by scientists using the National Science Foundation’s 12 Meter […]

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