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interstellar travel

Interstellar travel: reaching out to other worlds

INN International Editor Clifford Holt spoke to Breakthrough Starshot Executive Director Dr Pete Worden about his vision for interstellar travel and the ambitions of...
locations of fast radio bursts

New Outrigger telescope will allow researchers to pinpoint  locations of fast radio bursts

A new telescope at the Green Bank Observatory will allow researchers at West Virginia University, USA, to pinpoint the locations of fast radio bursts.
Black hole simulations

Black hole simulations to drive innovation in gravitational wave detectors

Researchers for RIT have developed new black hole simulations that could further the development of gravitational wave detectors.
cosmological constant

Solving the mystery behind dark energy and the cosmological constant

A team of Columbian researchers suggest that an early model could solve the mystery behind the relationship between dark energy and the cosmological constant. The...
evolution of galaxies

Major astrophysics study sheds new light on the evolution of galaxies

Astrophysicists have conducted the first major survey of distant star systems and challenged our understanding of the evolution of galaxies. Around 12 billion years ago,...
nuclear astrophysics

New tools for nuclear astrophysics experiments

Professor Arthur Champagne, from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, describes a new accelerator facility for...
gravitational lensing

Astrophysicists mitigate gravitational lensing using self-calibration methods

Scientists from the University of Texas at Dallas, USA, have demonstrated the first use of self-calibration to remove contamination from gravitational lensing signals, paving...
spaghettification

Astrophysicists observe the spaghettification of a star

Astrophysicists at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have observed the death of a star as it was sucked into a supermassive black hole in...
web around a supermassive black hole

Astronomers find six galaxies trapped in a web around a supermassive black hole

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have discovered that when the Universe was less than a billion years old six galaxies were trapped in...
amount of matter

Cosmologists successfully measure the amount of matter in the Universe

A team led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), USA, has precisely measured the total amount of matter in the Universe. As...

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