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'Upside-Down Planet' Reveals New Method for Studying Binary Star Systems

What looked at first like a sort of upside-down planet has instead revealed a new method for studying binary star systems, discovered by a University of Washington student astronomer.

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From Quark Soup to Atoms and Stars

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Scientists using the atom smasher at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have observed a phase transition different than the smooth transition of the early universe from the hot “soup” of subatomic particles to the atoms, made up of neutrons, protons and electrons that are the building blocks of matter.

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University of Virginia Astronomer Trinh Thuan Awarded French Legion of Honor

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France’s ambassador to the U.S. presented that nation’s highest decoration to University of Virginia astronomer and author Trinh Thuan, citing his “exemplary personal commitment to the promotion of scientific culture and the transatlantic collaboration in the field of astrophysics.”

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Live Webcast: Secrets of the Universe's First Light

April 18, 1-1:50pm Pacific, John Carlstrom, Walt Ogburn, Michael Turner & Abigail Vieregg discuss the recent news story announcing the first hard evidence that the universe swelled from microscopic to cosmic almost instantly after its birth.

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Astronomers: 'Tilt-a-Worlds' Could Harbor Life

A fluctuating tilt in a planet's orbit does not preclude the possibility of life, according to new research by astronomers at the University of Washington, Utah's Weber State University and NASA. In fact, sometimes it helps.

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Lunar Eclipse: What You Need to Know for Tuesday

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Gusev Crater Once Held a Lake After All, Says ASU Mars Scientist

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If desert mirages occur on Mars, "Lake Gusev" belongs among them. This come-and-go body of ancient water has come and gone more than once, at least in the eyes of Mars scientists.

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Searching High & Low for Dark Matter

How is the hunt for dark matter progressing? In late February, researchers from around the world gathered at UCLA to take stock of their progress.

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Orbital Physics Is Child's Play with Super Planet Crash

A new game and online educational resources are offshoots of the open-source software package astronomers use to find planets beyond our solar system

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Tracking the Transition of Early-Universe Quark Soup to Matter-as-We-Know-It

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By smashing together ordinary atomic nuclei at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), scientists recreate the primordial soup of the early universe thousands of times per second. Using sophisticated detectors to track what happens as exotic particles emerge from the collision zone and “freeze out” into more familiar forms of matter, they are turning up interesting details about how the transition takes place.

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