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Weighing planets and asteroids

A team of scientists from the International Pulsar Timing Array consortium has used pulsar timing data to measure the masses of the dwarf-planet Ceres and other asteroids.

Oct 23rd, 2018

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Journey to the beginning of time

With the Pristine survey, an international team is looking for and researching the oldest stars in our Universe. The goal is to learn more about the young Universe right after the Big Bang.

Oct 8th, 2018

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A new era in the quest for dark matter

In a review that was published this week, physicists argue that the time has come to broaden and diversify the experimental effort, and to incorporate astronomical surveys and gravitational wave observations in the quest for the nature of dark matter.

Oct 4th, 2018

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Scientists discover new nursery for superpowered photons

One of the weirdest objects in the Milky Way just got weirder. Scientists have discovered a new source of the highest-energy photons in the cosmos: a strange system known as a microquasar, located in our neck of the galaxy a neighborly 15,000 light years from Earth.

Oct 3rd, 2018

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Gaia spots stars flying between galaxies

A team of astronomers using the latest set of data from ESA's Gaia mission to look for high-velocity stars being kicked out of the Milky Way were surprised to find stars instead sprinting inwards - perhaps from another galaxy.

Oct 2nd, 2018

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