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Neutrino

Simultaneous measurements of low-energy solar neutrinos made possible

Scientists working on the Borexino neutrino detector in Italy have shown that simultaneous measurements of low-energy solar neutrinos are possible. Physicists measuring the properties of...
Universe

Simulations of the early Universe revealed by astronomers

The Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics has revealed a simulation of the early Universe, which is described to look like fireflies flickering in the darkness. The...
White Dwarfs

Movement of white dwarfs has been mapped by scientists

A research team from Lund University has mapped the movement of white dwarfs in the Milky Way, revealing information about these perplexing stars. What is...
LLPs

Analysing long-lived particles could explain mysteries of the Universe

Physicists participating in the ATLAS experiment are on the hunt for new, long-lived particles that could help to explain several outstanding mysteries of the...
Apophis asteroid

Analysing the characteristics of the Apophis asteroid

A novel research study has analysed the characteristics and dynamics of the Apophis asteroid that is set to pass in close proximity to the...
Gravitational Waves

Natural gravitational wave detector discovered in the Moon’s orbit

A collaborative research team suggest utilising distance variations between the Earth and the Moon as a new gravitational wave detector. The theory of gravitational waves...
Webb Space Telescope.

NASA reveals the James Webb Space Telescope’s expected success

NASA expects that, following the completion of the vital mirror alignment steps, the James Webb Space Telescope will succeed in its operation. What have the...
Quantum

Quantum gravity theory to shed light on theories of the universe

A collaborative research team including Chalmers University of Technology (CUT), has presented results that cast new light on important challenges in understanding novel quantum...
Astronomers discover biggest molecule yet in a planet-forming disc

Astronomers discover biggest molecule yet in a planet-forming disc

By utilising the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, scientists at Leiden Observatory have detected dimethyl ether in a planet-forming disc. Researchers at the Leiden Observatory in...
Black Hole

Scientists observe novel black hole formation

A research team from the University of Turku, Finland, has discovered that the axis of rotation challenges current theoretical models of black hole formation. What...
Electron-Ion Collider

The Electron-Ion Collider: A precision tool for studying the ‘glue’ that binds visible matter

Professor Abhay Deshpande, of Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Dr Zein-Eddine Meziani, of Argonne National Laboratory, outline the potential of the...

Ytterbium: A mysterious element mapped by astronomers

A research team, led by Lund University in Sweden, has provided an important clue to the origin of the element ‘Ytterbium’ in the Milky...
Cosmic flashes

Fast radio bursts detected in a surprising location in space

Astronomers have been surprised by discovering the closest located source of the mysterious cosmic flashes in the sky, known as fast radio bursts. Precision measurements...
Life on Other Planets

Iron and the possibility of life on other planets

New insights on iron from the University of Oxford could narrow down the search for life on other planets. The Innovation Platform spoke to...
JWST

JWST: Reaching unexplored wavelengths with MIRI

George Rieke, Professor of Astronomy and Planetary Sciences at the University of Arizona and Science Team Lead for the James Webb Space Telescope’s Mid-Infrared...
Telescope

Ground-based telescope revolutionises how scientists observe exoplanets

A research team from the University of Birmingham has employed a ground-based telescope to observe an exoplanet called ‘Kepler-16b.’ What is Kepler-16b? Kepler-16b is an exoplanet...
brown dwarf

New understandings into the formation of brown dwarfs

A team led by LMU astrophysicist, Basmah Riaz, has detected a special methane compound outside the solar system for the first time, giving new...
Star

Astronomers discover a new star

A collaborative research team from the Universities of Tübingen and Potsdam have discovered a new star type whilst searching for ‘hot stars.’ How did the...
Star

Scientists discover planetary bodies in habitable zone of white dwarf star

A research team from UCL observed a ring of planetary debris studded with moon-sized structures orbiting close to a white dwarf star, hinting at...
Galaxy

Scientists observe the final moments of planetary remnants

A novel study conducted by the University of Warwick (UW) reveals decades of indirect evidence for debris from disintegrating planets hurtling into white dwarfs...

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