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Astronomy, astrophysics & cosmology

For the latest news, features and products in astronomy, astrophysics & cosmology

News

Magnetic erosion could explain heavyweight Mercury's density

New work could help solve 50-year-old puzzle

New correction to speed of light could explain SN1987 neutrino burst

Gravitational effect on virtual particles violates equivalence principle

Scattered neutrons could mimic DAMA-LIBRA's 'dark matter' modulation

New model proposes muons and neutrinos produce neutron signal

Dark-matter searches get US government approval

Three experiments will close the net on dark matter

In depth

Web life: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Get up close and personal with the Moon thanks to this extensive online archive of lunar image data

A century of general relativity

An intellectual history of Einstein's general theory of relativity, reviewed by Cormac O'Raifeartaigh

Between the lines

Books about Shakespearian science and how to rebuild a scientific civilization after an apocalypse, plus a new take on "Powers of Ten", reviewed by Tushna Commissariat and Margaret Harris

Theories of the dark side

Jeff Forshaw reviews "state of play" for various theories about the nature of dark matter and dark energy