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Astronomy, astrophysics & cosmology

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News

Nascent 'Kuiper belt' seen encircling nearby star

Discovery could help us understand how the early solar system evolved

E-mail triggers row over Hawaii telescope

American Astronomical Society president calls for "respectful discourse"

IceCube neutrinos do come in three flavours after all

New analyses suggest that there is no new physics in high-energy neutrino data

Highly charged ions could measure changes in fine-structure constant

Measurements on Earth could help us understand light from distant quasars

In depth

An interstellar culture clash

Jennifer Ouellette ponders the scientific and political messages of Cixin Liu's The Three-Body Problem

Between the lines

Sun-centred poetry, an insider's view of dark matter research and a tribute to the Hubble Space Telescope, reviewed by Margaret Harris and Tushna Commissariat

Subterranean science

Sean Paling and Stephen Sadler describe how deep underground labs are diversifying into areas such as astrobiology and earth sciences

Between the lines

Mathematical doodles, the "new space" era and a pocket guide to astronomy, reviewed by Margaret Harris