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132-pound tumor removed from woman’s abdomen

132-pound tumor removed from woman’s abdomen

DANBURY, CONNECTICUT: Doctors at a Connecticut hospital say they removed a 132-pound tumor from a woman’s abdomen, and she is expected to recover fully. The ovarian tumor was diagnosed after the 38-year-old woman reported rapid weight gain of about 10 pounds per week over a two-month period.The doctors at Danbury Hospital announced Thursday that the …

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Chandra Reveals a Special Kind of Neutron Star for the First Time

Astronomers have discovered a special kind of neutron star for the first time outside of the Milky Way galaxy, using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile.Neutron stars are the ultra dense cores of massive stars that collapse and undergo a supernova explosion. This newly …

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European Space Agency releases 1st image from Mars orbiter

European Space Agency releases 1st image from Mars orbiter

BERLIN: The European Space Agency has released the first image taken by its Trace Gas Orbiter showing the ice-covered edge of a vast Martian crater.Scientists combined three pictures of the Korolev Crater taken from an altitude of 400 kilometers (249 miles) on April 15.Lead researcher Nicolas Thomas said Thursday the colors in the resulting image …

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China launches first rocket designed by a private company

China launches first rocket designed by a private company

BEIJING: China launched its first privately developed rocket from a launchpad in northwestern China on Thursday, state media said, the latest milestone in the country’s ambitious space exploration program. Since coming to office in 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping has made becoming a “space flight superpower” a top priority for the Chinese government, which has …

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