Analysis of Event Horizon Telescope observations from 2009 to 2017 reveals turbulent evolution of the M87* black hole image.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~5 min
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The rocky world, with its baking-hot surface, is likely not habitable.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
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Evidence indicates phosphine, a gas associated with living organisms, is present in the habitable region of Venus’ atmosphere.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~10 min
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Researchers suggest a novel process to explain the collision of a large black hole and a much smaller one.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~8 min
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A binary black hole merger likely produced gravitational waves equal to the energy of eight suns.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~10 min
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By making their own lava and cooled glass, scientists find these materials likely aren’t responsible for the unexpected glow of some exoplanets.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~8 min
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Study suggests the rare objects likely came from an early planetesimal with a magnetic core.
July 24, 2020 • ~8 min
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A colliding star may have triggered the drastic transformation.
July 15, 2020 • ~8 min
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“Light squeezer” reduces quantum noise in lasers, could enhance quantum computing and gravitational-wave detection.
July 7, 2020 • ~8 min
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Study shows LIGO’s 40-kilogram mirrors can move in response to tiny quantum effects, revealing the “spooky popcorn of the universe.”
July 1, 2020 • ~8 min
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