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Freeman Dyson, quantum physicist who imagined alien megastructures, has died at 96

Physicist Freeman J. Dyson at The Church Center for the United Nations in New York on March 22, 2000. Legendary physicist and big thinker Freeman Dyson has died at age 96 in New Jersey, according...

Schrödinger’s cat: The favorite, misunderstood pet of quantum mechanics

Artist's depiction of Schrödinger's cat. The thought experiment known as Schrödinger's cat is one of the most famous, and misunderstood, concepts in quantum mechanics. By thinking deeply about it, researchers have come to spectacular...

Scientists spot the biggest known explosion in the universe

Scientists have spotted an extremely powerful explosion in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster, which is located about 390 million light years from Earth. Here, a composite showing the area in X-ray, infrared and radio wavelengths....

Chinese moon rover peers beneath surface of mysterious lunar far side

China's Yutu 2 rover, as seen by the Chang'e 4 lander on the far side of the moon. China's far-side moon mission has turned its history-making gaze underground.The Chang'e 4 spacecraft touched down on the...

Possible new ‘minimoon’ discovered orbiting Earth

A small asteroid has been orbiting Earth for 3 years, astronomers say. Meet our newest minimoon. Tumbling through Earth's increasingly crowded orbit are about 5,000 satellites, half a million pieces of human-made debris and only...

What can the coronavirus outbreak teach us about bringing Mars samples back to Earth?

Scientists are still trying to figure out whether Mars shows any traces of life. All about COVID-19—See live updates on the new coronavirus —How deadly is COVID-19? —How does the new coronavirus compare with flu? —Why...

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