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Laying the basis for gravitational wave detection

Astronomers have long relied on light waves to provide information about astrophysical objects. The hunt for gravitational waves, highly sought after but terribly elusive, should get a boost from theoretical ...

dateJun 27, 2012 in Astronomy
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Cold Atom Laboratory creates atomic dance

Like dancers in a chorus line, atoms' movements become synchronized when lowered to extremely cold temperatures. To study this bizarre phenomenon, called a Bose-Einstein condensate, researchers need to cool ...

dateOct 20, 2014 in General Physics
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Oddball stars explained

(PhysOrg.com) -- New observations solve longstanding mystery of tipped rotation. In addition to shedding light on how binary stars form, the explanation knocks down a possible challenge to Einstein's theory ...

dateSep 17, 2009 in Astronomy
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Explainer: How does our sun shine?

What makes our sun shine has been a mystery for most of human history. Given our sun is a star and stars are suns, explaining the source of the sun's energy would help us understand why stars shine. ...

dateAug 28, 2014 in General Physics
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