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Space-time by quantum entanglement

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A group of physicists has made an important step towards the unification of general relativity and quantum mechanics. And what emerges from a study published in Physical Review Letters that sheds light on the relationship between quantum entanglement and the microscopic structure of space through a series of precise and meticulous calculations. Thanks to collaboration

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Weaving the plot of the Milky Way

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The latest images of huge filaments of gas and dust produced by the ESA Herschel space telescope show the way in which the material is distributed in our galaxy. The Italian researchers Sergio Molinari from INAF – IAPS suggests that: “It’s a bit like the bones of the spiral arms of the Milky Way.” Three

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Discovery program

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The glowing nebula – RCW 34

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When the hot hydrogen reaches the edge of the cloud of gas, it rushes out into the void, like a bottle of sparkling wine when it is uncorked. The ionized hydrogen has an important role in astronomy because it shows the star-forming regions. In the most brilliant of this glowing nebula known as RCW 34,

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The strange case of binary X

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Behind the X-ray source called 4U 1630-472 there is only a black hole that pulls matter from its companion star. A regular periodic emission of high-energy radiation there would be a third celestial body, another star gravitationally bound to the binary system. The discovery was obtained from a study led by Fiamma Capitanio (INAF). Investigations

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The brightest galaxy in the Universe

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It’s called WISE J224607.57-052635.0 and a remote galaxy whose brightness record is equal to that produced by 300 trillion Suns. It was discovered by the NASA satellite, WISE and belongs to a new class of objects called ultra-luminous infrared galaxies. According to the authors of this study, published in the Astrophysical Journal, the super bright

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Nasty 1: a star unique setting

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Thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope NASA a team of astronomers has discovered surprising new clues about a massive star rapidly aging. The star showed a behavior so strange, compared to others that we know in our galaxy, astronomers have nicknamed “Nasty 1” (literally “bad” or “sloppy”), a pun on the name of the catalog

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Supernova in collision

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A team of astronomers from Caltech working on an automated observation system called intermediate Palomar Transient Factory has discovered a new type of Ia supernova that suggests the possibility of two distinct populations for this type of sources. The Type Ia supernovae are one of the brightest phenomena of the Universe, and are produced when

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Inside the molecular cloud

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Rebuilt with an unprecedented level of detail, thanks to the array of radio telescopes in the Atacama, the structure and kinematics of an “OB association.” The study, published on ApJ, helps explain the mechanism of formation of clusters of massive stars. If the stars were people, this offers us today ALMA would be a kind

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