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Dec 1, 2014 12:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
'Raise shields!' may be a familiar defensive order given in the Star Trek Universe, but according to space scientists in our Universe, Planet Earth has its own built-in invisible shield that buffers 'killer electrons' from orbital altitudes.
Nov 29, 2014 01:25 PM ET // Space.com
So-called strange stars, made of radically different stuff than ordinary matter, may finally be detectable.
Oct 21, 2014 01:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As galaxies mature, they stop forming stars -- but why? Now astronomers are hot on the trail of finding the culprit. Continue reading →
Oct 9, 2014 09:30 AM ET // Kelly Dickerson, LiveScience
An app called the Distributed Electronic Cosmic-Ray Observatory allows smartphone owners to detect high-energy particles.
Oct 3, 2014 06:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
If you thought the search for the Higgs boson — the elusive particle that endows matter with mass — was epic, spare a thought for the physicists who have been trying to find a way to discover another subatomic particle … Continue reading →
Sep 30, 2014 08:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Mass and gravity are intimately related, so it stands to reason that the link between the Higgs boson and gravity is just as fundamental -- now astronomers are looking to the stars to actually test the finer details of this relationship. Continue reading →
Sep 23, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Gravitational waves are hard to observe, but they could have a dramatic effect on stars that we could possibly detect. Continue reading →
Sep 22, 2014 10:06 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
The likelihood that a South Pole-based telescope detected elusive gravitational waves earlier this year has just taken another nosedive. Continue reading →
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