93: Size Matters

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*Forget what you’ve heard: size really does matter when it comes to galactic rotation

A new study has found that the direction in which a galaxy rotates depends on its mass.

 

*The most massive star ever known to be destroyed by a supernova explosion

Scientists have discovered the most massive star ever known to be destroyed by a supernova explosion.

 

*Bennu’s Mystery Particles

Shortly after NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at asteroid Bennu, an unexpected discovery by the mission's science team revealed that the asteroid could be active, or consistently discharging particles into space.

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*Near Earth Objects update

With the year not over yet 2019 has already broken the record for the most amount of asteroids discovered.

 

*Electron rocket launches shooting star satellite

Rocket Lab has successfully carried out its tenth Electron launch carrying the Japanese shooting star satellite into orbit.

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*China undertakes two launches in six hours

China has just carried out two space launches in less than six hours from the same facility.

 

*The Science Report

Global emissions of nitrous oxide, the third most important greenhouse gas accelerating.

Social media leading teens down a worrying path of body image issues and eating disorders.

A new study says designer babies are still some way off.

A new strain of malicious wiper malware being deployed by Iran’s state sponsored hackers.

New research claims dogs can distinguish familiar words, even when spoken by unfamiliar people.

 

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