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  1. night sky photo of a double aurora (in green and red)
    Space

    Amateur astronomers’ images of a rare double aurora may unlock its secrets

    With breathtaking videos, citizen scientists have shown researchers a new pattern of auroras that may solve the mystery behind a strange red glow.

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  2. an experiment that uses strontium ions to test quantum entanglement
    Quantum Physics

    Quantum entanglement makes quantum communication even more secure

    Bell tests proved that quantum mechanics really is “spooky.” Now they’ve made quantum communication even more hacker-proof.

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  3. dark matter detector in construction
    Physics

    A new dark matter experiment quashed earlier hints of new particles

    Unlike its earlier incarnation, the XENONnT detector found no evidence of extra blips that scientists had hoped indicated new physics.

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  4. apples falling with motion blur
    Physics

    Wiggling metal beams offer a new way to test gravity’s strength

    A new experiment aims to get a better handle on “Big G,” the poorly measured gravitational constant.

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  5. the LZ dark matter experiment, a long white scientfic apparatus with white bulges capped with yellow tips
    Particle Physics

    A supersensitive dark matter search found no signs of the substance — yet

    The LZ experiment’s first measurement raises hopes that scientists are closer than ever to finding the source of much of the universe’s mass.

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  6. 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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  7. illustration of the higgs boson
    Particle Physics

    How physicists are probing the Higgs boson 10 years after its discovery

    The famous particle may point to cracks in the standard model and new physics beyond.

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  8. illustration of a tetraneutron
    Physics

    Physicists may have finally spotted elusive clusters of four neutrons

    Long-sought clumps of four neutrons called tetraneutrons last less than a billionth of a trillionth of a second, an experiment suggests.

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  9. illustration of gravitational waves from merging black holes
    Astronomy

    Gravitational wave ‘radar’ could help map the invisible universe

    Gravity ripples scattering off warped spacetime near massive objects might help astronomers peer inside stars and find globs of dark matter.

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