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Red dwarfs point to birth of a solar system

Dust discs discovered around two nearby stars challenge existing ideas about how planets form. Also; two supermassive black holes to crash into each other much sooner than previously thought and spectacular new images of Pluto's majestic icy mountains and frozen nitrogen streams.

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Global ocean discovered on Saturn's moon Enceladus

A global ocean discovered under the frozen surface of Enceladus a new target in the hunt for life beyond Earth, Also; Ceres' bright spots still a mystery, and world's longest continental hotspot chain discovered under Australia.

 Duration: 00:29:25; File size: 26MB 956kb


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Survey to build largest map of dark matter

The biggest survey of dark energy and dark matter ever undertaken about to begin in Australia. Also; a possible alien planet in our solar system, and oops the prime meridian's in the wrong place!

 Duration: 00:29:56; File size: 27MB 408kb


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How galaxies change the look of the universe

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Glaciers could explain Pluto's young surface

Glaciers on the surface of Pluto could explain the mysterious frozen world's youthful skin. Also: most Earth-like planet ever found orbiting a Sun-like star, and more support for the Standard Model of particle physics.

 Duration: 00:29:26; File size: 26MB 968kb


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Hello Pluto!

New Horizons becomes the first spacecraft to visit Pluto. Also monster black hole grows surprisingly faster than its ancient galaxy, and physicists at CERN discover a new particle: the 'pentaquark'.

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New Horizons stays on track for Pluto

Despite a glitch earlier this week, New Horizons is on course for its historic rendezvous with Pluto. Also; mystery circles on Pluto's surface baffle scientists, and new calculations claim an earlier more violent end to the universe.

 Duration: 00:30:29; File size: 27MB 936kb


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Alien planet in comet's clothing

Astronomers discover a planet that looks like a comet. Also; how magnetic fields could help to form a galaxy's spectacular spiral arms, and Earth hit by two geomagnetic storms in a week.

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Early stars captured in historic image

Astronomers observe what could be some of the first stars to form after the Big Bang. Also: evidence for current volcanism on Venus, and new signs of methane from Mars.

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Could we find gravitational waves this year?

Evidence of gravitational waves may be in our reach by the end of the year, says scientist. Also; Pluto's small moons tumble in constant chaos, and Hubble detects the first intergalactic supernovae.

 Duration: 00:29:58; File size: 27MB 464kb

 



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