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Astronomers Get Gnarly Over Planetary Definitions

The world’s astronomers are gathered at the International Astronomical Union (IAU) General Assembly in Prague to ratify new definitions for “planets” and the smaller “solar system bodies” such as comets and asteroids that make up our Solar System. If the new definitions from the IAU are accepted, our solar system will have 12 planets, with […]

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Behavior Of Ultra-Cold Substance Explained

Physicists at Ohio State University may have explained some strange behavior of the ultra-cold material known as Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). The new analysis shows that scientists are closer than ever to harnessing BEC to perform useful functions such as quantum computing, said Tin-Lun Ho, professor of physics at Ohio State and the project’s principal investigator. […]

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