Astronomers will turn an array of radio telescope dishes towards Kepler-62, a star smaller and dimmer than the Sun about 1,000 light years away in the constellation Lyra.
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The ALMA radio telescope, not fully operational, has already doubled the number of star-forming galaxies seen from the first 1.5 billion years of the universe's history. ->
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The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array is officially introduced today in Chile, and PopSci is high in the Andes with the details. SANTIAGO, Chile -- Wearing a rainbow skirt, silver face paint and a pair of metallic radio dishes on her head, Constanza Biagini was an exhibit unto herself. She stood in a dim back room of a crowded Chilean subway station, a living...
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PAUL NEWMAN: It will take a rearguard action every bit as great as those that defied South Africa in Centurion and Cape Town and Australia in Cardiff – and even New Zealand in Dunedin - if England are to avoid one of their most unlikely and embarrassing defeats in modern memory tomorrow here at Eden Park. England need 391 to win, but New Zealand need only six wickets.
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ALMA is finally being unwrapped, and your telescope correspondent is going to Chile to see it. A new radio telescope that can hear the faintest heartbeats in the universe--colder and farther back in time than anything to come before it--is about to be officially switched on in the Chilean Andes. The Atacama Large-Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array, or ALMA, is the grandest...
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JOHANNESBURG - The company that gave America the Bacon Sundae opened with a big splash in South Africa - but no bacon. Burger King South Africa CEO Jaye Sinclair says people lined up for hours at the weekend launch in the coastal resort of Cape Town. But a few customers called Talk Radio 702 Monday to complain there were no bacon dishes and ask why the company was catering...
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With a population of just 46,000 Hattiesburg, Mississippi is not the type of place you might expect to find a major wine festival featuring a huge array of world class vintners. Nonetheless, this is exactly what will be on tap in Hattiesburg this Friday, when the Purple Parrot Café’s Ninth Annual Wine Festival rolls into town - along with winemakers from California, the...
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England came within two runs of beating Australia on Friday, an agonising loss which means they now need to beat South Africa and New Zealand to qualify for the final
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• South Africa 77; England 81-3• England win by seven wicketsAnya Shrubsole fired England to the crushing win against South Africa necessary to preserve their hopes of reaching the World Cup final, although it remains a very long shot.Shrubsole, the bustling Somerset seamer who had taken seven wickets in England's previous two games, ripped through South Africa with five for...
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Human rights activist Graca Machel, said South Africa is on the brink of 'something very dangerous' which it may not be able to stop unless it deals with its history.
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