Astronomy
NASA gets an eyeful of Typhoon Fengshen  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of Typhoon Fengshen after its eye opened as Fengshen had strengthened from a tropical storm to a typhoon and developed an eye. more
NASA looks at Tropical Depression Kalmaegi's water vapor concentration  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Philippine Sea, water vapor data provided information about the intensity of Tropical Depression Kalmaegi. more
Replay of first #SpacewalkForAMS  ESA · 7 hours
Video: 07:00:52 On Friday 15 November, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA's Andrew Morgan exited the Space Station airlock on the first of at least four spacewalks to... more
Nearly extreme black holes which attempt to 'regrow hair' become bald again  nanowerk · 7 hours
Black holes 'have no hair': no attributes that can be used to tell them apart. Extreme black holes can have an additional property, permanent... more
'Improbable Planet' Somehow Survives Being Swallowed by Red Giant Star  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 hours
Scientists have discovered a "survivalist" planet that shouldn't exist orbiting a pulsating star. more
NASA identifies new Eastern Pacific tropical storm  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of developing Tropical Storm Raymond in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. more
Nearly extreme black holes which attempt to regrow hair become bald again  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
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Lichens are way younger than scientists thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Lichens -- a combo of fungus and algae -- can grow on bare rocks, so scientists thought that lichens were some of the first organisms to make their way onto land from the water,... more
Image: Hubble spots a curious spiral  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
The universe is simply so vast that it can be difficult to maintain a sense of scale. Many galaxies we see through telescopes such as the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the source of this beautiful image,... more
Astronauts start spacewalk series to fix cosmic ray detector  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Astronauts began an extraordinarily complicated series of spacewalks Friday to fix a cosmic ray detector at the International Space Station. more
NASA finds Neptune moons locked in 'dance of avoidance'  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Even by the wild standards of the outer solar system, the strange orbits that carry Neptune's two innermost moons are unprecedented, according to newly published research. more
Making planets in a rocket  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
How are celestial bodies created? Aside from philosophical questions, researchers are taking practical steps to investigate the very first moments when planets are born—on a sounding rocket launching from Sweden next week. more
Lichens are way younger than scientists thought  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
You've probably seen a lichen, even if you didn't realize it. If you've ever meandered through the forest and wondered what the crusty stuff on trees or rocks was, they're lichens, a combination of... more
NASA-NOAA satellite finds displaced power in Tropical Cyclone Kalmaegi  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Tropical Cyclone Kalmaegi is still experiencing wind shear and those winds have continued to displace the strongest storms north of the cyclone's center. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and... more
NASA warned of safety risks in delayed private crew launches (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
NASA auditors warned Thursday the space agency faces "significant safety and technical challenges" that need to be solved before astronauts fly in private capsules. more
Boeing received 'unnecessary' contract boost for astronaut capsule, watchdog says  REUTERS · 1 day
Boeing's multibillion dollar contract to build U.S. astronaut capsules received an "unnecessary" extension from NASA, a... more
NASA inspector general criticizes additional Boeing commercial crew payments  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
NASA paid Boeing nearly $300 million more than originally planned in its commercial crew contract in part because... more
NASA warned of safety risks in delayed private crew launches  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
NASA auditors warn the space agency faces "significant safety and technical challenges" that need to be solved before astronauts fly in private capsules. more
New moon-seeking sensor aims to improve earth observations  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new instrument with its eye on the Moon is taking off aboard a high-altitude NASA plane to measure the Moon's brightness and eventually help Earth observing sensors make more accurate measurements. more
This Is How Light May Have Escaped from the Earliest Galaxies, Turning the Universe Transparent  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
An intervening cluster of galaxies acts like a cosmic microscope and bends and magnifies light from a distant... more
Generation of solar spicules and subsequent atmospheric heating  Science Magazine · 1 day
Spicules are rapidly evolving fine-scale jets of magnetized plasma in the solar chromosphere. It remains unclear how these prevalent jets originate from the solar surface and what role they play in heating... more
NASA finds Neptune moons locked in 'dance of avoidance'  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Even by the wild standards of the outer solar system, the strange orbits that carry Neptune's two innermost moons are unprecedented, according to newly published research. more
Ocean studies look at microscopic diversity and activity across entire planet  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Two new articles use samples and data collected during the Tara Oceans Expedition to analyze current ocean diversity across the planet, providing a baseline to better... more
The ways astronauts prep for spaceflight could benefit cancer patients, say researchers  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
During spaceflight, astronauts experience similar physical stress as cancer patients undergoing treatments such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy. Researchers suggest that by mimicking... more
Two cosmic peacocks show violent history of the magellanic clouds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Two peacock-shaped gaseous clouds were revealed in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). A team of astronomers found several massive baby stars in the complex filamentary clouds, which agrees... more
NASA infrared data shows strength in Fengshen  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Tropical Storm Fengshen's cold cloud top temperatures revealed that the storm was maintaining strength as a strong tropical storm. Forecasters expect Fengshen will continue strengthening and reach typhoon status. more
House committee raises doubts about Artemis  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
With growing bipartisan skepticism that NASA’s current plan to return humans to the moon by 2024 is achievable, members of the House Science Committee... more
For some urban areas, a warming climate is only half the threat  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Climate researchers predict that global temperatures will increase by as much as 2 degrees C by 2050 due to growing concentrations of greenhouse gas... more
Paxi on the ISS: EVA suits  ESA · 1 day
Video: 00:03:56 Our alien friend Paxi went to visit American astronaut Anne McClain on board the International Space Station. Anne shows Paxi the EVA... more
NASA's Mars 2020 will hunt for microscopic fossils  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists with NASA's Mars 2020 rover have discovered what may be one of the best places to look for signs of ancient life in Jezero Crater, where the rover will land on... more
'Are we alone?' Study refines which exoplanets are potentially habitable  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers are first to combine 3D climate modeling with atmospheric chemistry to explore the habitability of planets around M dwarf stars, which comprise about 70% of the total... more
Two ocean studies look at microscopic diversity and activity across entire planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In an effort to reverse the decline in the health of the world's oceans, the United Nations (UN) has declared 2021 to 2030 to... more
Star Ejected from Milky Way's 'Heart of Darkness' Reaches Mind-Blowing Speed  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
As humankind's ancestors were learning to walk upright, a star was launched out of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy at a... more
Mysteries behind interstellar buckyballs finally answered  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Mimicking conditions thought to exist around dying stars, researchers discovered a mechanism that could explain why planetary nebulae are teeming with complex carbon molecules. more
Proxima puts European space on silver screen  ESA · 1 day
Proxima is the new film from French filmmaker Alice Winocour, about an ESA astronaut training for a long-duration mission on the International... more
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Finds Hydrated Silica in Jezero Crater  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
Using data from the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) instrument aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance... more
Two cosmic peacocks show violent history of the magellanic clouds  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Two peacock-shaped gaseous clouds were revealed in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) by observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). A team of astronomers found several massive... more
IPTF14hls may be a variable hyper-wind from a very massive star, study suggests  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A source known as iPTF14hls, assumed to be a Type IIP supernova, may be a long-term outflow similar to stellar winds, according... more
Making planets in a rocket  ESA · 2 days
How are celestial bodies created? Aside from philosophical questions, researchers are taking practical steps to investigate the very first moments when planets are born – on... more
Black hole mergers: Cooking with gas  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Gravitational wave detectors are finding black hole mergers in the universe at the rate of one per week. If these mergers occur in empty space, researchers cannot see associated light that is needed to determine where... more
Spacewalk for AMS: Watch live with CERN and ESA  CERN · 2 days
Spacewalk for AMS: Watch live with CERN and ESA katebrad Thu, 11/14/2019 - 12:33 On Friday 15 November, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan... more
SpaceX tests Crew Dragon abort thrusters  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
SpaceX successfully tested Nov. 13 the thrusters used as part of the abort system for its Crew Dragon spacecraft, nearly seven months after a... more
Challenging spacewalks for Luca  ESA · 2 days
Video: 00:03:40 On 20 July 2019, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. During the Beyond mission he... more
Challenging EVA's for Luca  ESA · 2 days
Video: 00:03:40 On 20 July 2019, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. During the Beyond mission he... more
New solar power generator to be deployed to space station  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new solar power generator prototype developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and research teams in the United States, will be deployed on the first 2020... more
NASA finds heavy rainfall along Central Philippine Coast from Tropical Depression Kalmaegi  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tropical Depression Kalmaegi continues moving west through the Philippine Sea and toward a landfall in the east central Philippines. NASA provided forecasters with an... more
NASA's Terra satellite sees fire and smoke from devastating bushfires in Australia  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The state of New South Wales (NSW) in south eastern Australia is continuing to experience devastating bushfires due to the dry tinder-like atmosphere in... more
Top cosmologist's lonely battle against 'Big Bang' theory  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
James Peebles won this year's Nobel prize in physics for helping transform the field of cosmology into a respected science, but if there's one term he hates to hear, it's "Big Bang... more
Senate committee approves NASA authorization bill  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The Senate Commerce Committee approved Nov. 13 a NASA authorization bill introduced a week earlier to extend the life of the International Space Station... more
Could the mysteries of antimatter and dark matter be linked?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have performed the first laboratory experiments to determine whether a slightly different way in which matter and antimatter interact with dark matter might be a key to... more
Mysteries behind interstellar buckyballs finally answered  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists have long been puzzled by the existence of so-called "buckyballs"—complex carbon molecules with a soccer-ball-like structure—throughout interstellar space. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Arizona has proposed a mechanism for their formation... more
A virtual reality camera captures life and science aboard the space station  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
With only minutes until sunrise aboard the International Space Station (ISS), astronaut Nick Hague rushed to shut off the lights in the Japanese Experiment... more
New study proposes light signature for detecting black hole mergers  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Gravitational wave detectors are finding black hole mergers in the universe at the rate of one per week. If these mergers occur in empty space, researchers cannot see... more
NASA provides an infrared analysis of Tropical Storm Fengshen  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tropical Storm Fengshen continued to strengthen in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead. Infrared imagery from an instrument aboard Terra revealed very high, powerful storms with... more
Probing dark matter using antimatter  CERN · 2 days
Probing dark matter using antimatter abelchio Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:11 Dark matter and the imbalance between matter and antimatter are two of the biggest mysteries of the universe. Astronomical observations tell us that dark matter makes up most... more
Could the mysteries of antimatter and dark matter be linked?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Could the profound mysteries of antimatter and dark matter be linked? Thinking that they might be, scientists from the international BASE collaboration, led by Stefan Ulmer of the... more
S5-HVS1: Hypervelocity Star Ejected by Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
A main-sequence hypervelocity star traveling at huge speeds after being ejected by Sagittarius A*, the supermassive... more
Behind the scenes – space-age physics  ESA · 2 days
Quietly and steadily, fundamental science for better materials on Earth runs on the International Space Station. While European commander Luca Parmitano is busy preparing... more
Distant worlds under many suns  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
An astrophysicist has discovered many new multiple star systems that contain exoplanets. For this, he searched more than 1,300 exoplanet host stars. He found that 15 per cent of those stars have at least one companion star, which... more
November meteors: Taurids, Leonids and a surprise Monocerotids outburst  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For the northern hemisphere observers, November is fireball season. This month, keep an eye out for two sure-fire annual meteor showers, and—just maybe—a wild card outburst from the obscure Alpha... more
ESA's Mars orbiters did not see latest Curiosity methane burst  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In June, NASA's Curiosity rover reported the highest burst of methane recorded yet, but neither ESA's Mars Express nor the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter recorded any signs of... more
Astrophysicist discovers numerous multiple star systems with exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Is Earth the only habitable planet in the universe or are there more worlds somewhere out there that are capable of supporting life? And if there are, what might they look like?... more
Rapidly compressing lead to planetary-core type pressures found to make it stronger than steel  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A combined team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the U.S. and Atomic Weapons Establishment in the U.K.... more
Environmental cost of cryptocurrency mines  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Monero - the names of digital-based 'cryptocurrencies' are being heard more and more frequently. But despite having no physical representation, could these new methods of exchange actually be negatively impacting our planet? It's a... more
Astronomers conduct one of the most detailed studies of a stellar halo  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An international team of astronomers has used the Subaru Telescope to probe the stellar halo of the nearby Messier 81 (M81) galaxy. The observations... more
Who controls whom: Algae or sea anemone?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Bleached anemones—those lacking symbiotic algae—do not move toward light, a behavior exhibited by healthy, symbiotic anemones. Published in Coral Reefs, this finding from Carnegie's Shawna Foo, Arthur Grossman, and Ken Caldeira, along with Lauren... more
Ancient rain gauge: New evidence links groundwater, climate changes in deep time  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Changes in groundwater millions of years ago created alternating layers of vivid yellow and brown in the mineral sphalerite, and those variations align with... more
Climate change expected to shift location of East Asian Monsoons  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
More than a billion people in Asia depend on seasonal monsoons for their water needs. The Asian monsoon is closely linked to a planetary-scale tropical air flow which,... more
NASA's Mars 2020 will hunt for microscopic fossils  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists with NASA's Mars 2020 rover have discovered what may be one of the best places to look for signs of ancient life in Jezero Crater, where the rover will land on... more
Video: Proba-2 watches Mercury transit  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
ESA's Proba-2 had a ring-side seat for the transit of Mercury on 11 November 2019. Proba-2 monitors the sun from Earth orbit and was able to spot Mercury's transit as a small black disc—seen here moving from left... more
Climate change expected to shift location of East Asian Monsoons  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
More than a billion people in Asia depend on seasonal monsoons for their water needs. The Asian monsoon is closely linked to a planetary-scale tropical air flow which,... more
China carries out 2 orbital launches inside 3 hours  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
China launches six remote sensing satellites into orbit with two launches inside three hours from sites in north... more
Scientists Find a Spot Where No Life Can Survive. That's Bad News for Alien Hunters.  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
This alien-like world is filled with hydrothermal pools that are some of the most extreme environments on the... more
Watch live: first #SpacewalkForAMS  ESA · 3 days
Tune in to ESA Web TV from 12:50 CET (11:50 GMT) this Friday 15 November to watch ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano become the first European to lead a... more
TESS Finds Hot Neptune-Like Exoplanet around Sun-Like Star  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
A short-period, hot Neptune-like planet has been discovered orbiting a Sun-like star called TOI-132, thanks to data gathered by NASA’s... more
Study pegs cost of imagery constellation at $300 million  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
A new study says companies can build, launch and operate constellations to gather global imagery with a resolution... more
NASA warns budget uncertainty could slow exploration programs  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
A NASA official warned that extended delays in finalizing a fiscal year 2020 budget for the agency could have implications... more
Key methane measurements at Mars  ESA · 3 days
Image: This graphic summarises significant measurement attempts of methane at Mars. Reports of methane have been made by Earth-based telescopes, ESA’s Mars Express from orbit around... more
NASA renames faraway ice world after Nazi-link backlash (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Ultima Thule, the farthest cosmic body ever visited by a spacecraft, has been renamed Arrokoth, or "sky" in the Native American Powhatan language, following a backlash over the previous name's... more
Etalumis 'reverses' simulations to reveal new science  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists have built simulations to help explain behavior in the real world, including modeling for disease transmission and prevention, autonomous vehicles, climate science, and in the search for the fundamental secrets of the universe.... more
High Definition Earth-Viewing payload reaches end-of-life on station, surpassing life expectancy  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The International Space Station's High Definition Earth-Viewing (HDEV) payload officially reached end-of-life Aug. 22, 2019, after delivering live Earth views to more than 318 million viewers... more
Astronauts to test drive a lunar robot from the space station  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Astronauts could one day remotely control Moon and Mars rovers from orbit. An upcoming test aboard the International Space Station could help make this a possibility.... more
Japan spacecraft starts yearlong journey home from asteroid  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft departed from a distant asteroid on Wednesday, starting its yearlong journey home after successfully completing its mission to bring back soil samples and data that could provide clues to... more
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