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Star Cluster R136 Bursts Out - In the center of star-forming region 30 Doradus (Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud) lies a huge cluster containing some of the largest, hottest, and most massive stars known. Gas and dust clouds have been sculpted into elongated shapes by powerful winds and ultraviolet radiation from these hot cluster stars. (Image Credit: NASA, ESA, & F. Paresce (INAF-IASF), R. O'Connell (U. Virginia), & the HST WFC3 Science Oversight Committee)

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KM3NeT
Letter of Intent for KM3NeT 2.0

On Jan. 28, scientists of the KM3NeT Collaboration have announced KM3NeT 2.0, their ambition for the immediate future to further exploit the clear waters of the deep Mediterranean Sea for the detection of cosmic and atmospheric neutrinos. 

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MAGIC
The most energetic light ever observed from a few kilometres large star

Scientists working with the Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov (MAGIC ) observatory have reported the discovery of the most energetic pulsed emission radiation ever detected from the neutron star in the center of the supernova of 1,054 A.D., known as the Crab pulsar.

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CTA
CTA Prototype Telescope Achieves "First Light"

On 2015, November 26, a prototype telescope proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array, the Gamma-ray Cherenkov Telescope (GCT), recorded CTA’s first ever Cherenkov light while undergoing testing at l’Observatoire de Paris in Meudon, France. 

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Km3Net
The construction of KM3NeT, the next generation neutrino telescope, has begun

In the early morning of 2015 December 3, scientists and engineers started the installation of KM3NeT. The first KM3NeT full detection unit is operational in deep sea near Sicily, Italy, at a depth of 3,500 m.

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