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At the turn of the 19th century, the binary star system Eta Carinae was faint and undistinguished. In the first decades of the century, it became brighter and brighter, until, by April 1843, it was the second brightest star in the sky, outshone only by Sirius (which is almost a thousand times closer to Earth). In the years that followed, it gradually dimmed again and by the 20th century was totally invisible to the naked eye.The star has continued to vary in brightness ever since, and while…

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New forensic technique for estimating time of death by checking

05/13/13 Depressed people live in parallel time zone, scientists find ~People with severe depression have a disrupted “biological clock” that makes it seem as if they are living in a different time zone...The researchers found that they could estimate a healthy person's time of death to within a few hours by analyzing the activity levels of a set of genes-whether they are switched on 'high' or 'low'-within certain regions of the deceased brain.

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Magellanic Cloud Survey view of the Tarantula Nebula | The leader of the survey team, Maria-Rosa Cioni (University of Hertfordshire, UK) explains: "This view is of one of the most important regions of star formation in the local Universe, the spectacular 30 Doradus star-forming region, also called the Tarantula Nebula. At its core is a large cluster of stars called RMC 136, in which some of the most massive stars known are located."