The exoplanet WASP-107b is around the size of Jupiter, but has a mass 10 times smaller, researchers find. That upends ideas about gas giant planets.
yesterday • ~6 min
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We can look to astronauts’ experiences for tips to improve our own situation during lockdown.
Jan. 15, 2021 • ~7 min
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Associate professor of physics shares the honor with colleague Phillip Mocz for their novel dark matter research.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~3 min
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The newly found quasar, the most distant ever discovered, hosts a supermassive black hole equivalent to the combined mass of 1.6 billion suns.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~13 min
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Calculations show that wormholes should create a spectacular display of gamma rays that we could try to observe.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~7 min
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Apollo landers, Neil Armstrong's bootprint and other human artifacts on Moon officially protected by new US law
Who cares what happens to bootprints on the Moon? All humans should. And thankfully the US Congress and president agree.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~9 min
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PODCAST: Physicists were mostly skeptical back when the idea of them emerged a century ago from Einstein’s work. The evolution of the evidence, from circumstantial to conclusive, is the quintessential story of science.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~22 min
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Jan. 10, 2021 • ~4 min •