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Black holes can’t send information about what they’re swallowing – and that’s a problem

Aaron Horowitz / Getty Images Three numbers. Just three numbers – that’s all it takes to describe a black hole completely and 100% unambiguously in general relativity. If I tell you the mass, electric charge, and spin (i.e. angular momentum) of a black hole, we’re done. That’s all we will know about it and all …

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Tremendous Potential – Vitamin K has been found to prevent cell death

The discovery also suggests that vitamin K therapy may be an effective way to treat hepatitis-related diseases. Scientists discover a new function for a long-known molecule. A team of researchers from Helmholtz Munich has discovered a new function of vitamin K, commonly known for its role in blood clotting. Scientists have found that vitamin K …

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Jupiter and Saturn will be visible in the night sky throughout October

NASA is urging stargazers to enjoy Evenings with the Giants this month — the massive planets Jupiter and Saturn will appear in the night sky over the next few weeks. Early in the evening, you’ll find them in the southeast, slowly moving west with the stars throughout the night. “They form a triangle with the …

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NASA, SpaceX target October 5 to launch Crew 5 astronauts after delaying Ian

The sun sets behind a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft at Kennedy Space Center in Florida before the Crew-5 astronaut’s launch. (Photo: SpaceX) Kennedy Space Center, Florida – Operations at the Florida Spaceport are back to normal after Hurricane Ian rampaged across the state. On Wednesday, October 5, NASA and SpaceX aim to …

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Astronomers think they know the reason for the axis of Uranus Kooky Off-Kilter

Uranus marches to the beat of its strange little drum. Although it shares many similarities with the other ice giant in our solar system, Neptune, it has its own set of quirks. And one of these things is impossible to miss: its axis of rotation is so skewed that it might also be lying down. …

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NASA, SpaceX target October 5 to launch Crew 5 astronauts after delaying Ian

The sun sets behind a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft at Kennedy Space Center in Florida before the Crew-5 astronaut’s launch. (Photo: SpaceX) Kennedy Space Center, Florida – Operations at the Florida Spaceport are back to normal after Hurricane Ian rampaged across the state. On Wednesday, October 5, NASA and SpaceX aim to …

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Scientists have discovered a huge “ocean” near the heart of the Earth

High water content in the transition zone has far-reaching consequences (representative image) Scientists have discovered a water reservoir three times the size of all the oceans beneath the Earth’s surface, according to an international study. Water is found between the transition zone of the Earth’s upper and lower mantle. The research team analyzed the rate …

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Super-Earths are more common and habitable than Earth. Astronomers find billions more.

Astronomers think the most likely place to find life in the galaxy is on super-Earths, like Kepler-69c, shown in this artist’s rendering. (Image credit: NASA Ames/JPL-CalTech) This article was originally published on Conversation. (Opens in a new tab) Post contributed this article to Space.com Expert Voices: Editorial and Insights. Astronomers now routinely discover planets that …

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