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Astronomy, astrophysics & cosmology

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News

India-based Neutrino Observatory faces a new hurdle

Physicists in court over concerns about groundwater and biodiversity

Have alien civilizations built cosmic accelerators from black holes?

Search for extraterrestrial intelligence should seek high-energy neutrinos, says physicist

Evidence for recent star formation seen at Milky Way's centre

Region near our galaxy's supermassive black hole was thought to be too hostile for stars to form

Gravitational lensing creates 'Einstein's cross' of distant supernova

Four images of a supernova could probe general relativity and rate of cosmic expansion

In depth

Between the lines

Tasneem Zehra Husain's imaginative physics-history novel Only the Longest Threads and Peter Adey's ramble through Air: Nature and Culture, reviewed by Margaret Harris

Dialling up the cosmos

Edwin Cartlidge reports on the new apps that allow smartphone users to detect cosmic rays

To infinity, beyond and back again

Space-travel film Interstellar awes our reviewer Tushna Commissariat with an epic plot and breath-taking effects, but what about the science?

Between the lines: Christmas special

A collection of physics-themed books on topics ranging from aliens to zombies, reviewed by Margaret Harris