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Do ‘bouncing universes’ have a beginning?

Some cosmological models propose that the universe expands and contracts in infinite cycles, but new study finds a crucial flaw in the latest version...

This black widow star ate its mate to set a new record

A dense, collapsed star has shredded and consumed nearly the entire mass of its stellar companion. In the process, it’s grown into the heaviest neutron...

No trace of dark matter halos, shows new study

Dwarf galaxies are small, faint galaxies that can usually be found in galaxy clusters or near larger galaxies. Because of this, they might be affected...

Scientists capture explosive neutron star merger for the first time in millimeter light

Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have for the first time recorded millimeter-wavelength light from a fiery explosion caused by the merger...

Scientists reveal the distribution of dark matter around galaxies 12 billion years ago

Scientists have investigated the nature of dark matter surrounding galaxies seen as they were 12 billion years ago, billions of years further back in...

Scientists discover the heaviest neutron star to date

A dense, collapsed star spinning 707 times per second — making it one of the fastest spinning neutron stars in the Milky Way galaxy...

Astronomers find origins of mysterious gamma-ray bursts

Several mysterious gamma-ray bursts appear as lonely flashes of intense energy far from any obvious galactic home, raising questions about their true origins and...

Scientists find new way to build magnets to harvest fusion power of the sun...

Scientists have found a way to build powerful magnets smaller than before, aiding the design and construction of machines that could help the world...

Scientists capture first-ever view of a hidden quantum phase in a 2D crystal

The development of high-speed strobe-flash photography in the 1960s by the late MIT professor Harold “Doc” Edgerton allowed us to visualize events too fast...

Scientists find new way to detect exoplanets

In recent years, many exoplanets have been found around single "normal" stars. New research shows that there may be exceptions to this trend. Researchers from...