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Black Holes Eat Stars in Variable Mood Lighting

When a black hole chews up a star, it produces visible light or X-rays, but astronomers have almost never detected both types of radiation. Astronomer Peter Jonker (SRON/Radboud University) and…

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Galaxy Formation Simulated Without Dark Matter

For the first time, researchers from Bonn University and Strasbourg University have simulated the formation of galaxies in a universe that works without dark matter. Instead, they modified Newton’s laws of…

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FBI: China Is the Biggest Tech Thief

Christopher Wray, Director of the FBI, has pointed to China as the single biggest law enforcement threat facing the United States and warned that Beijing was seeking to acquire American…

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NSF’s Newest Solar Telescope Produces First Images

Just released first images from the National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope reveal unprecedented detail of the Sun’s surface and preview the world-class products to come from this…

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Astronomers Witness the Dragging of Space-Time

After almost 20 years of patient monitoring, an international team of astronomers has witnessed the very fabric of space-time being dragged around a rapidly-rotating exotic star known as a white…