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FUSE Observations Strengthen White Dwarf Theory

Observations of the white dwarf star, Sirius B, made with NASA's Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) satellite give astronomers firm new evidence that mathematical models widely used to predict white dwarf star mass and radius are correct.

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Cosmic birth theory gets support

New meteorite data lends support to a controversial theory that the violent explosion of a star was involved in the creation of the Sun and its planets.

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French experts will give geology lectures

The French Embassy here will organise lectures, titled ‘2050: Hazardous assignment’ by Adolphe Nicolas, a French professor and geologist, and ‘The Oman Ophiolite, a guided tour’ by Professor Francoise Boudier.

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Early settlers' fires 'made Australian deserts'

US and Australian researchers say settlers who came to Australia 50,000 years ago and set fires that burned off natural flora and fauna may have triggered a cataclysmic weather change that turned the country's interior into the dry desert it is today.

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Earthquake jolts the Andamans

A strong earthquake of 6.5 magnitude on the Richter Scale Monday jolted the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, but officials said it was a part of aftershocks continuing since the tsunami disaster.

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