Massive newbie planet smacked young Jupiter head-on

The collision between a newborn planet and a younger Jupiter could explain some suprising readings from NASA's Juno mission.

Jade Boyd-Rice | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
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Neutron star ‘glitch’ offers surprising look inside

A neutron star "glitch" is giving astronomers a look at the star's interior. The event reveals that the mysterious objects have three parts inside.

Cynthia Lee-McGill | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
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Kepler helps count Earth-like planets around sun-like stars

Scientists used data from the Kepler space telescope to better estimate the rate of Earth-like planets near stars similar to our sun.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
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Millions of virtual universes hint at how galaxies form

Creating millions of virtual universes and comparing them to observations of actual galaxies is a powerful new approach to studying galaxy formation.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
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Is dark matter older than the Big Bang?

Exactly what dark matter is and how it came to be is still a mystery, but new calculations could add to our understanding of its origins.

Chanapa Tantibanchachai-Johns Hopkins | Aug. 9, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Clouds ‘cloak’ black hole from the early universe

Researchers have discovered the first evidence of a cloaked black hole in the early universe, existing just 850 million years after the Big Bang.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State | Aug. 9, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Einstein’s ideas hold up in black hole test

New research puts Einstein's theories of relativity to the test in a unique laboratory—the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley | Aug. 8, 2019 | futurity
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Dead planet cores ‘broadcast’ long after their sun burns out

Scientists plan to "tune into" the radio signals to hunt for exoplanets around white dwarf stars.

Peter Thorley-Warwick | Aug. 6, 2019 | futurity
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Pulsating star changes brightness every 5 minutes

Studying the light from pulsating stars can help scientists understand more about their insides and their life cycle.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara | Aug. 2, 2019 | futurity
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What do quakes on Mars feel like?

Data from NASA's Insight mission let researchers experience what a "marsquake" might feel like, and compare to quakes on Earth and the moon.

ETH Zurich | July 30, 2019 | futurity
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