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    Mysterious Origins of Brightest Star Explosions Revealed

    Weizmann's Dr. Avishay Gal-Yam studies super-luminous supernovas, which are up to 100 times brighter than the two other known types of supernovas. As reports, such research can help scientists better understand how heavy elements were created in the early universe.

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    ""Brightest Supernova Ever"" Was Actually Monster Black Hole's Violent Star Slashing

    <em></em> reports on the recent finding by Weizmann astrophysicist Dr. Giorgos Leloudas revealing that what scientists believed to be a super-luminous supernova was actually a star being shredded by a black hole. The star was basically turned into ""spaghetti,"" causing the very bright flash noted by observers.

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    Hints of Earth Splash a Saturnian Moon Landscape

    Titan is the only body in the solar system that has been found to have conditions, such as liquid and weather, similar to those on Earth. Dr. Oded Aharonson, formerly at Caltech and now at the Weizmann Institute, explains in The New York Times why Titan is so important.

  • Scientists Find Signs of Missing "God Particle"

    Weizmann Institute of Science astrophysicists have been prominent in the experiments that have shown ""promising signs"" of the existence of the Higgs boson – the ""God particle"" – that provides a framework for all of the subatomic particles in nature and has been sought for decades.

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    New Doubt About Dark Matter

    In space, a massive search for dark matter is underway, with many astrophysicists pointing to any suspect ""noise"" as possible dark matter. But, as <em>Forbes</em> reports, as of yet there is no proof that dark matter even exists; they talk to Weizmann's Prof. Mordehai Milgrom, who explains that a universe without dark matter is possible.

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    ""Crash"" describes construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator near Geneva, where Weizmann scientists are part of a global team seeking to find the Higgs boson and prove the Standard Model of physics. When speeding particles collide in the LHC, they very briefly mimic the conditions that existed right after the Big Bang.

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    StemRad’s Cosmic Ray Suit, Developed by Weizmann PhD, Set for Mars Trial

    Oren Milstein, who holds a PhD in immunology from the Weizmann Institute, is cofounder of StemRad - a company that has developed an innovative spacesuit that protects against cosmic rays, and is intended for use on trips to Mars. The Israel Space Agency and the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Space and the German Aerospace Center are launching the suit as part of the next trial flight of NASA's Orion satellite.

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    The Spectacular Aftermath of a Supernova Was Just Seen at Its Earliest Stage Ever

    <em>The Washington Post</em> reports on the remarkable recent observation of a supernova within just 3 to 10 hours of its explosion. A global network of astrophysicists - from California to Israel to Hawaii - collaborated in real time to take measurements of the supernova, the youngest ever witnessed. Weizmann’s Dr. Ofer Yaron was the lead scientist on the paper.