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Astrophysicists Find Supermassive Black Holes in Quasar Nearest Earth

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have found that Markarian 231 (Mrk 231), the nearest galaxy to Earth that hosts a quasar, is powered by two central black holes furiously whirling about each other. The finding suggests that quasars—the brilliant … Continue reading

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Exploring the Limits of ‘Life’ in the Universe

Bizarre creatures that go years without water. Others that can survive the vacuum of open space. Some of the most unusual organisms found on Earth provide insights for Washington State University planetary scientist Dirk Schulze-Makuch to predict what life could … Continue reading

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Giant Collision Triggered ‘Radio Phoenix’

Extended steep-spectrum radio emission in a galaxy cluster is usually associated with a recent merger. However, given the complex scenario of galaxy cluster mergers, many of the discovered sources hardly fit into the strict boundaries of a precise taxonomy. This … Continue reading

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New Efficient Way to Accelerate Positrons

A study led by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of California, Los Angeles has demonstrated a new, efficient way to accelerate positrons, the antimatter opposites of electrons. The method may … Continue reading

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Solar Minimum as Dangerous as Solar Maximum

In a new study just published in the scientific journal Geophysical Research, charged particles from various sources is amplified near the Earth’s equator, Brett A. Carter, lead author from Boston College Institute for Scientific Research provides evidence indicating smaller geomagnetic … Continue reading

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Large Amount of Gold and Silver Found Under Volcanoes in New Zealand

A small team of researchers with members from institutions in the U.S. and New Zealand has found that there are large deposits of gold and silver in at least six reservoirs beneath several volcanoes in New Zealand. In their paper … Continue reading

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1.84 Million Year Old ‘Modern’ Hand Found in East Africa

The sophisticated manipulative skills that characterize modern humans (Homo sapiens) have been related to our derived hand morphology (for example, long thumb relative to fingers, robust joints and hypertrophic pollical muscles) which allows for combined power and uniquely among hominids … Continue reading

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