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NASA’s IXPE Helps Solve Black Hole Jet Mystery

Astrophysicists Solve 40-Year-Old Black Hole Jet Mystery With NASA’s IXPE

This illustration shows NASA’s IXPE spacecraft, at right, observing the blazar Markarian 501, at left. A blazar is a black hole surrounded by a disk of gas and dust with a bright jet of high-energy particles pointed towards Earth. The inset illustration shows high-energy particles in the jet (blue). Credit: NASA/Pablo Garcia Blazars are some …

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New space observatory helps solve mystery involving enormous black holes

New space observatory helps solve mystery involving enormous black holes

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Most galaxies are built around humongous black holes. While many of these are comparatively docile, like the one at our Milky Way’s center, some are fierce – guzzling surrounding material and unleashing huge and blazingly bright jets of high-energy particles far into space. Using data from the recently deployed …

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Bacterial Colonies’ Clumpy Growth

300 Years of Research: Princeton Scientists Solve a Bacterial Mystery

The researchers were able to observe bacterial colonies’ clumpy growth in three dimensions. Credit: Neil Adelantar/Princeton University Researchers found that bacteria colonies form in three dimensions in rough shapes similar to crystals. Bacterial colonies often grow in streaks on Petri dishes in laboratories, but no one has understood how the colonies arrange themselves in more …

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Scientists Solve an 80-Year-Old Physics Mystery

The study demonstrated that charge mosaics are a direct consequence of ESD. Contact electrification (CE) was humanity’s earliest and sole source of electricity until about the 18th century, but its real nature remains a mystery. Today, it is regarded as a critical component of technologies such as laser printers, LCD production processes, electrostatic painting, plastic …

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500 Million Year-Old Fossils Solve a Centuries-Old Riddle in the Evolution of Life on Earth

500 Million Year-Old Fossils Solve a Centuries-Old Riddle in the Evolution of Life on Earth

Artist’s reconstruction of Gangtoucunia aspera as it would have appeared in life on the Cambrian seafloor, approximately 514 million years ago. The individual in the foreground has part of the skeleton removed to show the soft polyp inside the skeleton. Credit: Reconstruction by Xiaodong Wang Scientists have finally solved a centuries-old riddle in the evolution …

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Science sleuths solve century-old mystery of Martian meteorite's discovery

Science sleuths solve century-old mystery of Martian meteorite’s discovery

The researchers identified the four Black students from Purdue University, one of whom may have recovered Lafayette. Clockwise from top left: Hermanze Edwin Fauntleroy, Clinton Edward Shaw, Julius Lee Morgan and Clyde Silance. Credit: Pictures courtesy of Purdue University A toxin that makes pigs vomit is the surprising key which has unlocked the century-old mystery …

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Scientists Solve an Origin of Life Mystery

The discoveries may alter scientists’ perceptions of the environments in which life initially originated. Seawater might have supplied the phosphorus required for emerging life. Researchers from the Universities of Cambridge and Cape Town may have found a solution to the mystery of how phosphorus came to be an essential component of life on Earth by …

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The Watcher Finale Recap: Did Nora and Dean Solve Their Suburban Mystery?

The following post contains spoilers for The Watcher‘s finale. Proceed with caution! Since they’ve resided at 657 Boulevard, little else has mattered to the Brannock family — and to of viewers The Watcher, for that matter — than uncovering the identity of the Westfield denizen writing them creepy and threatening letters. They’ve been circling answers, …

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China's first solar observatory aims to solve the mysteries of the Sun's eruptions

China’s first solar observatory aims to solve the mysteries of the Sun’s eruptions

The observatory, known by the nickname Kuafu-1, will view the Sun from its orbit around the Earth.Credit: NASA/Goddard/SDO China is set to launch its first dedicated solar observatory. Astronomers say its trio of instruments will provide insights into how the Sun’s magnetic field creates coronal mass ejections and other eruptions. The Advanced Space-based Solar Observatory …

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