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Omega Centauri Unlikely to Harbor Life

There are colorful stars galore, but likely no habitable planets, inside the globular star cluster Omega Centauri. NASA, ESA, AND THE HUBBLE SM4 ERO TEAM   Omega Centauri Unlikely to Harbor Life Close encounters between stars in the Milky Way’s ...

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Where dose Martian dust come from?

  Where dose Martian dust come from? New study suggests much of the dust on the surface of Mars comes from a single geological formation near the planet’s equator Jill Rosen The dust that coats much of the surface of ...

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New study again proves Einstein right

The IceCube Lab at the South Pole Image: Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF   New study again proves Einstein right Most thorough test to date finds no Lorentz violation in high-energy neutrinos. Jennifer Chu The universe should be a predictably symmetrical place, ...

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In Search of Dark Matter

Particle physicist Hai-Bo Yu is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at UC Riverside. PHOTO CREDIT: I. PITTALWALA, UC RIVERSIDE.   In Search of Dark Matter Researchers, including a UC Riverside particle physicist, interpret new experimental data aimed at ...

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Neutrino’s birthplace

In this illustration, a neutrino has interacted with a molecule of ice, producing a secondary particle—a muon—that moves at relativistic speed in the ice, leaving a trace of blue light behind it. Image: Nicolle R. Fuller/NSF/IceCube   Neutrino’s birthplace 3Q: ...

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Hubble Captures Cluster of Aging Stars

  Hubble Captures Cluster of Aging Stars This rich and dense smattering of stars is a massive globular cluster, a gravitationally bound collection of stars that orbits the Milky Way. Globular clusters are denser and more spherical than open star ...

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