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 the Large Hadron Collider.
  • Catching the Fever
  • Particle Fever discovers the human element to physics
  • Released March 14, 2014
Animation from supercomputer data showing the inner zone of the accretion disk of a black hole
  • Let there be light
  • Simulations on NSF-supported supercomputer re-create X-rays emerging from the neighborhood of black holes
  • Released February 18, 2014
simulation showing hydrodynamic instability of dark matter
Researcher Dina Katabi and her students
Image showing the sun's corona
Photo of a student observing patterns of flowering and pollinators.
Image of two white starts orbiting one another.
Photo of an NSF-funded ISR radar in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada.
High-resolution image of a sunspot taken at the Sacramento Peak Observatory, New Mexico.
  • How the Sun Gets Its Spots
  • To prevent solar damage to communication, navigation and other high tech systems, scientists are determining the temperatures, composition and movement of materials inside the sun
  • Released January 7, 2011
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