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A Better Way to Weigh Millions of Solitary Stars

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Astronomers have come up with a new and improved method for measuring the masses of millions of solitary stars, especially those with planetary systems.

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Dark Energy, DESI, dark energy spectroscopic instrument, Berkeley, Berkeley Lab, LBNL, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Galaxies, Galaxy, Supernovae, SDSS, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Universe, Quasar, Quasars, Cosmology, Redshift

Creating a World of Make-Believe to Better Understand the Real Universe

Scientists are creating simulated universes – complete with dark matter mock-ups, computer-generated galaxies, quasi quasars, and pseudo supernovae – to better understand real-world observations.

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When Lightning Strikes

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WVU physicists among collaborators granted $7 million to form U.S. Department of Energy center of excellence. the collaboration conducts up to five physics experiments per Z shot, considered a high standard in sharing runtime economically at expensive national laboratories built for programmatic research into national security issues.

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A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 18-Dec-2017 11:00 AM EST

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Hubble's Celestial Snow Globe

It's beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in this Hubble Space Telescope image of a blizzard of stars, which resembles a swirling snowstorm in a snow globe. The stars are residents of the globular star cluster Messier 79 (also known as M79 or NGC 1904), located 41,000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Lepus.

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Origin Of Life, spacelike, Organic Molecules, molecular ice, Space Environment, Space, Astrophysics, Sasan Esmaili, Andrew D. Bass, Pierre Cloutier, Léon Sanche, Michael A. Huels, Université de Sherbrooke, The Journal Of Chemical Physics

Life’s Building Blocks Observed in Spacelike Environment

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Where do the molecules required for life originate? It may be that small organic molecules first appeared on earth and were later combined into larger molecules, such as proteins and carbohydrates. But a second possibility is that they originated in space, possibly within our solar system. A new study, published this week in The Journal of Chemical Physics, shows that a number of small organic molecules can form in a cold, spacelike environment full of radiation.

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Stewart Prager Honored with FPA Distinguished Career Award

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Announcement of Fusion Power Associates career award for Stewart Prager

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UT Dallas Researchers Develop Techniques to Analyze Massive Apollo Mission Audio Archive

Nearly 20,000 hours of audio from NASA's lunar missions remained in archives until UT Dallas researchers launched a project to analyze all communication between astronauts, mission control and back-room support staff and make it accessible to the public.

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Astronomer Scores ‘Oscar of Science’ for Mapping of Early Cosmos

Rachel Bean, professor of astronomy and senior associate dean of undergraduate education for the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University, is among a team of 27 scientists who won a share of the $3 million 2018 Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics this week.

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Physical Sciences & Engineering, Physics, Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS), Low-energy physics, Medium-energy physics, Nuclear Physics

Welcome Back, GRETINA

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GRETINA, a state-of-the-art gamma ray spectrometer, is back at Argonne and will be contributing to our knowledge of nuclear physics, the structure of subatomic nuclei and other ingredients of the universe.







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