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October 17, 2018
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Princeton astrophysicist Bhattacharjee leads team to create framework for an optimal fusion energy device

Stellarators, fusion facilities with a “twisty” design, have long played second fiddle to doughnut-shaped tokamaks that better confine the plasma that fuels fusion reactions. Now, in a development with major implications for the effort to replicate on Earth the fusion … Continue reading

June 5, 2015
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Earthlike ‘Star Wars’ Tatooines may be common

Simulations dispute dogma: rocky planets may orbit many double stars Luke Skywalker’s home in “Star Wars” is the desert planet Tatooine, with twin sunsets because it orbits two stars. So far, only uninhabitable gas-giant planets have been identified circling such … Continue reading

February 11, 2014
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Time capsule of the Big Bang

Using one of the world’s premier telescopes, University of Minnesota astrophysicists Evan Skillman and Kristen McQuinn have discovered a priceless relic of the Big Bang in the Milky Way’s back yard. They are part of an international team that found … Continue reading

January 17, 2012
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What Do Sunsets Look Like From Other Planets?

A University of Exeter astrophysicist has shown what sunsets look like on planets outside our solar system. He has worked out the colour of sunsets on two planets: HD 209458 b and HD 189733 b, known as ‘extrasolar planets’ because … Continue reading

October 4, 2011
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Berkeley Lab’s Saul Perlmutter wins Nobel Prize in Physics

BERKELEY, CA — Saul Perlmutter, an astrophysicist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a professor of physics at the University of California at Berkeley, has won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics “for the discovery … Continue reading

September 25, 2011
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Exeter Physicist Advances Early Universe Theory

*Research by a University of Exeter astrophysicist has helped to explain how the first stars and galaxies formed.* *Research led by Professor Gilles Chabrier of the University of Exeter suggests that large magnetic fields were generated shortly after the Big … Continue reading

May 14, 2011
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Why Some Planets Orbit the Wrong Way; Extrasolar Insights into Our Solar System

More than 500 extrasolar planets–planets that orbit stars other than the sun–have been discovered since 1995. But only in the last few years have astronomers observed that in some of these systems, the star is spinning one way and the … Continue reading