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Superconductors are materials which when cooled to a critical temperature, conduct electricity without any resistance. Such materials are essential in applications such as MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machines, mass spectrometers to measure the mass-to-charge ratio of molecules and particle accelerators. Superconductivity rarely occurs naturally on Earth as materials on Earth do not exist in their […]
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Vivek Venkatraman Krishnan and his team at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, detected relativistic frame dragging while studying a celestial laboratory located thousands of light-years away. The results were published in Science on January 30. Discovered in 1999, the laboratory, in the direction of the Southern Cross constellation, consists of […]
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A team of astronomers used NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) to observe the galaxy M77, some 47 million light-years from Earth, finding its magnetic field to be closely correlated with the galaxy’s star-filled spiral arms.Galaxies come in various shapes and forms. Some may be spherical, some disk-like, while some spiral around a central […]
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Elena Murchikova, a theoretical astrophysicist at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., worked with her colleagues to use data gathered in 2015 by the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) to discover a thin accretion disk of cool gas extremely close to Milky Way’s black hole, Sagittarius A*. Material from the inner disk was […]

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