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The Blanco Telescope dome at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, where the Dark Energy Camera used for the recently completed Dark Energy Survey was housed. (Image: Reidar Hahn, Fermilab)

Researchers Find New Minor Planets Beyond Neptune

Using data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES), researchers have found more than 300 trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs), minor planets located in the far reaches of the solar system, including more than 100 new discoveries. Published in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement…

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Prehistoric Hyenas and Humans Share Migration Patterns

New research into the evolutionary history and prehistoric migrations of hyenas reveals surprising similarities between hyenas and prehistoric humans. The results from the University of Copenhagen and University of Potsdam…

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Researchers Find New Minor Planets Beyond Neptune

Using data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES), researchers have found more than 300 trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs), minor planets located in the far reaches of the solar system, including more…

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What Causes An Ice Age to End?

New University of Melbourne research has revealed that ice ages over the last million years ended when the tilt angle of the Earth’s axis was approaching higher values. During these…

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Dimming Betelgeuse Likely Isn’t Cold, Just Dusty

Late last year, news broke that the star Betelgeuse was fading significantly, ultimately dropping to around 40 percent of its usual brightness. The activity fueled popular speculation that the red supergiant…