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Portals and Possibilities |  Advantages and disadvantages

Portals and Possibilities | Advantages and disadvantages

The CERN team is once again running experiments 24/7 at the recently upgraded Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. Maximilien Brice/CERN There is a huge discussion on social media regarding July 5, 2022. On this date, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, will launch the third run of its Large Hadron Collider. This machine went …

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Two ways life on Mars could be hiding from scientists

Two ways life on Mars could be hiding from scientists

The possibility of extraterrestrial life on Mars is a topic that has captivated astronomers for decades. Despite the best efforts of the scientific community, no evidence of past or present life has been found on Mars. Still, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not there, many experts have concluded. There may be several ways that evidence …

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Largest alcohol molecule found in space could be key to star formation

Largest alcohol molecule found in space could be key to star formation

There’s alcohol in space. No, these are not bottles of wine thrown away by careless astronauts; rather, it is in microscopic molecular form. Now, researchers believe they’ve discovered the largest alcohol molecule in space yet, in the form of propanol. Propanol molecules exist in two forms, or isomers, both of which have been identified in …

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James Bardeen, expert in unraveling Einstein’s equations, dies at 83

James Bardeen, expert in unraveling Einstein’s equations, dies at 83

James Bardeen, who helped elucidate the properties and behavior of black holes, setting the stage for what has been called the golden age of black hole astrophysics, died June 20 in Seattle. He was 83 years old. His son William said the cause was cancer. Dr. Bardeen, professor emeritus of physics at the University of …

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The James Webb Space Telescope has comets to catch when the science begins

The James Webb Space Telescope has comets to catch when the science begins

Comets have mystified mankind for millennia, but with the James Webb Space Telescope beginning science operations this month, scientists are hoping to unlock secrets about these icy objects. In a study led by Heidi Hammel, executive vice president of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy and interdisciplinary scientist Webb, the James Webb Space …

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Two ways life on Mars could be hiding from scientists

Two ways life on Mars could be hiding from scientists

The possibility of extraterrestrial life on Mars is a topic that has captivated astronomers for decades. Despite the best efforts of the scientific community, no evidence of past or present life has been found on Mars. Still, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not there, many experts have concluded. There may be several ways that evidence …

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