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Colliding neutron stars shot a light-speed jet through space  SCIENCE-NEWS · 17 hours
A stream of particles created in a neutron star crash, detected in 2017 using gravitational waves, could explain certain mysterious flashes of light. more
Solving the jet/cocoon riddle of a gravitational wave event  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
An international research team including astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, has combined radio telescopes from five continents to prove the existence of a... more
Seasonal and geographic trends in syphilis  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Much of the public health impact of syphilis revolves around its impact on fetuses and neonates through the mother-to-child transmission of the disease. Researchers reporting have now analyzed temporal and demographic patterns in gestational syphilis (GS)... more
U-Pb constraints on pulsed eruption of the Deccan Traps across the end-Cretaceous mass extinction  Science Magazine · 2 days
Temporal correlation between some continental flood basalt eruptions and mass extinctions has been proposed to indicate causality, with eruptive volatile... more
Researchers develop new neuro-inspired system to detect temporal patterns  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new methodology to classify temporal patterns inspired by brain circuits has been developed to help understand the mechanisms that underlie biological learning. more
In colliding galaxies, a pipsqueak shines bright  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In the nearby Whirlpool galaxy and its companion galaxy, M51b, two supermassive black holes heat up and devour surrounding material. These two monsters should be the most luminous X-ray sources in sight, but a... more
Arapuca device for international neutrino experiment is enhanced  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A critical part of one of the largest recent particle physics experiments was developed in Brazil. The Arapuca is a light detector to be installed in the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE),... more
Astronomers publish sky map of thousands of newly discovered galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international team of more than 200 astronomers from 18 countries has published the first phase of a major new radio sky survey at unprecedented sensitivity using the... more
Hundreds of thousands of new galaxies  nanowerk · 4 days
A new survey reveals hundreds of thousands of previously undetected galaxies, shedding new light on many research areas including the physics of black holes and how clusters of galaxies evolve. more
Astrophysicists May Have Found Universe’s ‘Missing Mass’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
About a third of the normal matter — meaning hydrogen, helium and other elements — created shortly after the Big Bang is... more
A Nearby River of Stars  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Astronomy & Astrophysics publishes the work of researchers from the University of Vienna, who have found a river of stars, a stellar stream in astronomical parlance,... more
US-UK-Australia Funding to Improve Global Gravitational Wave Network  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
A global network of gravitational wave observatories will be upgraded to almost double its sensitivity, the lead science funding agencies... more
What Exactly Is a Black Hole?  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
What is a black hole? In an article that has just appeared in the journal Nature Astronomy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) philosopher Erik Curiel shows that... more
Gravitational waves will settle cosmic conundrum  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Measurements of gravitational waves from approximately 50 binary neutron stars over the next decade will definitively resolve an intense debate about how quickly our universe is expanding, according to new findings. more
A river of stars in the solar neighborhood  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomy & Astrophysics publishes the work of researchers from the University of Vienna, who have found a river of stars, a stellar stream in astronomical parlance, covering most of the southern sky.... more
Gravitational Waves Will Settle Cosmic Conundrum  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
The cosmos has been expanding for 13.8 billion years and its present rate of expansion, known as the Hubble constant, gives the time elapsed... more
Relativity adds former SpaceX executives to leadership team  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Small launch vehicle developer Relativity has added three people, all of whom previously held key positions at SpaceX, to its... more
How cosmic events give insight into fundamental properties of matter  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The option to measure the gravitational waves of two merging neutron stars has offered the chance to answer some of the fundamental questions about the structure of matter.... more
Gravitational waves will settle cosmic conundrum  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Measurements of gravitational waves from approximately 50 binary neutron stars over the next decade will definitively resolve an intense debate about how quickly our universe is expanding, according to findings from an international team that includes... more
What exactly is a black hole?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
What is a black hole? In an article that has just appeared in the journal Nature Astronomy, LMU philosopher Erik Curiel shows that physicists use different definitions of the concept, depending on their own particular fields... more
Merging neutron stars: How cosmic events give insight into fundamental properties of matter  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The opportunity to measure the gravitational waves of two merging neutron stars could offer answers to some of the fundamental questions about... more
Mapping historical changes in dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Combining Einstein's theory of relativity with one of the most powerful telescopes in the world has helped an international team of researchers measure where and how dark matter structures grow in the universe. Their analysis suggests... more
Welcome home  ESA · 2 weeks
Space Science Image of the Week: Our space science missions love coming back to Earth for gravity slingshots to far flung destinations more
Home is where the heart is  ESA · 2 weeks
Space Science Image of the Week: Our space science missions love coming back to Earth for gravity slingshots to far flung destinations more
DASH-Sodium trial: Higher sodium intake linked with increased lightheadedness  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Lightheadedness with standing, otherwise known as postural lightheadedness, results from a gravitational drop in blood pressure and is common among adults. more
SOFIA Finds Dust Survives Obliteration in Supernova 1987A  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Cosmic dust, a building block of stars and planets, can form in the wake of a violent stellar explosion called... more
Decision making in space  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An academic at Royal Holloway has conducted research to see how people make decisions in space with zero gravity and the results prove this little-known area needs to be addressed. more
Sound and light trapped by disorder  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Sound and light are crucial for our life and are essential in many energy, communication and information technologies. Their interaction allows many fundamental observations in physics, from the detection of cosmic gravitational waves to the cooling... more
Science with(out) gravity  ESA · 2 weeks
Infographics: Apply to run an experiment in one of ESA's many platforms and facilities for spaceflight research more
Comment on "Friction at the bed does not control fast glacier flow"  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Stearns and van der Veen (Reports, 20 July 2018, p. 273) conclude that fast glacier sliding is independent of basal drag (friction), even where... more
Discovering new particles using black holes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Some theories that go beyond the Standard Model of particle physics predict the existence of new ultralight particles, with masses much below the lightest known particles in nature. When these particles have very weak interactions with... more
Scientists simulate a black hole in a water tank  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Certain phenomena that occur in black holes but cannot be directly observed in astronomic investigations can be studied by means of a laboratory simulation. This is possible due to a... more
Discovering new particles using black holes  nanowerk · 2 weeks
The presence of energy level transitions in the hypothetical boson cloud would induce a characteristic 'fingerprint' in the gravitational wave signals produced by merging black holes. more
Keeping a crew of 500 alive for the journey to another star  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
There's no two-ways about it, the Universe is an extremely big place! And thanks to the limitations placed upon us by Special Relativity, traveling... more
GMOs not main culprit in monarch butterfly decline  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
To get a better understanding of the monarch butterfly's future, Jack Boyle built a time machine. more
Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua Could Be a 'Monstrous' Corpse of Comet Dust  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
'Oumuamua is long gone, but it's still leaving scientists guessing. A new explanation proposes that the strange object was a "monstrous fluffy dust aggregate" produced by... more
'Oumuamua could be the debris cloud of a disintegrated interstellar comet  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Since it was first detected hurling through our solar system, the interstellar object known as 'Oumuamua has been a source of immense scientific interest. Aside from... more
NICER Observes ‘X-Ray Echoes’ of Nearby Stellar-Mass Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astrophysicists using NASA’s Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) have detected X-rays from a stellar-mass black hole called... more
Supermassive black holes still dark and mysterious  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Researchers have measured the strength of magnetic fields near two supermassive black holes at the centers of an important type of active galaxies. Surprisingly, the strengths of the magnetic fields do not appear sufficient... more
Mars rover Curiosity makes first gravity-measuring traverse on the Red Planet  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A clever use of non-science engineering data from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has let a team of researchers to measure the density of rock layers in... more
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover weighed the mountain it’s climbing  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
Curiosity measures gravity as it drives, allowing scientists to weigh Mount Sharp and determine that the rock is less dense than expected. more
Mars rover Curiosity makes first gravity-measuring traverse on the Red Planet  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A clever use of non-science engineering data from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has let a team of researchers, including an Arizona State University graduate student, measure... more
A surface gravity traverse on Mars indicates low bedrock density at Gale crater  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Gravimetry, the precise measurement of gravitational fields, can be used to probe the internal structure of Earth and other planets. The Curiosity... more
Environmentally stable laser emits exceptionally pure light  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have developed a compact laser that emits light with extreme spectral purity that doesn't change in response to environmental conditions. The new potentially portable laser could benefit a host of scientific applications, improve... more
Environmentally stable laser emits exceptionally pure light  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers have developed a compact laser that emits light with extreme spectral purity that doesn't change in response to environmental conditions. The new potentially portable laser could benefit a host of scientific applications, improve... more
Photochemical degradation affects the light absorption of water-soluble brown carbon in the South Asian outflow  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Light-absorbing organic aerosols, known as brown carbon (BrC), counteract the overall cooling effect of aerosols on Earth’s climate.... more
What Spacecraft Will Enter Interstellar Space Next?  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Pioneers 10 and 11, Voyagers 1 and 2, and New Horizons are the only spacecraft currently capable of leaving the solar system. Which one will be the next to go? more
How black holes power plasma jets  nanowerk · 3 weeks
New simulations reveal how interactions between magnetic fields and particles sap a black hole's energy. more
How Do Particles Escape Black Holes? Supercomputers May Have the Answer  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
The gravitational pull of a black hole is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape once it gets too close. However, there is one... more
Speed of light: Toward a future quantum internet  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have demonstrated proof-of-principle for a device that could serve as the backbone of a future quantum Internet. Researchers have developed a prototype for a key element for all-photonic quantum repeaters, a... more
Early Universe’s Massive Black Holes Born in Rapidly-Growing Dark Matter Halos: Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
When the Universe was less than 1 billion years old, some of its stars turned into supermassive black holes. A key mystery in astronomy... more
As Clouds Fall Apart, a New Star Is Born  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Using the ALMA observatory in Chile, a group of astronomers led by MPIA’s Henrik Beuther has made the... more
GRAIL: NASA's Mission to Study the Gravity of the Moon  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Before their fiery demise, NASA's twin GRAIL spacecraft mapped the moon in a quest to learn more about our closest neighbor. more
Testing Hawking radiation in laboratory black hole analogues  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers at Weizmann Institute of Science and Cinvestav recently carried out a study testing the theory of Hawking radiation on laboratory analogues of black holes. In their experiments, they used light pulses... more
Distinct molecular programs regulate synapse specificity in cortical inhibitory circuits  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
How neuronal connections are established and organized into functional networks determines brain function. In the mammalian cerebral cortex, different classes of GABAergic interneurons exhibit specific connectivity patterns that... more
As clouds fall apart, a new star is born  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Using the ALMA observatory in Chile, a group of astronomers led by MPIA's Henrik Beuther has made the most detailed observation yet of the way that a giant gas cloud... more
How to escape a black hole: Simulations provide new clues about powerful plasma jets  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Black holes are known for their voracious appetites, binging on matter with such ferocity that not even light can escape... more
How to escape a black hole: Simulations provide new clues about powerful plasma jets  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
New simulations have combined decades-old theories to provide new insight about the driving mechanisms in plasma jets that allows them... more
Moving on the moon  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Europe is preparing to go forward to the moon, but how will astronauts move once they get there? Despite the Apollo missions, little is known about what lunar gravity may mean for our bodies. ESA's space medicine team is working... more
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Mapping historical changes in dark matter
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Keeping a crew of 500 alive for the journey to another star
PHYS.ORG
'Oumuamua could be the debris cloud of a disintegrated interstellar comet
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GRAIL: NASA's Mission to Study the Gravity of the Moon
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Physicists use supercomputers and AI to create the most accurate model yet of black hole mergers
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