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Volcanism on asteroids in early solar system

Analysis of rare meteorite shows volcanic activity present on asteroids in the early solar system. Also; discovery of a red supergiant with a neutron star in its core, and scientists may have captured the first particles from interstellar space.

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Birth of solar system triggered by dying giant?

A red giant star rather than a supernova may have triggered the birth of the Sun and solar system. Also; hurricanes on Earth producing gamma-rays that are picked up in space, and over 100 geysers observed on Saturn's ice moon Enceladus.

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Rosetta reaches its comet

Rosetta becomes the first spacecraft to orbit a comet. Also; NASA prepares its next Mars rover mission as Opportunity sets a new distance record, and early Earth may have been habitable.

 Duration: 00:29:30; File size: 27MB 20kb


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Earth gives the moon a soft centre

Earth's gravity melts layer around Moon's core, suggests study. Also; the Milky Way galaxy a lot smaller than we thought, and scientists invent the blackest black ever.

 Duration: 00:29:56; File size: 27MB 424kb


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Rosetta seeing double over comet

Images of Rosetta's comet reveal it is actually two objects. Also; 'dancing' galaxies contradict the standard model of galactic evolution, and scientists map the magma path that lies below Mount Rainier.

 Duration: 00:29:55; File size: 27MB 412kb


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Star dust created in supernova shockwave

Astronomers lift the veil on the creation of cosmic star dust. Also; Mars' levels of ultraviolet radiation recorded on Earth, and the maiden flight of Russia's new Angara rocket.

 Duration: 00:30:02; File size: 27MB 528kb


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NASA launches satellite to monitor Earth's CO2

NASA's first carbon dioxide monitoring satellite blasts into orbit. Also; astronomers observe coronal rain on the Sun, and new clues about the origins of the planet Mercury.

 Duration: 00:29:43; File size: 27MB 245kb


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Black hole trio discovered in distant galaxy

Astronomers discover three super-massive black holes in a distant galaxy. Also: scientists find a diamond star, and is Saturn's moon Titan actually a comet?



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Black hole control switch found

Astronomers uncover the secret to controlling black holes. Also; has the gravitational waves discovery turned to dust? And Cassini sees possible waves on the seas of Saturn's moon Titan.

 Duration: 00:29:58; File size: 27MB 452kb

 

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Planets were early starters

Planets began forming soon after the birth of our solar system. Also; possible echoes of the proto-Earth from deep in the planet's mantle, and Rosetta closes in on an historic comet landing

 Duration: 00:29:58; File size: 27MB 428kb


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