"We don't know if this object is the heaviest known neutron star, or the lightest known black hole, but either way it breaks a record."
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Signal from 500 million light years away is the first periodic pattern of radio bursts detected.
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New models could inform researchers working to get the very first picture of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way's center.
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Pairing lasers with microwaves makes mind-bogglingly accurate electronic clocks – a potential boon for GPS, cell phones and radar
Researchers have made some of the most accurate clocks imaginable in recent years, but the trick is harnessing those clocks to electronics. Using lasers to tune microwaves bridges the gap.
May 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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An unseen object is found to be lurking in a double-star system a mere 1,000 light-years from Earth.
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MIT Haystack Observatory researchers coauthor a paper announcing the observation of a surprising structure in a distant quasar, 3C 279.
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The team behind the first image of a black hole reveals something else from that historic picture.
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