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Million fold increase in the power of waves near Jupiter's moon Ganymede

Listening to electro-magnetic waves around the Earth, converted to sound, is almost like listening to singing and chirping birds at dawn with a crackling camp fire nearby. This is why such waves are called chorus waves. They cause polar lights but also high-energy 'killer' electrons that can damage spacecraft. In a recent study, the authors describe extraordinary chorus waves around other planets in our solar system.

Posted: Aug 7th, 2018

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Einstein's general relativity near black hole finally confirmed

Observations made with ESO's Very Large Telescope have for the first time clearly revealed the effects of Einstein's general relativity on the motion of a star passing through the extreme gravitational field very close to the supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way.

Posted: Jul 26th, 2018

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Researchers unravel more mysteries of metallic hydrogen

Liquid metallic hydrogen is not present naturally on Earth and has only been created in a handful of places. Scientists are researching the properties of liquid metallic hydrogen to understand how planets both inside and outside our solar system form magnetic shields.

Posted: Jul 23rd, 2018

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Discovering structure in the outer corona (w/video)

Using advanced algorithms and data-cleaning techniques, scientists discovered never-before-detected, fine-grained structures in the outer corona - the Sun's million-degree atmosphere -- by analyzing images taken by NASA's STEREO spacecraft.

Posted: Jul 18th, 2018

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