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WRITER FUEL: Is Earth Trapped in a Giant Magnetic Tunnel?

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today: Our planet, along with the rest of the solar system and some nearby stars, may be trapped inside a giant magnetic tunnel … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: Dark Matter “Clones”

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today: Astronomers have finally explained three perfectly identical galaxies in the deepest recesses of space — the cosmic triplets are actually just one … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: “Northern Lights” Detected on Four Exoplanets

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today:    Four brand-new alien planets have potentially been discovered after scientists detected the shimmering radio flashes of auroras in those planets’ atmospheres, a … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: What If There Was No Beginning?

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In the beginning, there was … well, maybe there was no beginning. Perhaps our universe has always existed — and a new theory of quantum gravity reveals how that could work. “Reality has so many things that most people would associate with sci-fi or even fantasy,” said Bruno Bento, a physicist who studies the nature … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: A World With Three Suns

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today:  There’s now even more evidence that a bizarre star system perched on the constellation Orion’s nose may contain the rarest type of … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: There’s a Lot of Space Rock Out Past Neptune

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today:  A six-year search of space beyond the orbit of Neptune has netted 461 newly discovered objects. These objects include four that are … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: The center of the Milky Way is Calling…

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We’re launching a brand new feature on Liminal Fiction – “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Today:  Astronomers have detected a strange, repeating radio signal near the center of the Milky Way, and it’s unlike any other energy signature ever studied. According to a new paper accepted for … Read more

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SPACE: Scientists Puzzle Over “The Accident,” A Strange Object Careening Through the Milky Way

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We’re launching a brand new feature on Liminal Fiction – “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Today: Astronomers have taken the first detailed look at a mysterious Milky Way object known as “The Accident” — and discovered that it’s even more perplexing than previous studies indicated. The Accident … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: Should We Look for Alien Life on Hycean Worlds?

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The search for alien life should broaden its horizons a bit, a new study suggests. Alien hunters have to date focused largely on Earthlike planets — a reasonable place to start, given that our rocky, water-covered world is the only one we know of that hosts life. But the universe teems with a huge diversity … Read more