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  • NASA's Swift Satellite Detects Rare Eruption From Black Hole

    NASA's Swift Satellite Detects Rare Eruption From Black Hole

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    NASA's Swift Satellite Detects Rare Eruption From Black Hole

    NASA’s Swift satellite detected an rare outburst of x-ray energy from a star system around 8,000 light years away from Earth on June 15. Researchers believe the flare of x-ray energy from V404 Cygni was triggered by a buildup of gas in the accretion disk around the system’s black hole. A similar outburst was detected from the same blackhole, which is feeding on V404 Cygni’s binary star, in 1989. This NASA visualisation shows the outburst of x-ray energy from the black hole’s accretion disk …

  • Leonard Nimoy's Son Is Making a Doc on His Dad

    Leonard Nimoy's Son Is Making a Doc on His Dad

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    Leonard Nimoy's Son Is Making a Doc on His Dad

    Actor Leonard Nimoy's son Adam is making a documentary about his father's beloved 'Star Trek' character Spock. 'Spockumentary' reached a fundraising goal on Kickstarter and will focus on the pop icon and his legacy. (July 1) …

  • Donora-Webster Bridge Demolished in Pennsylvania

    Donora-Webster Bridge Demolished in Pennsylvania

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    Donora-Webster Bridge Demolished in Pennsylvania

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  • Black Church Fires Investigated Across South

    Black Church Fires Investigated Across South

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    Black Church Fires Investigated Across South

    A federal official has told the AP that a fire at Mount Zion AME Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, does not appear to be intentional. The fire is the seventh recent fire at a black church in the southeastern United States. (July 1) …

  • Actor Robert Redford Calls for Action Against Climate Change During UN Visit

    Actor Robert Redford Calls for Action Against Climate Change During UN Visit

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    Actor Robert Redford Calls for Action Against Climate Change During UN Visit

    Oscar-winning actor and climate change activist Robert Redford paid his first-ever visit to the UN this week, where he issued a call for fast action against the deadly threat of climate change. Addressing the UN General Assembly, the 78-year-old said, “Only by acting now and standing together, can we achieve the results we need in the time we have left.” Credit: Facebook/United Nations News Centre …