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NASA's James Webb telescope unfolds its giant mirror, passes final pre-launch test
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NASA's James Webb telescope unfolds its giant mirror, passes final pre-launch test

Scientists from 44 countries will use the telescope to look at alien worlds and penetrate supermassive black holes at the centre of galaxies.

Breakthrough discovery of misbehaving muon challenges known laws of the physical universe
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Breakthrough discovery of misbehaving muon challenges known laws of the physical universe

Physicists say the anomaly has given hundreds of scientists new ideas for how to look for new particles in the universe.

ESO's telescope captures images of never-seen-before cosmic web with a surprise inside
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ESO's telescope captures images of never-seen-before cosmic web with a surprise inside

Simulations showed that the light came from billions of previously invisible dwarf galaxies spawning trillions of stars.

Scientists detect 'resonant hum’ permeating the universe from gravitational wave data
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Scientists detect 'resonant hum’ permeating the universe from gravitational wave data

Study authors suspect the low-frequency signal might be coming from gravitational waves, which serves an indicator of cosmic activity.

Scientists use New Horizon to find number of galaxies from glow of the universe
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Scientists use New Horizon to find number of galaxies from glow of the universe

The ‘leftover glow’ is coming from some dwarf galaxies that are present in the nearby universe “just beyond detectability”

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.

Million galaxies mapped in 300-hour-effort to create, corroborate data about the universe
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Million galaxies mapped in 300-hour-effort to create, corroborate data about the universe

The census will be used to study everything from star formation to evolution of galaxies to supermassive black holes and their interaction.

Neuron web in human brain is similar to the network of galaxies in the Universe
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Neuron web in human brain is similar to the network of galaxies in the Universe

They found that both systems are likely being shaped by “similar principles of network dynamics, despite the radically different scales and processes at play”.

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.

Back to Venus: Rocket Lab looks to beat NASA in search for life on Venus, other worlds
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Back to Venus: Rocket Lab looks to beat NASA in search for life on Venus, other worlds

Rocket Lab will need help from leading scientists, and has already recruited MIT astronomer and planetary scientist Sara Seager.

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.

NASA funds five 'concept mission' studies to the Sun; two will be chosen to carry out their missions
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NASA funds five 'concept mission' studies to the Sun; two will be chosen to carry out their missions

The five shortlisted proposals are will each receive $1.25 million from NASA to carry out a nine-month mission concept study.

Universe might end in a blast with the death of several black dwarfs, finds a new study
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Universe might end in a blast with the death of several black dwarfs, finds a new study

Black dwarfs are white dwarfs that have cooled down to the temperature of the “cosmic microwave background”, and become invisible.

Cosmic heartbeat discovered in gas cloud synced with a black hole by Arecibo, Fermi telescopes
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Cosmic heartbeat discovered in gas cloud synced with a black hole by Arecibo, Fermi telescopes

This gas cloud in the constellation Aquilla 'beats' in rhythm with a black hole 100 light-years away.

Golden halo of infant galaxy look-alike of Milky Way spotted 12 bn light years away
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Golden halo of infant galaxy look-alike of Milky Way spotted 12 bn light years away

The 'baby' galaxy was discovered using the powerful ALMA radio telescope in Chile, using a technique called gravitational lensing.

Scientists spotted a super flare originating hundreds of light years away, more powerful than those on our Sun sends out
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Scientists spotted a super flare originating hundreds of light years away, more powerful than those on our Sun sends out

Previously, they thought only younger star could cause such explosions, however, the study showed that older star can cause them as well.

Intergalactic wall: Stretch of galaxies some 1.4 bn light-years long discovered in the universe
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Intergalactic wall: Stretch of galaxies some 1.4 bn light-years long discovered in the universe

The structure stretches across the southern border of the universe, and comprises thousands of galaxies and huge amounts of gas and dust.

eROSITA telescope scans the entire sky, produces comprehensive X-ray map that shows millions of objects
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eROSITA telescope scans the entire sky, produces comprehensive X-ray map that shows millions of objects

The objects discovered include Milky Way stars and supermassive black holes at the centres of other galaxies.

Astronomers discover new planet as big as Neptune using NASA's TESS and Spitzer space telescopes
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Astronomers discover new planet as big as Neptune using NASA's TESS and Spitzer space telescopes

The study reveals that the planet is up to 58 times as massive as the Earth and completes an orbit every 8.5 days.