XMM-Newton maps black hole surroundings  ESA · 4 hours
Material falling into a black hole casts X-rays out into space – and now, for the first time, ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has used the reverberating... more
NASA considering extended Crew Dragon test flight to ISS  SPACE NEWS · 19 hours
NASA will decide in the coming weeks whether to extend a crewed SpaceX test flight to the International... more
Scientists measure the evolving energy of a solar flare's explosive first minutes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
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When and how self-cleaning of superhydrophobic surfaces works  Science Magazine · 3 days
Despite the enormous interest in superhydrophobicity for self-cleaning, a clear picture of contaminant removal is missing, in particular, on a single-particle level. Here, we monitor the removal of individual contaminant particles on... more
'Space unites us': First Iranian-American astronaut reaches for stars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
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Time-resolved observation of spin-charge deconfinement in fermionic Hubbard chains  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Elementary particles carry several quantum numbers, such as charge and spin. However, in an ensemble of strongly interacting particles, the emerging degrees of freedom can fundamentally differ from those of... more
ESA preview 2020  ESA · 2 weeks
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A fast radio burst tracked down to a nearby galaxy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
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NASA's Hubble surveys gigantic galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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UNC expert helps treat astronaut's blood clot during NASA mission  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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ESA highlights 2019  ESA · 3 weeks
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Laser-based Prototype Probes Cold Atom Dynamics  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
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The coolest LEGO ® in the universe  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
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