A Better Way to Model Stellar Explosions
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A Better Way to Model Stellar Explosions

One tool scientists use to model these powerful phenomena is the “equation of state.” Loosely,…

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A one-two punch may have helped deck the dinosaurs
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A one-two punch may have helped deck the dinosaurs

The debate goes on: What killed off the dinosaurs? New UO research has identified gravity-related…

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12,800 Years Ago, Earth Was Struck by a Disintegrating Comet, Setting Off Global Firestorms
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12,800 Years Ago, Earth Was Struck by a Disintegrating Comet, Setting Off Global Firestorms

According to modern theories of geological evolution, the last major ice age (known as the…

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Kilonova Neutron Star Collision Probably Left Behind a Black Hole
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Kilonova Neutron Star Collision Probably Left Behind a Black Hole

In February of 2016, scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the first-ever…

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Meteors Explode from the Inside When They Reach the Atmosphere
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Meteors Explode from the Inside When They Reach the Atmosphere

Earth is no stranger to meteors. In fact, meteor showers are a regular occurrence, where…

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NASA-funded Simulations Show How Massive Collisions Delivered Metal to Early Earth
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NASA-funded Simulations Show How Massive Collisions Delivered Metal to Early Earth

Planetary collisions are at the core of our solar system’s formation. Scientists have long believed…

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Earth’s New Traveling Buddy Is an Asteroid, Not Space Junk
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Earth’s New Traveling Buddy Is an Asteroid, Not Space Junk

Asteroid 2012 TC4 flyby
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Asteroid 2012 TC4 flyby

This remarkable footage shows the flyby of asteroid 2012 TC4 during the night of 11/12…

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Big,bad,Martian volcanoes unveiled
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Big,bad,Martian volcanoes unveiled

They are bigger, scarier and last longer. That’s the conclusion of a team of scientists,…

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Asteroid 2012 TC4 – ESA experts respond
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Asteroid 2012 TC4 – ESA experts respond

There is great deal of media interest in tomorrow’s flyby of asteroid 2012 TC4, which…

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