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Milliseconds measure galactic gravity
Data from pulsars widens knowledge of dark matter and gravitational waves.
Scientists measuring tiny changes in the arrival times of signals from millisecond pulsars have found a new way to me...
International team produces the world’s highest-resolution simulation of astrophysical turbulence.
Quantum physicist Richard Feynman once called turbulence “the most important unsolved problem of classical physics”. ...
James Van Allen was known for his belts
Apollo astronauts can thank the would-be sailor.
A January 2017 article in Popular Mechanics magazine, with the headline “How NASA got Apollo astronauts through the d...
Glaciers may answer a Martian mystery
New study offers new theory on faint young Sun paradox.
Rather than flowing across its surface during a warm, wet phase early in its history, the water that carved the river...
Shining light on the Sun’s source of power
New class of neutrinos ends a chapter of physics.
Scientists working with $AU60 million instrument in Italy have found a new class of neutrinos coming from the Sun tha...
What is it with all that dust?
Scientists solve another mystery about white dwarfs.
Scientists studying how comets and asteroids break up and vaporize if they get too close to their suns have resolved ...
Elements of surprise in new star study
Carbon discovery has implications across astrophysics.
Stars churn out carbon much faster than previously thought, according to new measurements by Australian and Norwegian...
Welcome, all, to Solar Cycle 25
Experts expect it will be a lot like the last one.
Solar Cycle 24 has officially ended, solar physicists say, and Solar Cycle 25 is expected to be another mild one, wit...
Origin of the elements reviewed
Study suggests neutron stars not such big players.
Colliding neutron stars do not create as many of the chemical elements in the Universe as has been assumed, according...
A planet-forming disc torn apart
Two studies reveal misaligned rings around triple-star system.
Astronomers say they have identified the first direct evidence that groups of stars can tear apart their planet-formi...
Our nearest neighbour has quite a halo
Scientists take a good look around the Andromeda galaxy.
The immense gas halo around our nearest neighbouring galaxy is already bumping into our own, scientists suggest. U...