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‘Death Star’ gobbling object

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—A white dwarf star in the constellation Virgo turns out to be a “death star” worthy of “Star Wars.”

Astronomers announced yesterday they have discovered a rocky object coming apart in a death spiral around this distant star.

They used NASA’s exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft to make the discovery, then followed up with ground observations.

Odd turtle discovered

SALT LAKE CITY—A strange pig-snouted turtle that lived alongside tyrannosaurs and duck-billed dinosaurs has been discovered in Utah.

The University of Utah announced the finding in a news release yesterday.

A team from the Natural History Museum of Utah discovered fossils of strange-looking turtle in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah.

Astronomers: Faraway object being destroyed by real-life ‘Death Star,’ a white dwarf in Virgo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A white dwarf star in the Constellation Virgo turns out to be a “death star” worthy of “Star Wars.”

Astronomers announced Wednesday that they have discovered a rocky object coming apart in a death spiral around this distant star. They used NASA’s exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft to make the discovery, then followed up with ground observations.

Bizarre looking pig-snouted turtle that lived alongside dinosaurs discovered in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY A strange pig-snouted turtle that lived alongside tyrannosaurs and duck-billed dinosaurs has been discovered in Utah.

The University of Utah announced the finding in a news release Wednesday. A team from the Natural History Museum of Utah discovered fossils of strange-looking turtle in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah.