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NASA’s Unprecedented Map of Sun’s Magnetic Field – Including the Mysterious Chromosphere

The chromosphere, photographed during the 1999 total solar eclipse. The red and pink hues – light emitted by hydrogen – earned it the name chromosphere, from the Greek “chrôma” meaning color. Credit: Luc Viatour For decades after its discovery, observers could only see the solar chromosphere for a few fleeting moments: during a total solar […]

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Mysterious oil spill covers Israel’s coastline in toxic tar balls

More than 100 miles (161 kilometers) of Israel’s normally pristine Meditteranean coastline have been stained with thick globules of tar that washed up after an oil spill off the coast of the country last week. Authorities have yet to identify the culprit, but they say it is harmful to both humans and marine life. Israel’s […]

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X-Ray Emission From Mysterious Dark Matter

A composite image of a galaxy cluster formed from the collision of two large clusters of galaxies. Hot X-ray emitting gas is shown in pink and dark matter (inferred from its gravitational influence) is shown in blue. Astronomers have used archival Chandra X-ray data to constrain the possibility that the mysterious dark matter in the […]

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Light From Inside Galaxy Clusters May Be Linked With Mysterious Form of Matter

Scientists compared simulations of intracluster light (left) to images taken by telescope (right). The simulation helps pull out the intracluster light, visible as the haze at left. Credit: Left image: Jesse Golden-Marx; simulation by The IllustrisTNG. Right image: Dark Energy Survey and Yuanyuan Zhang Dark Energy Survey Finds New Evidence for Emerging Way to Measure […]

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Mysterious Origins of “Super-Earths” Uncovered by Astronomers

This artist’s impression shows the planet orbiting the Sun-like star HD 85512 in the southern constellation of Vela (The Sail). This planet is one of 16 super-Earths discovered by the HARPS instrument on the 3.6-meter telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory. This planet is about 3.6 times as massive as the Earth and lies at […]

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