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Saturn’s moon Dione has stripes like no others in the solar system
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Russian physicists postulate the existence of dark matter-based Bose stars
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Scientist explores a better way to predict space weather
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Kes 75—Milky Way's youngest pulsar exposes secrets of star's demise
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Astronomers propose a new method for detecting black holes
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BepiColombo Spacecraft Headed to Mercury Snaps 1st Photo, a Selfie
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Why We Need Cosmic Inflation
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BepiColombo spacecraft starts seven-year journey to Mercury
REUTERS A European-Japanese spacecraft set off on a treacherous seven-year journey to Mercury to probe the solar system's smallest and least-explored planet. 4 days
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Scientists report technique to prolong lifespan of perovskite solar cells
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Nanodiamonds as photocatalysts
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Meet Hyperion: Colossal Supercluster in the Early Universe
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VIDEO: 5,000 robots merge to map the universe in 3-D
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Plant hormone makes space farming a possibility
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Electrical enhancement: Engineers speed up electrons in semiconductors
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) have sped up the movement of electrons in organic semiconductor films by two to... 5 days
Astronomers Find Proto-Supercluster of Galaxies in Early Universe
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ASTRO WATCH Long ago, sky watchers linked the brightest stars into patterns reflecting animals, heroes, monsters and even scientific instruments into what is now... 6 days
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ASTRO WATCH Researchers using NASA’s SOFIA airborne telescope have found that magnetic fields are trapping the material that... 6 days
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ASTRO WATCH A RUDN University physicist demonstrated how to describe the shape of any symmetrical wormhole - a black hole that theoretically... 6 days
Stephen Hawking's Children and Colleagues Discuss Physicist's Final Book, Legacy
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Stephen Hawking's Final Book Says There's 'No Possibility' of God in Our Universe
LIVE SCIENCE Is there room for God in the endless, expanding universe? In his final book, Stephen Hawking says no. 6 days
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ASTRO WATCH When astrophysicists look at the gamma-ray glow from a galaxy outside our own, all... 6 days
Unprecedented look at electron: Size limit for undiscovered subatomic particles determined
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests that many theorized heavy particles, if they exist at all, do not have the properties needed to explain the predominance of matter... 6 days
Scientists in Chile unveil 'A Cosmic Titan' cluster of galaxies
REUTERS Astronomers peering billions of light years into space have detected the largest, most extensive collection of... 6 days
NASA's Fermi mission energizes the sky with gamma-ray constellations
PHYS.ORG Long ago, sky watchers linked the brightest stars into patterns reflecting animals, heroes, monsters and even scientific instruments into what is now an official collection of 88 constellations. Now scientists... 6 days
NASA’s planet-hunting space telescope nears its end
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Stephen Hawking's Children and Colleagues Discuss Physicist's Final Book, Legacy
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Astronomers find a cosmic Titan in the early universe
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Hawking's Children and Colleagues Discuss Physicist's Final Book and Continuing Legacy
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Astronomers find a cosmic Titan in the early universe
PHYS.ORG An international team of astronomers has discovered a titanic structure in the early Universe, just two billion years after the Big Bang. This galaxy proto-supercluster, nicknamed Hyperion, is the largest... 6 days
Electrical enhancement: Engineers speed up electrons in semiconductors
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have sped up the movement of electrons in organic semiconductor films by two to three orders of magnitude. The speedier electronics could lead to improved solar power and transistor use across... 6 days
Plant hormone makes space farming a possibility
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School students identify sounds caused by solar storm
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The Moon helps reveal secrets of the universe
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2019 Breakthrough Prize Honors Pulsar Discovery, 'Multi-Messenger Astronomy' and More
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Researchers investigate the peculiar radio source IC 1531
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Award-winning algorithm takes search for habitable planets to the next level
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Magnetic fields may be the key to black hole activity
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Acrylic tanks provide clear window into dark matter detection
PHYS.ORG Scientists have a new window into the search for dark matter – an acrylic vessel that features a grouping of 12-foot-tall transparent tanks with 1-inch-thick walls. 6 days
Astronomers Find Object with Remarkable Similarities to Neutron-Star Merger GW170817
SCI-NEWS.COM A distant relative to GW170817, the first source identified to emit gravitational waves and light, has... 6 days
Physicist describes the shape of a wormhole
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Controlling organic semiconductor band gaps by electron-acceptor fluorination
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers synthesized a fluorinated electron-acceptor for use in organic semiconductors. The high electronegativity of the fluorine substituents enhanced the electron-accepting properties of the widely used electron-acceptor. The power conversion efficiency of a... 6 days
Supermassive black holes and supercomputers
SCIENCE DAILY The universe's deep past is beyond the reach of even the mighty Hubble Space Telescope. But a new review explains how creation of the first stars and galaxies is nevertheless being mapped in detail, with the aid of... 6 days
Universe’s Beginning was Fluid, Physicists Say
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Powerful Cosmic Flash Is Likely Another Neutron-Star Merger
SPACE.COM Cataclysmic mergers of the superdense stellar corpses known as neutron stars may be common across the cosmos, a new study suggests. 6 days
Mysterious Signals at the Center of Our Galaxy May Be an Optical Illusion
SPACE.COM The universe might be tricking us with its optical illusions. 6 days
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ASTRO WATCH On October 16, 2017, an international group of astronomers and physicists excitedly reported the first simultaneous... 7 days
Researchers reveal the story of the oldest stars and galaxies, compiled from 20 years of simulating the early universe
PHYS.ORG The Big Bang has captured our imagination like no other... 7 days
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LIVE SCIENCE We should all get to know our galactic home better. 7 days
All in the family: Kin of gravitational wave source discovered
SCIENCE DAILY According to new research, an object named GRB150101B -- first reported as a gamma-ray burst in 2015 -- shares remarkable similarities with GW170817, the neutron star merger discovered... 1 week
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