Physics and Astronomy News Archive: May 2021

Image: A new super-Earth detected orbiting a red dwarf star

A new super-Earth detected orbiting a red dwarf star

Source: IAC   Posted: 5/11/21

Scientists have discovered a super-Earth orbiting the star GJ 740, a red dwarf star situated some 36 light-years from the Earth.

Image: First entanglement-based quantum network

First entanglement-based quantum network

Source: TUDelft   Posted: 5/8/21

A team of researchers from QuTech in the Netherlands reports the realization of the first multi-node quantum network, connecting three quantum processors.

Image: Telescopes Unite in Unprecedented Observations of Famous Black Hole

Telescopes Unite in Unprecedented Observations of Famous Black Hole

Source: Harvard   Posted: 5/7/21

In April 2019, scientists released the first image of a black hole in galaxy M87 using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). However, that remarkable achievement was just the beginning of the science story to be told.

Image: Elusive particle may point to undiscovered physics

Elusive particle may point to undiscovered physics

Source: Cornell   Posted: 5/5/21

The muon is a tiny particle, but it has the giant potential to upend our understanding of the subatomic world and reveal an undiscovered type of fundamental physics.