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An unstable slope above Prince William Sound descends faster.  A complete blackout could cause a tsunami.

An unstable slope above Prince William Sound descends faster. A complete blackout could cause a tsunami.

Barry Arm in northern Prince William Sound. (Christian Zimmerman/US Geological Survey) Last month, scientists noticed new movement on an unstable slope in Prince William Sound, but they don’t know where this new movement might lead. It’s possible that the acceleration means a rapid break in the slope, which could send the mass of land crashing …

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Abstract Quantum Physics Qubits

Uncovering hidden patterns: AI reduces a quantum physics problem from 100,000 equations to just four equations

Abstract illustration of quantum physics. Scientists have trained a machine learning tool to capture the physics of electrons moving through a lattice using far fewer equations than would typically be needed, all without sacrificing precision How well the measured value conforms to the correct value. ” data-gt-translate-attributes=”[{” attribute=””>accuracy. A daunting quantum problem that until now …

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The orbit of the newly discovered rapid hot spot around Sagittarius A* superimposed on top of the first image of the supermassive black hole captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration.

Superhot blob of gas discovered orbiting Milky Way black hole at ‘breathtaking’ speed

The orbit of the recently discovered fast hotspot around Sagittarius A* superimposed on the first image of the supermassive black hole captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration. (Image credit: EHT Collaboration, ESO/L. Calçada (Acknowledgements: M. Wielgus)) (opens in a new tab) Astronomers have detected a blob of hot gas swirling around the supermassive …

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Artemis I: Fire at NASA Kennedy gives long-delayed moon mission its final twist

Artemis I: Fire at NASA Kennedy gives long-delayed moon mission its final twist

NASA is in the middle mitigate the destructive potential of a powerful hurricane heading towards Florida. Tuesday featured another flash of chaos, when a fire broke out inside the building that currently houses the agency’s Moonbound Artemis I rocket. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Director Janet Petro told reporters on Tuesday that NASA leaders were considering …

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We may have underestimated the size of the asteroid behind Earth's largest crater

We may have underestimated the size of the asteroid behind Earth’s largest crater

South Africa’s Vredefort crater is the largest of its kind on Earth, estimated to stretch up to 300 kilometers (over 180 miles) from edge to edge. Walking non-stop, it would take a good two and a half days to do it from one side to the other. The scars left by an asteroid collision around …

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Diamond Electric

Researchers discover a ‘diamond factory’ deep within the Earth

Scientists have discovered that there is much more carbon in the mantle than expected. Researchers find rust and diamonds at Earth’s core-mantle boundary. On the Earth’s surface, steel rusts due to water and air. But what about deep inside the Earth? The largest store of carbon on Earth is the Earth’s core, where 90% of …

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Scientists are bringing the fusion energy that lights up the sun and stars closer to reality on Earth

Scientists are bringing the fusion energy that lights up the sun and stars closer to reality on Earth

Physicist Min-Gu Yoo with slides of his paper in the background. Credit: Elle Starkman/PPPL Office of Communications; Collage by Kiran Sudarsanan Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have proposed the source of the sudden and puzzling heat collapse that precedes disturbances that could damage shaped tokamak fusion facilities. …

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Spiral Galaxy Captured in 'Unprecedented Detail' by Webb Telescope |  CNN

Spiral Galaxy Captured in ‘Unprecedented Detail’ by Webb Telescope | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — A dazzling spiral galaxy 29 million light-years from Earth appears in “unprecedented detail” in a new image released by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. The “bones” of the galaxyusually hidden by dust, are …

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Sagittarius Galaxy

Scientists detect nearby galaxy filled with dark matter

By Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe September 27, 2022 A small satellite galaxy (green globe at bottom left) of the Milky Way – called Sagittarius – has been observed from Earth through giant lobes of gamma radiation (aka Fermi bubbles, purple areas below and above of the galaxy). Although Sagittarius …

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New images reveal moment of DART asteroid impact captured by Italian satellite |  CNN

New images reveal moment of DART asteroid impact captured by Italian satellite | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — History was made on Monday evening when NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft successfully crashed into the asteroid Dimorphos. DART’s camera shared spectacular images of the asteroid’s surface before it crashed. Now new …

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