Observation of Dirac Monopoles in a Synthetic Magnetic Field

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What are magnetic monopoles and why are they important? If you ever broke a magnet in two when you were little (I was a weird kid, leave me be) you...

Negative mass could theoretically exists in our Universe

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Saoussen Mbarek and Manu Paranjape at the Université de Montréal in Canada have published a paper that details the conditions for negative mass to exist in our Universe without...

Probing the furthest Universe to understand how spiral galaxies formed.

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A new paper accepted for publication this month has highlighted how spiral galaxies came to form in the early Universe. By using the power of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array...

Kepler proves that planets are as old as galaxies. So where is everybody?

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The oldest exoplanetary star-system has been discovered by Kepler. The system orbiting Kepler 444 was older than the Earth today when the Sun first shone light.

Some Earths Like It Hot

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Planetary systems form from the same cloud as its parent star. As the cloud contracts under the effect of gravity, the gas acquires more angular velocity. Spinning faster it...

The first measurement of an exoplanet day.

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Dutch Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope were able to measure the rotational speed of a planet outside the Solar System for the first time. Ignas Snellen and his colleagues...

A billion-ton pounding: evidence of an asteroid encountering a pulsar.

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 A pulsar is a highly magnetised fastly rotating neutron star which formed during a supernova explosion. The name pulsar is a portmanteau for pulsating star, because it emits a...