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Delta IV Heavy rocket launches NASA's Parker Solar Probe to study the sun

Delta IV Heavy probe headed toward sun

Some scientists scoffed at University of Chicago physicist Eugene Parker’s 1958 paper proposing the existence of a solar wind — a constant stream of particles flowing out from the sun that permeates the entire solar system.

Spacecraft quickly proved him right, and 60 years later, Parker looked on early Sunday as a NASA probe bearing his name rocketed from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on a $1.5 billion mission to “touch” the sun and solve some of its persisting mysteries.

“All I have to say is, wow, here we go,” said Parker, 91, after the launch he watched from Kennedy Space Center. “We’re in for some learning over the next several years.”

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There's a Tiny Strange Galaxy Orbiting The Milky Way And No One Knows How It Got There

Milky WayA galaxy in nearby space called Segue 1 is quite the oddity. It's very small, and very faint, it hangs out very close to the Milky Way, and no one knows quite where it came from.

But now astronomers have accurately measured its movement for the first time, which has finally offered some clues.

So what, exactly, is Segue 1? Well, in the last decade or so, our telescope technology had grown powerful enough to spot a small new class of galaxy. They are very compact, occupying the space somewhere between a globular cluster and a dwarf galaxy.

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Mysterious radio signal from space? Astronomers aren’t sure of origins

Radio signal heard from outer space

A mysterious radio signal has been spotted by a telescope in Canada, and it's one of the lowest in frequency to date.

Details of the signal were posted to The Astronomer's Telegram, a website where accredited astronomers can post observations.

An observation posted last week by Patrick Boyle from Canada's McGill University finds a radio telescope called the Canadian Hydrogen Mapping Intensity Experiment (CHIME) discovered a fast radio burst, which are short bursts of radio waves coming from beyond the Milky Way Galaxy.

The FRB was detected at frequencies as low as 580 megahertz, the lowest frequency detection to date.

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Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

Koko dead at 46. Gorilla knew sign languageKoko the gorilla who mastered sign language, raised kittens and once playfully tried on the glasses of the late actor Robin Williams, has died. She was 46.

The Gorilla Foundation says the western lowland gorilla died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Santa Cruz mountains on Tuesday.

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Puan, world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, dies at 62

Puan, world's oldest orangutan, dead at 62 Puan, the oldest Sumatran orangutan in the world, has died at the Perth Zoo in Australia, officials said. She was 62.

The female orangutan was euthanized due to what veterinarians said were age-related complications affecting her quality of life, Perth Zoo said in a statement Tuesday.

Holly Thompson, a primate supervisor at the zoo, said it was difficult to end Puan's life on Monday, but noted it was the right and respectful choice.

"She did so much for the colony at Perth Zoo and the survival of her species, so I am very proud of the level of care given to Puan throughout her years, but importantly in her final days," Thompson said.

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Stephen Hawking's ashes buried, words beamed into black hole in space

Stephen HawkingMore than 1,000 people gathered for a memorial service Friday in London for theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking whose ashes were buried alongside Britain's greatest scientists at Westminster Abbey and whose recorded voice was being beamed into space to the nearest black hole.

The service, which also drew members of the public selected by ballot, included readings by actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Hawking in a BBC drama, and British astronaut Tim Peake.

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Listen to the Sounds of Narwhals That Have Been Elusive to Science

Narwhals sounds that have been elusive to scientists

You’d think that narwhals couldn’t be more enchanting. These elusive, ice-dodging, deep-diving whales have 10-foot snaggletoothed tusks, and they see with sound.

But then there’s the narwhal of east Greenland. It’s kind of the narwhal of narwhals.

“Because they’re so hard to access, we honestly hardly knew anything,” said Susanna Blackwell, who studies the effects of human sounds on marine mammals for Greeneridge Sciences. “It’s an animal that’s been hidden from civilization for an awful long time.”

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