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Mend Broken Hearts With Cell Reprogramming

S u m m a r y : Mending broken hearts can now be done in laboratory through cell reprogramming, suggests a new study published in the journal Cell Reports. The research promises an unprecedented approach to heart disease therapy. Broken Hearts Mended Broken hearts can be mended through a simple cell reprogramming: the new

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Dead Stars, the New GPS for Spaceships

S u m m a r y : Dead stars might soon become the new GPS for spaceships, suggest new findings presented at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society held on January 11. Light of the Dead in Space Finding your way through space can be quite challenging for astronomers, a feat that might be

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Saturn’s Moon Titan is Like the Earth!

S u m m a r y : Saturn’s moon Titan has features that bear resemble to those found on Earth. These new findings, published in the Geophysical Review Letters, come from the updated Cassini data set that provides a more detailed outlook of the moon’s landscape. Cassini spacecraft was sent to orbit Saturn with

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Sand Grains, Instead of Water, on Mars!

S u m m a r y : Previously identified Martian water is actually sand and dust, suggests a new study that challenges previous ones. The findings are published in the journal Nature Geoscience. Water or Sand? Mars does not have that much water, after all—scientists mistook sand and dust for flowing water. Certain dark

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Space Dust Carries Life From Planet to Planet

S u m m a r y : What if space dust were to transport life from world to world? Scientists explore this possibility in a new study published in the journal Astrobiology. Travelling in a Flow of Stardust From where do we come, and how did we get here? What if, we were brought

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Star Refuses to Die—Supernova Occurs Again and Again

S u m m a r y : A star that refuses to die has captured the attention of astronomers since 2014—the supernova has lasted for over 3 years now. The findings are published in the journal Nature. A Star that Says, “I Don’t Want to Die” The unusual star is named iPTF14hls; it was

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Monster Planet Discovered Near Small Red Star

S u m m a r y : A giant planet, orbiting a distant, small star, has been spotted—one that should not exist if the planet formation theory is real. The new findings are published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Monster Planet Around Small Star The discovery of a huge

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Boiling Water On Mars Levitates Sand

S u m m a r y: Boiling water on Mars levitates large amounts of sand and other materials, suggest new findings published in the journal Nature Communications. Boiling Water on Mars Mars remains the focus of scientists who want to unravel all the layers of mysteries surrounding the Red Planet. Until now, no evidence

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6 Exocomets Seen Near A Distant Star

S u m m a r y : The dusty tails of 6 comets outside of our solar system, orbiting a star found 800 light years away from us, have been identified by a team of scientists and amateur astronomers. The findings are published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Exocomets Beyond

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Mars Has A Twisted Magnetic Tail

S u m m a r y : Mars has a twisted magnetotail—an invisible magnetic tail that results from interactions between the magnetic fields of the solar wind and the planet’s own magnetic activity, says a new study. The research, part of NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN), was presented at the 49th

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Human Habitat On the Moon in Lava Tubes!

S u m m a r y : A potential human habitat has been detected on the moon in the form of a massive open lava tube in the Marius Hills. The new findings are published in Geophysical Research Letters. Building A Lunar Base The possibility of setting up a lunar base keeps scientists busy

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Neutron Star Collision Seen For the First Time Ever!

S u m m a r y : A neutron star merger observed for the first time promises to revolutionise the world of astronomy. The findings, published in the journal Science, are hoped to educate us about neutron stars themselves, and they might also help explain the creation of elements like gold. Neutron Stars, The Remnants

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