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You can help scientists study the Sun

If you ever wanted to be an astronomer, now is your chance. A new citizen science project allows volunteers to play an important role in learning more about the Sun by using their personal computers.

Dec 9th, 2021

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Machine Learning decodes the tremors of the Universe

Researchers trained a neural network to estimate - in just a few seconds - the precise characteristics of merging black holes based on their gravitational-wave emissions. The network determines the masses and spins of the black holes, where in the sky, at what angle, and how far away from Earth the merger took place.

Dec 9th, 2021

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Star's self destruction is shown in 3D, revealing new details

A 1,000-year-old supernova has been captured in 3D images that reveal yet unseen details of the elements that are ejected when a star explodes. Analysis of data from the Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) and X-shooter at the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT), offers new insights into how stars self-destruct.

Dec 8th, 2021

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Cells' replication of DNA is more error-prone in microgravity

Researchers show for the first time that a DNA polymerase enzyme derived from bacteria makes 10-140% more errors while copying DNA in microgravity. Combined with the known greater rate of DNA damage from space radiation, this inaccuracy of DNA replication is likely to pose a threat to the health of future astronauts on long missions.

Nov 29th, 2021

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