Jun 15, 2021
Filaments of Galaxies Seem to Be Spinning
Some of the largest structures in the universe appear to be rotating. The filaments of galaxies forming the cosmic web that stretches between galaxy clusters seem to be spinning,...
May 9, 2021
Measuring Time Accurately Increases Entropy in Universe
Keeping time accurately comes with a price. The maximum accuracy of a clock is directly related to how much disorder, or entropy, it creates every time it ticks. Natalia Ares at the...
Apr 18, 2021
New and Extremely Rare Kind of Uranium Created
Researchers have produced the lightest version of a uranium atom ever. It has only 122 neutrons compared with the 146 neutrons found in more than 99 per cent of the world’s...
Apr 2, 2021
Dino-Killing Asteroid Gave Birth to the Amazon
Today’s tropical rainforests came about because of the huge asteroid strike thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs. Before the asteroid hit the Yucatán peninsula in...
Mar 9, 2021
4.6-Billion-Year-Old Meteorite Is Oldest-Known Volcanic Rock
The oldest volcanic rock we have ever discovered may help us understand the building blocks of planets. The meteorite, which was discovered in the Sahara desert in 2020, dates from...
Jan 24, 2021
Mysterious Compound on Saturn's Moon Rhea Is Hydrazine
A mystery on Saturn’s moon Rhea may have finally been solved. When NASA’s Cassini spacecraft flew past the planet’s second-largest moon before the end of its...
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