This Week: Ancient water = ancient habitat?
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Scientists have tracked a light beam that’s half-a-million light years long to a monster black hole and found that the hole and its disk of orbiting junk are spinning in parallel. Their new, supersize radio telescope promises more details on black holes at the center of most galaxies, including ours.
Neutrinos are odd: Extremely difficult to see, they travel through mass with scarcely a trace. A 1-billion ton detector in South Pole ice is now counting neutrinos, intent on understanding their origin and role in the universe, and even spotting echoes of the Big Bang.
Titanic explosion shows one of the biggest bangs since the Biggest Bang, spreads useful elements through the universe. Finally revealed: anti-matter is working for you!
After 20 years, star explosion reveals more secrets. What gives in these giant bangs?
An international team of scientists selected the Homestake goldmine to be the world’s deepest underground lab, but the project may sink.
New techniques give a better view of the sun, help predict flares, aurora and destruction from the sun. Like staying warm? Like radio? Love our sun!