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Twisted Light Could Dramatically Boost Data Rates

<b>It was just 24 years ago that researchers reported</b> the discovery of something remarkable about light: Certain beams, traveling through space with a …

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Study finds solar system’s water older than the sun | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - Water found in Earth’s oceans, in meteorites and frozen in lunar craters predates the birth of the solar system, a study published on Thursday shows, a finding with implications for the search for life on other planets.<p>Scientists have long debated whether the solar …

Water on Earth predates the solar system, and even the sun

Some of the water molecules in your drinking glass were created more than 4.5 billion years ago, according to new research.<p>That makes them older than the Earth, older than the solar system — even older than the sun itself.<p>In a study published Thursday in Science, researchers say the distinct …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …