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Two Interstellar Intruders Are Upending Astronomy
Space

Two Interstellar Intruders Are Upending Astronomy

Researchers grapple with the meaning of the first objects entering our solar system from beyond

By Alexandra Witze and Nature magazine
The Supercool Materials That Send Heat to Space
Space

The Supercool Materials That Send Heat to Space

Paints, plastics and even wood can be engineered to stay cool in direct sunlight—but their role in displacing power-hungry air conditioners remains unclear

By XiaoZhi Lim and Nature magazine
Black Hole Factories May Hide at Cores of Giant Galaxies
Space

Black Hole Factories May Hide at Cores of Giant Galaxies

Gravitational-wave astronomers are probing the origins of abnormally massive black holes—and with them, the inner workings of their colossal galactic homes

By Charlie Wood

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  • From the Editor

    The Majesty of Cosmic Chaos

  • News

    Space Heater: Scientists Find New Way to Transfer Energy Through a Vacuum

  • Swirling Magnetic Fields Hint at Origins of Spiral Galaxy Shapes

  • Japan Will Build the World's Largest Neutrino Detector

  • Newfound "Ablating" Exoplanets Could Reveal Alien Geology

  • Evidence of New X17 Particle Reported, but Scientists Are Wary

  • Opinion

    Long Live the Multiverse!

  • Multiverse Theories Are Bad for Science

  • The First Alien

  • The Simple Truth about Physics

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