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Strange Signals Were Just Spotted Coming From A Distant Galaxy

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An observatory in West Virginia picked up 15 bright radio pulses from a dwarf galaxy, 3 billion light years, earlier this year. The initial results, based …

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Would The Universe Still Exist If No Life Existed To Observe It?

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If quantum physics states matter doesn’t exist when it’s not being noticed, then, without life, would the universe cease to exist? originally appeared on Quora: the …

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The search for dark matter: axions have ever-fewer places to hide

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If they exist, axions, among the candidates for dark matter particles, could interact with the matter comprising the universe, but at a much weaker extent than …

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Milky Way ties with neighbour in galactic arms race

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Astronomers have discovered that our nearest big neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy, is roughly the same size as the Milky Way. The Milky Way and Andromeda prior …

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Supermassive black hole model predicts characteristic light signals at cusp of collision

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A new simulation of supermassive black holes — the behemoths at the centers of galaxies — uses a realistic scenario to predict the light signals emitted …

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New models give insight into the heart of the Rosette Nebula

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A hole at the heart of a stunning rose-like interstellar cloud has puzzled astronomers for decades. But new research, led by the University of Leeds, offers …

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Astronomers Use a Single Gravitational Wave Event to Measure the Age of the Universe

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The direct detection of gravitational waves from at least five sources during the past two years offers spectacular confirmation of Einstein’s model of gravity and space-time. …