Vera Rubin (1928–2016)
Nature 542, 7639 (2017). doi:10.1038/542032a
Author: Neta A. Bahcall
Observational astronomer who confirmed the existence of dark matter.
How to reach a planet 40 trillion kilometres away
Nature 542, 7639 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/542020a
Author: Gabriel Popkin
A wild plan is taking shape to visit the nearest planet outside our Solar System. Here’s how we could get to Proxima b.
Astronomers explore uses for AI-generated images
Nature 542, 7639 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/542016a
Author: Davide Castelvecchi
Neural networks produce pictures to train image-recognition programs and scientific software.
Planetary science: Pluto's dark equator explained
Nature 542, 7639 (2017). doi:10.1038/542008a
The cosmic impact that formed Pluto's moon Charon several billion years ago may also have created the dark regions seen at Pluto's equator (pictured).Scientists led by Yasuhito Sekine at the University of Tokyo ran laboratory experiments to see what might happen if a comet