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Scientists find mystery object in the ‘mass gap’ between neutron stars and black holes

When the most massive stars die, they collapse under their own gravity and leave behind black holes. When stars that are a bit less massive...

Dark matter detector picks up unexplained new signal

The XENON1T detector, tucked into an Italian mountainside to search for signs of a mysterious substance in the universe called dark matter, has picked...

Teleportation is possible in the quantum world, says study

"Beam me up" is one of the most famous catchphrases from the Star Trek series. It is the command issued when a character wishes to...

Exoplanets with oceans could be common in our Milky Way galaxy, shows study

Several years ago, planetary scientist Lynnae Quick began to wonder whether any of the more than 4,000 known exoplanets or planets beyond our solar...

Astronomers detect curious radio waves from unknown source outside our galaxy

A team of astronomers, including researchers at MIT, has picked up on a curious, repeating rhythm of fast radio bursts emanating from an unknown...

Scientists create new quantum radar prototype

Scientists have invented a new radar prototype that utilizes quantum entanglement as a method of object detection. This successful integration of quantum mechanics into...

Scientists measure neutron’s lifetime from space for the first time

Scientists have found a way of measuring neutron lifetime from space for the first time - a discovery that could teach us more about...

Scientists find how long-lived Peter Pan discs form

A new study has revealed how long-lived Peter Pan discs form, which could provide new insights into how planets arise. Planet-forming, or protoplanetary, discs are...

Titan is migrating away from Saturn 100 times faster than previously predicted

By Earthly standards, Saturn's moon Titan is a strange place. Larger than the planet Mercury, Titan is swaddled in a thick atmosphere (it is the...

Scientists create new metasurface that opens the world of polarization

Polarization, the direction in which light vibrates, is invisible to the human eye. Yet, so much of our optical world relies on the control and...

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