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A dearth of lithium in you know where, a new comet is about to visit us, and a new video on an eruption from the Sun that is simply amazing

7 September 2012
Archaeology, Astronomy

At http://phys.org/print266134066.html … the oather day is was a star that had too much lithium and now we have a dearth of lithium. Scientists think there should be more lithium in the universe than appears to actually exist. A paper in Nature by Christopher Howk and colleagues says the dearth cannot be explained in the consensus models of the universe. There is apparently just one third of the amount of lithium out there than the consensus would allow, and it all stems from the big bang.

At http://phys.org/print266141021.html … early next year a comet will come close to Earth and the Sun, travelling within the orbit of Mercury – but how bright it will be no one knows.

At http://phys.org/print266140935.html … another video of that solar eruption on August 31st.

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