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A Quark Star? Super-luminous Stellar Explosion Observed Scientists at a loss to explain observations make up another new type of star that goes against all known laws of nuclear chemistry and physics 
Huge exoplanet puzzles astronomers "It has puzzled us; we're not sure where to draw the boundary between planets and brown dwarfs," said Hans Deeg........... Of course it puzzles you. I would be puzzled too if I thought stars were all big balls of burning hydrogen. Clearly they are not. 
Scientists: Earth May Exist in Giant Cosmic Bubble  If the notion of dark energy sounds improbable, get ready for an even more outlandish suggestion. 
NASA Baffled by Unexplained Force Acting on Space Probes  "I am feeling both humble and perplexed by this," said Anderson, who is now working as a retiree. "There is something very strange going on with spacecraft motions. We have no convincing explanation for either the Pioneer anomaly or the flyby anomaly.".............. Of course you are perplexed. You don't believe in the possiblity of space plasmas having an electric potential. 
Dark Fluid LOL - science daily kills me. A physicist has taken a nose dive off the deep end with no arm floats. 
Young galaxy's magnetism surprises astronomers "Looking at a faraway protogalaxy seen as it was 6.5 billion years ago, the scientists measured a magnetic field at least 10 times stronger than that of our own Milky Way. They had expected just the opposite"................. If you think galaxies are formed by accretion and gravity alone, I would think this finding throws a monkey wrench into your belief structure no? 
Dinosaur 'mummies' were just thick-skinned In a desperate attempt to cover up the fact that dinosaurs were flash fossilized all over the planet at roughly the same time, scientists have resorted to claiming that all dinosaurs were just "thick skinned."  
Unusual Auroras Over Saturn's North Pole  "What's causing this unusual aurora over Saturn? No one is sure."..... No one is sure because they still refuse to accept electric cosmology as being real. 
Astronomers Find Nest Of Massive Supernovae In "Starburst Galaxy" A team of astronomers probing the activities of a pair of colliding galaxies has been startled to discover that the merger has resulted in a nest of a dozen or more extremely powerful supernova explosions, comparable to the most powerful ever observed.  
Older Galaxy Pair Has Surprisingly Youthful Glow The puzzle is: why didn’t Arp 82 form many stars earlier, like most galaxies of that mass range? Scientifically, it is an oddball and provides a relatively nearby lab for studying the age of intermediate-mass galaxies.  
Hubble Finds That 'Blue Blobs' In Space Are Orphaned Clusters Of Stars The mystery is that the “blue blobs” are found along a wispy bridge of gas strung among three colliding galaxies, M81, M82, and NGC 3077, residing approximately 12 million light-years from Earth. This is not the place astronomers expect to find star clusters: in the "abyssal plain" of intergalactic space. “We could not believe it, the stars were in the middle of nowhere”, says de Mello. 
Aging Universe May Still Be Spawning Massive Galaxies "We knew there were really massive young galaxies eons ago, but we thought they had all matured into older ones more like our Milky Way. If these galaxies are indeed newly formed, then this implies parts of the universe are still hotbeds of galaxy birth," said Dr. Chris Martin. 
New Luminous Spots Found On Jupiter "Previously, we only observed downstream spots, but only half of the configurations of Io in the Jovian magnetic field had been studied," says Bertrand Bonfond of the University of Liège in Belgium, who is a member of the team that found the new type of spot. "Now we have the complete picture. The results are surprising because no theory predicted upstream spots." 
Hidden Boundaries Of Sunspots Pump Out Plasma Into Interplanetary Space "The fringes of active regions are far more interesting than we thought," said Doschek. "Outflow areas from sunspots are faint in extreme-ultraviolet radiation, and it was a surprise to measure such huge amounts of plasma streaming out of these dim boundary regions." 
Ulysses Spacecraft Flies Over Sun's North Pole Each previous flyby revealed something interesting and mysterious. One puzzle has been the temperature of the sun's poles. In the previous solar cycle, the magnetic north pole was about 80,000 degrees Fahrenheit (more than 44,000 degrees Celsius), or 8 percent cooler than the south. The current flyby may help solve this puzzle because it comes less than a year after a similar south pole flyby in Feb. 2007.  
Integral points to the fastest spinning neutron star "It was quite a surprise to us," admits Kuulkers. However, after running a series of checks, the team satisfied themselves that the oscillations were indeed taking place 1122 times a second (1122 Hz).  
Jets on Jupiter: first view of an auroral flare "We were very surprised to see the flare", says Waite. "The rapid increase in intensity over such a large area was quite unexpected and is hard to explain". 
Night-time on Venus Astronomers observing the night side of Venus were surprised to find emissions from oxygen atoms as strong as those from aurora in the Earth's atmosphere.  
A Giant Breach in Earth's Magnetic Field Researchers are even more amazed at the strange and unexpected way it forms, overturning long-held ideas of space physics. 
Mystery Roar from Faraway Space Detected  "The universe really threw us a curve," Kogut said. "Instead of the faint signal we hoped to find, here was this booming noise six times louder than anyone had predicted." 
New Cosmic Background Radiation Found "We really don't know what it is, but it's not the combined emission of radio galaxies in the universe, there simply aren't enough of them," says team member Michael Seiffert (NASA/ Jet Propulsion Laboratory). "You start out on a path to measure something — in this case, the heat from the very first stars — but run into something else entirely, something unexplained." 
Star Light, Star Bright, Its Explanation is Out of Sight A mysterious flash of light from somewhere near or far in the universe is still keeping astronomers in the dark long after it was first detected by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in 2006. "We have never seen anything like it,"  
Our world may be a giant hologram  *spits coffee on monitor* need I say more. 
Dark flow: Proof of another universe?  "This discovery adds to our pile of puzzles about cosmology," says Laura Mersini-Houghton of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  
A bizarre universe may be lurking in the shadows Warning, the level of nonsense in this story may cause your head to explode. 
'Primordial' gas ring gives birth to baby galaxies  "Strangely, the new galaxies appear to lack dark matter, suggesting a fraction of the universe's first galaxies might have been born from gas alone." 
Magnetic slingshot creates aurora on Earth "Strung out like a line of buoys in the ocean, THEMIS tracked the true sequence of events. The outermost satellites registered a reconnection, an aurora appeared near Earth, then the inner probes saw a current disruption. This sequence was a surprise, as researchers expected the aurora to occur last." 
Stars Forming Just Beyond Black Hole’s Grasp at Galactic Center "The center of the Milky Way presents astronomers with a paradox: it holds young stars, but no one is sure how those stars got there. " 
Unexpected Source Of Gamma Rays Discovered In Space "This new gamma emission, observed from the MAGIC telescope in La Palma (Canary Islands) is not consistent with what scientists expected to find, and has resulted in them suggesting three hypotheses to explain their origin." 
Saturn moon's odd activity  If there is life on Saturn's bizarre, water-spewing moon Enceladus, it's about to spend a lot of time in the freezer....Enceladus cannot have been as it is now throughout its whole existence – it would have lost 20% of its mass via its geysers if that had been the case 
Most Massive Black Holes Heavier Than Thought "astronomers have been puzzled as to why the central black holes in local galaxies are puny by comparison. " Scientists dream up the fantasy of dark halos to prop up their failed theories. 
Faintest Spectra Ever Raise Glaring Question: Why do Galaxies in the Young Universe Appear so Mature? "Theory tells us that this epoch should be dominated by little galaxies crashing together," said Dr. Roberto Abraham (University of Toronto) who is a Co-Principal Investigator of the team conducting the observations at Gemini. "We are seeing that a large fraction of the stars in the Universe are already in place when the Universe was quite young, which should not be the case. This glimpse back in time shows pretty clearly that we need to re-think what happened during this early epoch in galactic evolution. The theoreticians will definitely have something to gnaw on!" 
Speeding Stars Baffle Scientists "It's a bit of a puzzle," van Dokkum told SPACE.com. "We think these galaxies must grow through collisions with other galaxies. The weird thing is that these mergers must lead to galaxies that are larger in size but not much more massive. We need a mechanism that grows them in size but not in mass."..."It could also still be that we are doing something wrong," van Dokkum said. - ya think? 
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