Gaia Turns Up 13,928 White Dwarfs Nearby the Sun, Including Several Formed Through Mergers
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Gaia Turns Up 13,928 White Dwarfs Nearby the Sun, Including Several Formed Through Mergers

In 2013, the European Space Agency (ESA) deployed the Gaia mission, a space observatory designed…

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Are Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Coming From the Collapse of Strange Star Crusts?
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Are Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Coming From the Collapse of Strange Star Crusts?

Fast Radio Bursts (FBRs) have fascinated astronomers ever since the first one was detected in…

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“Super-cool” observatory to explore hidden universe
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“Super-cool” observatory to explore hidden universe

SPICA (Space Infrared Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics). Image credit: ESA The project, named SPICA…

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Planck Collaboration Wins 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize
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Planck Collaboration Wins 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize

Scientists in Berkeley Lab’s Physics, Computational Research, and NERSC divisions played integral roles in the…

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Recovered Asteroid 2010 WC9 Set to Buzz the Earth Tomorrow
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Recovered Asteroid 2010 WC9 Set to Buzz the Earth Tomorrow

Incoming: The Earth-Moon system has company tonight. The orbit of asteroid 2010 WC9. Credit: NASA/JPL…

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Old Data Reveal New Evidence of Europa Plumes
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Old Data Reveal New Evidence of Europa Plumes

Scientists re-examining data from an old mission bring new insights to the tantalizing question of…

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Evidence for Thousands of Black Holes Buzzing Around the Center of the Milky Way
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Evidence for Thousands of Black Holes Buzzing Around the Center of the Milky Way

Since the 1970s, astronomers have understood that a Supermassive Black Hole (SMBH) resides at the…

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NASA Spacecraft Discovers New Magnetic Process in Turbulent Space
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NASA Spacecraft Discovers New Magnetic Process in Turbulent Space

Though close to home, the space immediately around Earth is full of hidden secrets and…

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Experiments shed new light on supernovae
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Experiments shed new light on supernovae

Experiments on Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility (NIF) are providing scientists with new…

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The Giant Planets in the Solar System Stunted the Growth of Mars
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The Giant Planets in the Solar System Stunted the Growth of Mars

For centuries, astronomers and scientists have sought to understand how our Solar System came to…

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