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*The first clue to the makeup of dark matter
There’s evidence that star formation can heat up and move dark matter around.
*OSIRIS-REx enters orbit around asteroid Bennu
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has achieved orbit insertion around the near-Earth asteroid Bennu.
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*Mystery deepens as to what powers coronae around monster black holes
A new study has found magnetic fields around supermassive black holes at the centres of galaxies don’t appear to be strong enough to power the "coronae," clouds of superheated plasma seen around them.
In 2018 the Moon moved a further 3.8 centimetres away from the Earth. The Sun lost over 174 trillion tonnes of its mass resulting in the Earth’s orbit increasing by 1.5 centimetres. Over 150 billion new stars were formed in the visible universe. The Andromeda Galaxy moved 3.5 billion kilometres closer to Earth.
And the Universe expanded by over 60 trillion kilometres due mostly too dark energy. What will 2019 bring?
*Two more Chinese launches to end off the year
Beijing has carried out two more rocket launches to round out 2018 with no less than 39 missions – more than any other nation.
*The Science Report
The rate of men dying from malignant melanoma has risen around the world.
Half of all Australian adults consuming more sugar than World Health Organisation recommendations.
Archaeopteryx confirmed as the transitional fossil between dinosaurs and birds.
Migrating Neolithic farmers from the East brought their dogs with them as they spread into Eurasia.
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