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Moon's orbit proposed as a gravitational wave detector

Scientists propose using the variations in distance between the Earth and the Moon, which can be measured with a precision of less than a centimeter, as a new gravitational wave detector within a frequency range that current devices cannot detect.

Mar 17th, 2022

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The new, improved Dragonfly is a galactic gas detector

The Dragonfly telescope is undergoing a metamorphosis. For the past decade, the Dragonfly Telephoto Array has conducted groundbreaking science by detecting faint starlight within dimly lit parts of the night sky. The telescope uses clusters of telephoto lenses to create images, much the way a dragonfly's eyes gather visual data. Now Dragonfly is setting its sights on extragalactic gas.

Mar 10th, 2022

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Imagining an Earthly neighbor

New modelling work provides deep insight into how an Earth-like planet orbiting the Sun-like stars closest to us, the ? Centauri A/B binary, would look like, should it exist.

Mar 10th, 2022

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Black hole billiards in the centers of galaxies

Researchers provide the first plausible explanation to why one of the most massive black hole pairs observed to date by gravitational waves also seemed to merge on a non-circular orbit. Their suggested solution involves a chaotic triple drama inside a giant disk of gas around a super massive black hole in a galaxy far, far away.

Mar 9th, 2022

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