Astronomy

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  1. illustration of a neutron star that became a pulsar next to an orbiting star
    Astronomy

    The heaviest neutron star on record is 2.35 times the mass of the sun

    The measurement helps refine the dividing line between neutron stars and black holes.

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  2. JWST deep field image of SMACS 0723 with lots of galaxies visible
    Astronomy

    How James Webb Space Telescope data have already revealed surprises

    A distant galaxy cluster’s violent past and the onset of star formation in the more remote universe lie buried in the observatory’s first image.

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  3. gamma-ray image of the Milky Way with fermi bubbles in purple and the disk in blue
    Astronomy

    Clouds in the Milky Way’s plasma bubbles came from the starry disk — and far beyond

    Gas clouds in the Fermi bubbles have a wide range of chemical compositions, suggesting some may have been ripped from other galaxies.

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  4. the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment in front of the night sky
    Astronomy

    A fast radio burst’s rapid, steady beat offers a clue to its cosmic origin

    Amped-up neutron stars, pairs of magnetically entangled neutron stars or magnetar quakes could explain a three-second-long train of radio blips.

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  5. Hubble image of a cluster of galaxies with an inset image of galaxy MACS1149-JD1
    Astronomy

    The most distant rotating galaxy hails from 13.3 billion years ago

    Astronomers have spotted a rotating galaxy whose light comes from just 500 million years after the Big Bang.

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  6. thousands of distant galaxies captured by the James Webb Space Telescope
    Astronomy

    Here are the James Webb Space Telescope’s stunning first pictures

    President Biden revealed the NASA telescope's image of ancient galaxies whose light has been traveling 13 billion years to reach us.

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  7. a brown dwarf, a failed star, illustrated against a black background
    Astronomy

    Sand clouds are common in atmospheres of brown dwarfs

    Dozens of newly examined brown dwarfs have clouds of silicates, confirming an old theory and revealing how these failed stars live.

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  8. a test of a quantum communications satellite. Various towers and lights are shown against a backdrop of a time-lapsed night sky
    Quantum Physics

    Aliens could send quantum messages to Earth, calculations suggest

    Scientists are developing quantum communications networks on Earth. Aliens, if they exist, could be going further.

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  9. illustration of galaxy A1689-zD1 showing warmer gas in yellow in the middle and cooler gas in red spreading out
    Astronomy

    An otherwise quiet galaxy in the early universe is spewing star stuff

    Seen as it was 700 million years after the Big Bang, the galaxy churns out a relatively paltry number of stars. And yet it’s heaving gas into space.

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