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QUIJOTE maps the structure of our galaxy's magnetic field

Almost a decade after starting observations of the sky in the northern hemisphere in the microwave range, the QUIJOTE Collaboration has presented an initial series of 6 scientific articles, giving the most accurate description we have of the polarization of the emission of the Milky Way at these wavelengths.

Jan 12th, 2023

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NASA's TESS discovers planetary system's second Earth-size world

Using data from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, scientists have identified an Earth-size world, called TOI 700 e, orbiting within the habitable zone of its star - the range of distances where liquid water could occur on a planet's surface. The world is 95% Earth's size and likely rocky.

Jan 11th, 2023

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Model-independent method to weigh protoplanetary disks

Astronomers have found a way to directly measure the amount of gas in protoplanetary disks without needing to make assumptions about the relative amounts of different types of gas, making this method more accurate and robust than previous methods.

Jan 11th, 2023

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What microorganisms on Mars would need to survive

Scientists studied the cellular processes that regulate the adaptation of microorganisms to perchlorates. If microorganisms could genetically adapt their stress response to this salt, which occurs in some deserts and on Mars, their survival on the red planet might be possible.

Dec 15th, 2022

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Machine learning reveals how black holes grow

Machine learning has deduced the rules governing the relationship between the growth of a galaxy and the growth of the supermassive black hole at its center. The tight correlation between the two growth rates found in this research confirms a decades-old theory.

Dec 15th, 2022

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