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Astronomers Spot Giant Nebula around Distant Quasar
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile have discovered an enormous cloud of gas around an extremely distant quasar called 4C... 1 hour
Project Lyra, a mission to chase down that interstellar asteroid
PHYS.ORG Back in October, the announcement that the first interstellar asteroid triggered a flurry of excitement. Since that time, astronomers have conducted follow-up observations of the object known as... 6 hours
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Spot the Constellation Cetus: Sea Monster or Whale?
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Icebound detector reveals how ghostly neutrinos are stopped cold
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Solar cell discovery opens a new window to powering tomorrow's cities
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Watching atoms move in hybrid perovskite crystals reveals clues to improving solar cells
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Ice shapes the landslide landscape on Mars
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Uncovering the origins of galaxies' halos
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Image: SDO spies broad coronal hole
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Physicists design $100 handheld muon detector
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Astronomers reveal nearby stars that are among the oldest in our galaxy
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Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst
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'Super-Earth' planet with very short orbital period discovered
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Glass microparticles enhance solar cells efficiency
PHYS.ORG Scientists from ITMO University have suggested a new solar cell coating that combines features of an electrode and those of a light-trapping structure. The coating enabled researchers to cut down on reflected light and avoid solar... 4 days
Image: Integral space observatory's orbits visualized
PHYS.ORG ESA's Integral space observatory has been orbiting Earth for 15 years, observing the ever-changing, powerful and violent cosmos in gamma rays, X-rays and visible light. Studying stars exploding as supernovas, monster black holes and, more recently,... 4 days
Momentum braking in deep space
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Super-Earth 55 Cancri e Could Have Thick, Earth-Like Atmosphere
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SPACE.COM A faint spiral galaxy lurks in deep space in this stunning view of the Pleiades, an open star cluster in the constellation Taurus. 5 days
Solar minimum surprisingly constant
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Gravitational-Wave Detector Catches Lightest Black Hole Smashup Yet
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The Sun's Sleepy Phase Is Surprisingly Consistent
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Milky Way and Other Celestial Sights Will Make for Spectacular Stargazing This Month
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Interstellar space probes: Where's the brakes?
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Strained hybrid perovskite thin films and their impact on the intrinsic stability of perovskite solar cells
Science Magazine Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite (OIHP) solar cells have achieved comparable efficiencies to those of commercial solar cells,... 1 week
Gravitational-Wave Detector Catches Lightest Black Hole Smashup Yet
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Nearby Pulsars Shed Light on Origin of Excess Antimatter
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Solar minimum surprisingly constant
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Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions (Update)
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Images of strange solar system visitor peel away some of the mystery
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LIGO and Virgo announce the detection of a black hole binary merger from June 8, 2017
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Colliding black holes are reported for a fifth time
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NASA Unveils First Science Projects for the James Webb Space Telescope
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Technique uses solar thermal energy to split H2O and CO2 for jet fuel
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