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Tracking the interstellar object 'Oumuamua to its home
PHYS.ORG A team of astronomers led by Coryn Bailer-Jones of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy has tracked the interstellar object 'Oumuamua to several possible home stars. The object was discovered in late... 54 minutes
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A quantum leap toward expanding the search for dark matter
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Astronomers Detect Matter Falling into Black Hole
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Photosynthesis discovery could help next-gen biotechnologies
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Hubble Space Telescope Catches Giant Cluster: SDSS J1050+0017
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Perovskite/CIGS tandem cell with record efficiency of 24.6 percent
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Image: Herschel's view of the galactic centre
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Catalogue of planetary maps highlights the evolving view of the solar system
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Researchers study a neutral hydrogen supershell in the Milky Way
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A new classification scheme for exoplanet sizes
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MAVEN selfie marks four years in orbit around Mars
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TESS Discovers Its First Exoplanet: Super-Earth HD 39091c
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ASTRO WATCH NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft celebrates four years in orbit studying the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet and how... 3 days
Japan space robots start asteroid survey
PHYS.ORG A pair of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan's space agency said Saturday, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system. 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH A UK team of astronomers report the first... 4 days
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Three NASA missions return first-light data
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Narrowing down the mass of the Milky Way
PHYS.ORG Since the birth of modern astronomy, scientists have sought to determine the full extent of the Milky Way galaxy and learn more about its structure, formation and evolution. At present, astronomers estimate... 4 days
This glassblower is helping scientists search for alien life and the secrets of dark matter
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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Gathers First Data
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New observations to understand the phase transition in quantum chromodynamics
PHYS.ORG The building blocks of matter in our universe were formed in the first 10 microseconds of its existence, according to the currently accepted scientific picture. After the Big... 4 days
Japan space probe drops hopping rovers towards asteroid
PHYS.ORG A Japanese space probe Friday released a pair of exploring rovers towards an egg-shaped asteroid to collect mineral samples that may shed light on the origin of the solar system. 4 days
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ASTRO WATCH A team led by researchers from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB, UB-IEEC) and the... 4 days
NASA telescope discovers two new planets five months after launch
REUTERS A planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system discovered two distant planets... 5 days
Challenges for commercializing perovskite solar cells
Science Magazine Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have witnessed rapidly rising power conversion efficiencies, together with advances in stability and upscaling. Despite these advances, their limited stability and need to prove upscaling remain crucial hurdles on the path to... 5 days
Child-Porn Investigation Caused New Mexico Observatory Closure: Report
LIVE SCIENCE An FBI investigation into child pornography caused the peculiar closure of a New Mexico solar observatory earlier this month, according to the news agency Reuters. 5 days
Gaia Sees Effects of Milky Way’s Close Encounter with Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers analyzing data from the second release of ESA’s star mapping mission Gaia have shown that our Milky Way Galaxy is still enduring the... 5 days
Matter falling into a black hole at 30 percent of the speed of light
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers report the first detection of matter falling into a black hole at 30% of the speed of light, located... 5 days
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ESA Operations image of the week: speaking at this years New Scientist Live, ESA’s space weather expert Juha-Pekka Luntama reveals the hazardous nature of our star, and the Lagrange mission to monitor it 5 days
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ASTRO WATCH The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling... 5 days
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ASTRO WATCH Among the TV series Star Trek’s many charms are its rich universe of characters and planets. Now, the... 5 days
First detection of matter falling into a black hole at 30 percent of the speed of light
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A UK team of astronomers report the first detection of matter falling into a... 5 days
Image: First light data for NASA's Parker Solar Probe
PHYS.ORG Just over a month into its mission, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has returned first-light data from each of its four instrument suites. These early observations – while not yet examples... 5 days
Spacey street art
PHYS.ORG The winner of ESA's 'Graffiti without Gravity' street art competition has left a permanent mark on the Agency's technical heart, with this mural on the wall next to ESA's Compact Antenna Test Range. 5 days
Commercially relevant bismuth-based thin film processing
PHYS.ORG Developing materials suitable for use in optoelectronic devices is currently a very active area of research. The search for materials for use in photoelectric conversion elements has to be carried out in parallel with developing the... 5 days
Researchers determine absolute duration of photoelectric effect for the first time
PHYS.ORG The photoelectric effect provides the basis for solar energy and global communications; Albert Einstein described it over a century ago. For the first time, scientists from... 5 days
Large and Small Magellanic Clouds Once Had Third Companion
SCI-NEWS.COM The Large Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy located about 160,000 light-years away, has a counter-rotating stellar population in... 5 days
Researchers decipher the dynamics of electrons in perovskite crystals
PHYS.ORG Physicists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have proven that incoming light causes the electrons in warm perovskites to rotate, thus influencing the direction of the flow of electrical current. They have... 5 days
Child-Porn Investigation Caused New Mexico Observatory Closure: Report
SPACE.COM An FBI investigation into child pornography caused the peculiar closure of a New Mexico solar observatory earlier this month, according to the news agency Reuters. 5 days
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ASTRO WATCH Imagine being on Mercury, flying over its craters and dust. You turn around, the sunlight is really strong, but you can see a new... 5 days
Gaia detects a shake in the Milky Way
PHYS.ORG A team led by researchers from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB, UB-IEEC) and the University of Groningen has found, through the analysis of Gaia data, substructures... 5 days
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ASTRO WATCH As the US prepares to return to the surface of the Moon, scientists from the RIS4E node of NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual... 5 days
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SPACE NEWS Kleos Space, a company developing a constellation of satellites for radiofrequency geolocation work, will... 6 days
NASA's New Planet-Hunter TESS Beams 'First Light' Image to Earth
SPACE.COM NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which launched in April to search for alien worlds orbiting stars relatively close to the sun, has beamed home its first science... 6 days
Gaia hints at our Galaxy’s turbulent life
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Looking back in time to watch for a different kind of black hole
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Origami inspires highly efficient solar steam generator
SCIENCE DAILY Water covers most of the globe, yet many regions still suffer from a lack of clean drinking water. If scientists could efficiently and sustainably turn seawater into clean water, a looming global water crisis... 6 days
Light provides spin
SCIENCE DAILY Physicists have proven that incoming light causes the electrons in warm perovskites to rotate thus influencing the direction of the flow of electrical current. They have thus found the key to an important characteristic of these crystals, which could play... 6 days
'Ask a Spaceman' Reveals Why You Wouldn't Want to Enter a Wormhole
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gaia hints at our galaxy s turbulent life Gaia hints at our Galaxy’s turbulent life
ESA ESA’s star mapping mission, Gaia, has shown our Milky Way galaxy is still enduring the effects of a near collision that set... 6 days
The Strongest Material in the Universe Could Be (Nuclear) Pasta
SPACE.COM These noodles of neutrons may be 10 billion times stronger than steel. 6 days
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PHYS.ORG Water covers most of the globe, yet many regions still suffer from a lack of clean drinking water. If scientists could efficiently and sustainably turn seawater into clean water, a looming global water crisis... 6 days
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To avoid vision problems in space, astronauts will need some kind of artificial gravity
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Ever since astronauts began going to space for extended periods of time, it has been known that long-term exposure to... 6 days
Advancing local terahertz oscillators to enable cosmic observations
PHYS.ORG NASA is developing a new type of detector that will provide insight into the formation and structure of the universe. Many of the radiative and mechanical interactions that shape the interstellar medium... 6 days
Nuclear Pasta: Exotic Substance in Neutron Stars’ Crust May Be Universe’s Strongest Material
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of researchers from McGill University, California Institute... 6 days
Printed solar cell set to transform electronics manufacturing
PHYS.ORG Researchers have achieved a new efficiency record in organic photovoltaic cells. The process could improve the production of new devices for energy harvesting and lighting. 6 days
Space telescope to test Einstein's theories about gravity
PHYS.ORG A new space telescope designed to peer into some of the farthest regions of the universe could finally answer one of the most puzzling questions surrounding Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity. 6 days
Hit-and-run heist of water by terrestrial planets in the early solar system
PHYS.ORG A study simulating the final stages of terrestrial planet formation shows that 'hit-and-run' encounters play a significant role in the acquisition of water by... 6 days
Newly discovered planet could be Spock's home world, astronomers say
PHYS.ORG Among the TV series Star Trek's many charms are its rich universe of characters and planets. Now, the Dharma Planet Survey, in a new study led by University... 6 days
Hey, Spock! Real-Life 'Planet Vulcan' Discovered
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NASA’s Planet-Hunter TESS Captures Its First Science Images
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The Strongest Material in the Universe Could Be (Nuclear) Pasta
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Extremely small and fast: Laser ignites hot plasma
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ASTRO WATCH Two of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way—the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds—may have had a third companion, astronomers... 6 days
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ASTRO WATCH A team of scientists has calculated the strength of the material deep inside the crust of neutron stars... 7 days
The TESS space telescope has spotted its first exoplanet
SCIENCE-NEWS TESS’s first exoplanet is twice Earth’s size and may have lots of water. 7 days
Nuclear pasta, the hardest known substance in the universe
SCIENCE DAILY A team of scientists has calculated the strength of the material deep inside the crust of neutron stars and found it to be the strongest known material in the universe. 7 days
Hey, Spock! Real-Life 'Planet Vulcan' Orbits Sun Featured in 'Star Trek'
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ASTRO WATCH Japanese citizen Yusaku Maezawa has booked a journey to the... 7 days
Update: Remote solar observatory reopens after mysterious evacuation
Science Magazine Security concern raises questions about inadvertent espionage in Sunspot, New Mexico 1 week
First images of mist dispersing around young galaxy
PHYS.ORG Galaxies in the early universe are shrouded in a kind of mist: a cloud of hydrogen. With galaxies in the later universe this mist has disappeared. Astronomer Jorryt Matthee has made the... 1 week
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Simulation shows nuclear pasta 10 billion times harder to break than steel
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Magellanic clouds duo may have been a trio
PHYS.ORG Two of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way—the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds—may have had a third companion, astronomers believe. 1 week
Hubble Detects Unusual Infrared Emission from Nearby Neutron Star
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Patented nanostructure for solar cells: Rough optics, smooth surface
PHYS.ORG Thin-film solar cells made of crystalline silicon are inexpensive and achieve efficiencies of around 14 percent. However, they could do even better if their shiny surfaces reflected less light. A... 1 week
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