Author Archives: Davide Castelvecchi, Nature magazine

This Is What a Solid Made of Electrons Looks Like

Physicists have imaged elusive ‘Wigner crystals’ for the first time

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Mercury Dazzles in New Close-up from BepiColombo Mission

The European and Japanese spacecraft performed the first of six slingshot maneuvers around the planet. It will ultimately insert two probes into orbit in 2025

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New Type of Dark Energy Could Solve Universe Expansion Mystery

Hints of a previously unknown, primordial form of the substance could explain why the cosmos now seems to be expanding faster than theory predicts

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Exotic Four-Quark Particle Spotted at Large Hadron Collider

The rare tetraquark is one of dozens of non-elementary particles discovered at the accelerator, and could help test theories about the strong nuclear force

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Why the Supergiant Star Betelgeuse Went Mysteriously Dim Last Year

High-resolution images suggest the star spewed out so much dust that its brightness dropped by two thirds in 2020

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Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Come in Two Distinct Flavors

A trove of new detections suggests that the bursts could be the result of at least two separate astrophysical phenomena

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