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Strange cosmic radio burst pinned down to giant stellar nursery

Astronomy News - 26 May 2017 - 9:20am

A young neutron star is probably the source of a strange repeating signal previously tracked to a dwarf galaxy 2.4 billion light years away

Huge impact could have smashed early Earth into a doughnut shape

Astronomy News - 26 May 2017 - 9:19am

Many rocky worlds may have spent time as a newly named planetary form called a synestia – a loosely connected blob of molten rock and dust with a dented middle

A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA’s Juno Mission

Astronomy News - 26 May 2017 - 9:18am
Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant.

Juno probe peers below Jupiter's clouds

Astronomy News - 26 May 2017 - 9:17am

Scientists say the Solar System's biggest planet is showing itself to be far more complex than anyone thought.