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    Hints of Earth Splash a Saturnian Moon Landscape

    Titan is the only body in the solar system that has been found to have conditions, such as liquid and weather, similar to those on Earth. Dr. Oded Aharonson, formerly at Caltech and now at the Weizmann Institute, explains in The New York Times why Titan is so important.

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  • Scientists Find Signs of Missing "God Particle"

    Weizmann Institute of Science astrophysicists have been prominent in the experiments that have shown ""promising signs"" of the existence of the Higgs boson – the ""God particle"" – that provides a framework for all of the subatomic particles in nature and has been sought for decades.

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    New Doubt About Dark Matter

    In space, a massive search for dark matter is underway, with many astrophysicists pointing to any suspect ""noise"" as possible dark matter. But, as <em>Forbes</em> reports, as of yet there is no proof that dark matter even exists; they talk to Weizmann's Prof. Mordehai Milgrom, who explains that a universe without dark matter is possible.

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    Crash

    ""Crash"" describes construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator near Geneva, where Weizmann scientists are part of a global team seeking to find the Higgs boson and prove the Standard Model of physics. When speeding particles collide in the LHC, they very briefly mimic the conditions that existed right after the Big Bang.

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    The Spectacular Aftermath of a Supernova Was Just Seen at Its Earliest Stage Ever

    <em>The Washington Post</em> reports on the remarkable recent observation of a supernova within just 3 to 10 hours of its explosion. A global network of astrophysicists - from California to Israel to Hawaii - collaborated in real time to take measurements of the supernova, the youngest ever witnessed. Weizmann’s Dr. Ofer Yaron was the lead scientist on the paper.

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    A Black Hole? Where?

    Guy Nir, a doctoral student at the Weizmann Institute, writes in <em>The Jerusalem Post</em> about black holes - e.g., what they are, how they are studied, and the like. This easy-to-read explanation sheds light on some of today’s greatest astrophysics discoveries.

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    Explosive Material: The Making of a Supernova

    Weizmann scientists lead the team that observed - and measured - the earliest supernova explosion ever, an estimated three hours after it began. Tight coordination between multiple observatories and institutions enabled these unprecedented measurements, which were then analyzed by a global team.

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    Israeli Scientist Helps Discover “A Whole New Jupiter”

    Less than a year into its planned three-year study of the planet Jupiter, NASA’s Juno research spacecraft already has revealed or confirmed facts that the Juno Science Team – including Yohai Kaspi of Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science – could only guess at previously. Less than a year into its planned three-year study of the planet Jupiter, NASA’s Juno research spacecraft already has revealed or confirmed facts that the Juno Science Team – including Yohai Kaspi of Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science – could only guess at previously.

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    Jupiter, Revealed: Israeli Scientists Peer Beneath the Cloud Cover of Our Solar System’s Largest Planet

    More than 400 years after Galileo turned his telescope toward the planet Jupiter, the clouds and mist covering this giant of our Solar System are beginning to disperse. Since 1973, no fewer than six spacecraft have flown by Jupiter. But the Juno probe, launched in 2011 and in orbit around the planet since July 2016, is the first one equipped with systems that are able to reveal the secrets of Jupiter’s inner structure beneath the thick clouds.

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