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'Big Bang Signal' Could All Be Dust

There was little need, before, to know exactly how much dust peppers outer space, far from the plane of the Milky Way. Scientists understood that the dimly radiating grains aligned with our ...

17 hours ago from Wired Science

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'Space bubbles' may have led to deadly battle in Afghanistan

Scientists say that atmospheric phenomenon may have caused breakdown in military communications

7 hours ago from Science Now

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Autumn equinox: Google Doodle celebrates first day of autumn 2014

Google has celebrated the first day of autumn with a Doodle on its home page.

20 hours ago from The Independent

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Evidence for cosmic inflation wanes

The biggest result in cosmology in a decade fades into dust

10 hours ago from Science Now

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Infant solar system shows signs of windy weather

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have observed what may be the first-ever signs of windy weather around a T Tauri star, an infant analog of our own Sun. ...

Mon 22 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Asteroid named for University of Utah makes public debut

What's rocky, about a mile wide, orbits between Mars and Jupiter and poses no threat to Earth?

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Finding hints of gravitational waves in the stars

Scientists have shown how gravitational waves—invisible ripples in the fabric of space and time that propagate through the universe—might be "seen" by looking at the stars. The new model proposes ...

Mon 22 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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The difference between CMEs and solar flares

This is a question we are often asked: what is the difference between a coronal mass ejection (CME) and a solar flare? We discussed it in a recent astrophoto post, but today NASA put out a video ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Research demonstrates various possibilities for controlling light in the terahertz frequency range

The Journal of Optics has devoted the front page of its special edition on Mid-infrared and THz Photonics to the work produced by the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre researchers Víctor ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Image: A cosmic hurricane

The giant planet Saturn is mostly a gigantic ball of rotating gas, completely unlike our solid home planet. But Earth and Saturn do have something in common: weather, although the gas giant ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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