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[BLOG] Some Thursday links

  • Bad Astronomer Phil Plait notes that new astrometric data from Gaia has confirmed that Albiero, Beta Cygni, is only a visual binary, its two components being separated by perhaps dozens of light-years.
  • Centauri Dreams notes the details of a new study suggesting the stars at the heart of globular cluster Omega Centauri are too closely packed to be able to support possibly life-bearing planets with stable orbits.
  • The Crux examines the question of whether or not astronauts can remain psychologically healthy in deep space.
  • D-Brief notes that the shallow stripes of the atmosphere of Jupiter might be explained by the planet’s strong magnetic field.
  • Cody Delistraty shares an essay of his on V.S. Naipaul and the difficulties many writers face returning home.
  • Hornet Stories notes that some conservative Republicans in Texas would like to deal with same-sex marriage by stripping marriage benefits away from all couples.
  • Language Hat notes some appearances of Eurasianism in Russian linguistics.
  • Erik Loomis at Lawyers, Guns and Money notes an Elizabeth Warren plan for corporate reform in the US.
  • The LRB Blog notes a pop-up theatre being maintained by Good Chance Paris for refugees on the fringes of the French capital.
  • The NYR Daily looks at the strength, and possible future attenuation, of anti-Haitian sentiment in the Dominican Republic.
  • Jason Davis at the Planetary Society Blog shares some gorgeous Juno photos of Jupiter.
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel considers what happened in the early universe when antimatter was destroyed.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the argument of one Russian journalist that Putin’s maneuvering has made good relations with the West, and the United States, next to impossible for the foreseeable future.
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