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Rugby star Tom Youngs' wife cures "Incurable" Cancer with Cannabis Oil

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The wife of rugby star Tom Youngs says her terminal cancer has ‘gone’ after a year of alternative treatment including taking cannabis oil and starving herself for 17 hours a day. Tiffany Youngs, 32, was told last year her illness was ‘incurable’ and she could die within a month – a devastating blow which resulted in Tom’s brother Ben Youngs pulling out of the British... 

Hubble spots pitch-black exoplanet so hot it ‘eats light’ from nearby star

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Scientists studying the exoplanet WASP-12b have made a startling discovery: the planet is so hot it reflects almost no light, making it appear pitch-black. An international team of astronomers from McGill University, Canada and the University of Exeter, UK measured how much light is reflected by the exoplanet, otherwise known as its ‘albedo,’ in order to better understand the chemical... 

Kepler-438b planet loses atmosphere to aggressive parent star

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In this artistic rendering, the planet Kepler-438b is shown in front of its violent parent star as it is being regularly irradiated by huge flares, which renders the planet uninhabitable. (University of Warwick) Located some 470 light years away from the Earth in the constellation Lyra, Kepler-438b has been dubbed the most Earth-like exoplanet since its discovery by NASA earlier this year. Orbiting... 

NASA's Hubble telescope catches star digesting companion

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Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered surprising new clues about a hefty, rapidly aging star whose behavior has never been seen before in our Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers at NASA have used the Hubble Space Telescope to capture a very rare event: A star, dubbed ‘Nasty 1,’ cannibalizing another star nearby, and producing a giant, pancake-shaped gas disk in the... 

Super-hungry black hole gobbles star at rate previously thought impossible

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An “ultraluminous” black hole P13 in a remote galaxy is consuming a gas cloud belonging to a neighboring star about ten times faster than scientists previously believed was possible. About 12 million light years from Earth, on the outskirts of the galaxy NGC 7793 the developments around a “luminous” black hole, known as P13, have caught the attention of astronomers. The scientists were amazed... 

American astronomer discovers Earth-like planet orbiting Red Dwarf

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A new, Earth-like, inhabitable planet has been discovered outside our solar system by American astronomer Thomas Barclay. The planet is almost the same size as Earth – just one-tenth bigger – and is orbiting a Red Dwarf star. The planet orbits around an M1 Red Dwarf, or small and relatively cool, star, where liquid (including water) can exist. Such planets are in the “Goldilocks” zone, scientists... 

Three super-Earths discovered in habitable zone of same star ‘for the first time’

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Astronomers have found a record number of super-Earths orbiting in the habitable zone of a known star, 22 light years away from Earth. The planets, which have three suns, have one side illuminated at all times while the other is submerged in darkness. The Gliese 667C star in the constellation of Scorpion has been well studied before. However, as a result of new observations the scientists made a stunning... 

Newly discovered star throws light on evolution of Sun

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Brazilian astronomers made a sensational discovery. On the far side of the galaxy they found a star with characteristics resembling those of the Sun. This star is located 240 light-years away from the Earth. Interestingly, the observed star is two million years older than the Sun, and its observation will help scientists to study the evolution of the Sun. The study was conducted using a space satellite... 

Potentially habitable planet discovered orbiting nearby star similar to our sun

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Artist’s impression: five planets orbit the star Tau Ceti, which is just 11.9 light-years from Earth. Astronomers have discovered that the closest Sun-like star, Tau Ceti, is orbited by five planets, one of which is in the “habitable range”. If its existence is confirmed, the planet could be the closest potentially life-harboring world to our own. Tau Ceti, twelve light years away, belongs... 

Researchers indentify massive galaxy with high star production rate

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The handout illustration provided by NASA shows Phoenix, the newly-found galaxy. Astronomers have recently discovered a distant gigantic galaxy cluster that is capable of giving birth to new stars at an extraordinary rate. Observations from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the US National Science Foundation’s South Pole Telescope and eight other observatories, showed that the newly-discovered... 

Jackass star Ryan Dunn dies in car crash

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The crew: Dunn (far right) was part of the cast for MTV show Jackass. Reality TV daredevil and Jackass star Ryan Dunn was killed in a car accident in the early hours of this morning. The 34-year-old died in a one car collision near his home in West Goshen, Pennsylvania at around 2.30am following a night out with friends. Upon arrival to the scene, police found a 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 ‘off the... 

Russians may be the first to reach the Sun

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Despite the fact that the Sun is our “native” star, to date no one has been able to examine it at a close range. Now helio-physicists of several countries are working to create devices that would allow them to approach the sun as close as possible and study the processes taking place there. It is possible that the first solar probe will be launched in Russia. The idea of ​​sending... 

Second sun may appear at any moment

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Second sun may appear at any moment. Scientists claim that Betelgeuse, a star 640 light years away from Earth, is going to explode soon. Nikolai Chugai, head of the department of Variable Stars and Astronomical Spectroscopy of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Astronomy shares his views with RIA Novosti’s Samir Shakhbaz, on possible threats and impact this star may cause to our planet. Samir... 

How Close to the Sun Can You Survive?

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With July in full force, it already feels like the Sun’s rays are slobbering down our necks. But what if it were closer to us? Say, 90 million miles closer? Popular Science investigates how near we could go and survive. Even though the life-giving fireball burns at an unfathomable 9,940°F, PopSci notes that its heat fades quickly with distance in space’s vacuum, so that even at relatively... 
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Super Laser to create Star on Earth for renewable Energy

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The super-laser It may be an American project, but it has the potential to greatly affect not only the EU, but the entire planet. Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory believe they have come up with a way to permanently cure the planet’s energy woes – to create a star on Earth. Now immediately, the entire plan sounds like ‘science-fiction gone mad’ and throws... 
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