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Physicists Determine Maximum Possible Mass for Lightest Neutrino  SCI-NEWS.COM · 9 hours
Using data from the large scale structure of galaxies, the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), Type Ia supernovae, and Big Bang... more
Habitable type planets found around nearby small mass star  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A team of researchers from several European countries and one from Chile has found evidence of three possibly habitable exoplanets circling the star GJ1061. In their paper uploaded to the... more
A new method for quantifying crystal semiconductor efficiency  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Japanese scientists have found a new way to detect the efficiency of crystal semiconductors. For the first time ever, the team used a specific kind of photoluminescence spectroscopy, a way to detect... more
Q&A: Scientist models exoplanet's atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
In the search for life beyond our galaxy, many scientists have their eyes turned toward orbs like Earth: rocky planets. So after the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) detected a rocky planet slightly larger than Earth last fall,... more
30 years ago: Voyager 2's historic Neptune flyby  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Thirty years ago, on Aug. 25, 1989, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft made a close flyby of Neptune, giving humanity its first close-up of our solar system's eighth planet. Marking the end of... more
Sending Even a Tiny Message Through a Black Hole Would Make It Evaporate  LIVE SCIENCE · 14 hours
Sending a carrier pigeon across the cosmos would probably be a more reliable way to send a message. more
New images from asteroid probe yield clues on planet formation (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Photographs snapped by a shoebox-sized probe that explored the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu offer new clues about its composition, insights that are expected to help scientists understand... more
Study shows some exoplanets may have greater variety of life than exists on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new study indicates that some exoplanets may have better conditions for life to thrive than Earth itself has. "This... more
New images from asteroid probe offer clues on planet formation  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Photographs snapped by a shoebox-sized probe that explored the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu have offered new clues about its composition, insights that will help scientists understand the formation of... more
Mission to Jupiter's icy moon confirmed  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
An icy ocean world in our solar system that could tell us more about the potential for life on other worlds is coming into focus with confirmation of the Europa Clipper mission's next phase. more
Images from the surface of asteroid Ryugu show rocks similar to carbonaceous chondrite meteorites  Science Magazine · 1 day
The near-Earth asteroid (162173) Ryugu is a 900-m-diameter dark object expected to contain primordial material from the solar nebula. The... more
Magnetars Can Crack Themselves Open and Bombard Earth with Gamma-Ray Flares, New Theory Suggests  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Three giant gamma-ray flares have been detected in the last 40 years. A new paper on magnetars cracking themselves open... more
Where are new stars born? NASA's Webb Telescope will investigate  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
When it comes to making new stars, the party is almost over in the present-day universe. In fact, it's been nearly over for billions of years. Our Milky... more
Maximum mass of lightest neutrino revealed using astronomical big data  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The mass of the lightest neutrino, an abundant 'ghost' particle found throughout the universe, has been calculated to be at least 6 million times lighter than the mass... more
New Type of Supernova Totally Annihilates Its Parent Star  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
Astronomers have announced the discovery of the most massive star ever known to be destroyed by a supernova... more
Quantum gravity's tangled time  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The theories of quantum mechanics and gravity are notorious for being incompatible, despite the efforts of scores of physicists over the past fifty years. However, physicists have now combined the key elements of the two theories describing the flow of... more
Temperatures of 800 billion degrees in the cosmic kitchen  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
It is among the most spectacular events in the universe: a merger of neutron stars. Astronomers have completed the first laboratory measurements of thermal electromagnetic radiation arising in such collisions.... more
Astronomers investigate radio burst emission from the magnetar XTE J1810−197  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Using Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), astronomers have observed the magnetar XTE J1810−197 after its recent radio outburst to investigate its emission. Results of the study, presented in... more
Earth is an exoplanet to aliens: This is what they'd see  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The study of exoplanets has matured considerably in the last 10 years. During this time, the majority of the over 4000 exoplanets currently known were discovered.... more
Quantum gravity's tangled time  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The theories of quantum mechanics and gravity are notorious for being incompatible, despite the efforts of scores of physicists over the past fifty years. However, recently an international team of researchers led by physicists from the University of Vienna, the... more
We May Finally Know Where Vicious 'Black Widow' Pulsars Come From  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
These little "redback" and "black widow" stars have intensely magnetic poles, which could help explain how they eat their twins. more
Matter: Definition & the Five States of Matter  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Matter makes up you, me and everything else that takes up space in the universe. more
A heavyweight candidate for dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Almost a quarter of the universe stands literally in the shadows. According to cosmologists' theories, 25.8% of it is made up of dark matter, whose presence is signaled essentially only by its gravitational pull. What this... more
Second Planet Found Hiding in Beta Pictoris System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Using data from ESO’s High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) instrument, a multinational team of astronomers has uncovered evidence... more
NASA Confirms Europa Clipper Mission  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
NASA’s Europa Clipper mission is moving toward completion of its final design, followed by the construction and testing of the solar-powered spacecraft and science payload. “We... more
What Is the Universe Made of?  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
What are the building blocks of everything that makes up the universe, and where did it all come from? more
Astronomers Trained AI to find Ancient Galaxy Collisions from the Early Universe  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
There are bright lights all over the universe where galaxies are smashing together. And now astronomers have a new way to find them. more
6 Ways To Write Your Astronomy Research Paper  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Writing a technical paper about the deepest secrets of the universe isn't an easy task at all. That is why... more
Optus partners with smallsat startup Myriota on Australian IoT service  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Australia’s largest satellite operator Optus said Aug. 19 it will jointly pursue business connecting sensors and... more
Indigenous scholars confront the power, limitations of genomics  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
They traveled to central Illinois from Manitoba, Mexico City, Nova Scotia and 18 U.S. states, bringing expertise in a variety of fields, including anthropology, biomedical engineering, ethics, health and environmental policy, law,... more
Black hole holograms  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers show how a holographic tabletop experiment can be used to simulate the physics of a black hole. This work may lead the way to a more complete theory of quantum gravity that harmonizes quantum mechanics and relativity. more
Stardust in the Antarctic snow  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The rare isotope iron-60 is created in massive stellar explosions. Only a very small amount of this isotope reaches the earth from distant stars. Now, a research team has discovered iron-60 in Antarctic snow for the first time.... more
Researchers propose new holographic method to simulate black holes with tabletop experiment  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A research team from Osaka University, Nihon University and Chuo University has proposed a novel theoretical framework whose experiment could be performed in a... more
Measuring temperatures similar to those occurring in star collisions in the lab  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Collisions between neutron stars are fascinating cosmic events that lead to the formation of numerous chemical elements. Temperatures during these collisions are exponentially high,... more
Black hole holograms  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers propose a new holographic method to simulate black holes with a tabletop experiment. This work may be crucial for solving one of the biggest mysteries in science -- reconciling quantum mechanics and general relativity. more
Scientists Find Interstellar Iron in Antarctic Snow  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
A team of researchers from Germany, Austria and Australia has found traces of the radioactive isotope iron-60 — the tell-tale signature of... more
Doped photovoltaics  nanowerk · 4 days
Organic dye in zinc oxide interlayer stabilizes and boosts the performance of organic solar cells. more
Physicists design an experiment to pin down the origin of the elements  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Nearly all of the oxygen in our universe is forged in the bellies of massive stars like our sun. As these stars contract and... more
Rocky, Earth-sized exoplanet is missing an atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Astronomers at MIT, Harvard University, and elsewhere have searched a rocky, Earth-sized exoplanet for signs of an atmosphere—and found none. more
Mission to Jupiter's icy moon confirmed  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An icy ocean world in our solar system that could tell us more about the potential for life on other worlds is coming into focus with confirmation of the Europa Clipper mission's next phase. The decision... more
Dark 'Half-Magnets' from the Sun Could Be Streaming Through Us Every Day  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Two theoretical physicists propose a novel idea to find dark matter — and it might actually be testable. more
Physicists design an experiment to pin down the origin of the elements  MIT · 4 days
With help from next-generation particle accelerators, the approach may nail down the rate of oxygen production in the universe. more
New planet discovered in orbit of young Milky Way star  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A second planet has been discovered circling Beta Pictoris, a fledgling star in our own galaxy offering astronomers a rare glimpse of a planetary system in the making,... more
'UFOs' Are Flying Out from Supermassive Black Holes and Reshaping Galaxies  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
These jets of matter act like snowplows that shove gas around inside galaxies. And for the first time astronomers have spotted it happening. more
Materials that can revolutionize how light is harnessed for solar energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have designed organic molecules capable of generating two excitons per photon of light, a process called singlet fission. The excitons can live for much longer... more
Researchers develop materials that can revolutionize how light is harnessed for solar energy  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at Columbia University have developed a way to harness more power from singlet fission to increase the efficiency of solar cells,... more
Lab-based dark energy experiment narrows search options for elusive force  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
An experiment to test a popular theory of dark energy has found no evidence of new forces, placing strong constraints on related theories. more
Scientists complete LSST's digital sensor array  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
After 16 years of dedicated planning and engineering, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have completed a 3.2 gigapixel sensor array for the camera that will be used in the Large... more
Where will evolution take us in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The study of evolution allows us to reconstruct the past and to understand how life evolved from simple to complex organisms. Evolutionary reasoning can help us make sense... more
Robotic tool operations bring in-space refueling closer to reality  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission 3 (RRM3) completed an initial set of tool operations, bringing the idea of using water ice or methane from other worlds as fuel for spacecraft one... more
Lab-based dark energy experiment narrows search options for elusive force  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An experiment to test a popular theory of dark energy has found no evidence of new forces, placing strong constraints on related theories. more
Hubble Spots Bipolar Planetary Nebula  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has delivered an unrivalled snapshot of the bipolar (two-lobed) planetary nebula NGC 2371/2. NGC 2371/2 is located approximately 4,300 light-years away... more
Spotting merging galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Over 30 years ago, the Infrared Astronomy Satellite discovered that the universe contained many extremely luminous galaxies, some more than a thousand times brighter than our own Milky Way, but which are practically invisible at optical wavelengths. These galaxies are... more
'Evil-Genius' Neutrino Gun Could Finally Unmask the Tiniest Particles in the Universe  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
Several giant experiments are hunting for neutrinos, the tiniest, most-elusive particles in the universe. more
Scientists detect a black hole swallowing a neutron star  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Scientists, including from The Australian National University (ANU), say they have detected a black hole swallowing a neutron star for the first time. more
Cyclocarbon: New Form of Carbon Synthesized  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
A team of researchers from the University of Oxford and IBM Research-Zürich has, for the first time, synthesized and characterized a ring of 18... more
Astronomers Spot Massive Star-Forming Galaxies in Early Universe  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Using data from multiple space- and ground-based telescopes, an international team of astronomers has discovered 39 massive star-forming galaxies at... more
Best of both worlds: Asteroids and massive mergers  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers are using the Catalina Sky Survey's near-Earth object telescopes to locate the optical counterparts to gravitational waves triggered by massive mergers. more
Organic dye in zinc oxide interlayer stabilizes and boosts the performance of organic solar cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Organic solar cells are made of cheap and abundant materials, but their efficiency and stability still lag behind... more
Space samples link NASA's Apollo 11 and Mars 2020  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On July 24, 1969, Apollo 11 command module Columbia splashed down in the Pacific, fulfilling President Kennedy's goal to land a man on the Moon and return him safely to... more
Best of both worlds: Asteroids and massive mergers  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The race is on. Since the construction of technology able to detect the ripples in space and time triggered by collisions from massive objects in the universe, astronomers around the world have... more
Organic dye in zinc oxide interlayer stabilizes and boosts the performance of organic solar cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Organic solar cells are made of cheap and abundant materials, but their efficiency and stability still lag behind... more
Why do different cultures see such similar meanings in the constellations?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Almost every person throughout the existence of humankind has looked up at the night sky and seen more than just a random scattering of light. Constellations... more
A glimpse into the future: Accelerated computing for accelerated particles  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Every proton collision at the Large Hadron Collider is different, but only a few are special. The special collisions generate particles in unusual patterns—possible manifestations of new, rule-breaking... more
Data-mining for dark matter  MIT · 1 week
Tracy Slatyer hunts through astrophysical data for clues to the invisible universe. more
Virgin Galactic declares Spaceport America ready for SpaceShipTwo  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
As Virgin Galactic prepares to finish the test program for its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle, the company says the New Mexico... more
Planet 10 times Earth's mass may have smacked Jupiter long ago  REUTERS · 1 week
Jupiter, the solar system's largest planet, may have been smacked head-on by an embryonic... more
Stabilizing heterostructures of soft perovskite semiconductors  Science Magazine · 1 week
Here we report a solution-processing strategy to stabilize the perovskite-based heterostructure. Strong Pb–Cl and Pb–O bonds formed between a [CH(NH2)2]x[CH3NH3]1–xPb1+yI3 film with a Pb-rich surface and a chlorinated graphene oxide layer. The constructed heterostructure can selectively... more
Young Jupiter was smacked head-on by massive newborn planet  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A colossal, head-on collision between Jupiter and a still-forming planet in the early solar system, about 4.5 billion years ago, could explain surprising readings from NASA's Juno spacecraft, according to... more
Total annihilation for supermassive stars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A renegade star exploding in a distant galaxy has forced astronomers to set aside decades of research and focus on a new breed of supernova that can utterly annihilate its parent star—leaving no remnant behind. The signature event,... more
Conceptual design ready for PLATO telescope simulator  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research designs and builds a space simulator to test and calibrate eight out of twenty-six cameras for ESA's next exoplanet hunter telescope, PLATO. The conceptual design is now complete.... more
Stellar evolution in real time detected in the old star T Ursae Minoris  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team of astronomers succeeded in detecting signs of aging in the red supergiant star T UMi. The star in the... more
Virgin Galactic unveiling mission control for space tourism  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Spaceport America is no longer just a shiny shell of hope that space tourism would one day launch from this remote spot in the New Mexico desert. more
Young Jupiter was smacked head-on by massive newborn planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A colossal, head-on collision between Jupiter and a still-forming planet in the early solar system, about 4.5 billion years ago, could explain surprising readings from NASA's Juno spacecraft, according to... more
Automated observing network inaugurated at SOAR telescope  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Supernovae, neutron star mergers, black holes at the center of galaxies, erupting young stars—these are all examples of objects in the night sky that change their brightness over time. In the coming years, astronomers... more
Greener, faster and cheaper way to make patterned metals for solar cells and electronics  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
An innovative way to pattern metals could make the next generation of solar panels more sustainable and cheaper. more
Assessing the strengths of solar thermal desalination  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers propose an elegant theoretical framework to help others in the field better understand how various technological innovations can enhance solar thermal desalination (STD) performance. The framework is summed up in a straightforward equation... more
Greener, faster and cheaper way to make patterned metals for solar cells and electronics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An innovative way to pattern metals has been discovered by scientists in the Department of Chemistry at the University of... more
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