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New era for astronomy Scientists identify deep-space source for neutrino

New era for astronomy: Scientists identify deep-space source for a neutrino

A flaring supermassive black hole 3.7 billion light-years from Earth in the constellation Orion is the suspected source of a super-high-energy subatomic particle, a...
Astronomers calculate most accurate rate of universe expansion to date

Astronomers calculate most accurate rate of universe expansion to date

The measurements provide further evidence of a physics mystery With the combined power of two space telescopes, astronomers have made the most precise measurement to...
Ghostly neutrinos come from a blazar

Mystery solved: Ghostly neutrinos come from a blazar

Scientists have found the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, ghostly subatomic particles that can travel unhindered for billions of light...
Most inner-belt asteroids come from just 5 or 6 planets

Most inner-belt asteroids come from just 5 or 6 planets

Most asteroids and meteorites originate from the splintering of a handful of minor planets formed during the infancy of our solar system, a new...
Scientists discover source of neutrinos, a step toward resolving a century-old riddle

Scientists discover source of neutrinos, a step toward resolving a century-old riddle

Scientists have found the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos — ghostly subatomic particles that can travel unhindered for billions of...
China's FAST Telescope Identifies 43 Pulsars

China’s FAST Telescope identifies 43 pulsars

China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, has discovered 43 new pulsars so far since its trial operation...
NASA’s Fermi Space Telescope traces source of cosmic neutrino to monster black hole

NASA’s Fermi Space Telescope traces source of cosmic neutrino to monster black hole

For the first time ever, scientists using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have found the source of a high-energy neutrino from outside our galaxy. This...
Scientists find evidence of far-distant neutrino source

Scientists find evidence of far-distant neutrino source

Scientists have found the first evidence of a source of high-energy particles called neutrinos: an energetic galaxy about 4 billion light years from Earth. The...
Hawaii telescopes help unravel long-standing cosmic mystery

Hawaii telescopes help unravel long-standing cosmic mystery

Astronomers and physicists around the world, including in Hawaii, have begun to unravel a long-standing cosmic mystery. Using a vast array of telescopes in space...
Earth’s neighbor exoplanet looks familiar, but not the same

Earth’s neighbor exoplanet looks familiar, but not the same

Last autumn, the world was excited by the discovery of an exoplanet called Ross 128 b, which is just 11 light years away from...