Astronomy
House introduces NASA authorization bill that emphasizes Mars over moon  SPACE NEWS · 3 hours
The leadership of the House Science Committee introduced a NASA authorization bill Jan. 24 that seeks... more
NASA appoints two new center directors  SPACE NEWS · 4 hours
NASA has selected acting directors at two of its field centers to take those positions on a permanent basis. SpaceNews.com more
A TV satellite is about to explode following 'irreversible' battery damage  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 hours
A Boeing satellite is being hastily moved into "graveyard orbit" following a devastating "anomaly" that turned its batteries into bombs. more
Can polarity-inverted membranes self-assemble on Titan?  Science Magazine · 8 hours
The environmental and chemical limits of life are two of the most central questions in astrobiology. Our understanding of life’s boundaries has implications on the efficacy of biosignature identification in exoplanet atmospheres and in the solar... more
TV provider shifting satellite to high orbit over explosion fears  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
US authorities said Friday they had granted permission to a TV provider to urgently lift a four-ton (3,600-kilogram) satellite to a so-called "graveyard orbit" over fears a battery... more
Astrophysicists One Step Closer to Unlocking Mystery of Superluminous Supernovae  SCI-NEWS.COM · 8 hours
SN 2006gy, a superluminous supernova discovered in 2006, gained its exceptional brightness when a normal Type... more
NASA's Kepler witnesses vampire star system undergoing super-outburst  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
NASA's Kepler spacecraft was designed to find exoplanets by looking for stars that dim as a planet crosses the star's face. Fortuitously, the same design makes it ideal for spotting other astronomical... more
SpaceX to launch Egyptian satellite in 2022  SPACE NEWS · 11 hours
SpaceX will launch Egyptian operator NileSat’s next communications satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket in 2022, SpaceXsaid Jan. 23. SpaceNews.com more
NASA launches in-depth snow study—first in 30 years  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
The last time NASA carried out an in-depth study of winter storms in the heavily populated Northeast, the Berlin Wall had just come down and George H.W. Bush occupied the White House. more
Four graphs that suggest we can't blame climate change on solar activity  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
The past decade (2010-2019) was the hottest on record and five of the top 10 warmest single years have all occurred since 2015, according... more
Gravity: We might have been getting it wrong this whole time  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Symmetry has been one of the guiding principles in physicists' search for fundamental laws of nature. What does it mean that laws of nature have symmetry?... more
Astronomers detect large amounts of oxygen in ancient star's atmosphere  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Astronomers have detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally depleted stars known -- a 'primitive star' scientists call J0815+4729.... more
Astronomers Find Huge Amount of Oxygen in Ancient Dwarf Star  SCI-NEWS.COM · 13 hours
Using high-resolution spectroscopic observations from the High-Resolution Echelle Spectrometer (HIRES) on the 10-m Keck I telescope... more
Flying solo  ESA · 14 hours
Solar Orbiter will orbit our nearest star, the Sun, observing it up close. It will take the first-ever direct images of its poles, while also studying the inner heliosphere – the bubble-like... more
DARPA scraps XS-1 military space plane project after Boeing drops out  LIVE SCIENCE · 14 hours
Boeing has withdrawn from Experimental Spaceplane, a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program designed to increase the nation's access to space. more
Galileo now replying to SOS messages worldwide  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
As well as providing global navigation services, Europe's Galileo satellite constellation is contributing to saving more than 2000 lives annually by relaying SOS messages to first responders. And from now on the satellites will... more
Simulations reveal galaxy clusters details  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Inspired by the science fiction of the spacefaring Romulans of Star Trek, astrophysicists have used XSEDE-allocated supercomputers to develop cosmological computer simulations called RomulusC, where the 'C' stands for galaxy cluster. With a focus on black hole physics,... more
Two Moon rovers are better than one  ESA · 19 hours
Image: ESA has signed a deal with space engineering company COMEX in France to develop an innovative double-rover architecture for lunar surface... more
Findings highlight multisensory interactions in the human brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Gravity is the unseen force that dominates our entire lives. It's what makes walking uphill so difficult and what makes parts of our body eventually point downhill. It is unyielding, everywhere, and... more
NASA prepares to shut down Spitzer Space Telescope  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
NASA will turn off an aging infrared space telescope in a week, citing the complexities of continuing to operate the... more
Did asteroid that hit Australia help thaw ancient 'snowball Earth'?  REUTERS · 1 day
Scientists have identified Earth's oldest-known impact crater, and in doing so may have solved a mystery... more
NASA finds wind shear affected new Tropical Cyclone 09S  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Tropical Cyclone 09S formed on Jan. 22 in the Southern Indian Ocean despite being affected by vertical wind shear and one day later, wind shear caused its demise. The end... more
Astronomers detect large amounts of oxygen in ancient star's atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
An international team of astronomers from the University of California San Diego, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), and the University of Cambridge have detected large amounts... more
New insights about the brightest explosions in the Universe  nanowerk · 1 day
Astrophysicists have, after ten years, found an explanation to the peculiar emission lines seen in one of the brightest supernovae ever observed - SN 2006gy. At the same time they... more
Geochemical Model Reveals Inner Complexity of Enceladus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
Enceladus, an ocean-harboring moon of Saturn, erupts a plume that contains gases and frozen sea spray into space. By understanding the composition... more
A type Ia supernova at the heart of superluminous transient SN 2006gy  Science Magazine · 1 day
Superluminous supernovae radiate up to 100 times more energy than normal supernovae. The origin of this energy and the nature of the stellar progenitors... more
New insights about the brightest explosions in the Universe  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Swedish and Japanese researchers have, after ten years, found an explanation to the peculiar emission lines seen in one of the brightest supernovae ever observed—SN 2006gy. At the same time... more
Galileo now replying to SOS messages worldwide  ESA · 1 day
As well as providing global navigation services, Europe’s Galileo satellite constellation is acontributing to saving more than 2000 lives annually by relaying... more
Borexino Detector Spots 53 Geoneutrinos  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
An underground particle detector called the Borexino detector has detected 53 antielectron neutrinos emanating from the Earth, so-called geoneutrinos. Neutrinos and their antimatter counterpart, antineutrinos, are... more
Wannier90 program becomes community code in major new release  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Wannier functions were first introduced by Gregory Wannier in 1937 as an alternative way of describing the electronic ground state of periodic systems. They were linked to Bloch orbitals, the... more
How NASA's Webb Telescope will continue Spitzer's legacy  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As one window to the universe closes, another will open with an even better view. Some of the same planets, stars and galaxies we first saw through the first window will appear... more
Global river deltas increasingly shaped by humans, study says  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new study of nearly every delta on the planet shows how river delta shapes and sizes around the world are changing due to human activity—both for the good and... more
Betelgeuse is continues to dim, diminishes to 1.506 magnitude  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Betelgeuse keeps getting dimmer, and everyone is wondering what exactly that means. The star will go supernova at the end of its life, but that's not projected to happen for... more
Watch live: final #SpacewalkforAMS  ESA · 2 days
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan will exit the International Space Station airlock together for the fourth time Saturday 25 January. It is the ninth... more
Marine Biologists Solve Mystery of How ‘Walking’ Sharks Split  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
An international team of marine biologists has found that members of the genus Hemiscyllium are the ‘youngest’ —... more
Astronomers investigate physical properties of the galaxy PGC 26218  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
By conducting spectroscopic observations, astronomers from China and Spain have investigated physical properties of a nearby lenticular galaxy known as PGC 26218. The new study provides more hints about the... more
Second space data highway satellite set to beam  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The second satellite in the European Data Relay System has reached its intended orbit and completed its in-orbit tests. more
Spacewalks, science and Beyond  ESA · 2 days
Spacewalk season continues on the International Space Station. ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan are getting ready to step outside the Quest airlock for their... more
Second space data highway satellite set to beam  ESA · 2 days
The second satellite in the European Data Relay System has reached its intended orbit and completed its in-orbit tests.Dubbed the... more
OSIRIS-REx completes closest flyover of sample site nightingale  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Preliminary results indicate that NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully executed a 0.4-mile (620-m) flyover of site Nightingale yesterday as part of the mission's Reconnaissance B phase activities. Nightingale, OSIRIS-REx's primary sample collection site,... more
Climate-friendly food choices protect the planet, promote health, reduce health costs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of... more
Climate-friendly eating patterns confer potential health gains, protect the planet  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of dollars in... more
Astronomers Create Stunning 3D Visualization of Crab Nebula  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
In 1054 CE, Chinese sky watchers witnessed the sudden appearance of a ‘new star’ in the heavens, which they recorded... more
Op-ed | A Space Force needs spaceships  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The U.S. Space Force must acquire responsive, routine, and reliable access to space — starting with launch systems optimize for reaching low... more
Boeing drops out of DARPA Experimental Spaceplane program  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Boeing has decided to no longer continue development of an experimental suborbital spaceplane for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,... more
How big can a planet get?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Why isn't there an endless variety of planets in the universe? An astrophysicist explains why planets only come in two flavors. more
Earth’s Oldest Known Meteorite Impact Structure Identified  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
The 70 km- (43.5-mile) diameter Yarrabubba impact structure in Western Australia is approximately 2.23 billion years old, according to new research led... more
Mapping the path of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Since 1880, the Earth's temperature has risen by 1.9 degrees Fahrenheit and is predicted to continue rising, according to the NASA Global Climate Change website. Scientists are actively seeking to understand this change and its effect... more
Canberra astronomer becomes first Australian to win major US science award in 133 years  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Lisa Kewley has transformed our understanding of the early years of the Universe, the development of galaxies, and what happens... more
Earth's oldest asteroid strike linked to 'big thaw'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have discovered Earth's oldest asteroid strike occurred at Yarrabubba, in outback Western Australia, and coincided with the end of a global deep freeze known as a Snowball Earth. The research used... more
Earth's oldest known meteor crash site found in Australian Outback  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
The world's oldest known impact crater has been in Western Australia for more than 2.2 billion years, a new study suggests. more
Astronomers find a way to form 'fast and furious' planets around tiny stars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New astronomy research from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) suggests giant planets could form around small stars much faster than previously... more
Call for media: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano returns from commanding the Space Station  ESA · 2 days
Press Release N° 28–2020 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is returning to Earth after six months on the International Space Station. He will... more
The riddle of the heavenly bursts  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
This cosmic lightning storm is happening all around us. Somewhere in the earthly sky, there is a pulse that flashes and extinguishes in the next moment. These bursts, which must be measured with radio telescopes and... more
First two nature-based water retention measures are operational in Hungary  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Increasingly extreme temperature, hydrology, or other meteorological phenomena are some of the most widely predicted impacts of climate change. This applies to Hungary as well, where rainfall is... more
New report unveils key insights into business models that put people and planet first  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A University of York academic has co-authored a major report which advocates creating business models that are focused on benefiting... more
NASA sounding rocket observing nitric oxide in polar night  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Aurora, also known as the northern lights, are a sight to behold as they dance across the sky when solar winds collide with the Earth's atmosphere. more
Mathematician simplifies methods for solving equations of magnetic hydrodynamics  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A mathematician from RUDN University has found a new criterion for the regularity of generalized solutions of the equations of magnetic hydrodynamics for an incompressible fluid in three-dimensional space. The... more
Microbial wipe down  ESA · 3 days
Image: Sometimes doing science is as simple as wiping up. NASA astronaut Jack Fisher is seen here using a wet wipe on the surfaces of the European Cupola module of... more
Astronomers Map Surroundings of Supermassive Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
As material spirals towards a black hole, it is heated up and emits X-rays that, in turn, echo and reverberate as they... more
Shape the future of European biology research in space  ESA · 3 days
What biology research would you conduct on the International Space Station? As the world celebrates 20 years of... more
Solar Orbiter Earth flyby  ESA · 3 days
Image: Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter making a flyby at Earth.Solar Orbiter will make one gravity assist flyby of Earth and numerous flybys of Venus over the course... more
Solar Orbiter launch  ESA · 3 days
Image: Artist's impression of an Atlas V 411 launching Solar Orbiter into space.Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international collaboration between ESA and NASA. Its mission is to perform... more
Solar Orbiter solar array deployment  ESA · 3 days
Image: Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter following launch and separation, with its solar arrays deployed. The instrument boom and antennas have not been deployed at this... more
Solar Orbiter antenna deployment  ESA · 3 days
Image: Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter following launch, with solar arrays and antennas deployed. Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international collaboration between ESA and NASA. Its... more
Solar Orbiter separation  ESA · 3 days
Image: Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter following separation from the Centaur upper stage of the Atlas V 411 rocket launching the mission into space.Solar Orbiter is a space mission of... more
Solar Orbiter launch - fairing separation  ESA · 3 days
Image: Artist's impression of the fairing encapsulating Solar Orbiter being released following launch on an Atlas V 411.Solar Orbiter is a space mission of... more
New insight on global food production and ways to adopt sustainable food system  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
"When looking at the status of planet Earth and the influence of current global agriculture practices upon it, there's a lot of... more
Capella unveils radar satellite design  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Capella Space unveiled the new design Jan. 21 for its Whitney constellation of seven synthetic aperture radar satellites scheduled to launch in 2020. SpaceNews.com more
Space Development Agency to start building its first constellation of surveillance satellites  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The agency issued a broad area announcement on “National Defense Space Architecture Systems, Technologies and Emerging Capabilities.” SpaceNews.com more
Wandering Massive Black Holes Detected in Nearby Dwarf Galaxies  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Astronomers using NSF’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory have observed... more
Self-destructing dark matter may be flooding the sky with gamma-rays, study suggests  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
There's a faint gamma-ray background in the universe, and scientists now think it could be caused by dark matter. more
Cataclysmic bashing from giant planets occurred early in our Solar System's history  Science Magazine · 3 days
Models and observations suggest that an earlier date for the upheaval can explain puzzles including a puny Mars more
An asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs. Then, a volcano helped life flourish.  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
A massive meteorite impact and extreme volcanic activity occurred around the same time that Earth's large dinosaurs went extinct. But, did the volcanic activity... more
Feeding the world without wrecking the planet is possible  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A study now suggests a comprehensive solution package for feeding 10 billion people within our planet's environmental boundaries. Supplying a sufficient and healthy diet for every person whilst keeping our... more
Astrophysicists find massive black holes wandering around dwarf galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new search led by Montana State University has revealed more than a dozen massive black holes in dwarf galaxies that were previously considered too small to host them, and... more
2.229 billion years: Scientists date world's oldest meteor crater  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A crater in western Australia was formed by a meteor strike more than 2.2 billion years ago and is the world's oldest known impact site, new research published Wednesday shows. more
Mars' water was mineral-rich and salty  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Presently, Earth is the only known location where life exists in the Universe. This year the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three astronomers who proved, almost 20 years ago, that planets are common around... more
The salt of the comet  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have found an explanation for why very little nitrogen could previously be accounted for in the nebulous covering of comets: the building block for life predominantly occurs in the form of ammonium salts, the occurrence of which... more
Warming up for the sun  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Today, the Solar Orbiter control team is simulating launch for the penultimate time, before the sun-seeking spacecraft lifts-off for real. more
Call for Media: Solar Orbiter launch to face the Sun  ESA · 3 days
Press Release N° 27–2020 ESA’s new Sun explorer will be launched from Cape Canaveral on 6 February. Media are invited to Europe’s mission control centre in Darmstadt, Germany,... more
Feeding the world without wrecking the planet is possible  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Almost half of current food production is harmful to our planet—causing biodiversity loss, ecosystem degradation and water stress. But as world population continues to grow, can that last? more
London just broke a 300-year-old weather record—but you probably didn't even notice it  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In the early hours of Monday January 20 2020, something unusual was happening in the atmosphere above the southern British Isles. Just... more
A new strategy for directly detecting light particle dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
For almost a century, astronomers have hypothesized that the universe contains more matter than what can be observed by the human eye. It is now believed that approximately... more
Astronomers perform a comprehensive study of young open cluster NGC 1960  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Indian astronomers have conducted a comprehensive photometric, kinematic and variability study of a young open cluster known as NGC 1960. Results of the research shed more... more
China's 500-meter FAST radio telescope is now operational  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The world's largest and most sensitive radio telescope is officially open for business, according to Xinhua, China's official state-run media. The FAST Radio Telescope saw fist light in 2016, but has been... more
GlobalData: Organuary could be better for the environment than Veganuary  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A survey by GlobalData has found that 25% of global consumers would consider eating ‘vegan meat’ for environmental reasons, indicating that a growing number of people believe plant-based... more
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