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Fusion power milestone: scientists contain world’s coldest plasma briefly using magnets
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Fusion power milestone: scientists contain world’s coldest plasma briefly using magnets

The experiment provides a clean, controllable testbed to study plasmas in complex locations like the sun’s atmosphere or white dwarf stars.

'Ghost particle' spotted in 2019 traced to shredded star by neutrino observatory in Antarctica
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'Ghost particle' spotted in 2019 traced to shredded star by neutrino observatory in Antarctica

The high-energy neutrino was shot out across the cosmos, travelling over 700 million light-years to an observatory below the South Pole.

DST astronomers trace huge optical flare from supermassive black hole discovered in the 1960s
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DST astronomers trace huge optical flare from supermassive black hole discovered in the 1960s

Blazars, or feeding supermassive black holes, are popular astronomical subjects due to their complicated mechanism of emission.

Perseverance, Tianwen-1, Hope: US, China, UAE spacecrafts to arrive at Mars in quick succession this month
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Perseverance, Tianwen-1, Hope: US, China, UAE spacecrafts to arrive at Mars in quick succession this month

China’s Tianwen-1 duo will remain paired in orbit until May, when the rover will separate, descend to the Martian surface.

Super-Earth, three gas giants discovered by high school students using TESS data
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Super-Earth, three gas giants discovered by high school students using TESS data

The mentorship program the students were part of, connects high schoolers interested in research with real-world scientists at Harvard and MIT.

NASA shares Hubble image of dazzling supernova-prone 'fireworks galaxy' NGC 6946
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NASA shares Hubble image of dazzling supernova-prone 'fireworks galaxy' NGC 6946

Stargazers are able to marvel at NGC 6946 with a telescope since it is a face-on galaxy, that observers see it facing them at all times.

Mars 'wobbles' as it spins, the exact cause may take 'years of high quality data' to uncover
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Mars 'wobbles' as it spins, the exact cause may take 'years of high quality data' to uncover

The planet's poles wander up to 10 centimetres from the average axis of rotation, in a cycle that repeats every 207 days.

Visuals from New Horizons capture faint glow of visible light permeating the universe
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Visuals from New Horizons capture faint glow of visible light permeating the universe

New Horizons is currently cruising beyond the solar system's edge, where light pollution caused by sunlight bounces off dust and debris.

Pune's Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope bags 'IEEE Milestone' status for contributions, achievements
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Pune's Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope bags 'IEEE Milestone' status for contributions, achievements

The GMR telescope has become just the third instance of IEEE recognition for an Indian contribution.

Flash of luck: Astronomers find source of powerful cosmic fast radio burst
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Flash of luck: Astronomers find source of powerful cosmic fast radio burst

Astronomers currently have as many as fifty different theories for what causes these fast radio bursts, aliens among them.

Gravitational waves from 39 cosmic events recorded by LIGO, VIRGO in the last six months
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Gravitational waves from 39 cosmic events recorded by LIGO, VIRGO in the last six months

Some of the coalescing black holes could help scientists understand how black holes partner up before they collide.

Odd carbon-based molecule found in atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan
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Odd carbon-based molecule found in atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan

Instead of oxygen in its atmosphere like Earth, Titan has small amounts of methane, much like the early stages of our home world.

Voyager missions find sharp increase in density of space beyond our solar system
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Voyager missions find sharp increase in density of space beyond our solar system

Voyager 1 entered interstellar space in 2012, while Voyager 2 finally crossed the boundary marking the beginning of outer space in November 2018.

Nobel-winning black hole physics by Penrose, Hawking stands on work of Indian physicist Amal Raychaudhuri
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Nobel-winning black hole physics by Penrose, Hawking stands on work of Indian physicist Amal Raychaudhuri

The Raychaudhuri Equation continues to be a key tool in investigating the behaviour of black hole horizons in modern physics.

Nobel Prize 2020 in Physics awarded to Penrose, Genzel and Ghez for findings in cosmology, black holes
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Nobel Prize 2020 in Physics awarded to Penrose, Genzel and Ghez for findings in cosmology, black holes

Half the award was shared between two researchers that helped discover that every galaxy is home to a supermassive black hole.

Black holes that 'shouldn’t exist' discovered in the loudest black hole collision on record
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Black holes that 'shouldn’t exist' discovered in the loudest black hole collision on record

A black hole 85 times the sun's mass, and a second, 66 solar masses, collided. The result was a black hole 142 times as massive as the sun.

What's the matter with the Universe? Astrophysics produces the most precise answer yet
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What's the matter with the Universe? Astrophysics produces the most precise answer yet

The total amount of matter in the observable Universe is equivalent to 66 billion trillion times the mass of our Sun.

Survivor planet found orbiting a white dwarf closely in data from TESS, Spitzer telescopes
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Survivor planet found orbiting a white dwarf closely in data from TESS, Spitzer telescopes

The discovery suggests that planets may actually be capable of surviving the formation of a white dwarf.

New findings in dark matter physics could prompt brand-new model of the 'real' universe
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New findings in dark matter physics could prompt brand-new model of the 'real' universe

The discovery, some experts think, might 'signal a gap' in the current understanding of dark matter and its properties.

Glimpse of our system once the Sun is dead? First Jupiter-sized exoplanet found orbiting white dwarf star
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Glimpse of our system once the Sun is dead? First Jupiter-sized exoplanet found orbiting white dwarf star

Past research has indicated that some white dwarf stars can retain some of the more distant remnants of their planetary systems.