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From DESY: "Physicists shrink particle accelerator"


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Terahertz accelerator modules easily fit into two fingers. Credit: DESY/Heiner Müller-Elsner

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has built the first prototype of a miniature… 1,041 more words

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From SKA: "Indian Government joins SKA Organisation"


5 October 2015
Press Release

The Indian Government has now signed the membership of SKA Organisation, bringing India formally into the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project after years of involvement in its design, and ahead of negotiations to create the inter-governmental organisation that will construct and run the telescope. 350 more words

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From U Washington: "Where to look for life? UW astronomers devise ‘habitability index’ to guide future search"

University of Washington

October 5, 2015
Peter Kelley

The James Webb Space Telescope, a large infrared telescope with a 6.5-meter primary mirror, is scheduled to be launched on an Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana in October of 2018 and will be the premier NASA observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers around the world. 1,032 more words

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From NOVA: "Sterile Neutrinos: The Ghost Particle’s Ghost" July 2014. Old, but Worth It for the Details


11 Jul 2014

Don Lincoln, FNAL

What do you call the ghost of a ghost?

If you’re a particle physicist, you might call it a… 1,034 more words

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From Hubble: "Can Hubble "see" gravity?"


A Hubble image of a quadruple gravitational lens. The gravity of the galaxy at the center has re-directed the light of a background galaxy into four images; located above, below, left, and right-of-center. 1,006 more words

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From SPIE via AURA: "A high-definition space telescope for the 2030s"


5 October 2015
Marc Postman, Heidi Hammel, Julianne Dalcanton and Sara Seager

Are Earth-like worlds common in our Universe? How did life emerge from a lifeless cosmic beginning? 1,211 more words

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From NOVA: "Are Space and Time Discrete or Continuous?"


01 Oct 2015
Sabine Hossenfelder

Split a mile in half, you get half a mile. Split the half mile, you get a quarter, and on and on, until you’ve carved out a length far smaller than the diameter of an atom. 1,300 more words

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