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The Short, Violent Life of a Red Hypergiant Star –“Monster VY Canis Majoris is Like Betelgeuse on Steroids”

VY Canis Majoris

 

VY Canis Majoris, one of the largest known stars in the Milky Way, 300,000 times brighter than our Sun, “is behaving a lot like Betelgeuse on steroids,” said astrophysicist Roberta Humphreys at the University of Minnesota, about the seething bright red supergiant star in the constellation Orion that dramatically dimmed for weeks, but recovered.

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Planet Earth Report –“NASA’s Hunt for Fossils on Mars has Begun to Space Hurricane Above North Pole”

Earth from Space

 

“Planet Earth Report” provides descriptive links to headline news by leading science journalists about the extraordinary discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species.

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The Galaxy Report

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“Ghostly Eyes” –Of a Hubble Image Reveal a Titanic Event

Hubble Galaxy Collision

 

The beauty and wonders of our planet’s night sky cloaks a violent, ever-changing universe of life, death, and mayhem –“with firestorms of star birth, dying stars rattling the very fabric of space in titanic explosions,” observes Hubble scientists, and ” death-star-like beams of energy blasting out of overfed black holes at nearly the speed of light. Hubble,” they say, “has seen them all.” A universe of which the Milky Way is one of 150 billion galaxies. A strange universe, hinted Stephen Hawking. “of shadow galaxies, shadow stars, and even shadow people.”

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The Galaxy Report –“Aliens May be Boring or Unreachable to Unknown Milky Way Signal”

 

The Galaxy Report

 

What an amazing week: from an unknown Milky Way signal that may be a gravitational wave, mind-boggling cosmic string, or primordial black hole to a renegade black hole that’s breaking the laws of physics.

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Earth’s Hidden ‘Innermost-Inner’ Core –“May Reveal an Unknown, Dramatic Event in the Planet’s History”

Earth's Innermost Core

 

“We found evidence that may indicate a change in the structure of iron, which suggests perhaps two separate cooling events in Earth’s history,” said Joanne Stephenson, a researcher from The Australian National University (ANU),  about the confirmation of the existence of the Earth’s “innermost inner core” that may point to an unknown, dramatic event in the Earth’s history.

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The Milky Way –“A Dynamic Museum of Ancient Merging Relics, River-like Streams of Stars”

Milky Way's True Shape

 

The Milky Way is a dynamic museum of ancient merging relics, river-like streams of stars stripped from dwarf satellite galaxies that flow through the galaxy revealing its history and structure that allow astronomers to better understand how galaxies in the universe have formed and evolved.

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Planet Earth Report –“If Aliens Exist, Here’s How We’ll Know to Mars is a Hellhole”

Earth from Space

 

“Planet Earth Report” provides descriptive links to headline news by leading science journalists about the extraordinary discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species.

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