Aug. 21, 2019

61: Black Hole Detected Devouring Neutron Star

61: Black Hole Detected Devouring Neutron Star

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*The historic first-ever detection of a Black Hole devouring a Neutron Star

The astronomical community is in overdrive following reports of the possible first-ever detection of gravitational waves generated by a black hole devouring a neutron star.

*Jupiter’s ancient planetary collision

A new study claims the solar system’s largest planet – the gas giant Jupiter – may have been involved in a colossal planetary collision 4.5 billion years ago.

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*India Moon mission enters lunar orbit

India’s second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, has successfully entered lunar orbit.

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*Cheops preparing for launch

Final preparations are continuing to get the European Space Agency’s Cheops spacecraft ready for its launch in November

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*The Science Report

Childcare centres on busy roads facing increased air pollution.

New climate change warnings that arctic sea ice could disappear completely during summer.

A new cybersecurity warning following discovery of BlueKeep.

What super-deep diamonds can tell science about Earth’s ancient rocks.

Women no better at multitasking than men.

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