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* No planets in brown dwarf system
Astronomers have failed to find any planets orbiting the brown dwarfs in the third nearest stellar system to the Earth. Earlier observations using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile indicated the presence of an exoplanet in the Luhman 16AB system.
*Another challenge to the Standard Model of particle physics
Scientists are puzzled by the results of three particle physics experiments which are providing new hints of new physics beyond the Standard Model – the foundation of sciences understanding of the universe. The new studies are finding signs contradicting a key part of the Standard Model known as lepton universality.
*India launches its new heavy lift rocket.
India has launched its most powerful ever rocket the GSLV Mark 3 which will one day carry India’s first Manned spacecraft. The mission also marked the heaviest payload ever launched by India — the three point two tonne GSAT-19 telecommunications satellite.
*Flat Earth fruitcakes
When people talk about the Earth being flat – most educated people know their joking -- after all, the concept of a spherical Earth dates back well over two thousand years. Yet despite all the science, the photographic evidence and even the sight of ships moving from view over the horizon, there are some who really believe the Earth is flat and that we are all victims of a giant conspiracy.
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