Astronomers Detect Large-Scale X-Ray Bubbles in Milky Way’s Halo

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Astronomers using the eROSITA X-ray telescope onboard the Spektrum-Roentgen-Gamma (SRG) observatory have detected X-ray-emitting bubbles that extend approximately 14,000 parsecs (45,662 light-years) above and below the central region of our Milky Way Galaxy. Launched in July 2019, eROSITA is a large-collecting-area and wide-field-of-view X-ray telescope. Over the course of six months,… […]

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Mars Express Spots Chaotic Terrain near Valles Marineris

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The High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) onboard ESA’s Mars Express orbiter has imaged a fascinating landscape near the major canyon system of Valles Marineris on the Red Planet. Valles Marineris is a vast canyon system that runs along the Martian equator just east of the Tharsis region. It is 4,000 km (2,500… […]

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Researchers Demonstrate High-Fidelity Quantum Teleportation

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Quantum teleportation is essential for many quantum information technologies, including long-distance quantum networks. Using fiber-coupled devices, including state-of-the-art low-noise superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors and off-the-shelf optics, scientists from Fermilab, Caltech, AT&T, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the University of Calgary, and Harvard University have demonstrated sustained, long-distance (44 km of fiber) teleportation… […]

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Australian Palm Cockatoos Threatened with Extinction

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Palm cockatoos (Probosciger aterrimus), renowned for their human-like musical drumming behavior, are in severe decline, according to a paper published in the journal Biological Conservation. Palm cockatoos are one of the largest cockatoos, reaching 1.2 kg and 65 cm (25.6 inches) in length. Also known as Cape York cockatoos, great palm… […]

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Almost Six Hundred New High-Velocity Stars Spotted in Milky Way

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Using data from the Large Sky Area Multi-object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) and ESA’s star-mapping satellite Gaia, astronomers have discovered 591 new high-velocity stars in the halo of our Milky Way Galaxy. High-velocity stars are members of Milky Way’s halo, moving very fast in highly elliptical orbits around the center of… […]

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New Species of Hermit Crab Discovered in Gulf of Mexico

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Marine biologists from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History have described a new species of the hermit crab genus Cancellus from a deep bank in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Cancellus is a distinctive genus of hermit crabs in the family Diogenidae, containing… […]

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