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World 21 May 2020 | 4:44 AM

For first time, scientists spot an alien planet as it is being formed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Astronomers have gazed into what appears to be a planetary maternity ward, observing for the first time within a huge disk of dense gas and dust surrounding a newly formed star a planet in the process of being born.

World 07 May 2020 | 4:29 AM

Closest black hole to Earth has two partners in surprising celestial marriage

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Astronomers have spotted the closest black hole to Earth ever discovered and are surprised about its living arrangements - residing harmoniously with two stars in a remarkable celestial marriage that may end in a nasty breakup.

World 20 Apr 2020 | 11:14 PM

Interstellar gatecrasher 2I/Borisov is no ordinary comet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have discovered that a comet called 2I/Borisov - only the second interstellar object ever detected passing through the solar system - is surprisingly different in its composition from comets hailing from our celestial neighborhood.

World 17 Apr 2020 | 7:39 AM

Chile astronomers discover star dancing according to Einstein´s century-old theory

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Astronomers in Chile using one of the world's largest telescopes have found a star "dancing" around a black hole in the Milky Way just as Albert Einstein might have predicted more than a century ago.

Nation 22 Feb 2020 | 7:00 AM

Novel concept of themed classrooms in Perak school

SJK (T) St Mary in Parit Buntar, Perak, became the first school in the state to fully transform their classrooms under the “theme classroom” concept, Makkal Osai reported.