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Astrophysicists May Have Found a Rare Species of Black Hole in the Andromeda Galaxy - Gizmodo
The researchers suspect a globular cluster contains an elusive intermediate-mass black hole.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/AK/...


NASA's Artemis 1 lunar mission finishes countdown test - Space.com
The agency hopes to send the uncrewed mission around the moon later this year, in preparation for future astronaut missions.
https://www.space.com/nasa-artemis-1-cou...


Virtual Telescope Project captures a view of the James Webb Space Telescope at its final destination - Space.com
It's orbiting in the bowl of the Big Dipper, from the perspective of Earth.
https://www.space.com/virtual-telescope-...


Japanese Company Joins March Back to the Moon in 2022 - The New York Times
Before the end of the year, ispace aims to place a lander with two small rovers on the lunar surface. It may find other visitors have also made the trip this year.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/25/scien...


'X particle' from the dawn of time detected inside the Large Hadron Collider - Livescience.com
The particle was found by smashing billions of lead atoms into each other at extreme speeds.
https://www.livescience.com/x-particle-s...


Physicist solves century old problem of radiation reaction - Phys.org
A Lancaster physicist has proposed a radical solution to the question of how a charged particle, such as an electron, responded to its own electromagnetic field.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/TN/...


Confirming liquid water beneath Martian south polar cap - Phys.org
A Southwest Research Institute scientist measured the properties of ice-brine mixtures as cold as -145 degrees Fahrenheit to help confirm that salty water likely exists between grains of ice or sediment under the ice cap at Mars' south pole. Laboratory measur…
https://phys.org/news/2022-01-liquid-ben...


How Life in the 'Deep Biosphere' Thrives Despite Temperatures That Would Fry Humans - Gizmodo
Microorganisms were found nearly 4,000 feet below the seafloor, at temperatures close to the presumed upper limit for life.
https://gizmodo.com/how-life-in-the-deep...


Studying the big bang with artificial intelligence - Phys.org
It could hardly be more complicated: tiny particles whir around wildly with extremely high energy, countless interactions occur in the tangled mess of quantum particles, and this results in a state of matter known as "quark-gluon plasma". Immediately after th…
https://phys.org/news/2022-01-big-artifi...


To my surprise and elation, the Webb Space Telescope is really going to work - Ars Technica
At times, it remains difficult to believe this is really happening.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/01/...


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