Laws of Physics Vary Throughout the Universe, New Study Suggests

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Illustration of the dipolar variation in the fine-structure constant, alpha, across the sky

A team of astrophysicists based in Australia and England has uncovered evidence that the laws of physics are different in different parts of the universe.

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Red Dwarf-Red Giant Binary Pair of Stars Found

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Eta Cancri: Researchers in the UK and China recently discovered a binary pair of red stars — one giant, one dwarf.

A binary pair of red stars, one giant one dwarf, has been discovered by a collaboration of astrophysicists from the University of Hertfordshire and The Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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Looking Back in Time 12 Billion Years With New Instruments on Herschel Space Observatory

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This is the Herschel Space Observa

An instrument package developed in part by the University of Colorado at Boulder for the $2.2 billion orbiting Herschel Space Observatory launched in May by the European Space Agency has provided one of the most detailed views yet of space up to 12 billion years back in time.

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Theorists Propose a New Way to Shine And a New Kind of Star: ‘Electroweak’

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Artist’s vision of a neutron star centered in a disk of hot plasma drawn from its red companion star. Physicists have theorized that an electroweak star might be the next step before total collapse of a neutron star into a black hole.

Dying, for stars, has just gotten more complicated.

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