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Key experiment at world's biggest atom smasher gets upgrade

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists are upgrading one of the four main experiments on the world's biggest atom smasher in hopes it will help them discover previously unknown particles or physical properties.<p>Officials at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, say the operation Thursday is the …

When Galaxies Collide, Stars Suffer the Consequences

When galaxies collide, the result is nothing short of spectacular. While this type of event only takes place once every few billion years (and takes …

Astrophysics

This global telescope may finally see the event horizon of our galaxy's giant black hole

Last year researchers "heard" black holes for the first time, when they detected the gravitational waves unleashed as two of them crashed together …

Giant telescope in Chile captures image of galaxy NGC 1055

Galaxy located about 55 million light-years from Earth is sister of the Milky Way<p>The European Southern Observatory (ESO) on Thursday released a …

Huge Large Hadron Collider experiment gets 'heart transplant'

<b>One of the Large Hadron Collider's huge experiments has been given what's described as a "heart transplant".</b><p>Officials said the replacement of a key component inside the CMS experiment represented the first major upgrade to the LHC - the world's biggest machine.<p>Engineers have been carefully …