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Mathematicians prove the Umbral Moonshine Conjecture

Monstrous moonshine, a quirky pattern of the monster group in theoretical math, has a shadow – umbral moonshine. Mathematicians have now proved this insight, known as the Umbral Moonshine Conjecture, […]

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Dunes on Titan need firm winds to move

As sand dunes march across the Sahara, vast dunes cross the surface of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. New research from a refurbished NASA wind tunnel reveals the physics of how […]

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Space travel is a bit safer than expected

Analysis of data from the MATROSHKA experiment, the first comprehensive measurements of long-term exposure of astronauts to cosmic radiation, has now been completed. This experiment, carried out on board and […]

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Ground-Based Detection of Super-Earth Transit

Astronomers have measured the passing of a super-Earth in front of a bright, nearby Sun-like star using a ground-based telescope for the first time. The transit of the exoplanet 55 […]