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Exploring the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy

Study finds that Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy flares irregularly from day to day but also in the long term
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James Webb Telescope successfully unfolds mirror in space

NASA have successfully unfolded the 21-foot gold-coated primary mirror of the James Webb telescope, which is the largest telescope to be launched into space.
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Astrophysics and astronomy in the U.S.

How is the U.S. National Science Foundation improving diversity in astrophysics and astronomy? Here, Open Access Government investigates.
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STEM: Improving diversity, equity & inclusiveness

Dr David Morris, Director of the Etelman Observatory, discusses the importance of improving diversity, equity & inclusiveness, particularly in the STEM disciplines, including physics, astrophysics & astronomy.
Simulation civil engineering

The role of simulation in civil engineering

Professors Fabio Nobile and Riccardo Rossi discuss why computer simulations are nowadays routinely used in many domains of physics and engineering.
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Illuminating cosmological signposts with cosmic rays

Dr Thomas W. Jones, Professor at the University of Minnesota, walks us through his research concerning illuminating cosmological signposts with cosmic rays.
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Smart Plastics: How liquid crystalline elastomers bring automation into materials

Eugene M. Terentjev, Professor of Polymer Physics from the University of Cambridge, describes Smart Plastics, including a radically new polymer system, liquid crystal elastomers and the associated applications.
ESO black hole, VLT

ESO finds black hole in star cluster outside Milky Way

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) have found a black hole outside the Milky Way, roughly 160,000 light-years away from Earth.
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The unseen story behind ALMA’s Invisible Universe

NAOJ Director General Saku Tsuneta shows us the unseen side of ALMA, the world’s largest radio telescope array.
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ALMA telescope finds signs of water 12 billion light years away

The ALMA telescope has found signs of water in a distant galaxy, over 12 billion light years away from Earth.
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Study examines “deeper, hidden layers” on Jupiter

A University of Leicester study looks at the mystery of "deeper, hidden layers" beneath Jupiter, using new data from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
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Swedish researchers create vehicles powered by light

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have invented microscopically tiny vehicles - which are powered 100% by light.
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Scientists witness white dwarf “switching on and off” for first time

For the first time, scientists have been able to witness a white dwarf "switching on and off" via a NASA satellite.
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Perseverance rover finds ancient lake and river systems on Mars

The NASA rover perseverance found evidence of ancient lake and river systems on Mars, a water system that was working 3.8 or 3.6 billion years ago.
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The possibilities of sustainable space exploration

Open Access Government reflects on the meaning of sustainable space exploration, with a specific telescope in mind.
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How can the NSF contribute to a global understanding of astronomy?

Open Access Government zeroes in on some of the most powerful telescopes in the world – specifically the promise of new discoveries in the Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) Vera Rubin Observatory.
LIGO NSF, physics nsf

Do the intellectual frontiers of physics impact other sciences?

When it comes to physics, the US National Science Foundation (NSF) are prolific in a range of projects – but do their discoveries shape collaborative scientific capacity?

ATTRACT: A funding experiment for innovation

Here Professor Sergio Bertolucci, Chair of the ATTRACT R&D&I Committee (IC) continues to discuss the development of Horizon 2020 funded innovation programme ATTRACT.
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Scientists say warming oceans make Earth less bright in space

According to the data, the Earth is getting dimmer and dimmer as warming oceans block light from being reflected off-planet - trapping even more energy in our atmosphere.
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Viewing the Universe in infrared light

Giovanni G. Fazio, Senior Physicist, Center for Astrophysics, tells us all about The Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) on the Spitzer Space Telescope.

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