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What do Netflix, Google and planetary systems have in common?

Dan Tamayo is a postdoctoral fellow in the Centre for Planetary Science at U of T Scarborough.Credit: Photo by Ken JonesSame class of algorithms...

Atmospheric chemistry on paper

Normally computers speed up calculations. But with his new pen-and-paper formula Kevin Heng of the University of Bern, Switzerland, gets his results thousands of...

World’s most sensitive dark matter detector completes search

Inside view of the LUX detector.Credit: Photo by Matthew Kapust/Sanford Underground Research Facility The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment, which operates beneath a...

What lies beneath: Venus’ surface revealed through the clouds

Schematic illustration of the proposed behaviour of gravity waves in the vicinity of mountainous terrain on Venus. Winds pushing their way slowly across the mountainous...

Astronomers find evidence of water clouds in first spectrum of coldest...

Artist's rendering of WISE 0855 as it might appear if viewed up close in infrared light. Credit: Illustration by Joy Pollard, Gemini Observatory/AURA Since its detection...

Let there be light: Super bright galaxies of the early Universe

A very distant galaxy cluster in the early Universe.Credit: ESO Astronomers have shed further light on the evolution of the early Universewith the discovery of...

Seeds of black holes could be revealed by gravitational waves detected...

Gas and stars in a slice of the EAGLE simulations at the present day. The intensity shows the gas density, while the color encodes...

NASA scientists discover unexpected mineral on Mars

This low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock...

X-ray echoes of a shredded star provide close-up of ‘killer’ black...

In this artist's rendering, a thick accretion disk has formed around a supermassive black hole following the tidal disruption of a star that wandered...

Astronomers find the first ‘wind nebula’ around a magnetar

This X-ray image shows extended emission around a source known as Swift J1834.9-0846, a rare ultra-magnetic neutron star called a magnetar. The glow arises...

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