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Cosmologists a step closer to understanding quantum gravity
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Cassini Gets Up Close and Personal With Saturn's 'Wavemaker' Moon Daphnis
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Successful deep space maneuver for NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft
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Researchers turn to 'citizen scientists' for help identifying gravitational waves
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New atom interferometer could measure inertial forces with record-setting accuracy
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LIGO discovery named Science's 2016 Breakthrough of the Year
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Sci-Fi Gets Science Right: 'Passengers' Nails the Physics
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Data from GRAIL spacecraft suggest moon may have large lava tubes
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Teasing Out the Secrets beneath Jupiter’s Cloud Tops
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Microlensing Study Suggests Most Common Outer Planets Likely Neptune-mass
ASTRO WATCH A new statistical study of planets found by a technique called gravitational microlensing suggests that Neptune-mass worlds are likely the most common type of planet to form in the icy... 1 month
Verlinde's new theory of gravity passes first test
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Newly Formed Stars Shoot Out Powerful Whirlwinds
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A Population of Neutron Stars Can Generate Gravitational Waves Continuously
ASTRO WATCH Professor Sudip Bhattacharyya of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India, and Professor Deepto Chakrabarty (MIT, USA), an adjunct visiting professor at the same institute, have... 1 month
Microlensing study suggests most common outer planets likely Neptune-mass
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Microlensing study suggests most common outer planets likely Neptune-mass
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Magnetic Mirror Could Shed New Light on Gravitational Waves and the Early Universe
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LISA Pathfinder's Pioneering Mission Continues
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A population of neutron stars can generate gravitational waves continuously
PHYS.ORG Professor Sudip Bhattacharyya of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India, and Professor Deepto Chakrabarty (MIT), an adjunct visiting professor at the same institute, have shown... 1 month
Astronomers discover new gas giant exoplanet
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Using the gravitational microlensing method, an international team of astronomers has recently detected a new gas giant exoplanet three times more massive than Jupiter. The newly discovered planet received designation OGLE-2014-BLG-0676Lb and is an important addition... 1 month
The year of gravitational waves, Zika and more
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