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First signs of weird quantum property of empty space?
In a growing list of confirmations of the quantum structure of spacetime, recent astronomical observations show that the intense magnetic field from a neutron star has caused light to become polarized as it passes through the strongly magnetized vacuum around it. This is an effect that would not be observed if space were empty, instead it indicates that the vacuum is comprised of polarizable quantum harmonic oscillations.