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May 19, 2017
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Next-Gen Dark Matter Detector in a Race to Finish Line

Berkeley Lab is leading the construction of a mile-deep experiment that seeks to solve a science mystery The race is on to build the most sensitive U.S.-based experiment designed to directly detect dark matter particles. Department of Energy officials have … Continue reading

October 28, 2016
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The Unfolding Story of the Universe: A Conversation with Mary Evelyn Tucker and Julianne Warren

In their Journey of the Universe project—which includes a film, book, and website—philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme and historian of religions Mary Evelyn Tucker attempt to tell the biggest story ever told: the history of the universe. Through a compelling blend … 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

January 17, 2015
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“Assassin” Targets Supernovae in Our Neighborhood of the Universe

Project’s success spawns a new effort to study other local sky events SEATTLE — While many astronomical collaborations use powerful telescopes to target individual objects in the distant universe, a new project at The Ohio State University is doing something … Continue reading

December 2, 2014
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Hide & Seek: Sterile Neutrinos Remain Elusive

Daya Bay neutrino experiment publishes a new result on its first search for a “sterile” neutrino BEIJING; BERKELEY, CA; and UPTON, NY—The Daya Bay Collaboration, an international group of scientists studying the subtle transformations of subatomic particles called neutrinos, is … Continue reading

September 9, 2014
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What lit up the universe?

New research from UCL shows we will soon uncover the origin of the ultraviolet light that bathes the cosmos, helping scientists understand how galaxies were built. The study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters by UCL cosmologists Dr Andrew Pontzen … Continue reading

February 20, 2014
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NASA’s NuSTAR Untangles Mystery of How Stars Explode

One of the biggest mysteries in astronomy, how stars blow up in supernova explosions, finally is being unraveled with the help of NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR). The high-energy X-ray observatory has created the first map of radioactive material … Continue reading