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Astronomy, astrophysics & cosmology

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News

Flash Physics: Silver boosts optical computers, debris ring orbits young star, Ernest Moniz joins fusion firm

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

Flash Physics: Sandra Faber wins Gruber prize, transforming magnetic monopoles, vacuum scattering revealed

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

Flash Physics: Seeing exoplanets near multiple stars, flat immersion lenses, Caltech astrophysicist protest

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

Flash Physics: Earth glints into space, quantum drum amplifies microwaves, mapping comet's charged particles

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

In depth

Between the lines

Books about Caroline Herschel and Mars, reviewed by Kate Gardner and Tushna Commissariat

Simulating the universe

Tom Giblin, James Mertens and Glenn Starkman on how Einstein’s equations have been used in a cosmological setting for the first time

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