Study shows LIGO’s 40-kilogram mirrors can move in response to tiny quantum effects, revealing the “spooky popcorn of the universe.”
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Neptune-sized planet may be remnant core of a much larger planet.
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Astronomers say big cool patches on the Betelgeuse star likely drove its surprise dimming last year.
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Signal from 500 million light years away is the first periodic pattern of radio bursts detected.
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When it comes to commercial space tourism, suborbital flight are the first frontier. But what are the risks? Are there health requirements? What should you know before taking such a way-out trip?
June 11, 2020 • ~9 min
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Discovery made through the Disk Detective project could help the search for new planets.
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The primary objective of CHEOPS is to better understand the planets that we’ve already found. And its mission is now in full swing.
May 27, 2020 • ~6 min
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