Universe
Elemental old-timer makes the universe look like a toddler  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Physicists have now discovered the longest half-life ever measured in xenon 124. The element's half-life is many orders of magnitude greater than the current age of the universe. more
Landslides on Mars Spotted from Space in Amazing NASA Photo  SPACE.COM · 6 hours
On Mars, just as on Earth, gravity can send material tumbling down steep slopes — and the results can be stunningly pretty, as shown in this photograph NASA... more
Dark matter detector observes rarest event ever recorded  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
How do you observe a process that takes more than one trillion times longer than the age of the universe? The XENON Collaboration research team did it with an instrument built to... more
Researchers Just Measured an Atom with a Half-Life of 18 Sextillion Years  LIVE SCIENCE · 9 hours
Researchers just measured an atom with a half-life of 18 sextillion years — 1 trillion times the age of the universe. more
Virgin Galactic Expects Rapid Conclusion of SpaceShipTwo Test Flights After Downtime  SPACE.COM · 10 hours
Virgin Galactic's chief pilot believes the company will be able to go through the remainder of its SpaceShipTwo test program fairly quickly once test flights of... more
Rapid destruction of Earth-like atmospheres by young stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
The discoveries of thousands of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system has made questions about the potential for life to form on these planets. Fundamentally important for the habitability of a... more
New type of silicon promises cheaper solar technology  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
An international research team led by The Australian National University (ANU) has made a new type of silicon that better uses sunlight and promises to cut the cost of solar technology. more
Rapid destruction of Earth-like atmospheres by young stars  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
The discoveries of thousands of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system has made questions about the potential for life to form on these planets fundamentally important in modern science. Fundamentally important... more
Atomic beams shoot straighter via cascading silicon peashooters  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Atomic beams conjure fantasies of gigantic Space Force canons. But there are real tiny atomic beams that shoot out of newly engineered collimators, a kind of tiny silicon peashooter, that could land... more
Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth's surface due to the melting of sea ice... more
CLASP-2: Investigating the magnetic solar chromosphere  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Four years ago, an international team (USA, Japan and Europe) carried out an unprecedented suborbital space experiment called CLASP-1, motivated by theoretical investigations carried out at the IAC by Javier Trujillo Bueno and his research group.... more
X-ray observations reveal insights into the nature of the pulsar wind nebula 3C 58  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Analysis of the new data from X-ray observations using NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft and archival data from the agency's Chandra X-ray... more
Research on disk galaxies sheds light on movement of stars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
University of Arkansas astrophysicists have taken an important step toward solving the mystery of how disk galaxies maintain the shape of their spiral arms. Their findings support the... more
First-ever open public alerts now available from LIGO  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Two new probable gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime caused by cataclysmic cosmic events and first predicted by Albert Einstein over 100 years ago—have been detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave... more
A new eye on the cosmos  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
How do galaxies form and evolve? And how do central supermassive black holes form in galaxies and influence their hosts? Those are two of the big questions that Tufts astronomers hope to answer when they start... more
Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth's surface due to the melting of sea ice... more
Astronomers Find Second Galaxy with No Dark Matter  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
In 2018, a team of astronomers from the United States and Canada discovered that an ultra-diffuse galaxy called NGC 1052-DF2... more
Slow charge generation plays big role in model material for solar cells  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Next-generation devices based on molecular materials have the potential to efficiently use sunlight to produce electricity or to drive chemical reactions. In contrast to... more
Five Planets Revealed after 20 Years of Observation  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
A team of astronomers led by the UNIGE has discovered five new planets with periods of revolution between 15 and... more
NASA's Webb Space Telescope Will Capture a Galactic 'Jellyfish'  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Astronomers aren't sure how this galaxy ended up with its long, gassy appendages, but NASA's upcoming James Webb Space Telescope is going to investigate. more
The M87 black hole image showed the best way to measure black hole masses  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
The first image of M87’s black hole suggests it is 6.5 billion times the mass of the sun — close... more
Hubble Observes Globular Cluster Messier 75  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
NASA has released an absolutely beautiful photo taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the globular cluster Messier 75. Messier 75 lies in... more
CubeSats Prove Their Worth for Scientific Missions  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Only a few years ago, the astronomy and heliophysics communities were skeptical about whether CubeSats could reliably obtain scientific data. But these... more
These Wisps Around Black Holes Could Reveal How the Cosmic Beasts Eat  SPACE.COM · 5 days
The international team responsible for the first-ever image of a black hole's shadow already has plans to take a better, more detailed image. more
Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Eric Orlich and his wife Gioconda Rojas own two electric vehicles, which they charge at home in the garage thanks to solar panels on their roof. more
Cosmic Crustacean Makes Great Birthday Card for Hubble's 29th Year (Image)  SPACE.COM · 5 days
On April 18, the European Space Agency released an image featuring the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's birthday coming up next... more
We Could Soon Watch a Black Hole in Action, Gobbling Up Matter in Real Time  SPACE.COM · 5 days
The huge team behind the Event Horizon Telescope already made news with their first image of a black... more
Tiny Mercury May Have a Solid Metallic Core That Rivals Earth's  SPACE.COM · 5 days
A solid metallic core nearly as large as Earth's might be lurking deep within the solar system's smallest planet. more
Hubble Celebrates Its 29th Anniversary with Stunning View of Southern Crab Nebula  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
In celebration of the 29th anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers captured this colorful look at the hourglass-shaped Southern... more
Helium Hydride Ion Spotted in Space for First Time  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
When the Universe was still very young, only a few kinds of atoms existed. Astrophysicists believe that around... more
Study outlines new proposal for probing the primordial universe  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Most everybody is familiar with the Big Bang—the notion that an impossibly hot, dense universe exploded into the one we know today. But what do we know about what came... more
Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
UW scientists are prepping a kidney-on-a-chip experiment at Cape Canaveral, Florida, awaiting a shuttle launch that will take the chips into space. At an altitude of 250 miles, astronauts will help study how reduced gravity in space... more
Carrier lifetimes of >1 {mu}s in Sn-Pb perovskites enable efficient all-perovskite tandem solar cells  Science Magazine · 6 days
All-perovskite-based polycrystalline thin-film tandem solar cells have the potential to deliver efficiencies of > 30%. However, the performance of all-perovskite-based... more
TESS Discovers Its First Earth-sized Planet  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanet. The planet, named HD 21749c, is the smallest world outside our solar... more
Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
This incredible image of the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula was taken to mark the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's 29th anniversary in space.... more
To amp up solar cells, scientists ditch silicon  Science Magazine · 6 days
New perovskite tandem cell promises to be cheaper than conventional ones, and almost as efficient more
Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
This incredible image of the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula was taken to mark the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's 29th anniversary in space.... more
What Earth's Gravity Reveals About Climate Change  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
On March 17, 2002, the German-US satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) were launched to map the global gravitational field... more
Astronomers Finally Spot Universe's First Molecule in Distant Nebula  SPACE.COM · 6 days
A flying observatory has pinpointed the first type of molecule that formed in the universe after the Big Bang. more
Happy Birthday Hubble!  ESA · 7 days
The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 29th birthday with this incredible view of the Southern Crab Nebula more
Spin flipper upends protons  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Protons spin. It's an intrinsic property that can affect experiments at accelerators that use beams of protons. Yet flipping proton spins could offer insights into nuclear physics experiments that study the first moments of the universe in a laboratory setting.... more
Four questions: Here there be monsters  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
On April 10, the world got to see the first image taken of a black hole in space, taken by the Event Horizon Telescope, a worldwide collaboration of astronomers and astrophysicists including a substantial team at... more
Planck reveals link between active galaxies and their dark matter environment  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Scientists have used the tiny distortions imprinted on the cosmic microwave background by the gravity of matter throughout the universe, recorded by ESA's Planck satellite, to... more
Research provides insights into molecular gas in the massive spiral galaxy NGC 5908  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
In a recently published research, which is part of a broader observational campaign focused on studying massive spiral galaxies, astronomers have investigated... more
OSIRIS Image Viewer makes available all images of Rosetta's comet 67P  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Between 2014 and 2016, the scientific camera system OSIRIS onboard ESA's Rosetta spacecraft captured almost 70000 images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. They not only document the most... more
Lithium detected in an ancient star gives new clues for Big Bang nucleosynthesis  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain) and the University of Cambridge (UK) have detected lithium (Li) in the ancient... more
New research exposes extent of mineral demand for renewable energy technologies  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The growing demand for minerals and metals to build the electric vehicles, solar arrays, wind turbines and other renewable energy infrastructure necessary to meet the ambitious... more
Five planets revealed after 20 years of observation  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Over 4000 exoplanets have been discovered since the first one in 1995, but the vast majority of them orbit their stars with relatively short periods of revolution. Indeed, to confirm the presence... more
Mercury Has Solid Inner Core, Planetary Scientists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
Planetary researchers have long known that Earth and Mercury have metallic cores. Mercury’s core fills nearly 85% of the volume... more
First astrophysical detection of the first molecule that formed in the universe  nanowerk · 7 days
Operating the GREAT far-infrared spectrometer onboard the flying observatory SOFIA, an international research team reports the unambiguous detection of the helium hydride ion towards... more
NEOWISE Celebrates Five Years of Asteroid Data  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission released its fifth year of survey data on April 11, 2019. The five... more
Solution to riddle of ocean carbon storage  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Research by a team of the world's leading oceanographers has proposed a new explanation for how the ocean absorbs and stores carbon, solving a riddle that has long puzzled scientists. It's well established that... more
Elusive molecule, first in Universe, detected in space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In the beginning, more than 13 billion years ago, the Universe was an undifferentiated soup of three simple, single-atom elements. more
Morphing origami takes a new shape, expanding use possibilities  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Origami-based structures have been used to create deployable solar arrays for space, adaptable acoustic systems for symphony halls and even crash protection systems for flying drones. more
There's a Tiny, Bright Magnetar Photobombing Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Astronomers studying black hole SagA* have to deal with the weird, frustrating little star that lit up right between Earth and the black hole in 2013. more
Astronomers have spotted the universe’s first molecule  Science Magazine · 1 week
Helium hydride detected by airborne Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy telescope more
Universe’s First Molecule Detected in Space for the First Time Ever  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Researchers just found evidence of the universe's very first molecule swirling around a dead star in a distant nebula. more
The first type of molecule to form in the universe has been seen in space  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
The chemistry of the universe began with helium hydride. Scientists have just seen it in outer space for... more
New research offers solution to riddle of ocean carbon storage  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
However, researchers have identified that this process—the biological gravitational pump (BGP) - cannot account for all of the carbon reaching the deep ocean, and a range of additional... more
ARIEL Data Challenge Series launched to build global community for exoplanet data solutions  nanowerk · 1 week
ARIEL, a mission to make the first large-scale survey of exoplanet atmospheres, has launched a global competition series to find innovative solutions... more
Boom! Another Neutron-Star Crash Spotted  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Astronomers have apparently spotted another epic neutron-star crash — and they didn't need gravitational waves to do it. more
Powerful particles and tugging tides may affect extraterrestrial life  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Two new studies, one on high-energy particles and the other on tidal forces, may bring into question the habitability of TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets. more
What Happened Before the Big Bang?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
The Big Bang is commonly thought of as the start of it all: About 13.8 billion years ago, the observable universe went boom and expanded into being. But what were things like before the Big Bang? more
Five planets revealed after 20 years of observation  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
To confirm the presence of a planet, it is necessary to wait until it has made one or more revolutions around its star. This can take from a few days for the... more
Solar panel demand causing spike in worldwide silver prices  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Rising demand for solar panels is having a major effect on the worldwide price of silver, which could lead to solar panel production costs becoming far higher in the future,... more
Solar panel demand causing spike in worldwide silver prices  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Rising demand for solar panels is having a major effect on the worldwide price of silver, which could lead to solar panel production costs becoming far higher in the future,... more
Solar car startup Sono to build in Sweden, starting in 2020  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Munich-based startup Sono Motors plans to build the first mass produced solar electric vehicle in Sweden, starting next year. more
Tuning terahertz transmission  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The ability to manipulate light on a subwavelength-scale could lead to a revolution in photonic devices such as antennas, solar panels, and even cloaking devices. Nanotechnology advances have made this possible through the development of metasurfaces, materials covered in features... more
Image: Partial Gravity Simulator practice  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In preparation for his Beyond mission, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA, in March 2019. Here he is strapped to the Partial Gravity Simulator to practice repairing the dark-matter hunter AMS-02. more
Evidence of another possible planet orbiting Proxima Centauri  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of researchers studying the nearest star to our solar system, Proxima Centauri, has found possible evidence of a second planet in its system. Team members Fabio Del Sordo with the... more
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On March 17, 2002, the German-U.S. satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) was launched to map the global gravitational field with unprecedented precision. The mission lasted 15 years, more than three times... more
Here's How Scientists Turned the World Into a Telescope (to See a Black Hole)  SPACE.COM · 1 week
It took eight telescopes across the planet a week to produce the black hole image that stunned the world last... more
Physicists Think You Could Be Rescued from a Black Hole — But Don't Risk It  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Researchers have developed a new, unspeakably dangerous, and incredibly slow method of crossing the universe. It involves wormholes... more
HD 21749c: TESS Discovers Its First Earth-Sized Exoplanet  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-sized planet — HD 21749c. The newly-discovered planet orbits HD... more
Powerful particles and tugging tides may affect extraterrestrial life  nanowerk · 1 week
Two new studies by space scientists may bring into question the habitability of TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets. more
Cometary Surprise Found Inside Meteorite  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
An ancient sliver of the building blocks from which comets formed was discovered encased inside a meteorite like an insect in amber by a Carnegie-led research... more
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Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station
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Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula
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Observing the invisible: The long journey to the first image of a black hole
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NASA's OCO-3 measures how plants grow—and glow
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How scientists took the first picture of a black hole
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A Black Hole Is Photographed For First Time By Massive Telescope Project
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The Event Horizon Telescope Is Trying to Take the First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole
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See the moon photobomb saturn in an amazing capture
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Dark Energy Instrument's lenses see the night sky for the first time
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Methane promising route for storage of renewable energy from sun and wind
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Here's What the Speed of Light Looks Like in Slow Motion
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How to use gravitational waves to measure the expansion of the universe
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4 things we’ll learn from the first close-up image of a black hole
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