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Primordial Black Holes May Have Helped to Forge Heavy Elements

Primordial Black Holes May Have Helped to Forge Heavy Elements

Astronomers like to say we are the byproducts of stars, stellar furnaces that long ago fused hydrogen and helium into the elements needed for life through the process of stellar nucleosynthesis.

PPhysicist Elizabeth Simmons Named Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Physicist Elizabeth Simmons Named Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Elizabeth H. Simmons has been appointed executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of California San Diego effective September 18, 2017. Her selection follows an extensive international search. 

Newly Discovered Exoplanet System Found to be Older Than Our Solar System

Newly Discovered Exoplanet System Found to be Older Than Our Solar System

If we want to know more about whether life could survive on a planet outside our solar system, it's important to know the age of its star. Young stars have frequent releases of high-energy radiation called flares that can zap their planets' surfaces. If the planets are newly formed, their orbits may also be unstable.

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A Life in Science

September 18, 2017

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