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How to build a very large star (Update)

( —Stars ten times as massive as the Sun, or more, should not exist: as they grow, they tend to push away the gas they feed on, starving their own growth. Scientists have been struggling to figure out how some ...

dateMar 27, 2013 in Astronomy
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How common is 'The John Next Door'?

While the media is replete with examples of "normal" men who seek out prostitutes regularly, how common are prostitute-seeking men and how much do they differ from men in the normal population? According to a new comparison ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Light echoes from V838 Mon

( —What caused this outburst of V838 Mon? For reasons unknown, star V838 Mon's outer surface suddenly greatly expanded with the result that it became the brightest star in the entire Milky Way Galaxy in January ...

dateMar 19, 2013 in Astronomy
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