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an illustration of a neutron being blasted from a blazar

SPEED TEST  A neutrino blasted from a bright galaxy known as a blazar (illustrated) along with a flare of light reveals that neutrinos travel at roughly the speed of light.  

Neptune

SHARP EYES  A new strategy at the Very Large Telescope in Chile lets the ground-based observatory take visible light images of Neptune (left) that rival those from the Hubble Space Telescope (right) in clarity.

IceCube Neutrino Observatory

PARTICULATE PURSUITS Lightweight particles from outer space called neutrinos, caught by particle detectors like the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica (shown), are giving new insight into a menagerie of celestial objects.  

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