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How black holes can spaghettify stars that fall too close – Mashable

Spaghetti never sounded so deadly.

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Spaghettification sounds like a particularly unpleasant thing to happen to pretty much anything that isn’t a lump of pasta dough. Now imagine it happening to a star.
Thats precisely what astronomers around the world observed over a six-month period when a black hole stretched and ripped apart a star that was sucked into its intense gravitational grasp at a distance of 215 million light years from Earth, as detailed in an Oct. 12 study
published through the Royal Astronomical Society. It was t…

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Betelgeuse, the unusually dimming star, shares new secrets with scientists – 7NEWS.com.au

The red giant star Betelgeuse, which was thought to be on the brink of a supernova explosion, is still revealing more and more.

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The red giant star Betelgeuse, which was thought to be on the brink of a supernova explosion, is still revealing more secrets, even after the Hubble Space Telescope helped solve the mystery of why it has looked a little dimmer than usual.
The star, which is visible in the Orion constellation, is actually smaller and closer than previously believed, researchers discovered.
The new study published Friday in The Astrophysical Journal.
Although the star has been well studied, Betelgeuse is regula…

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Neil deGrasse Tyson warns asteroid could hit Earth the day before the election | TheHill – The Hill

Don’t panic, you can still vote.

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Stressed out about the presidential election this year? The Universe heard you and is sending you an asteroid.
In an Instagram post, Neil deGrasse Tyson shared a photo of the Earth from space along with what you can only assume is an asteroid. Asteroid 2018VP1  now that’s a mouthful  is a space-rock the size of a refrigerator, Tyson said, and it’s hurtling towards us at more than 25,000 miles per hour. 
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE RIGHT NOW
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24 million-year-old nursery for baby megasharks discovered in South Carolina – Live Science

These sharks belong to the same lineage as megalodon.

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About 24 million years ago, baby shark ancestors of the giant beast called megalodon
needed a place to grow big before heading into the open ocean, so they swam around a coastal spot replete with easy-to-catch prey a nursery in what is now South Carolina, according to new research.
Until now, scientists knew of just two fossil shark nurseries: a 10 million-year-old megalodon nursery
in Panama and a 5 million-year great white shark nursery
in Chile. In addition to being the third such nurs…

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