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First-ever photo proof of powerful jet emerging from colliding galaxies  nanowerk · 52 seconds
Astronomers reported the first definitive detection of a relativistic jet emerging from two colliding galaxies - in essence, the first photographic proof that merging galaxies can produce jets... more
First-ever photo proof of powerful jet emerging from colliding galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
A team of Clemson University College of Science researchers, in collaboration with international colleagues, has reported the first definitive detection of a relativistic jet emerging from two colliding... more
Something is lurking in the heart of Quasar 3C 279  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
One year ago, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration published the first image of a black hole in the nearby radio galaxy M 87. Now the collaboration has... more
Are gamma-ray bursts powered by a star's collapsing magnetic fields?  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
When a massive star in a distant galaxy collapses, forming a black hole, two giant jets of light-emitting plasma shoot from its core. These extremely bright gamma-ray bursts... more
Something is lurking in the heart of quasar 3C 279  nanowerk · 23 hours
Astronomers observed the finest detail ever in the relativistic jet that is believed to originate from the vicinity of a supermassive black hole. more
Bending microwaves and forbidding frequencies with simulated metamaterials  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
Using plasma to control microwaves for beaming direct energy toward a specific point is explored for their durability in high-energy electric fields and their reconfigurable structure. High power microwave beams, similar to... more
Heavy-metal alien planet may be shaped like a football  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
An exoplanet may be shaped like an American football due to the mighty gravitational forces it experiences close to its star, a new study finds. more
Study: Genes that time juvenile-to-adult transition are triggered by a single protein  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Genes that time the transition to adulthood are well-studied in the roundworm C. elegans, and at least partially conserved in mammals, where they regulate... more
Temporal integration of mitogen history in mother cells controls proliferation of daughter cells  Science Magazine · 6 days
Multi-cellular organisms use mitogens to regulate cell proliferation, yet how fluctuating mitogenic signals are converted into proliferation-quiescence decisions is poorly understood. Here... more
Does relativity lie at the source of quantum exoticism?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Since its beginnings, quantum mechanics hasn't ceased to amaze us with its peculiarity, so difficult to understand. Why does one particle seem to pass through two slits simultaneously? Why, instead... more
Rodents and a rocket carried these researchers' dreams to space  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The human body evolved within the constant force of Earth's gravity. To prevent bone and muscle atrophy during their stays in space, astronauts must exercise every day. For... more
A next-generation sensor network for tracking small animals  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A newly developed wireless biologging network (WBN) enables high-resolution tracking of small animals, according to a study published April 2 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Simon Ripperger of the Leibniz... more
Hubble finds best evidence for elusive mid-sized black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers have found the best evidence for the perpetrator of a cosmic homicide: a black hole of an elusive class known as ''intermediate-mass,'' which betrayed its existence by tearing apart... more
Hubble finds best evidence for elusive mid-sized black hole  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers have found the best evidence for the perpetrator of a cosmic homicide: a black hole of an elusive class known as "intermediate-mass," which betrayed its existence by tearing apart... more
Warped space-time to help WFIRST find exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) will search for planets outside our solar system toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy, where most stars are. Studying the properties of exoplanet worlds will... more
Scientists reveal photochemical rationale of SH(X)/H2S abundance ratios in interstellar medium  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Research group led by Prof. YUAN Kaijun and Prof. YANG Xueming from the Dalian Institue of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed... more
High Altitude Water Cherenkov observatory tests speed of light  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New measurements confirm, to the highest energies yet explored, that the laws of physics hold no matter where you are or how fast you're moving. Observations of record-breaking gamma rays... more
ALMA Uses Cosmic Lens to Capture Disturbed Gas Clouds in Distant Quasar  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
By combining the power of strong gravitational lensing with the capability of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), a team of astronomers from Japan... more
ESA to conduct BepiColombo flyby amid coronavirus crisis  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Controllers at ESA's mission control center are preparing for a gravity-assist flyby of the European-Japanese Mercury explorer BepiColombo. The maneuver, which will see the mission adjust its trajectory by harnessing Earth's gravitational... more
Unravelling the mystery of black holes: Scientists release stellar code to the public  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Today, team COMPAS (Compact Object Mergers: Population Astrophysics and Statistics) has announced the first public beta release of their rapid binary population... more
New method predicts which black holes escape their galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Shoot a rifle, and the recoil might knock you backward. Merge two black holes in a binary system, and the loss of momentum gives a similar recoil—a "kick"—to the merged... more
Water pressure: Ancient aquatic crocs evolved, enlarged to avoid freezing  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Taking the evolutionary plunge into water and abandoning land for good, as some crocodilian ancestors did nearly 200 million years ago, is often framed as choosing freedom: from... more
ESA to conduct BepiColombo flyby amid coronavirus crisis  ESA · 1 week
Controllers at ESA’s mission control centre are preparing for a gravity-assist flyby of the European-Japanese Mercury explorer BepiColombo. The manoeuvre,... more
Free-floating stars in the Milky Way's bulge  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The path of a light beam is bent by the presence of mass, as explained by General Relativity. A massive body can therefore act like a lens—a so called "gravitational lens"—to distort the image... more
ALMA resolves gas impacted by young jets from supermassive black hole  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light-years away by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The... more
ALMA resolves gas impacted by young jets from supermassive black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light-years away by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The... more
Astronomers Map Out Three Nearby Molecular Clouds  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the Nobeyama 45-m Radio Telescope in Japan have carried out mapping observations toward three nearby molecular clouds: Orion A, Aquila Rift,... more
Ultrafast repeated staining and destaining of cell samples for tumor diagnostics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the treatment of tumors, microenvironment plays an important role. It often contains immune cells that are so changed that they promote tumor growth. In the... more
Ultrafast repeated staining and destaining of cell samples for tumor diagnostics  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In the treatment of tumors, microenvironment plays an important role. It often contains immune cells that are so changed that they promote tumor growth. Scientists have... more
We might be living in a gigantic, intergalactic bubble  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The bubble concept could explain one of the strangest mysteries plaguing astrophysics: Why can't we tell how fast the universe is expanding? more
Time symmetry and the laws of physics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If three or more objects move around each other, history cannot be reversed. That is the conclusion of an international team of researchers based on computer simulations of three black holes orbiting each other.... more
Supermassive black holes shortly after the Big Bang: How to seed them  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
They are billions of times larger than our Sun: how is it possible that, as recently observed, supermassive black holes were already present when... more
Star formation project maps nearby interstellar clouds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have captured new, detailed maps of three nearby interstellar gas clouds containing regions of ongoing high-mass star formation. The results of this survey, called the Star Formation Project, will help improve our understanding... more
Star formation project maps nearby interstellar clouds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers have captured new, detailed maps of three nearby interstellar gas clouds containing regions of ongoing high-mass star formation. The results of this survey, called the Star Formation Project, will help improve our understanding... more
Star formation project maps nearby interstellar clouds  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Astronomers have captured new, detailed maps of three nearby interstellar gas clouds containing regions of ongoing high-mass star formation. The results of this survey, called the Star Formation Project, will help improve our understanding... more
Hubble Space Telescope Spots Quasar Tsunamis  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Quasars are the ultra-bright cores of distant active galaxies. These objects are among the most distant and luminous objects known. Their central engines are... more
'Infinite subrings' may be next frontier for photographing black holes  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Black-hole photography could be even more powerful and revelatory than scientists had thought. more
Astronomers Discover Way to Get Sharp Images of Black Hole’s Photon Rings  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
In April 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration released stunning images of the supermassive black hole in Messier 87, a giant elliptical galaxy... more
Dark matter and massive galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
About 85% of the matter in the universe is in the form of dark matter, whose nature remains a mystery, and the rest is of the kind found in atoms. Dark matter exhibits gravity but otherwise does not... more
Ticking cosmic clocks reveal the evolution of stars over millions of years  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Pulsars, a type of rotating neutron star, are well-known as incredibly stable astrophysical clocks. Their regularity, used to measure their radio pulses, has led... more
Black hole team discovers path to razor-sharp black hole images  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A team of researchers have published new calculations that predict a striking and intricate substructure within black hole images from extreme gravitational light bending. more
Research team discovers path to razor-sharp black hole images  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Last April, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) sparked international excitement when it unveiled the first image of a black hole. Today, a team of researchers have published new calculations that... more
Universal interferometric signatures of a black holes photon ring  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
The Event Horizon Telescope image of the supermassive black hole in the galaxy M87 is dominated by a bright, unresolved ring. General relativity predicts that embedded within this image lies... more
Precision mirrors poised to improve sensitivity of gravitational wave detectors  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers have developed a new type of deformable mirror that could increase the sensitivity of ground-based gravitational wave detectors such as the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).... more
Waves in thin air with broad effects  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Mars has a very thin atmosphere, with nearly one hundredth the density of ours on Earth, and gravity pulls with little more than one third of the strength we feel on our planet. As... more
Image: Hubble investigates hungry galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The subject of this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a spiral galaxy named NGC 1589, was once the scene of a violent bout of cosmic hunger pangs. As astronomers looked on, a poor, hapless star... more
White House moves to protect Trump, staff against virus  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
White House officials are greeting staff members, reporters and camera workers by swiping their foreheads with a temporal thermometer more
Researchers find gravitational wave candidates from binary black hole mergers in public LIGO/Virgo data  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute; AEI) in Hannover together with international colleagues have... more
Temporal circuit of macroscale dynamic brain activity supports human consciousness  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
The ongoing stream of human consciousness relies on two distinct cortical systems, the default mode network and the dorsal attention network, which alternate their activity in an anticorrelated... more
Neutron star with measured at 11 kilometers radius  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An international research team led by members of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute; AEI) has obtained new measurements of how big neutron stars are. To do so,... more
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