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Earth's carbon points to planetary smashup

Research by Rice University Earth scientists suggests that virtually all of Earth's life-giving carbon could have come from a collision about 4.4 billion years ago between Earth and an embryonic planet similar to Mercury.

dateSep 05, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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What is the biggest star in the Universe?

Look up at the night sky and it is filled with stars. But only a microscopic fraction are visible to the naked eye. In fact, there are estimated to be 100 billion stars in 10,000 billion galaxies in the visible universe. ...

dateDec 18, 2015 in Astronomy
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'Tennessine': Element 117 officially named

The recently discovered element 117 has been officially named "tennessine" in recognition of Tennessee's contributions to its discovery, including the efforts of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and ...

dateNov 30, 2016 in General Physics
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