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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.  

blazar illustration

HOME BASE  Scientists traced a high-energy neutrino back to its source: a blazar, a galaxy harboring a supermassive black hole that fuels powerful jets of particles.

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