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The origin of the cosmos' heaviest elements

Reticulum II is an ancient and faint dwarf galaxy discovered in images taken as part of the Dark Energy Survey. It orbits the Milky Way galaxy about 100,000 light years away from us. Though the galaxy looks unassuming at ...

dateMar 22, 2016 in Astronomy
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What are the different kinds of supernovae?

There are a few places in the universe that defy comprehension. And supernovae have got to be the most extreme places you can imagine. We're talking about a star with potentially dozens of times the size and mass of our own ...

dateMar 15, 2016 in Astronomy
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Who discovered helium?

Scientists have understood for some time that the most abundant elements in the Universe are simple gases like hydrogen and helium. These make up the vast majority of its observable mass, dwarfing all the heavier elements ...

dateMar 15, 2016 in Materials Science
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