Science Magazine On 17 August 2017, gravitational waves were detected from a binary neutron star merger, GW170817, along with a coincident short gamma-ray burst, GRB170817A. An optical transient source, Swope Supernova Survey 17a (SSS17a), was subsequently identified as the counterpart of this event. We present ultraviolet, optical, and infrared light curves of SSS17a extending from 10.9 hours to 18 days post-merger. We constrain the radioactively powered transient resulting from the ejection of neutron-rich mat 1 month
Add Your Link... icon-chain-white
VideoVideo
TrendingTrending
FreshFresh
Nuclear Weapons
MATHEMATICS
PHYSICS
Gravitational Waves
Nuclear Weapons
Particle Physics
ASTRONOMY
James Webb
Tabby's Star
Universe
Space Tech
Solar System
Cassini
Juno Mission
Space Exploration
CHEMISTRY
ENGINEERING
BIOLOGY
Microbiology
Genetics
Reproduction
PALEONTOLOGY
ENVIRONMENT
Earthquake
Weather
Hurricane
ANTHROPOLOGY
HEALTH
Cancer
Dentistry
Dietary
Diseases
Infectology
Pharmaceuticals
Surgery
EDUCATION
Homework
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Psychology
Geopolitics
Law & Order
Psychiatry
Sexuality
ARCHEOLOGY
LIGO and Virgo announce the detection of a black hole binary merger from June 8, 2017
PHYS.ORG Scientists searching for gravitational waves have confirmed yet another detection from their fruitful observing run earlier... 2 days
Neutron star with strong magnetic field may still launch jets
PHYS.ORG An international team of astronomers led by the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) suspects that neutron stars with a strong magnetic field can still launch so-called jets. Since... 3 days
Neutrons probe oxygen-generating enzyme for a greener approach to clean water
SCIENCE DAILY A new study sheds light on a unique enzyme that could provide an eco-friendly treatment for chlorite-contaminated water supplies and improve water quality worldwide. An international... 5 days
Clinical study shows positive results for two yoga poses to decrease scoliosis curves
NEWS MEDICAL Continuing clinical research shows strongly positive results for two yoga-like isometric maneuvers to decrease scoliosis curves in 6,000,000 -9,000,000 million Americans, young... 3 days
LEDs light the way for better drug therapies
SCIENCE DAILY A revolutionary new technique to create radioactive molecules has the potential to bring new medicines to patients much faster than before -- using light. While the previous approach took months, the new... 1 week
shedding light on the mystery of matter accretion in young stars Shedding Light on the Mystery of Matter Accretion in Young Stars
ASTRO WATCH An international team of researchers from multiple institutions, including INRS, is shedding light on... 2 weeks
Modeling coulomb crystals to understand star evolution
SCIENCE DAILY Matter in the cores of old white dwarfs and the crusts of neutron stars is compressed to unimaginable densities by intense gravitational forces. The scientific community believes this matter is composed of Coulomb crystals... 2 weeks
Hubble Captures Distant Supernova’s Light Echoes
SCI-NEWS.COM The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has observed an extremely rare cosmic phenomenon, called a ‘light echo,’ in Messier 82, a star-forming galaxy located 11.4... 1 week
Researchers model Coulomb crystals to understand star evolution
PHYS.ORG Matter in the cores of old white dwarfs and the crusts of neutron stars is compressed to unimaginable densities by intense gravitational forces. The scientific community believes this matter is composed of... 2 weeks
Sprint, T-Mobile end merger talks
PHYS.ORG Wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile called off a potential merger, saying the companies couldn't come to an agreement that would benefit customers and shareholders. 2 weeks
Forest of molecular signals observed in star-forming galaxy
PHYS.ORG Ryo Ando, a graduate student of the University of Tokyo, and his colleagues have observed the galaxy NGC 253 and resolved its locations of star formation down to the scale of a... 2 weeks
Ionic 'solar cell' could provide on-demand water desalination
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Modern solar cells, which use energy from light to generate electrons and holes that are then transported out of semiconducting materials and into external circuits for human use, have existed in one... 3 days
How the songbird changes its tune
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have shown how the Bengalese finch, a domesticated songbird, can learn to tweak its song in specific ways depending on context, which could shed light on how the human brain learns to apply different rules... 2 days
Moon Points the Way to Three Star Clusters This Month
SPACE.COM While the moon is sometimes a frustrating object for deep-sky-object observers — the light from the surface can wash out faint objects — in November, our celestial neighbor... 2 weeks
meet maxar the space industry s newest tech giant Meet Maxar, the space industry’s newest tech giant
SPACE NEWS MDA’s $2.4 billion merger with DigitalGlobe is the biggest space acquisition to close so far this year. But MDA Corp.... 2 weeks
Supernova's Expanding 'Echo' of Light Captured by Hubble Telescope
SPACE.COM It did not quietly into the night: An exploding star left behind an echo of light, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. 1 week
The path length of light in opaque media
SCIENCE DAILY A transparent substance will allow light to travel through on a straight line, in a turbid substance the light will be scattered numerous times, traveling on more complicated zig-zag trajectories. But astonishingly,... 1 week
Two brain regions interact to help finches know when and how to tailor their songs for specific situations
PHYS.ORG Researchers at UC San Francisco have shown how the Bengalese finch, a... 2 days
Researchers study human movement to build better robots
PHYS.ORG Draw a figure eight in the air. It might feel like one swift movement. But in fact, the velocity of your hand and arm likely varies, traveling faster through the straight parts... 2 weeks
Interstellar space probes: Where's the brakes?
SCIENCE DAILY With a miniaturized space probe capable of being accelerated to a quarter of the speed of light, we could reach Alpha Centauri, our nearest star, in 20 to 50 years. However, without a mechanism to slow... 21 hours
researchers model coulomb crystals to understand star evolution Researchers Model Coulomb Crystals to Understand Star Evolution
ASTRO WATCH Matter in the cores of old white dwarfs and the crusts of neutron stars is compressed to unimaginable densities by... 1 week
Blue lighting is scientifically proven to help us relax faster than white lighting after an argument
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers say that blue light accelerates the relaxation process after acute psychosocial stress such as arguing... 1 week
Newly Developed Metasurface Generates Structured Light Beams
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers has developed a new tool that can produce complex states of light. The research appears in the journal... 1 week
Cyanobacterial studies examine cellular structure during nitrogen starvation
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are using neutrons to study what happens when cyanobacteria cell samples are starved for nitrogen. They are especially interested in how this process affects phycobilisomes, large antenna protein complexes in the... 3 days
Mirror image: Higher-quality pictures of biospecimens
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have improved the speed, resolution, and light efficiency of an optical microscope by switching from a conventional glass coverslip to a reflective, mirrored coverslip and applying new computer algorithms to process the resulting data. 5 days
Potential mediator for social memory formation
SCIENCE DAILY The ability to form long-term social memories is essential for remembering faces and developing social bonds. Scientists have now discovered that the tiny CA2 region in the hippocampus is involved in the linking up of memory... 3 days
ALMA Spots Huge ‘Molecular Reservoir’ in Nearby Starburst Galaxy NGC 253
SCI-NEWS.COM Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have found eight molecular clouds in... 2 weeks
Astronomers Find Two Dust Belts around Proxima Centauri
SCI-NEWS.COM Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have detected dust belts around Proxima Centauri, the star closest to our... 2 weeks
Duo of titanic galaxies captured in extreme starbursting merger
PHYS.ORG New observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have uncovered the never-before-seen close encounter between two astoundingly bright and spectacularly massive galaxies in the early universe. These so-called hyper-luminous... 5 days
scientist calculates effect of magnetic sails Scientist Calculates Effect of Magnetic Sails
ASTRO WATCH With a miniaturized space probe capable of being accelerated to a quarter of the speed of light we could reach Alpha Centauri, our nearest... 2 hours
The spliceosome—now available in high definition
PHYS.ORG
Study finds high-pressure expectations lead to unethical behavior
PHYS.ORG
We've found an exo-planet with an extraordinarily eccentric orbit
PHYS.ORG
Researchers use 3-D printers to turn century-old theory into complex schwarzites
PHYS.ORG
How do you find a star cluster? Easy, simply count the stars
PHYS.ORG
One in 10 young adults experience homelessness during one year
PHYS.ORG
Study shows how a tiny sea animal feeds itself and the ocean
PHYS.ORG
Ionic 'solar cell' could provide on-demand water desalination
PHYS.ORG
Engineers create stable plasma ring in open air
PHYS.ORG
Supercomputer simulates dynamic magnetic fields of Jupiter, Earth, Sun
PHYS.ORG