Universe
Narrowing the Universe in the Search for Life  ASTRO WATCH · 7 hours
Humankind’s exploration of space has for years pondered one central question: Is there another world somewhere in the universe where... more
Astronomers Find Pristine Gas Cloud 12.3 Billion Light-Years Away  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 hours
According to a Swinburne University of Technology-led study, the newly-discovered relic cloud of gas is unpolluted by stars... more
Astronomers Find Pristine Gas Cloud 12.3 Billlion Light-Years Away  SCI-NEWS.COM · 8 hours
According to a Swinburne University of Technology-led study, the newly-discovered relic cloud of gas is unpolluted by stars... more
Swift As the Moon's Shadow: Special Solar Eclipse Flight Planned for July 2019  SPACE.COM · 11 hours
For the next total eclipse of the sun, set for July of next year, an aircraft will fly into the shadow of... more
Solar system's most distant object is 'Farout' pink dwarf planet  REUTERS · 12 hours
Scientists have discovered the most distant object known in our solar system, so remote and unusual... more
Mystery of coronae around supermassive black holes deepens  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Researchers have used observations from the ALMA radio observatory to measure, for the first time, the strength of magnetic fields near two supermassive black holes at the centers of an important type... more
Fossil from the Big Bang discovered with W. M. Keck Observatory  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
A relic cloud of gas, orphaned after the Big Bang, has been discovered in the distant universe by astronomers using the world's most powerful optical telescope,... more
Space telescope detects water in a number of asteroids  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Using the infrared satellite AKARI, a research team has detected the existence of water in the form of hydrated minerals in a number of asteroids for the first time. This... more
Mystery of coronae around supermassive black holes deepens  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Researchers from RIKEN and JAXA have used observations from the ALMA radio observatory located in northern Chile and managed by an international consortium including the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) to... more
The Saturn Nebula reveals its complexity  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
A planetary nebula is the corpse that remains when a star dies. When planetary nebulae were observed for the first time with a telescope, they presented a roughly circular shape, resembling that of the gas giant... more
Globally, new solar power plants added almost 35% to new power generating capacity in 2017  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
For the 8th year now, solar power attracted the largest share of new investments in renewable energies, according... more
Mysterious giant dust particles found at gravity-defying distances  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
An unknown influence is allowing giant dust particles to spread around the world and could be contributing to global warming, scientists have found. more
MuSCAT2 to find Earth-like planets in the TESS era  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
A Japan-Spain team has developed a powerful 4-color simultaneous camera named MuSCAT2 for the 1.52-m Telescopio Carlos Sánchez at the Teide Observatory, Canaries, Spain. The instrument aims to find a... more
Massive new dark matter detector gets its 'eyes'  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
The LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) dark matter detector, which will soon start its search for the elusive particles thought to account for a majority of matter in the universe, had its first set of... more
Gravity is mathematically relatable to dynamics of subatomic particles  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Albert Einstein's desk can still be found on the second floor of Princeton's physics department. Positioned in front of a floor-to-ceiling blackboard covered with equations, the desk seems to embody... more
Rare relic is one of only three fossil clouds known in the universe  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
A relic cloud of gas, orphaned after the Big Bang, has been discovered in the distant universe by astronomers using the world's... more
China's Dark Matter Explorer to Extend Space Service  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
China's DArk Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE), nicknamed "Wukong" or "Monkey King," will extend its service in space by two years,... more
Most-distant solar system object ever observed  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A team of astronomers has discovered the most-distant body ever observed in our solar system. It is the first known solar system object that has been detected at a distance that is more than 100 times... more
Proton-Size Droplets of Primordial Soup May Be the Tiniest in the Universe  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Researchers may have created the tiniest droplets in the universe, using a soupy mix of ultrahot particles that mimics conditions in the moments after... more
New property revealed in graphene could lead to better performing solar panels  nanowerk · 1 day
International research team shows how pure graphene efficiently converts light into electricity. more
Nature's sweets: Borrowing a natural recipe for sugar synthesis  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Today, sugar has a villainous reputation. And while too much of the sweet stuff should be avoided, all living things need sugar to survive. "The biological universe is coated with... more
Bizarre 'Dark Fluid' with Negative Mass Could Dominate the Universe  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Forget about dark matter and dark energy, new research suggests that the existence of 'dark fluid' may solve some of the biggest mysteries in physics. more
'Farout!' Newfound Object Is the Farthest Solar System Body Ever Spotted  SPACE.COM · 1 day
A newly discovered object is the most-distant body ever observed in the solar system — and the first object ever found circling at more than 100... more
NASA research reveals Saturn is losing its rings at 'worst-case-scenario' rate  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
New NASA research confirms that Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 & 2 observations made decades ago. The... more
Outer solar system experts find 'far out there' dwarf planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A team of astronomers has discovered the most-distant body ever observed in our Solar System. It is the first known Solar System object that has been detected at... more
Narrowing the universe in the search for life  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
In the search for life on other planets, scientists traditionally have looked for a world with water. But a geophysicist now wonders if we should look to rocks instead. more
New property revealed in graphene could lead to better performing solar panels  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
An international research team, co-led by a physicist at the University of California, Riverside, has discovered a new mechanism for ultra-efficient charge and energy... more
International consortium offers guidelines, best practices for characterizing uncultivated viruses  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Microbes in, on and around the planet are said to outnumber the stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. The total number of viruses is expected to vastly exceed... more
Alien imposters: Planets with oxygen don't necessarily have life  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In their search for life in solar systems near and far, researchers have often accepted the presence of oxygen in a planet's atmosphere as the surest sign that life may... more
Narrowing the universe in the search for life  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Humankind's exploration of space has for years pondered one central question: Is there another world somewhere in the universe where human beings could survive? more
Astronomers Discover Icy Neptune-Sized Exoplanet: K2-263b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Astronomers have discovered a frozen exoplanet nearly the size of Neptune orbiting the quiet G9-type dwarf star K2-263. The newfound alien world, named K2-263b,... more
Bizarre 'Dark Fluid' with Negative Mass Could Dominate the Universe  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Forget about dark matter and dark energy, new research suggests that the existence of 'dark fluid' may solve some of the biggest mysteries in physics. more
Scientists invent easier, cheaper way to measure gravity  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The world has one official kilogram against which all other country's kilograms are measured and scales calibrated. more
Astronomers Investigate a Nearby Magnetar in a Quiescent State  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
A team of European astronomers has investigated XTE J1810-197, one of the closest magnetars to our planet, during... more
Hubble goes deep  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
This image from the Hubble Deep UV (HDUV) Legacy Survey encompasses 12,000 star-forming galaxies in a part of the constellation Fornax known as the GOODS-South field. With the addition of ultraviolet light imagery, astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope... more
Virgin Galactic Flight Wins Praise From Government and Industry  SPACE.COM · 3 days
While some question whether Virgin Galactic's latest SpaceShipTwo test flight actually went into space, a number of government officials and industry organizations have few doubts that it did. more
Image: Giant black hole powers cosmic fountain  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Before electrical power became available, water fountains worked by relying on gravity to channel water from a higher elevation to a lower one. This water could then be redirected to shoot out of the... more
A new neptune-size exoplanet  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The remarkable exoplanet discoveries made by the Kepler and K2 missions have enabled astronomers to begin to piece together the history of the Earth and to understand how and why it differs from its diverse exoplanetary cousins. Two still outstanding... more
Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson Looks Ahead to Beginning Commercial SpaceShipTwo Flights  SPACE.COM · 4 days
With a first flight to the edge of space under the company's belt, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson believes commercial flights of SpaceShipTwo could begin some... more
Virgin Galactic's Historic Space Trip Heralds a Coming Age of New US Human Spaceflight Leaps  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Virgin Galactic just brought human spaceflight back to American soil after a seven-year hiatus — and other private... more
Hubble Finds Fast-Evaporating Warm Neptune: GJ 3470b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Extrasolar ‘Neptunes’ are exoplanets with masses and radii similar to those of the ice giants in the Solar System. In 2015, astronomers... more
Juno Mission Halfway to Jupiter Science  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
On Dec. 21, at 8:49:48 a.m. PST (11:49:48 a.m. EST) NASA's Juno spacecraft will be 3,140 miles (5,053 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops and... more
For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers suggest that projected increases in air temperatures, rainfall inundation and blistering solar radiation could significantly reduce hawksbill hatching success at a... more
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Completes First Manned Spaceflight  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, named VSS Unity, successfully flew to suborbital space for the first time on Dec. 13 with four NASA-supported technology... more
Virgin Galactic flight wins praise from government and industry  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
While some question whether Virgin Galactic’s latest SpaceShipTwo test flight actually went into space, a number of government... more
Scientists dismiss the idea of travel through wormholes  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A RUDN employee and Brazilian colleagues have called into question the concept of using stable wormholes as portals to different points of space-time. The results of the studies were published in Physical... more
Exactly how we would send our first laser-powered probe to Alpha Centauri  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The dream of traveling to another star system, and maybe even finding populated worlds there, is one that has preoccupied humanity for many generations.... more
Innovation increases observable volume of the universe by a factor of seven  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The detection of Einstein's gravitational waves relies on highly precise laser measurements of small length changes. The kilometer-size detectors of the international network (GEO600,... more
NASA's Voyager 2 Went Interstellar the Same Day a Solar Probe Touched the Sun  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Call it a cosmic coincidence: Two probes launched four decades apart, traveled in opposite directions — and ended up using... more
Early Universe 'Soup' Cooked Up in Weird Plasma Blobs  SPACE.COM · 5 days
For the first split second after the Big Bang, the universe was nothing but an extremely hot "soup" of quarks and gluons — subatomic particles that would become the building... more
'Smoking Gun' Planet: This Neptune-Size Alien World Is Evaporating in Record Time  SPACE.COM · 5 days
A gaseous alien world is evaporating at a record rate, shedding considerable light on an exoplanet mystery, a new study reports. more
Taming Turbulence: Seeking to Make Complex Simulations a Breeze  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
For scientists wrestling with problems as diverse as containing superhot plasma in a fusion reactor, improving the accuracy... more
Genetic marker, predictor of early relapse in common childhood cancer discovered  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Nova Southeastern University researchers recently discovered that by testing the level of NER (nucleotide excision repair) gene expression, pediatric oncologists can determine the likelihood of early... more
Richard Branson Biography: Entrepreneur of Space Tourism  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Richard Branson, through his company Virgin Galactic, plans to offer flights into space for paying customers by 2015. more
Tangled magnetic fields power cosmic particle accelerators  nanowerk · 5 days
Scientists find a new way to explain how a black hole's plasma jets boost particles to the highest energies observed in the universe. The results could also prove useful for fusion and accelerator research... more
In search of missing worlds, Hubble finds a fast evaporating exoplanet  nanowerk · 5 days
Astronomers have used Hubble to nab a second 'very warm' Neptune (GJ 3470b) that is losing its atmosphere at a rate 100 times faster than that... more
Tangled magnetic fields power cosmic particle accelerators  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Magnetic field lines tangled like spaghetti in a bowl might be behind the most powerful particle accelerators in the universe. That's the result of a new computational study that simulated particle emissions from distant... more
'Billion-Dollar View': See Incredible Footage from Virgin Galactic's 1st Spaceflight (Video)  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Watch the vehicles separate, the engine blaze and the horizon spin in dramatic in-flight video taken from today's (Dec. 13) flight of Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity. more
Branson looks ahead to beginning commercial SpaceShipTwo flights  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
With a first flight to the edge of space under the company’s belt, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson believes commercial... more
Where DOES Space Begin? Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Flies Right into the Debate  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
"SpaceShipTwo, welcome to space," reads a triumphant tweet from Virgin Galactic posted during today's successful test flight after the company's vehicle reached 51.4 miles... more
ALMA Campaign Provides Unprecedented Views of the Birth of Planets  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Astronomers have cataloged nearly 4,000 exoplanets in orbit around distant stars. Though the discovery of these... more
OneWeb scales back baseline constellation by 300 satellites  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Greg Wyler, OneWeb’s founder, said the company will need only 600 satellites or so instead of 900 after ground tests... more
OneWeb scales back constellation by 300 satellites  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Greg Wyler, OneWeb’s founder, said the company will need only 600 satellites or so instead of 900 after ground tests of the... more
Virgin Galactic completes crewed space test, more flights soon  REUTERS · 5 days
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping years... more
Preparing for Discovery With NASA's Parker Solar Probe  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Weeks after Parker Solar Probe made the closest-ever approach to a star, the science data from the first solar encounter... more
Small Magellanic Cloud: A Satellite Dwarf Galaxy Neighbor  SPACE.COM · 5 days
For hundreds of years the Small Magellanic Cloud has provided astronomers with a relatively close-up view of another galaxy. more
Where DOES Space Begin? Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Flies Right into the Debate  SPACE.COM · 5 days
"SpaceShipTwo, welcome to space," reads a triumphant tweet from Virgin Galactic posted during today's successful test flight after the company's vehicle reached 51.4 miles... more
Virgin Galactic completes manned space test, more flights soon  REUTERS · 5 days
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping years... more
Hubble Space Telescope Will Track Comet 46P/Wirtanen As It Flies Close by Earth  SPACE.COM · 5 days
A comet is set to pass close to Earth this weekend, providing a treat for skywatchers — and for astronomers hoping to... more
Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space. more
Hubble finds far-away planet vanishing at record speed  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The speed and distance at which planets orbit their respective blazing stars can determine each planet's fate—whether the planet remains a longstanding part of its solar system or evaporates into the universe's... more
Tangled magnetic fields power cosmic particle accelerators  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Magnetic field lines tangled like spaghetti in a bowl might be behind the most powerful particle accelerators in the universe. That's the result of a new computational study by researchers from the Department of... more
Virgin Galactic rocket ship reaches space in test flight  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space. more
Virgin Galactic achieves space on SpaceShipTwo test flight  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Virgin Galactic achieved a long-awaited milestone Dec. 13 when its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle performed its longest test flight to date,... more
Virgin Galactic advances space tourism with successful test  REUTERS · 5 days
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane blasted to the edge of space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert,... more
In Photos: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Unity Soars to Space in 4th Powered Test  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Virgin Galactic conducted its fourth powered test flight of the SpaceShipTwo Unity on Dec. 13, 2018, marking the first time the ship... more
Virgin Galactic crew reaches edge of space in flight milestone  REUTERS · 6 days
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane blasted to the edge of space on Thursday, capping off years... more
Virgin Galactic's 4th Powered Test Flight of SpaceShipTwo Unity in Twitter Posts  SPACE.COM · 6 days
Virgin Galactic is conducting the fourth powered test flight of its SpaceShipTwo Unity today and chronicling the attempt - its highest and fastest test... more
Virgin Galactic crew takes off for space in flight milestone  REUTERS · 6 days
A Virgin Galactic space tourism vehicle took off from California's Mojave desert under clear skies on... more
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo on 4th Powered Flight Today: Live Twitter Updates!  SPACE.COM · 6 days
Virgin Galactic is conducting the fourth powered test flight of its SpaceShipTwo Unity today and chronicling the attempt - its highest and fastest test flight yet... more
The Universe of Gaia  ESA · 6 days
A taste of the exciting science that is being performed using data from ESA’s Gaia star surveyor, delving into the formation history of our Milky Way more
NASA's Webb Telescope will provide census of fledgling stars in stellar nursery  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The dazzling glow of young stars dominates images of the giant stellar nursery NGC 346, in the neighboring dwarf galaxy called the Small Magellanic... more
Preparing for discovery with NASA's Parker Solar Probe  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Weeks after Parker Solar Probe made the closest-ever approach to a star, the science data from the first solar encounter is just making its way into the hands of the mission's scientists.... more
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Massive new dark matter detector gets its 'eyes'
PHYS.ORG
NASA research reveals Saturn is losing its rings at 'worst-case-scenario' rate
PHYS.ORG
Innovation increases observable volume of the universe by a factor of seven
PHYS.ORG
Exactly how we would send our first laser-powered probe to Alpha Centauri
PHYS.ORG
Actual image of a white dwarf feeding on material from a larger red giant 650 light years from Earth
PHYS.ORG
Rosetta witnesses birth of baby bow shock around comet
ESA
Water found on asteroid, confirming Bennu as excellent mission target
SCIENCE DAILY
It's Official! NASA's Famed Voyager 2 Spacecraft Reaches Interstellar Space
SPACE.COM
NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space
PHYS.ORG
Bizarre 'dark fluid' with negative mass could dominate the universe
PHYS.ORG
Key components of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument are installed atop the Mayall Telescope
PHYS.ORG
Combination of space-based and ground-based telescopes reveals more than 100 exoplanets
PHYS.ORG
Galileo satellites prove Einstein's Relativity Theory to highest accuracy yet
ESA
How some sap-sucking insects fling their pee
SCIENCE-NEWS
Scientists detect biggest known black-hole collision
PHYS.ORG
Charting a course for astronaut safety as NASA launches to the Moon and to Mars
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We may soon be able to see the first supergiant stars in the universe
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Exoplanet mission launch slot announced
ESA
The power of the wobble: Finding exoplanets in the shifting of starlight
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Encouraging prospects for moon hunters
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New film celebrates Hubble Space Telescope
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What happens to the brain in zero gravity?
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