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Supernova Requiem: Reruns From a Gravity Lens

Nothing in this universe lasts forever, including stars. Massive stars live fast and die young: exploding as supernovae. One of these, AT2016jka, nicknamed “Requiem,” was first spotted in 2016. It showed up again in 2019. Scientists figure they’ll get another … Continue reading

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Earth’s Moon: Heat, Stir – – –

We’ve learned quite a bit about Earth’s moon since the first Apollo landing, but we’re still not sure how it formed. But we’re a step or two closer to solving that puzzle. A team of scientists think Earth and its … Continue reading

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Spirit Photographs

My wife asked me if I knew some of my ancestors were spiritualists. She’d seen an odd picture of my Campbell forebears while putting together a family photo album. This was in September, 2011. I had, and even knew a … Continue reading

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LIGO/Virgo: Another First

Another gravitational wave observation gave scientists the best evidence yet about one aspect of merging stars. On August 17, 2017, folks with the LIGO/Virgo collaboration observed three clusters of gravitational waves. This time astronomers found an infrared, visible, and X-ray … Continue reading

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