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A new theory proposes that the quantum properties of an object extend into an “atmosphere” that surrounds the material.
For decades, astronomers weren’t able to find all of the atomic matter in the universe. A series of recent papers has revealed where it’s been hiding.
Rosaly Lopes has visited dozens of active volcanoes on Earth and discovered even more elsewhere in the solar system. Her work is helping to establish whether volcanoes on distant moons could create conditions friendly to life.
Quanta’s In Theory video series returns with an exploration of a mysterious mathematical pattern found throughout nature.