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NASA missions monitor a waking black hole

The outburst came from V404 Cygni, a binary system located about 8,000 light-years away that contains a black hole. Every couple of decades the black hole…

Dark Energy Survey creates detailed guide to spotting dark matter

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of dark matter maps of the cosmos. These maps, created with one of the world's most…

Two-dimensional dirac materials: Structure, properties, and rarity

The great development of graphene is closely related to the unique electronic structure, that is, Dirac cones. The cone which represents linear energy…

The Dawn of DUNE

The neutrino experiment formerly known as LBNE has transformed. Since January, its collaboration has gained about 50 new member institutions, elected two new…

South Pole Telescope Expands Cosmic Search

Down at the South Pole, where temperatures drop below negative 100 degrees Fahrenheit and darkness blankets the land for six months at a time, the South Pole…

From Space Junk to Asteroids, Dark Energy Camera Unveils Small Objects in Our Solar System

Thirty percent of the camera’s observing time — about 105 nights per year — go to the team that built it: scientists working on the Dark Energy Survey.

Gamma bubbles of the Milky Way

The anatomy of the Milky Way as seen in gamma light is full of mysteries. For example, there are gigantic bubbles of unknown origin above and below the centre…

Evidence mounts for quantum criticality theory

A new study by a team of physicists at Rice University, Zhejiang University, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Florida State University and the Max Planck…

New Insights into the World of Quantum Materials

How a system behaves is determined by its interaction properties. An important concept in condensed matter physics for describing the energy distribution of…

NASA Sees Hurricane Julio Organize and Emit a Gamma-Ray Flash

NASA's Fermi and Aqua satellites captured two different views of bursts of strength show by Hurricane Julio as it intensified. NASA's Fermi satellite saw a…

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