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Scientists Have Finally Narrowed Down The Speed of Gravity

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Following the latest research about the space-warping bang of colliding neutron stars, merging of black holes may sound obsolete now.  To determine how fast gravity swings, …

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Astrophysicists settle cosmic debate on magnetism of planets and stars

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The universe is highly magnetic, with everything from stars to planets to galaxies producing their own magnetic fields. Astrophysicists have long puzzled over these surprisingly strong …

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Cosmic X-rays may provide clues to the nature of dark matter

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Dark matter is increasingly puzzling. Around the world, physicists have been trying for decades to determine the nature of these matter particles, which do not emit …

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Space Breakthrough: Wormholes To Other Galaxies Could Exist In Milky Way

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Wormholes have long been considered to exist only in the realms of science fiction, but some physicists believe the theoretical portals could be real, and there …

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Baby, it's cold outside: Understanding conditions for star formation

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Researchers demonstrate how a gas escapes ice at an extremely cold temperature, providing insight about how stars form in interstellar clouds. Credit: Nuamfolio/Shutterstock The mechanism by …

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Monster Black Hole Ejected By Gravitational Waves from Its Galaxy's Core With Force Equal to 100 Million Supernovas

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Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of a distant galaxy by what could be the awesome power …

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Observatory Detects Extragalactic Cosmic Rays Hitting the Earth

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Fifty years ago, scientists discovered that the Earth is occasionally hit by cosmic rays of enormous energies. Since then, they have argued about the source of …