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'Assassin' supernova discovered that is 570bn times brighter than sun

Astronomers find brightest star explosion ever, located 3.8bn light-years away, which is more luminous than entire Milky Way<p>Astronomers have discovered the brightest star explosion ever, a super supernova that easily outshines our entire Milky Way.<p>An international team revealed “the most powerful …

Universe

A 2 kilometre-long asteroid will be zooming past Earth on Christmas Eve

Asteroid 2003 SD220 will be flying around Earth on the 24th - and we won't see it again until 2018<p>This Christmas Eve, we will be able to see an asteroid in the sky.<p>Asteroid 2003 SD220 will zoom past Earth about 11 million km (6,787,600 miles) away, which is more than 28 times the distance between …

Satellite captures lunar eclipse a million miles above Earth

Watch the moment the moon moves directly behind the Earth, captured from satellite DSCOVR<p>A unique view has been captured by American satellite DSCOVR, which is based a million miles away from Earth.<p>The spacecraft camera caught the moment the moon moved directly behind the Earth, making a lunar …

A wall of skulls shows why story of humankind has to be rewritten

A spectacular series of fossil discoveries, now going on public display, has transformed the study of our early ancestors<p>A stark demonstration of the dramatic changes that have swept through the science of human evolution will be revealed this week at London’s Natural History Museum. A wall of …

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (29 November 2015)

<b>Top picks</b><p>From me in the Atlantic:<p>Why So Blue, Tarantulas?<br>• The New Gene-Editing Technique That Reveals Cancer’s Weaknesses<br>• Inside the Bizarre Genome of the World’s Toughest Animal<p>“To weather something is, after all, to survive.” The peerless Kathryn Schulz takes us on a tour of weather in literature. …