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Astronomers investigate disappearance of massive star

Astronomers investigate disappearance of massive star

Science
June 30 (UPI) -- An unstable massive star in the Kinman Dwarf galaxy, located 75 million light-years away, has disappeared, but scientists aren't sure why or how. The Kinman Dwarf galaxy, located in the Aquarius constellation, is too far away for astronomers to observe individual stars, but between 2001 and 2011, scientists detected the signatures of a massive, unstable star in the latter stages of its evolution. Advertisement In 2019, when astronomers at the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope and its ESPRESSO instrument focused on the faraway galaxy, there was no sign of a massive star. Early observations of the star suggest it was a "luminous blue variable" star, measuring some 2.5 million times brighter than the sun at it brightest. Luminous blue variable stars are k...
Praia da Luz won’t easily emerge from the shadow of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance

Praia da Luz won’t easily emerge from the shadow of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance

World
The sun-soaked Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz won't easily emerge from the shadow of the Madeleine McCann mystery - whatever the outcome of the latest police investigation.That's the view of British expat John Ballinger, who was there the night Madeleine vanished in 2007 and has followed every twist in the case. He said: "I've seen so many developments, some big and some small, and they have all fizzled out eventually, so let's see if the new suspect turns out to be Madeleine's abductor." Image: 'Christian B' is the new suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann German police and Scotland Yard have appealed for information about the latest suspect, a German drifter who is currently serving drugs and rape sentences in a jail n...
Timeline on the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Timeline on the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

World
Since self-exiled Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul this month and vanished, his case has sparked international intrigue and outrage and put leaders of his homeland on the defensive. Here is a timeline of events before and after he disappeared: May 2018: Khashoggi meets Hatice Cengiz, a 36-year-old Turkish Ph.D. student, at a conference in Istanbul and she soon becomes his fiancée. Sept. 28: Khashoggi visits the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul for the first time to pick up a permission document to marry Cengiz. He's told come back later. Oct. 1: He returns to Istanbul from a trip to London. Oct. 2: He goes back to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Cengiz waits for him outside for four hours, but he never comes out and is told by ...
Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish TV airs video linked to Saudi journalist disappearance

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish TV airs video linked to Saudi journalist disappearance

World
Turkish TV has aired video from CCTV linked to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi monarchy, visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October but has not been seen since.The TV also showed what it says are Saudi men connected with his disappearance entering Turkey via Istanbul airport. Turkish security sources say he was killed. Saudi Arabia denies this.What else does the video show?Broadcast by Turkey's TRT World channel and apparently garnered from security camera video, the footage shows vehicles driving up to the consulate, including black vans thought to be central to inquiries.Groups of Saudi men are seen entering Turkey via Istanbul airport, checking in at hotels ...
CDC worker's disappearance partially solved after body found

CDC worker's disappearance partially solved after body found

Health
Authorities have partially solved the mysterious disappearance of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee with the discovery of his body. But they may never know how he drowned in a river not far from his home. Fishermen found Timothy Cunningham's body on Tuesday partially submerged in water and mud on the west bank of the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta, fire-rescue department spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford said at a news conference. Fulton County Chief Medical Examiner Jan Gorniak determined the cause of death as drowning, but said she couldn't provide additional information because she was still awaiting toxicology reports. "Since the investigation is ongoing, we do not have ... whether it was an accident, a suicide, or anything other than that" Cunningham drowned, Gorniak...