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  1. An illustration of one large blue star next to one small blue star with a thin stream of light passing between the two.
    Astronomy

    This extreme star might have huge tidal waves

    Gravitational forces between two orbiting stars might be creating huge waves of plasma on one of the stars that break and crash to the surface.

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  2. A photo of three people, seen in silhouette, pointing at stars on a large wall of several screens.
    Astronomy

    JWST’s hunt for distant galaxies keeps turning up surprises

    In its first year, the James Webb Space Telescope has found many galaxies from the early universe that are bigger, brighter and more mature than expected.

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  3. A photo of Jane Rigby standing in front of a large galaxy image.
    Astronomy

    Meet Jane Rigby, senior project scientist for JWST and advocate for LGBTQ+ astronomers

    Rigby, senior project scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope, believes being part of the LGBTQ+ community has made her a better astronomer.

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  4. A photo of lenticular galaxy Messier 102, also known as the Spindle Galaxy.
    Astronomy

    Spiral galaxies might have been lentil-shaped before becoming starry whirls

    By using black holes to track how galaxies merge and grow, an astronomer has proposed an update to the prevailing story of how galaxy shapes evolve.

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  5. A montage of images from the James Webb Space Telescope showing a wide collection of stars.
    Space

    The James Webb telescope may have spotted stars powered by dark matter

    Three objects in the distant universe bear signs of hypothesized “dark stars,” researchers claim, though others say more definitive data are needed.

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  6. illustration showing a line of Viking ships on the ocean horizon
    Archaeology

    How an ancient solar flare illuminated the start of the Viking Age

    Improved radiocarbon dating aided by a solar flare in the year 775 sheds light on the early days of Vikings and global trading in medieval times.

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  7. A photo of a sample of the asteroid Ryugu, small black rocks, in a small circular dish.
    Astronomy

    Ryugu asteroid samples are sprinkled with stardust older than the solar system

    Slivers of the asteroid appear to be from the fringes of the solar system and could reveal bits of the history of the sun and its planets.

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  8. An image of the sun's corona shine in a gold hue. With loops and filaments coming off the surface.
    Astronomy

    Coronal rain has been seen splashing on the sun

    New images of the solar corona, taken by the Solar Orbiter probe, reveal bright fireball effects and upwelling induced by falling plasma droplets.

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  9. A photo of the IceCube neutrino detector in Antarctica with a view of the Milky Way and aurora australis lights.
    Physics

    Neutrinos offer a new view of the Milky Way

    Physicists turned to AI to help map out the newfound origins of ghostly neutrino particles coming from deep in the Milky Way.

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