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Dark matter experiment finds no evidence of axions

Physicists from MIT and elsewhere have performed the first run of a new experiment to detect axions — hypothetical particles that are predicted to...

The hunt is on for closest Earth-like planets

NASA’s new Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is designed to ferret out habitable exoplanets, but with hundreds of thousands of sunlike and smaller stars...

Researchers confirm massive hyper-runaway star ejected from the Milky Way Disk

A fast-moving star may have been ejected from the Milky Way’s stellar disk by a cluster of young stars, according to researchers from the...

Jupiter’s unknown journey revealed

It is known that gas giants around other stars are often located very near their sun. According to accepted theory, these gas planets were...

Giant X-ray ‘chimneys’ are exhaust vents for vast energies produced at Milky Way’s center

The center of our galaxy is a frenzy of activity. A behemoth black hole -- 4 million times as massive as the sun --...

NASA’s Fermi Satellite clocks ‘cannonball’ pulsar speeding through space

Astronomers found a pulsar hurtling through space at nearly 2.5 million miles an hour -- so fast it could travel the distance between Earth...

OSIRIS-REx spies on the weird, wild gravity of an asteroid

Research led by CU Boulder is revealing the Alice in Wonderland-like physics that govern gravity near the surface of the asteroid Bennu. The new findings are...

Carbon monoxide detectors could warn of extraterrestrial life

Carbon monoxide detectors in our homes warn of a dangerous buildup of that colorless, odorless gas we normally associate with death. Astronomers, too, have...

Superbugs have colonized the International Space Station — but there’s a silver lining

Astronauts leave behind many things when they boldly go. Bacteria, however, stay with them. Extreme spaceflight conditions can force these bacteria to toughen up, while...

Hubble’s dazzling display of 2 colliding galaxies

Located in the constellation of Hercules, about 230 million light-years away, NGC 6052 is a pair of colliding galaxies. They were first discovered in...

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