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New Horizons on target for first Pluto encounter

New Horizons now on its final approach to Pluto. Also: New limits set on the quantum nature of space and time, and the Large Hadron Collider sets a new collision energy record.

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Supernovae origins: both theories are right!

Astronomers confirm thermonuclear supernovae can be caused by one or two white dwarfs. Also: discovery of the brightest galaxy ever seen, and alien stars found in our galaxy.



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Philae! Phone home!

Scientists still waiting for Rosetta's comet lander Philae to phone home. Also; a new explanation for the dominance of matter over antimatter, and CERN physicists confirm the neutral B meson sub atomic particle exists.

 Duration: 00:29:45; File size: 27MB 252kb


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Mystery fog may be the screams of zombie stars

A mysterious high energy X-ray fog could point to a vast stellar graveyard. Also; new images of Pluto indicate a possible polar ice cap, and the strange exo-world that challenges theories about how planets are made.

 Duration: 00:29:56; File size: 27MB 462kb


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Messenger set to crash onto Mercury

Messenger's historic mission to the planet Mercury about to end. Also: New clues about the very first stars to shine in the Universe, and a massive magma chamber discovered deep under the Yellowstone supervolcano.

 Duration: 00:28:54; File size: 26MB 476kb


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Hubble celebrates 25 years of science

How the Hubble Space Telescope has expanded our view of the Universe. Also: mystery of largest structure ever identified by humanity solved, and meteorites pinpoint the exact age of Earth and the Moon.

 Duration: 00:29:54; File size: 27MB 376kb


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Ghostly dark matter rewrites the rules

New studies show dark matter doesn't seem to interact with anything, not even itself. Also; NASA's plan to pluck a boulder off an asteroid and put it in orbit around the Moon, and nitrogen discovered on Mars.

Duration: 00:30:00; File size: 27MB 472kb


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Largest asteroid impact zone found in Australia

One of the largest asteroid impact zones on Earth discovered in outback Australia. Also; how Jupiter could be responsible for the formation of planet Earth, and sky watchers given a triple treat with a spectacular supermoon equinox eclipse.

 Duration: 00:29:17; File size: 26MB 832kb


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Hot springs on Saturn moon

Evidence of hot springs discovered on the Saturnian moon Enceladus. Also; the Milky Way at least 50 per cent bigger than previously thought, and a new population of dwarf satellite galaxies discovered orbiting the Milky Way.

 Duration: 00:29:37; File size: 27MB 168kb


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CERN's supercollider enters new frontiers

The world's largest atom smasher is back on line this month. Also; astronomers catch a naked speeding star, and Mars once had a giant ocean.

 Duration: 00:32:55; File size: 27MB 438kb


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