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Astronomy, astrophysics & cosmology

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News

Astroparticle physics funding in the UK is 'critically low', says Institute of Physics

Report says British researchers should expand leadership roles in international projects

Upgraded LIGO will begin hunt for gravitational waves soon

First data from Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory expected in September

Does time dilation destroy quantum superposition?

Interplay between gravity and quantum mechanics should be observable on Earth

Getting the best glimpse of first-generation stars in the universe

VLT sees the brightest distant galaxy and signs of 'population III' stars

In depth

A quest for ultimate reality

An enlightening and deeply personal tour of some of the edgiest, most puzzling elements of modern cosmology, reviewed by Melanie Windridge

Between the lines

A subtle and fiendish collection of physics problems and a geophysical journey that revels in unusual connections, reviewed by Margaret Harris

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