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Astronomers spot young star forming like a planet

Astronomers spot young star forming like a planet

Science
Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Scientists have spotted a young star forming in the disk of gas and dust surrounding another star. The young star is forming like a planet. While studying the young massive star MM 1a, astronomers noticed an anomaly inside the star's rotating disc of gas and dust. Scientists think the observation is one of the first documented "fragmented" circumstellar disks. Astronomers described the discovery this week in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. "Stars form withing large clouds of gas and dust in interstellar space," John Ilee, astronomer at the University of Leeds, said in a news release. "When these clouds collapse under gravity, they begin to rotate faster, forming a disc around them. In low mass stars like our sun, it is in these discs that planets can form." Instead of...
Sophie Cookson, James Norton to star in BBC's 'Trial of Christine Keeler'

Sophie Cookson, James Norton to star in BBC's 'Trial of Christine Keeler'

Entertainment
Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Sophie Cookson, James Norton, Emilia Fox and Ben Miles have signed on to star in the BBC's six-part drama The Trial of Christine Keeler, which is set in the 1960s. "I'm delighted to be playing Christine Keeler in this new drama," Cookson said in a statement. "Amanda Coe has written an illuminating script about a vivid, complex woman who has previously, it seems, been reduced and misunderstood. Now feels like the perfect time to reconsider her life, and redress the balance." Director Andrea Harkin began filming the fact-based miniseries this week in Bristol, England, the network said. "At the center of the storm was 19-year-old Christine Keeler (Cookson) -- a young woman whom the powerful, male-dominated establishment sought to silence and exploit, but who refused to play b...
America's Next Top Model star dies from cancer

America's Next Top Model star dies from cancer

Entertainment
Former America's Next Top Model contestant Jael Strauss has died from breast cancer aged 34 - two months after her diagnosis. The model, who competed in the eighth series of the talent show, died in a hospice on Tuesday morning, according to TMZ.Strauss had previously revealed she had been diagnosed with the disease on 2 October.She wrote in a Facebook post: "I was gonna write some long thing but some of you guys deserve to know, on October 2nd I was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer."It has aggressively spread throughout my body and is incurable. With treatment it may prolong my life longer than the 'few months' doctors said I could make it. I don't want to die. I need another one of those miracles that I got back in 2013." Strauss had battled drug addiction during her...
Coronation Street star Bhavna Limbachia once turned down for role for being 'too pale'

Coronation Street star Bhavna Limbachia once turned down for role for being 'too pale'

Entertainment
DREAMS: Bhavna said rejection made her more determined to achieve her ambitions (Pic: Mark Bruce/ ITV) The actress – who plays lesbian Muslim Rhana Habeeb in the ITV soap – told producers: "I'm full Asian!"She said the bizarre rejection for being "too pale" was a sign she would have to "work a little bit harder" than white actors to achieve success.Though she had found it a "difficult pill to swallow" Bhavna, 34, said pursuing a career as an actress was "still worth doing". Related Articles The star – whose mum is Indian and dad from Kenya – also played Alia in hit BBC comedy Citizen Khan.She told Manchester-based A-Magazine before turning to acting she used to work as a costume designer where her looks were unimportant."With costume it’s about how good yo...