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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan

-BBC

Nobel physics prize
Three scientists have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for “ground-breaking” discoveries about the Universe. James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz were announced as this year’s winners at a ceremony in Stockholm. The winners will share the prize money of nine million kronor (£738,000)…more

-Carnegie Institution For Science

Saturn overtakes Jupiter as planet with most moons
Jupiter had been the “moon king” for some 20 years. Saturn has overtaken Jupiter as the planet with the most moons, according to US researchers. The moons were discovered using the Subaru telescope on Maunakea, Hawaii. Dr Sheppard told BBC News that Jupiter had been the planet with most known moons since the late 1990s…more

-BBC

Milky Way explosion detected
The Hubble observatory has found evidence of a cataclysmic flare that punched its way out of our galaxy about 3.5 million years ago. A massive burst of ionising radiation exploded from our galaxy’s heart. The impact was felt 200,000 light-years away. The discovery that the Milky Way’s centre was more dynamic than previously…more

-TAS

‘dark Universe’ makes progress
Europe’s space mission to uncover the secrets of the “dark Universe” has reached a key milestone. The test model of the Euclid telescope has just emerged from a chamber where it was subjected to the kind of conditions experienced in orbit…more

NASA engineer invents physics-breaking new space engine
Star Trek’s Montgomery Scott famously said “ye cannot change the laws of physics”, but a real-life space engineer says he might have just done that. David Burns of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama has unveiled what he’s calling the ‘helical engine’, which could potentially power flights across space without using any fuel at all…more

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