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From UCLA: "Research resolves a debate over ‘killer electrons’ in space"

UCLA

September 28, 2016
Stuart Wolpert


A visualization of the Earth’s magnetic environment. Martin Rother/GFZ Research Centre for Geosciences.

New findings by a UCLA-led international team of researchers answer a fundamental question about our space environment and will help scientists develop methods to protect valuable telecommunication and navigation satellites. 939 more words

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From Frontier Fields: "Beyond the Frontier Fields: How JWST Will Push the Science to a New Frontier"


Frontier Fields

September 28, 2016
bonniemeinke

The Frontier Fields Project has been an ambitious campaign to see deep into our universe. Gravitational lensing, as used by the Frontier Fields Project, enables Hubble to see fainter and more-distant galaxies than would otherwise be possible. 1,309 more words

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From Caltech: "Modular Space Telescope Could Be Assembled By Robot"


Caltech

09/28/2016
Robert Perkins
(626) 395-1862
rperkins@caltech.edu


Illustration shows how a robot could assemble the trusses that would support a massive telescope mirror. Credit: Sergio Pellegrino/Caltech… 778 more words

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From Cornell: "Cornell team to create tool that detects molecules in cosmos"

Cornell University

Sept. 22, 2016
Blaine Friedlander


Gordon Stacey, left, Nicholas Cothard, Thomas Nikola and George Gull speak with Steve Parshley on the video screen during an instrument team teleconference. 679 more words

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From phys.org: "Scientists investigate unidentified radio sources"


phys.org

September 28, 2016
Tomasz Nowakowski


The sky map in the direction of the radio source designated 3C 86, obtained by XRT in the 0.3–10 keV energy band (left panel) and by WISE in the w1 filter (right panel). 723 more words

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From CERN: "Looking for charming asymmetries"

CERN

28 Sep 2016
Stefania Pandolfi


A view of the LHCb experimental cavern. (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN)

One of the biggest challenges in physics is to understand why everything we see in our universe seems to be formed only of matter, whereas the Big Bang should have created equal amounts of matter and antimatter. 527 more words

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From Ethan Siegel: "How Do We Classify The Stars In The Universe?"

Ethan Siegel

Sep 28, 2016


The stars found in NGC 3532 show a rich variety of colors and brightnesses. Image credit: ESO/G. Beccari.

Take a look up at a dark night sky, and you’ll find it illuminated by hundreds or even thousands of individual twinkling points of light. 1,428 more words

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