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Tiger Woods roars into Masters contention despite bizarre security guard collision

Tiger Woods roars into Masters contention despite bizarre security guard collision

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Masters second-round leaderboard-7: F Molinari (Ita), J Day (Aus), B Koepka (US), A Scott (Aus), L Oosthuizen (SA); -6: D Johnson (US), J Harding (SA), T Woods (US), X Schauffele (US); -5: I Poulter (Eng), J Rahm (Spa)Selected others: -4 P Mickelson (US); -3: B DeChambeau (US), R Fowler (US); -2: T Fleetwood (Eng); -1: J Spieth (US), B Langer (Ger), P Reed (US); Level: R McIlroy (NI); +2: T Hatton (Eng); +3: E Pepperell (Eng) Full leaderboardTiger Woods is in contention to win a first major since 2008 despite almost being injured in a bizarr...
Astronomers use Gaia data to model Milky Way-Andromeda collision

Astronomers use Gaia data to model Milky Way-Andromeda collision

Science
Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Scientists have long suspected that the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies are on a collision course, but now, thanks to new data from the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite, researchers finally know how fast and at what angles the two galactic bodies are approaching impact. The Milky Way and Andromeda, along with the smaller Triangulum, are the three biggest galaxies in the Local Group, a collection of more than 54 galaxies -- most of them dwarf galaxies. While scientists think all 54 members are organized by their gravitational influence on one another, the positioning and trajectories of Local Group members isn't well understood. "We needed to explore the galaxies' motions in 3D to uncover how they have grown and evolved, and what creates and influences their features...
First-ever exoplanet collision observed in Kepler 107 system

First-ever exoplanet collision observed in Kepler 107 system

Science
Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Scientists have for the first time discovered evidence of a planetary collision outside the solar system. Astronomers discovered evidence of the exoplanet mashup inside the Kepler 107 system. At least four planets orbit the spectral type G2 star known as Kepler 107. According to a new paper published in the journal Nature Astronomy, at least two of those planets were produced by a celestial collision. To more accurately characterize the orbital trajectories of the four Kepler 107 planets, astronomers combined data from Kepler, the retired planet-hunting space observatory, and the National Galileo Telescope at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the Canary Islands. Astronomers were most interested in the two innermost planets. Though their radii are the same, the seco...
Plane, helicopter collision in Italian Alps kills 5

Plane, helicopter collision in Italian Alps kills 5

World
Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A tourist plane and a helicopter collided Friday in the Italian Alps, killing at least five people, Italian emergency officials said. The collision over the Rutor Glacier in the Aosta Valley of northern Italy also left two people -- Swiss and French nationals -- injured, the Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico rescue agency said on Twitter. The group suspended rescue operations Friday evening and planned to return to the site of the crash Saturday morning. Medical professionals and specialists in sheet metal cutting also responded to the scene. Let's block ads! (Why?) World News - UPI.com
Galactic collision could wake up Milky Way black hole

Galactic collision could wake up Milky Way black hole

Technology
New research has predicted that a galactic collision could wake the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way and cause it to swell ten times over and devour all surrounding matter. Astrophysicists at Durham University have predicted that the collision between the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and our own galaxy could occur much sooner than the expected crash between us and neighbouring galaxy Andromeda.This "catastrophic" collision could occur in two billion years' time - much sooner than the expected eight billion years until we smash into Andromeda.This is because recent research has discovered that the LMC contains far more dark matter than previously thought - meaning it is losing energy and dooming it to crash into our galaxy. The findings are published in the jour...