New study suggests Jupiter’s formation divided Solar System in two

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 45 Share this story Gas giants like Jupiter have to grow fast. Newborn stars are embedded in a disk of gas and dust that goes…


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Einstein still annoyingly right as researchers weigh white dwarf

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 5 Share this story A key feature of scientific theories is that they make successful predictions, which we can use to determine whether they’re likely…


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Astronomers prove Einstein right: Stars can warp light

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Spread the loveTweet The study centers around an effect called gravitational microlensing. And the idea is that supermassive objects, such as stars, can bend light that passes by them. The…


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Cosmic rays suggest dark matter is a self-annihilating WIMP

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / AMS aboard the International Space Station. reader comments 5 Share this story What happens when two dark matter particles collide? We don’t know the answer…


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Watching two waves of hot lava in the Solar System’s largest volcano

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / Loki Patera, in the lower-center, has a central island that divides two waves of molten material. reader comments 16 Share this story Volcanic activity appears…


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Astronomers find water in the atmosphere of a warm, Neptune-sized planet

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / An artist’s conception of planet HAT-P-26b, along with the outlines of the two telescopes that imaged it. reader comments 16 Share this story Scientists are…


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CERN points giant magnet at the Sun to look for dark matter particles

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Spread the loveTweet That blue tube contains a magnet similar to the ones used to steer particles around the LHC. reader comments 27 Share this story With the identification of…


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