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‘Super-Earth’ found orbiting one of the oldest stars in the Milky Way

‘Super-Earth’ found orbiting one of the oldest stars in the Milky Way

A hot and rocky exoplanet known as a super-Earth has been discovered orbiting one of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy, according to a new study. The exoplanet, called that because it’s located outside our solar system, is about 50% larger than Earth and has three times the mass — which makes it…MORE

6-foot megalodon shark babies were cannibals in the womb, study says

6-foot megalodon shark babies were cannibals in the womb, study says

These extinct sharks gave birth to some really large babies — about the size of a full-grown human adult. At birth, megalodons were about 6.6 feet, or 2 meters, in length, according to a study published Sunday in the Historical Biology journal. Megalodons, scientifically known as Otodus megalodon, were huge sharks that grew up to…MORE

A distant galaxy dies as astronomers watch

A distant galaxy dies as astronomers watch

Galaxies die when the stars that live in them stop forming. Now, for the first time, astronomers have witnessed this phenomenon in a distant galaxy. Scientists were able to glimpse a galaxy as it ejected almost half of the gas it uses to form stars. They captured this rare observation using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter…MORE

US prosecutors say Honduras President helped send cocaine to Americans

US federal prosecutors say Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández helped an alleged drug trafficker deliver thousands of kilos of cocaine to the United States in exchange for hefty bribes — a claim the Honduran Presidency rejected on Sunday as “100% false.” A motion submitted Friday by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York details…MORE

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