Earth's Place in the Universe

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  1. Physics

    A new tool shows tiny changes in the ’24-hour’ length of a day

    An underground instrument known as ‘G’ uses laser beams to measure Earth’s rotation — a gauge of day length — with extreme precision.

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  2. Planets

    Analyze This: Neptune’s cloud cover syncs up with the solar cycle

    Telescope observations hint how sunlight-driven chemistry may boost cloud cover on our solar system’s farthest planet.

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  3. Planets

    In a first, astronomers spot the aftermath of an exoplanet smashup

    Infrared light from a distant star appears to be leftovers of an impact between a pair of Neptune-sized worlds.

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  4. Space

    You can get involved in science during the 2024 solar eclipse

    The sun will be near the peak of its activity cycle during the eclipse on April 8, 2024. That will make it a great time to crowdsource solar research.

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  5. Space

    Weird black holes may reveal secrets of the early universe

    Emerging evidence points to the existence of rogue black holes and other cosmic oddities — such as big black holes in tiny galaxies.

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  6. Space

    Experiment: A puzzling parallax helps stargazers

    In this project, we explore how perspective, or parallax, can be used to measure the distances to objects such as stars.

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  7. Space

    Ghost particles paint a new picture of the Milky Way

    Scientists tracked neutrinos from space to create a new map of our galaxy. It’s the first image of the Milky Way to be made without light.

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  8. Space

    Scientists Say: Pulsar

    These rapidly spinning dead stars send beams of radio waves into space like cosmic lighthouses.

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  9. Space

    Newfound gravitational waves may be from the biggest black holes in the universe

    Observations of dead stars hint that ripples in spacetime — ripples light-years long — roll through our universe.

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