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New Black Hole Image Reveals Swirling Magnetic Fields
New Black Hole Image
Astronomy
New Black Hole Image Reveals Swirling Magnetic Fields
A new black hole image depicts one of the supermassive objects in polarized light, making it possible to see its magnetic field lines.
March 25, 2021

A new black hole image depicts one of the supermassive objects in polarized light, making it possible to see its magnetic field lines.

Astronomy
A Distant Exoplanet Made Itself a Second Atmosphere
exoplanet made a second atmosphere
Astronomy
A Distant Exoplanet Made Itself a Second Atmosphere
A distant exoplanet, GJ 1132 b, appears to have created a second atmosphere for itself after being stripped of its first.
March 21, 2021

A distant exoplanet, GJ 1132 b, appears to have created a second atmosphere for itself after being stripped of its first.

Astronomy
New Underwater Telescope Could Explain Birth of the Universe
Neutrino Detector
Astronomy
New Underwater Telescope Could Explain Birth of the Universe
The world’s second-largest neutrino detector is now observing “ghost particles” from below the ice of Siberia’s Lake Baikal.
March 21, 2021

The world’s second-largest neutrino detector is now observing “ghost particles” from below the ice of Siberia’s Lake Baikal.

Archaeology
Ancient Computer Found in Shipwreck Decoded by Scientists
Antikythera Mechanism
Archaeology
Ancient Computer Found in Shipwreck Decoded by Scientists
A new model explains how an ancient computer known as the Antikythera Mechanism could have made complex astronomical predictions.
March 20, 2021

A new model explains how an ancient computer known as the Antikythera Mechanism could have made complex astronomical predictions.

Astronomy
Space Hurricane Rains Electrons Down on North Pole
space hurricane
Astronomy
Space Hurricane Rains Electrons Down on North Pole
A space hurricane formed above the North Pole in 2014, marking the first discovery of the theorized — but never proven — extreme space weather event.
March 9, 2021

A space hurricane formed above the North Pole in 2014, marking the first discovery of the theorized — but never proven — extreme space weather event.

Astronomy
Solar Probe Snaps Surprising Photo of the Surface of Venus
surface of venus
Astronomy
Solar Probe Snaps Surprising Photo of the Surface of Venus
The Parker Solar Probe has taken an image of the surface of Venus that may change what we thought we knew about the planet — or possibly the probe itself.
February 28, 2021

The Parker Solar Probe has taken an image of the surface of Venus that may change what we thought we knew about the planet — or possibly the probe itself.

Astronomy
See 25,000 Supermassive Black Holes in One Map of the Sky
Supermassive Black Holes
Astronomy
See 25,000 Supermassive Black Holes in One Map of the Sky
Astronomers used supercomputers and an international network of antennas to create a map of 25,000 supermassive black holes.
February 27, 2021

Astronomers used supercomputers and an international network of antennas to create a map of 25,000 supermassive black holes.

Astronomy
This Planetoid Is Officially the Farthest Known Object in Our Solar System
planetoid farfarout
Astronomy
This Planetoid Is Officially the Farthest Known Object in Our Solar System
A planetoid nicknamed Farfarout is officially the most distant known object in our solar system — but its reign might not last for long.
February 20, 2021

A planetoid nicknamed Farfarout is officially the most distant known object in our solar system — but its reign might not last for long.

Astronomy
This Cloudless “Hot Jupiter” Is Unlike Any Known Exoplanet
hot jupiter
Astronomy
This Cloudless “Hot Jupiter” Is Unlike Any Known Exoplanet
Astronomers have discovered a first-of-its-kind cloudless hot Jupiter — and it could expand our understanding of exoplanet formation.
January 30, 2021

Astronomers have discovered a first-of-its-kind cloudless hot Jupiter — and it could expand our understanding of exoplanet formation.