Oct. 23, 2018

78: Evidence For a Third Magellanic Cloud

78: Evidence For a Third Magellanic Cloud

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*Evidence for a third Magellanic Cloud

Two of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way -- the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds -- may have had a third galactic companion.

*Astronomers spot Spock’s planet Vulcan

Astronomers have spotted a planet orbiting the star 40 Eridani – the same star Gene Roddenberry wrote about in the Star Trek Science Fiction saga as being the host star of Mr Spock’s home planet Vulcan.

*Brown Dwarfs getting even more mysterious

Astronomers are scratching their heads about the distinction between brown dwarfs and stars after discovering a brown dwarf that’s far brighter than it should be for its size.

*First space tourist to the Moon

SpaceX boss Elon Musk has announced plans to fly the world’s first space tourist to the Moon.

*The Science Report

A new study recommends limiting children’s recreational screen time to less than two hours a day.

Killer whales face population collapse because of PCB pollution.

More evidence that Tehran has not abandoned its nuclear weapons program.

An older relative of the Brontosaurus sauropod dinosaur in South Africa.

Alex on tech: Facebook hacked.

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