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New Kind of Cosmic Explosion Detected

Scientists using NASA's Swift satellite have detected a new kind of cosmic explosion. The event appears to be a precursor to a supernova, which is expected to reach peak brightness in about a week's time. UK ...

Feb 27, 2006 4.6 / 5 (38) 0

The star that should not exist

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of European astronomers has used ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to track down a star in the Milky Way that many thought was impossible. They discovered that this star is composed ...

Aug 31, 2011 4.8 / 5 (36) 84 | with audio podcast

The Eerie Silence

Why have we not made contact with aliens after so many years searching the depths of space? The Eerie Silence, a new book by SETI researcher Paul Davies, provides a fresh and thoughtful look at this question.

Apr 15, 2010 4.8 / 5 (36) 71 | with audio podcast