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A Texas commission says the state should be involved in a legal fight for the possession of a potential treasure trove spotted through Google Earth.
A would-be treasure hunter believes he has found a sunken boat carrying a fortune in gold on a ranch in South Texas and argues it is in a navigable waterway. Nathan Smith testified this week at a hearing in Houston to determine whether he should be given permission to dig, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Eta Carinae, the galaxy's biggest, brightest and perhaps most studied star after the sun, has been keeping a secret: Its giant outbursts appear to be driven by an entirely new type of stellar explosion that is fainter than a typical supernova and does not destroy the star.
THE partner of a pneumonia victim claims his boyfriend was let down by medics. Paul O'Brien, 32, of Blyth, died of the condition last year. An inquest heard his GP thought his confusion and lack of co- ordination was the result of alcoholism and recommended rehab rather than hospital.
The brightest stellar explosion ever recorded may be a long-sought new type of supernova, according to observations by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ground-based optical telescopes.
Twenty years ago next month, the closest and brightest supernova in four centuries lit up the southern sky, wowing astronomers and the public alike.
Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have imaged a giant molecular cloud being shredded by howling stellar winds and searing radiation, exposing a group of towering dust pillars harboring infant stars, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder researcher.