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Watching atoms move in hybrid perovskite crystals reveals clues to improving solar cells
SCIENCE DAILY The discovery of nanoscale changes deep inside hybrid perovskites could shed light on developing low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells. Using X-ray beams and... 3 hours
Watching atoms move in hybrid perovskite crystals reveals clues to improving solar cells
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has for the first time observed nanoscale changes deep inside... 6 hours
Ice shapes the landslide landscape on Mars
PHYS.ORG How good is your Martian geography? Does Valles Marineris ring a bell? This area is known for having landslides that are among the largest and longest in the entire solar system. They make the... 8 hours
Astronomers Find Very Old Stars in Solar Neighborhood
SCI-NEWS.COM A research team led by Georgia State University astronomers has discovered some of the oldest stars in our solar neighborhood... 10 hours
Uncovering the origins of galaxies' halos
PHYS.ORG Using the Subaru Telescope atop Maunakea, researchers have identified 11 dwarf galaxies and two star-containing halos in the outer region of a large spiral galaxy 25 million light-years away from Earth. The findings, published in The... 10 hours
Astrophysicist Caleb Scharf Digs Deep into "The Zoomable Universe"
SPACE.COM A new book by astrophysicist Caleb Scharf, "The Zoomable Universe," takes readers all the way from the size of the observable universe — as far as light can travel in... 11 hours
Image: SDO spies broad coronal hole
PHYS.ORG A broad hole in the corona was the sun's dominant feature November 7-9, 2017, as shown in this image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The hole is easily recognizable as the dark expanse across the top... 11 hours
Wow! 1st Interstellar Asteroid Is a Spinning Space Cigar
LIVE SCIENCE The interstellar asteroid that zoomed past Earth last month is like nothing we’ve seen before, new observations reveal. 11 hours
Interstellar Asteroid Oumuamua is Dark Red, Highly-Elongated Rocky or Metallic Object, Astronomers Say
SCI-NEWS.COM In October 2017, astronomers were surprised by an asteroid that... 13 hours
New Hole in Sun's Atmosphere Lets Particles Spew Out
SPACE.COM An extensive hole opened up in the sun's atmosphere, allowing solar winds to rush out into space. 24 hours
Dark Matter: The Mystery Substance Physics Still Can't Identify
SPACE.COM Despite very considerable successes, there remains much more to be learned. And in some ways, the discoveries made in recent decades have raised as many new questions as they have... 1 day
first known interstellar visitor is an oddball First Known Interstellar Visitor is an 'Oddball'
ASTRO WATCH For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO’s... 1 day
One of the Oldest and Most Distant Objects in the Universe Has Been Discovered
SPACE.COM A star-forming galaxy 12.8 billion light-years away offers insight into the early days of our universe after the Big Bang... 1 day
Wow! 1st Interstellar Asteroid Is a Spinning Space Cigar
SPACE.COM The interstellar asteroid that zoomed past Earth last month is like nothing we’ve seen before, new observations reveal. 1 day
Astronomers reveal nearby stars that are among the oldest in our galaxy
PHYS.ORG Astronomers have discovered some of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy by determining their locations and velocities, according to a study led... 1 day
Physicists design $100 handheld muon detector
PHYS.ORG At any given moment, the Earth's atmosphere is showered with high-energy cosmic rays that have been blasted from supernovae and other astrophysical phenomena far beyond the Solar System. When cosmic rays collide with the Earth's atmosphere,... 1 day
Astronomers reveal nearby stars that are among the oldest in our galaxy
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have discovered some of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy by determining their locations and velocities. 1 day
astronomers reveal nearby stars that are among the oldest in our galaxy Astronomers Reveal Nearby Stars That Are Among The Oldest In Our Galaxy
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers have discovered some of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy by determining their locations and velocities, according to a study led... 1 day
Updated: For the first time, astronomers are tracking a distant visitor streaking through our solar system
Science Magazine Newly discovered object could be asteroid or comet 1 day
Hubble Space Telescope Spots Cosmic Snake
SCI-NEWS.COM The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a picture of the ‘Cosmic Snake’ galaxy, an extremely distant galaxy peppered with clumpy regions of intense... 1 day
First interstellar asteroid is like nothing seen before
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the... 1 day
Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst
SCIENCE DAILY A new catalyst brings researchers one step closer to artificial photosynthesis -- a system that, just like plants, would use renewable energy to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into stored chemical energy. By... 1 day
ESO observations show first interstellar asteroid is like nothing seen before
PHYS.ORG VIDEO For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope in... 1 day
Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst
PHYS.ORG A new catalyst created by U of T Engineering researchers brings them one step closer to artificial photosynthesis—a system that, just like plants, would use renewable energy to convert carbon dioxide (CO2)... 1 day
Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality, thanks to UCLA invention
PHYS.ORG UCLA researchers have designed a device that can use solar energy to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy, which... 1 day
'Super-Earth' planet with very short orbital period discovered
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—NASA's prolonged Kepler exoplanet-hunting mission, known as K2, has revealed the presence of another "super-Earth" alien world. The newly found planet, designated EPIC 246393474 b (or C12_3474 b), is more than five... 1 day
Image: Hubble's cosmic search for a missing arm
PHYS.ORG This new picture of the week, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the dwarf galaxy NGC 4625, located about 30 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The... 1 day
Glass microparticles enhance solar cells efficiency
PHYS.ORG Scientists from ITMO University have suggested a new solar cell coating that combines features of an electrode and those of a light-trapping structure. The coating enabled researchers to cut down on reflected light and avoid solar... 1 day
Image: Integral space observatory's orbits visualized
PHYS.ORG ESA's Integral space observatory has been orbiting Earth for 15 years, observing the ever-changing, powerful and violent cosmos in gamma rays, X-rays and visible light. Studying stars exploding as supernovas, monster black holes and, more recently,... 1 day
Momentum braking in deep space
PHYS.ORG With a miniaturised space probe capable of accelerating to a quarter of the speed of light, we could reach Alpha Centauri, the nearest star, in 20 to 50 years. However, without a mechanism to slow it down, the... 1 day
Super-Earth 55 Cancri e Could Have Thick, Earth-Like Atmosphere
SCI-NEWS.COM A hot, rocky exoplanet called 55 Cancri e likely has an atmosphere thicker than Earth’s, with ingredients that... 2 days
50 years since iconic a model of leptons published 50 years since iconic 'A Model of Leptons' published
CERN Harriet Jarlett This event shows the real tracks produced in the 1200 litre Gargamelle bubble chamber that provided... 2 days
Astronomers Capture Stunning Galaxy-Cluster Collision
SCI-NEWS.COM A multi-wavelength composite image from several orbiting and ground-based telescopes captures an ongoing cosmic collision between at least four galaxy clusters, each containing hundreds of galaxies.... 2 days
On Monday, the Moon, Saturn (and Mercury, Too!)
SPACE.COM It's almost time to bid a fond farewell to the showpiece of the solar system: the magnificent ringed planet Saturn. 2 days
Faint Spiral Galaxy Photobombs the 'Seven Sisters'
SPACE.COM A faint spiral galaxy lurks in deep space in this stunning view of the Pleiades, an open star cluster in the constellation Taurus. 2 days
Solar minimum surprisingly constant
SCIENCE DAILY Using more than half a century of observations, astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the Sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles have been the same each time, despite large differences in the maximums of... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH Rotating black holes and computers that use quantum-mechanical phenomena to process information are topics that have fascinated science lovers for decades, but... 3 days
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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... 3 days
solar minimum surprisingly constant Solar Minimum Surprisingly Constant
ASTRO WATCH Using more than half a century of observations, Japanese astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the Sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles... 3 days
nearby pulsars shed light on the antimatter puzzle Nearby Pulsars Shed Light on the Antimatter Puzzle
ASTRO WATCH There are too many high-energy positrons in the cosmic rays reaching the Earth. These positrons (particles that are antimatter equivalents... 3 days
Gravitational-Wave Detector Catches Lightest Black Hole Smashup Yet
LIVE SCIENCE The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) has detected yet another black hole merger — their fifth since 2015, and involving some of the lightest black holes the instrument has ever detected. 3 days
Stephen Hawking Biography
SPACE.COM Cosmologist Stephen Hawking is regarded as a brilliant theoretical physicist. His work on black holes and the big bang are topics of popular books. 4 days
The Sun's Sleepy Phase Is Surprisingly Consistent
SPACE.COM Sixty years of data reveal that, while the maximum level of solar activity can vary drastically, by one measure, it always returns to the same quiet minimum. 4 days
Review: 'Justice League' Brings (Some) Light Into DC Extended Universe
SPACE.COM "Stay to the end-end. And DC Extended Universe: It’s up to you where you want to go." 4 days
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ASTRO WATCH Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have... 4 days
Milky Way and Other Celestial Sights Will Make for Spectacular Stargazing This Month
SPACE.COM Despite the abundance of faint stars and rather dim constellations, the beautiful Milky Way and several attractive star clusters make for lovely... 4 days
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... 4 days
Strained hybrid perovskite thin films and their impact on the intrinsic stability of perovskite solar cells
Science Magazine Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite (OIHP) solar cells have achieved comparable efficiencies to those of commercial solar cells,... 4 days
Gravitational-Wave Detector Catches Lightest Black Hole Smashup Yet
SPACE.COM The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) has detected yet another black hole merger — their fifth since 2015, and involving some of the lightest black holes the instrument has ever detected. 4 days
Taking a spin on plasma space tornadoes with NASA observations
PHYS.ORG Interplanetary space is hardly tranquil. High-energy charged particles from the Sun, as well as from beyond our solar system, constantly whizz by. These can damage satellites and endanger... 4 days
Nearby Pulsars Shed Light on Origin of Excess Antimatter
SCI-NEWS.COM Astrophysicists using the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory in Mexico have detected the extended emission of high-energy... 4 days
NIR-driven H2 evolution from water: Expanding wavelength range for solar energy conversion
PHYS.ORG Hydrogen gas is a promising "green" fuel. The lightest chemical element, hydrogen is an efficient energy store and could potentially replace gasoline in vehicles.... 4 days
X-Rays from Accretion Disks around Rotating Black Holes Can Act as Carriers of Quantum Information
SCI-NEWS.COM In a paper published in the... 4 days
How to Use Mobile Apps to See the Solar System's Ice-Giant Planets
SPACE.COM In this edition of Mobile Astronomy, we'll show you how to use your favorite mobile astronomy app to find Uranus and Neptune, and even... 4 days
Image: Sunrise flight to the space station
PHYS.ORG Orbital ATK's Cygnus resupply ship with its cymbal-ike UltraFlex solar arrays approaches the International Space Station's robotic arm Canadarm2 as both spacecraft fly into an orbital sunrise on Nov. 14, 2017. 4 days
Solar minimum surprisingly constant
PHYS.ORG Using more than a half-century of observations, Japanese astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles have been the same each time, despite large differences in the maximums of... 4 days
Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions (Update)
PHYS.ORG After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs—and, more recently, solar panels—Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. 5 days
nasa detects solar flare pulses at sun and earth NASA Detects Solar Flare Pulses at Sun and Earth
ASTRO WATCH When our Sun erupts with giant explosions — such as bursts of radiation called solar flares — we... 5 days
Lava or not, exoplanet 55 Cancri e likely to have atmosphere
PHYS.ORG Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its... 5 days
Tesla to enter trucking business with new electric semi
PHYS.ORG After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs—and, more recently, solar panels—Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. 5 days
Interstellar visitor shaped like giant fire extinguisher (Update)
PHYS.ORG A newly discovered object from another star system that's passing through ours is shaped like a giant pink fire extinguisher. 5 days
hunt for dark matter is narrowed by new university of sussex research Hunt for Dark Matter Is Narrowed by New University of Sussex Research
ASTRO WATCH Scientists at the University of Sussex have disproved the existence of a specific type of axion - an important candidate ‘dark matter’ particle -... 5 days
Images of strange solar system visitor peel away some of the mystery
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A strange visitor, either asteroid or comet, zipping through our solar system at a high rate of speed is giving astronomers a once-in-a-generation opportunity... 5 days
NASA detects solar flare pulses at Sun and Earth
PHYS.ORG VIDEO When our Sun erupts with giant explosions—such as bursts of radiation called solar flares—we know they can affect space throughout the solar system as well as near Earth. But monitoring... 5 days
Excess antielectrons aren’t from nearby dead stars, study says
SCIENCE-NEWS Pulsars might not be behind excess antimatter, gamma-ray observations suggest. 5 days
Earthbound Antimatter Mystery Deepens After Scientists Rule Out Pulsar Source
SPACE.COM New data from a mountaintop observatory in central Mexico have refuted astronomers' hypotheses about the origin of antimatter particles detected on Earth. 5 days
New Type of Highly Energetic Cosmic Explosion Discovered
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers have spotted a new type of extremely energetic cosmic explosion they think originates from a very massive star or... 5 days
Exploring exoplanets
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Extended gamma-ray sources around pulsars constrain the origin of the positron flux at Earth
Science Magazine The unexpectedly high flux of cosmic-ray positrons detected at Earth may originate from nearby astrophysical sources, dark matter, or unknown... 5 days
Interstellar visitor shaped like giant fire extinguisher
PHYS.ORG A newly discovered object from another star system that's passing through ours is shaped like a giant pink fire extinguisher. 5 days
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... 5 days
Lava or not, exoplanet 55 Cancri e likely to have atmosphere
SCIENCE DAILY Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. Now, a new analysis finds this planet... 5 days
Colliding black holes are reported for a fifth time
SCIENCE-NEWS LIGO spots another merger, this time with less fanfare. 5 days
NASA's New James Webb Space Telescope Just Got Its 1st Science Targets
SPACE.COM This week, organizers revealed some of the very first cosmic objects that the James Webb Space Telescope will study. 5 days
How do you find a star cluster? Easy, simply count the stars
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In the latter years of the 18th century, astronomers William and Caroline Herschel began to count stars. William called the technique "star gauging" and... 5 days
NASA Unveils First Science Projects for the James Webb Space Telescope
SPACE.COM This week, organizers revealed some of the very first cosmic objects that the James Webb Space Telescope will study. 5 days
Technique uses solar thermal energy to split H2O and CO2 for jet fuel
PHYS.ORG Scientists with the SOLAR-JET Project have demonstrated a novel process to make kerosene, the jet fuel used by commercial airlines. The technique... 5 days
A familiar-looking messenger from another solar system
PHYS.ORG The visit of the interstellar interloper 1I/2017 U1, recently spotted streaking through the solar system, gives the people of Earth their first chance to study up close an object from another planetary system. In... 5 days
Cyanobacterial studies examine cellular structure during nitrogen starvation
PHYS.ORG Using nondestructive neutron scattering techniques, scientists are examining how single-celled organisms called cyanobacteria produce oxygen and obtain energy through photosynthesis. 6 days
closest temperate world orbiting quiet star discovered Closest Temperate World Orbiting Quiet Star Discovered
ASTRO WATCH A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System by a team using ESO’s unique planet-hunting HARPS... 6 days
Meet 'Oumuamua! The 1st Interstellar Visitor Ever Seen Gets a Name
SPACE.COM We now know what to call the mysterious object from interstellar space that zoomed past Earth last month. 6 days
What is the computational power of the universe?
PHYS.ORG Can a close look at the universe give us solutions to problems too difficult even for a planet-sized computer to solve? 6 days
This Newly Discovered Exoplanet Might Be Able to Support Life
HISTORY Scientists say Ross 128 b is a “temperate” planet. 6 days
zwicky transient facility opens its eyes to the volatile cosmos Zwicky Transient Facility Opens Its Eyes to the Volatile Cosmos
ASTRO WATCH A new robotic camera with the ability to capture hundreds of thousands of stars and galaxies... 6 days
Ionic 'solar cell' could provide on-demand water desalination
SCIENCE DAILY Modern solar cells, which use energy from light to generate electrons and holes that are then transported out of semiconducting materials, have existed for over 60 years. Little attention has been paid,... 6 days
Should coastal planners have concern over where land ice is melting?
Science Magazine There is a general consensus among Earth scientists that melting of land ice greatly contributes to sea-level rise (SLR) and that future warming will exacerbate the... 6 days
Skywatcher Sees 3 Monster Sunspots During Intense Solar Storm (Photo)
SPACE.COM A skywatcher uses filtered binoculars to observe a majestic group of sunspots just a few minutes before the sun sets behind the Castle of Noudar in Barrancos, Portugal. 6 days
Studying Exoplanet Atmospheres Challenges Even the Hubble Space Telescope (Video)
SPACE.COM Learn about how scientists use the Hubble Space Telescope to study exoplanet atmospheres and about the limitations of these techniques. 6 days
Ross 128b: Astronomers Find Exo-Earth Orbiting Nearby Red Dwarf
SCI-NEWS.COM A rocky exoplanet roughly the same size as Earth has been discovered orbiting a nearby low-mass star, thanks... 6 days
Hunt for dark matter is narrowed
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have disproved the existence of a specific type of axion -- an important candidate 'dark matter' particle -- across a wide range of its possible masses. 6 days
Haze keeps Pluto cool by kicking heat out to space
SCIENCE-NEWS Pluto may be the only place in the solar system whose atmosphere is kept cool by solid hazes, not warmed by gas. 6 days
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... 6 days
FIREBIRD II and NASA mission locate whistling space electrons' origins
PHYS.ORG Scientists have long known that solar-energized particles trapped around the planet are sometimes scattered into Earth's upper atmosphere where they can contribute to beautiful auroral displays. Yet for... 6 days
Hunt for dark matter is narrowed by new research
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the University of Sussex have disproved the existence of a specific type of axion - an important candidate 'dark matter' particle - across a wide range of its... 6 days
Astronomers discover new type of cosmic explosion
PHYS.ORG An international team of astronomers, including a University of Southampton expert, has discovered a new type of explosion in a distant galaxy. 6 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... 6 days
Closest temperate world orbiting quiet star discovered
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A team working with ESO's High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) at the La Silla Observatory in Chile has found that the red dwarf star Ross 128 is orbited by a low-mass exoplanet... 6 days
This exoplanet could be a better candidate for life than Proxima b
Science Magazine Ross 128 b stays a seasonable temperature year-round and avoids stellar blasts 6 days
WFIRM-led project aims to study health risks astronauts face from exposure to space radiation
NEWS MEDICAL The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine has been selected by NASA to lead a multi-institutional project to better understand... 7 days
Kepler-22b: Facts About Exoplanet in Habitable Zone
SPACE.COM Kepler-22b is an alien planet that's a bit larger than Earth, but it's in the habitable region of its star. 7 days
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NASA detects solar flare pulses at Sun and Earth
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