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Astronomy, astrophysics & cosmology

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News

Flash Physics: Cosmic-ray balloon, Tokamak Energy plasma, ripples in cosmic web, APS in open access scheme

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Flash Physics: LISA Pathfinder beats static electricity, nanodiamonds enhance MRI, quantum pioneer bags prize

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Competing claims over cause of cosmic cold spot

Voids are discounted as the source but some scientists disagree

Flash Physics: Sun’s magnetic reach revised, committee gender quotas analysed, CERN gears up for restart

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

In depth

Between the lines

Books about asteroids, or the “vermin of the sky” and the science of the atmosphere, reviewed by Tushna Commissariat

The universe through a glass darkly

Dava Sobel's latest book, on the revolutionary work done by female astronomers at Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, is a fascinating read, says Tushna Commissariat

Web life: Backyard Worlds: Planet 9

The latest offering from the Zooniverse family, Backyard Worlds asks citizen scientists to hunt for rogue planets in NASA data

Space, time and spooky action

Author and journalist Andrew Robinson reviews the latest book on Albert Einstein and his difficult relationship with quantum mechanics