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Astronomy, astrophysics & cosmology

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

News

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

Carbon nucleus seen spinning in triangular state

Discovery could help solve mystery of nucleosynthesis

Reborn carbon mission launches after five-year wait

$465m Orbiting Carbon Observatory will map carbon sources and sinks

In depth

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

All alone in the universe?

Jack Lissauer reviews Lee Billings' Five Billion Years of Solitude, a collection of stories about exoplanet science