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Scientists make sound of ‘perfectly flowing fluid’ and it could help study neutron stars

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Jupiter-sized planet found orbiting a dead star — a first in space discoveries

Planet WD 1856b, located 80 light years from Earth, is thought to be about 14 times the mass of Jupiter and goes around the star every 34 hours.

Hubble telescope turns 30 — here’s a look at 5 iconic images it beamed back from space

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched on 24 April 1990. In the past 30 years, the telescope captured some iconic images from intergalactic spars to massive blackholes.
Universe expansion rate

The universe is expanding 9% faster than expected, but it’s unclear why

New research done using the Hubble Space Telescope has not been able to explain why the universe is expanding faster, but scientists have 3 theories. 

Scientists detect the first-ever molecule of the universe

HeH+ was the first molecular bond to ever exist in the universe, taking shape around 300,000 years after the Big Bang.
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IIT Hyderabad researchers devise way to crack new secrets of the universe

A team of researchers at IIT Hyderabad has combined the power of four algorithms to yield clear answers at great speed.
Goblin planet

It’s not a planet or a comet. But this icy Goblin is another thrilling key to the universe

A 'tiny, cold world' has been discovered in a mysterious disc-shaped region far beyond Neptune.

When NASA probe kisses the Sun, a star will spill long-held secrets

Why are the fringes of the Sun's atmosphere hotter than the surface? The Parker Solar Probe may tell us.
Earth from the space

The one thing Adi Shankracharya and Stephen Hawking agree on

"Till a few centuries ago, scientists believed that they could—and indeed had—solved the riddle of the universe," says Pawan K Verma in his book Adi Shankaracharya.

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