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The entire sky in X-rays

Perfect launch: On July 13, a Russian Proton M launcher successfully lifted off from Baikonur, launching the German X-ray telescope eRosita into space. © Roscosmos / Screenshot MPG The entire sky in X-rays The eRosita space telescope was launched on ...

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Euclid Dark Energy Telescope Selects Deep Fields

The Euclid Deep Fields. Credit: ESA/Gaia/DPAC; Euclid Consortium. Acknowledgment: Euclid Consortium Survey Group Euclid Dark Energy Telescope Selects Deep Fields Scientists in the Euclid Consortium have selected three extremely dark patches of the sky that will be the subject of ...

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A New Filter to Better Map the Dark Universe

Just as a wine glass distorts an image showing temperature fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background in this photo illustration, large objects like galaxy clusters and galaxies can similarly distort this light to produce lensing effects. (Credit: Emmanuel Schaan and ...

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Where is the Universe Hiding its Missing Mass?

Credits: Illustration: Springel et al. (2005); Spectrum: NASA/CXC/CfA/Kovács et al. Where is the Universe Hiding its Missing Mass? Astronomers have spent decades looking for something that sounds like it would be hard to miss: about a third of the “normal” ...

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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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Dark Matter Goes Missing in Oddball Galaxy

This large, fuzzy-looking galaxy is so diffuse that astronomers call it a “see-through” galaxy because they can clearly see distant galaxies behind it. The ghostly object, catalogued as NGC 1052-DF2, doesn’t have a noticeable central region, or even spiral arms ...

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The universe out of the supercomputer

Thin slice through the cosmic large-scale structure in the largest simulation of the IllustrisTNG project. Shown is a projection of the baryonic density field, where image brightness indicates the projected mass density and color hue visualizes the mean projected gas ...

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