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POLAR experiment reveals orderly chaos of black holes

An international consortium of scientists studying gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) as part of the POLAR (GRB polarimeter) experiment has revealed that high-energy photon emissions from black holes are neither completely chaotic nor completely organized, but a mixture.

Jan 15th, 2019

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Dark matter on the move

Scientists have found evidence that dark matter can be heated up and moved around, as a result of star formation in galaxies. The findings provide the first observational evidence for the effect known as 'dark matter heating', and give new clues as to what makes up dark matter.

Jan 3rd, 2019

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Early protostar already has a warped disk

Researchers have observed, for the first time, a warped disk around an infant protostar that formed just several tens of thousands of years ago. This implies that the misalignment of planetary orbits in many planetary systems may be caused by distortions in the planet-forming disk early in their existence.

Jan 1st, 2019

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Our Universe: An expanding bubble in an extra dimension

Scientists have devised a new model for the Universe - one that may solve the enigma of dark energy. They propose a new structural concept, including dark energy, for a universe that rides on an expanding bubble in an additional dimension.

Dec 29th, 2018

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