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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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Giant Rydberg atoms: From scientific curiosity to quantum sensors

F Barry Dunning and Thomas C Killian from the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Rice University depict the benefits of research into the remarkable physical and chemical properties of Rydberg atoms.
plasmasphere, ionosphere bubbles

Simulating ionosphere bubbles and plasmasphere ducts

Here, J.D. Huba, Vice President at Syntek Technologies, shares their expert insight into simulating ionosphere bubbles and plasmasphere ducts.
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Scientists solve decades-long mystery of how Jupiter heats itself

Scientists, in collaboration with NASA, have finally solved the decades-long mystery of how the planet Jupiter heats itself.
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Scientists reveal most-detailed image of Andromeda galaxy

This study, led by University of British Columbia physicist Sofia Fatigoni, is the first to capture such a clear image of the Andromeda galaxy.
NASA telescope water, ganymede jupiter

NASA telescope finds new evidence of water on Ganymede

Hubble recently found evidence of water vapour on Ganymede, Jupiter's moon - using a mix of new and old observations.
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ESO telescope captures powerful images of nearby galaxies

The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (ESO's VLT) has captured new images of nearby galaxies, allowing scientists to locate the exact locations of young stars.
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Scientists find evidence of mysterious “free-floating” planets

Iain McDonald used NASA Kepler Space Telescope data to find evidence of a mysterious group of "free-floating" planets.
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Could the expanding universe debate be solved?

Astrophysicists have argued for ten years about the speed of the universe expanding - now, a study by Wendy Freedman at the University of Chicago finds that the standard model could be close to the truth.
neutron star mergers, gravitational

Scientists find first black hole-neutron star mergers

In a galaxy 900 million light-years away, there were two black hole-neutron star mergers - creating gravitational waves that hit Earth only in January, 2020.
aliens earth, earth transit zone

Scientists reveal that aliens may have seen Earth already

A team at Cornell University reveal that aliens, specifically located in 1,715 nearby star systems, could have already seen Earth by watching our planet cross the Sun.
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Einstein Telescope: A unique chance for Europe

Nikhef Researcher Jo Van Den Brand takes us on a journey towards a European gravitational wave observatory with the establishment of Einstein Telescope.
School of Physics and Astronomy

Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Minnesota

Research in astronomy and astrophysics extends from understanding the births, lives, and deaths of stars to the study of massive clusters of galaxies.
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From Open Science to Open Innovation: The ATTRACT Project

Professor Sergio Bertolucci, Chair of the ATTRACT R&D&I Committee (IC), explores how the ATTRACT Project is bridging the gap between research and industry to go from Open Science to Open Innovation.
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Physics: Unveiling the secrets of new particles

Here, Katri Huitu and Kenneth Ă–sterberg from the Helsinki Institute of Physics, Finland, discuss an important discovery of the Odderon and related activities of the Institute searching for the secrets of new particles and fundamental laws of Nature.
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Probing the atmosphere of extra-solar planets

Senior Researcher Pierre-Olivier Lagage discusses how, after the detection of exoplanets, the characterisation of their atmosphere is the next step to understanding alien worlds.
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Scientists find new way to measure dark matter

Scientists reveal that billions of stars at the centre of the Milky Way are spinning more slowly - they believe it is being counterweighted by dark matter, slowing by 24% since it was created.
planetary protection, space exploration

To boldly go where no germs will follow: The role of the COSPAR Panel...

The COSPAR Panel on Planetary Protection is working around the clock to ensure that space exploration is safe and sustainable, preventing both forward and backward contamination during missions.
magnetic monopoles, quantum mechanics

Magnetic monopoles: Lossless energy transport and storage

Here, Dr Maria Cristina Diamantini and Dr Carlo A. Trugenberger offer an explanation of how quantum mechanics can solve the problem of lossless energy transport and storage using magnetic monopoles.
venus 2030, NASA

NASA announces two missions to Venus for 2030

NASA have not visited Venus in 30 years - now, two new missions have been announced to launch in 2028-2030, with the aim of understanding how the once Earth-like planet became a "hothouse".

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