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Dankberg teases ViaSat-4 specs, still mulling MEO constellation  SPACE NEWS · 2 hours
Viasat says that co-building its ViaSat-3 satellites with Boeing has given the company experience it can leverage to multiply the... more
Tracing interstellar dust back to the solar system's formation  nanowerk · 2 hours
Interplanetary particles from Earth's upper atmosphere contain dust from the initial formation of the solar system. The exotic grains may represent the building blocks of planets from 4.6 billion years... more
Low-temperature synthesis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Titans surface ices and on airless bodies  Science Magazine · 4 hours
Titan’s equatorial dunes represent the most monumental surface structures in our Solar System, but the chemical composition of their dark... more
SpaceX seeking many more satellites for space-based internet grid  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
SpaceX wants spectrum access for nearly four times as many satellites as originally planned for its high-speed internet constellation, the company and a UN agency confirmed Wednesday. more
Surveying solar storms by ancient Assyrian astronomers  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Researcher finds evidence of ancient solar magnetic storms based on cuneiform astrological records and carbon-14 dating. This work may help with our understanding of intense solar activity that can threaten modern electronics. more
Researchers probe features of star clusters surrounding supermassive black holes  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
At the center of the galaxy, millions of stars whirl in orbits around a supermassive black hole. This circuit can take anywhere from a few hours for stars... more
Scientists closer to understanding nature of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
With the help of a multitude of original developments, scientists hope to research the processes of birth and propagation of very-high-energy gamma rays, and in the future, to find mysterious... more
New high-mass X-ray binary detected in the Large Magellanic Cloud  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Using ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft, an international team of astronomers has discovered a new, very young high-mass X-ray binary (HMXB) in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The newly found... more
Solar storm surveys by ancient Assyrian astronomers  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Scientists at the University of Tsukuba study ancient cuneiform records for evidence of unusual solar activity 2,700 years ago, and identify three possible magnetic storms by matching the dates with tree-ring radioisotope data more
How the Nobel Prize-Winning Exoplanet Was Found  LIVE SCIENCE · 8 hours
The 1995 discovery showed that the sun isn't the only star to host a family of planets — something we had long figured but never demonstrated — and also that the universe is really,... more
Spire to expand fleet and offer AirSafe API for global aircraft tracking  SPACE NEWS · 9 hours
Spire Global plans to nearly double its satellite constellation and offer AirSafe API, a global aircraft tracking product that combines data from sensors in... more
New understanding of the evolution of cosmic electromagnetic fields  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Electromagnetism was discovered 200 years ago, but the origin of the very large electromagnetic fields in the universe is still a mystery. more
Spire to expand fleet and offer global aircraft tracking  SPACE NEWS · 11 hours
Spire Global plans to nearly double its satellite constellation and offer AirSafe API, a global aircraft tracking product... more
Going against the flow around a supermassive black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
At the center of a galaxy called NGC 1068, a supermassive black hole hides within a thick doughnut-shaped cloud of dust and gas. When astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter... more
Planet to offer higher resolution, more spectral bands  SPACE NEWS · 23 hours
Planet is preparing to offer 50-centimeter-resolution imagery from its SkySat constellation and updating Dove satellites to gather imagery in eight... more
Heron survey fishes out detail in ghostly galaxy outskirts  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Astronomers have completed the largest survey to date of the faint outskirts of nearby galaxies, successfully testing a low-cost system for exploring these local stellar systems. The team find that... more
Going against the flow around a supermassive black hole  nanowerk · 1 day
Astronomers made an unexpected discovery that could explain why supermassive black holes grew so rapidly in the early Universe. more
Going against the flow around a supermassive black hole  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
At the center of a galaxy called NGC 1068, a supermassive black hole hides within a thick doughnut-shaped cloud of dust and gas. When astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter... more
Heron survey fishes out detail in ghostly galaxy outskirts  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Astronomers have completed the largest survey to date of the faint outskirts of nearby galaxies, successfully testing a low-cost system for exploring these local stellar systems. R. Michael Rich of... more
Image: Foreground asteroid passing the Crab Nebula  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
When astronomers use the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study the deep sky, asteroids from our solar system can leave their marks on the captured pictures of far-away galaxies or nebulae. But rather than... more
Giving ATLAS a boost  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The outer realms of the periodic table, where stable, long-lived isotopes give way to radioactive ions, offer nuclear scientists a unique glimpse into the structure of nuclei and a better understanding of how the different elements in our universe came... more
Stretched photons recover lost interference  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The smallest pieces of nature—individual particles like electrons, for instance—are pretty much interchangeable. An electron is an electron is an electron, regardless of whether it's stuck in a lab on Earth, bound to an atom in some chalky... more
2nd Interstellar Comet Looks Pretty Normal, Astronomers Say  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Observations of the interstellar Comet Borisov have been flooding in for six weeks, and the more astronomers duplicate one another's work, the more confident they are in their analysis of the object. more
Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies  nanowerk · 2 days
Astronomers find large-scale winds associated with active black holes in small galaxies suppress star formation. more
Astronomers use giant galaxy cluster as X-ray magnifying lens  nanowerk · 2 days
New lens technique spots tiny dwarf galaxy in the first, super-energetic stages of star formation. more
Astronomers use giant galaxy cluster as X-ray magnifying lens  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Astronomers have used a massive cluster of galaxies as an X-ray magnifying glass to peer back in time, to nearly 9.4 billion years ago. In the process, they spotted a... more
Astronomers use giant galaxy cluster as X-ray magnifying lens  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Astronomers at MIT and elsewhere have used a massive cluster of galaxies as an X-ray magnifying glass to peer back in time, to nearly 9.4 billion years ago. In the... more
2I/Borisov: Interstellar comet with a familiar look  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new comet discovered by amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov is an outcast from another star system, yet its properties are surprisingly familiar, a new study led by Jagiellonian University researchers shows. The team's findings... more
Astronomers use giant galaxy cluster as X-ray magnifying lens  MIT · 2 days
New lens technique spots tiny dwarf galaxy in the first, super-energetic stages of star formation. more
Hubble snaps spiral's profile  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope sees galaxies of all shapes, sizes, luminosities and orientations in the cosmos. Sometimes, the telescope gazes at a galaxy oriented sideways—as shown here. The spiral galaxy featured in this Hubble image is called NGC 3717,... more
Striking find  ESA · 2 days
Space Science Image of the Week: Citizen scientist spots asteroid in Hubble image of Crab Nebula more
The nature of obscured active galactic nuclei  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Most galaxies host a supermassive black hole (SMBH) at their nucleus, one whose mass exceeds a million solar-masses. When material actively accretes onto the SMBH, associated processes can produce an active galactic nucleus (AGN)... more
When it comes to teaching science, culture and language matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For years, one of the highest-rated comedy series on television was The Big Bang Theory, a show whose central characters portray "old, tired images of the science community,... more
Hubble Captures Detailed Image of NGC 4380  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a spectacularly detailed image of a galaxy called NGC 4380. NGC 4380 is a spiral... more
Liquifying a Rocky Exoplanet  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Rocky exoplanets that are around Earth-size are comparatively small, which makes them incredibly difficult to detect and characterize using telescopes. What are the optimal conditions to find such... more
Diatomic Carbon Detected in Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Astronomers have detected the emission from the small carbon chains C2 in the coma of 2I/Borisov, the first known interstellar comet to... more
Physicists Have Found a Way to 'Hear' Dark Matter  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Physicists at Stockholm University and the Max Planck Institute for Physics have turned to plasmas in a proposal... more
How Do the Strongest Magnets in the Universe Form?  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
How do some neutron stars become the strongest magnets in the Universe? A German-British team of astrophysicists has... more
Scientists Observe Year-long Plateaus in Decline of Type Ia Supernova Light Curves  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Scientists at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian have announced the discovery that, contrary to previously accepted knowledge, Type Ia supernovae experience... more
Why Is the Milky Way Galaxy Getting So Gassy?  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Using 10 years of data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the team of astronomers concluded that there is more gas coming into our galaxy than leaving it. more
Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf galaxies have a significant impact on the evolution of these galaxies by... more
Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Astronomers have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf galaxies have a significant impact on the evolution of these galaxies by suppressing star formation. more
New tool enables Nova Scotia lobster fishery to address impacts of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
U.S. and Canadian researchers have developed a tool that incorporates projected changes in ocean climate onto a geographic fishery management area. Now... more
New tool enables Nova Scotia lobster fishery to address impacts of climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers use long-term survey data sets and climate models to help fishing communities plan for a warmer ocean. Researchers have developed a... more
Soft nanocomposite electroadhesives for digital micro- and nanotransfer printing  Science Magazine · 5 days
Automated handling of microscale objects is essential for manufacturing of next-generation electronic systems. Yet, mechanical pick-and-place technologies cannot manipulate smaller objects whose surface forces dominate over gravity, and emerging microtransfer... more
NRL launches space weather instrument on NASA satellite  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) instrument aboard NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite will deliver unprecedented information to help scientists investigate how both terrestrial and solar weather impact the ionosphere, the... more
Astrophysicists use artificial intelligence to determine exoplanets sizes  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Using a machine learning technique, a team of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço researchers constrained the radius of an exoplanet with known mass. more
Milky Way Galaxy Accretes More Gas Than Expected  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Using data gathered by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have calculated the mass inflow and outflow rates of cool... more
Human intelligence: have we reached the limit of knowledge?  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Despite huge advances in science over the past century, our understanding of nature is still far from complete. Not only have scientists failed to find the Holy Grail of physics—unifying... more
Past, present and future  ESA · 5 days
Exoplanet pioneer Michel Mayor, one of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics winners, met early career scientists during his recent visit to ESA in Spain more
Violent flaring revealed at the heart of a black hole system  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An international team of astronomers, led by the University of Southampton, have used state-of-the-art cameras to create a high frame-rate movie of a growing black hole... more
Violent flaring revealed at the heart of a black hole system  nanowerk · 5 days
An international team of astronomers have used state-of-the-art cameras to create a high frame-rate movie of a growing black hole system at a level of detail... more
Clumpy structure in remnant probably formed in supernova explosion itself  nanowerk · 6 days
Application of a new statistic to x-ray images of a supernova remnant suggests that clumps were formed during the explosion. more
Harvard University receives $20 million gift to establish new center for autism research  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Autism and related disorders-a constellation of neurodevelopmental conditions affecting one in 59 children in the United States alone-;have become one of modern... more
Honeybees are math stars  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Start thinking about numbers and they can become large very quickly. The diameter of the universe is about 8.8×1023 km and the largest known number—googolplex, 1010100—outranks it enormously. Although that colossal concept was dreamt up by brilliant mathematicians, we're still... more
Milky Way raids intergalactic 'bank accounts'  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Gas blown out of the Milky Way disk from exploding stars falls back onto the galaxy to form new generations of stars. In an effort to account for this recycling process, astronomers were surprised to find... more
The Milky Way kidnapped several tiny galaxies from its neighbor  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Just like the moon orbits the Earth, and the Earth orbits the sun, galaxies orbit each other according to the predictions of cosmology. more
The Milky Way kidnapped several tiny galaxies from its neighbor  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A team of astronomers has discovered that several of the small -- or 'dwarf' -- galaxies orbiting the Milky Way were likely stolen from the Large Magellanic Cloud,... more
The Milky Way kidnapped several tiny galaxies from its neighbor  nanowerk · 6 days
Research shows our galaxy is undergoing a massive merger with its largest satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. more
Milky Way raids intergalactic 'bank accounts,' Hubble study finds  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Our Milky Way is a frugal galaxy. Supernovas and violent stellar winds blow gas out of the galactic disk, but that gas falls back onto the galaxy to form new... more
For newborn planets, solar systems are naturally baby-proof  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Numerical simulations by a group of astronomers, led by Mario Flock from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, have shown that young planetary systems are naturally "baby-proof": Physical mechanisms combine to keep... more
Defects on the surface of catalysts determine their activity  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Many technical processes, including chemical production, exhaust gas purification and the chemical storage of solar energy would not be possible without catalysts. In the chemical industry, the vast majority of... more
Astronomers investigate a black hole candidate during outburst  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Using MeeKAT telescope, astronomers have studied a black hole candidate X-ray binary system known as H1743−322 during an outburst that took place last year. Results of the study, presented in a paper... more
Milky Way's center will be revealed by NASA's Webb Telescope  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The center of our galaxy is a crowded place: A black hole weighing 4 million times as much as our sun is surrounded by millions of stars whipping... more
Physicists Propose New Way to Detect Dark Matter Particles  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
In a paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, an international team of physicists proposes a new... more
Chinese satellite startups Galaxy Space, MinoSpace secure new funding  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Private satellite firms secure new funding which adds to an estimated $1.4 billion already invested in the Chinese... more
New cancer-driving mutation in 'dark matter' of the cancer genome  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A research group has discovered a novel cancer-driving mutation in the vast non-coding regions of the human cancer genome, also known as the 'dark matter' of human cancer... more
Novel cancer-driving mutation discovered in vast non-coding regions of the cancer genome  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
An Ontario-led research group has discovered a novel cancer-driving mutation in the vast non-coding regions of the human cancer genome, also known as the... more
How do the strongest magnets in the universe form?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
How do some neutron stars become the strongest magnets in the Universe? Astrophysicists have found a possible answer to the question of how these so-called magnetars form. Researchers have used... more
How do the strongest magnets in the universe form?  nanowerk · 1 week
A team of astrophysicists has found a possible answer to the question of how magnetars form. more
Researchers theorize origins of magnetars, the strongest magnets in the universe  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
How do some neutron stars become the strongest magnets in the universe? A German-British team of astrophysicists has found a possible answer to the question of... more
Graphene substrate improves the conductivity of carbon nanotube network  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Transparent conductive films (TCFs) have many applications in touch screens, organic light emitting diodes and solar cells. These applications need materials that are strong, energy efficient and stable, which is... more
Humans will not 'migrate' to other planets, Nobel winner says  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Humans will never migrate to a planet outside of Earth's solar system because it would take far too long to get there, Swiss Nobel laureate Michel Mayor said... more
Liquifying a rocky exoplanet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Rocky exoplanets that are around Earth-size are comparatively small, which makes them incredibly difficult to detect and characterise using telescopes. What are the optimal conditions to find such small planets that linger in the darkness? "A rocky planet that is... more
Liquifying a rocky exoplanet  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A hot, molten Earth would be around 5% larger than its solid counterpart. The difference between molten and solid rocky planets is important for the search of Earth-like worlds beyond our Solar System and the understanding of Earth itself. more
Physicists have found a way to 'hear' dark matter  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Physicists at Stockholm University and the Max Planck Institute for Physics have turned to plasmas in a proposal that could revolutionise the search for the elusive dark matter. more
Carbon-rich hot bubble detected in the planetary nebula NGC 5189  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using ESA's XMM-Newton space telescope, astronomers have found that the planetary nebula NGC 5189 harbors a carbon-enriched X-ray-emitting hot bubble. The discovery, presented in a paper published September... more
Researchers Measure Pressure in Solar System’s Heliosheath  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Using data from NASA’s Voyager spacecraft, a team of scientists has calculated the total pressure from particles in the outer region of... more
Exoplanet explorers  ESA · 1 week
Watch Nobel laureate Michel Mayor’s seminar about exoplanets Thursday 10:30–11:30 CEST live from ESA’s European Space Astronomy Centre more
Physicists report a way to 'hear' dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Physicists at Stockholm University and the Max Planck Institute for Physics have turned to plasmas in a proposal that could revolutionise the search for the elusive dark matter. more
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