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Physicists ‘squeeze’ light to cool microscopic drum below quantum limit

NIST researchers applied a special form of microwave light to cool a microscopic aluminum drum to an energy level below the generally accepted limit,...

Can One Cosmic Enigma Help Solve Another?

Johns Hopkins astrophysicists argue fast radio bursts could provide clues to dark matter. (Credit: Alain r/Wikimedia Commons) Astrophysicists from Johns Hopkins University have proposed a...

‘Space tsunami’ causes the third Van Allen Belt

An illustration to explain the dynamics of the ultra-relativistic third Van Allen radiation belt, by Andy Kale. Credit: Andy KaleEarth's magnetosphere, the region of...

Universe’s first life might have been born on carbon planets

In this artist's conception, a carbon planet orbits a sunlike star in the early universe. Young planetary systems lacking heavy chemical elements but relatively...

‘Wasteful’ galaxies launch heavy elements into surrounding halos and deep space

Spiral galaxies like the Milky Way are shown in the center, surrounded by the circumgalactic medium, which appears as black to our eyes. However,...

The universe is expanding even faster than expected

This illustration shows the three steps astronomers used to measure the universe's expansion rate to an unprecedented accuracy, reducing the total uncertainty to 2.4...

Astronomers smash cosmic records to see hydrogen in distant galaxy

Artist's impression of the galaxy.Credit: ICRAR/Peter Ryan An international team of scientists has pushed the limits of radio astronomy to detect a faint signal emitted...

Hubble finds clues to the birth of supermassive black holes

This artist's impression shows a possible seed for the formation of a supermassive black hole. Two of these possible seeds were discovered by an...

Astrophysicists detect most luminous diffuse gamma-ray emission from Arp 220

Griffin and Dai developed the data collection methodology used to detect the gamma-ray emission from Arp 220. Credit: University of Oklahoma and NASA A University of...

Intense wind found in the neighborhood of a black hole

an artistic view of the accretion disc surrounding the black hole V404 Cygni, where the intense wind detected by GTC becomes evident. Credit: Gabriel...

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