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The Cigar Galaxy Lights Up: Supernova 2014J

KQED Science | February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Cigar Galaxy Lights Up: Supernova 2014J

Once upon a time in a galaxy 12 million light years away, a tiny white dwarf star went supernova, and for a few fleeting weeks was elevated in brightness to outshine the rest of the stars in its galaxy combined.

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B612 Foundation: Defending the Earth from Merciless Asteroids

KQED Science | May 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

B612 Foundation: Defending the Earth from Merciless Asteroids

Envision the Earth plunging through space and passing a sign that warns, “Watch for falling rocks.” Now, what are we going to do deflect a catastrophic collision from space?

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