Universe
SOFIA Uncovers Clues to the Evolution of Universe and Search for Life  ASTRO WATCH · 7 hours
A compilation of scientific results from The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, reveal new clues to how stars form and galaxies evolve, and... more
Virgin Galactic: Rocket reaches space again in test flight (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Virgin Galactic's rocket plane reached space for a second time in a test flight over California on Friday, climbing higher and faster than before while also carrying a... more
Virgin Galactic takes crew of three to altitude of 55 miles (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Virgin Galactic's spacecraft reached an altitude of more than 55 miles (88.5 kilometers) on Friday, carrying for the first time a passenger in addition... more
Virgin Galactic: Rocket reaches space again in test flight  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Virgin Galactic says its rocket plane has reached space for a second time in a test flight over California. more
SpaceShipTwo flies to the edge of space again  SPACE NEWS · 12 hours
SpaceShipTwo successfully flew to the edge of space for the second time Feb. 22, carrying three people for the first... more
Colliding neutron stars shot a light-speed jet through space  SCIENCE-NEWS · 12 hours
A stream of particles created in a neutron star crash, detected in 2017 using gravitational waves, could explain certain mysterious flashes of light. more
Earth’s Hydrogen Geocorona Extends Well Beyond Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 13 hours
Recent observations from the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) show that the Earth’s hydrogen envelope reaches up to 391,500 miles (630,000... more
An exoplanet with an 11-hour orbit  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was launched on April 18 of last year with the primary objective of discovering transiting planets smaller than Neptune around stars bright enough for spectroscopic investigations of their masses and... more
Solving the jet/cocoon riddle of a gravitational wave event  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
An international research team including astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, has combined radio telescopes from five continents to prove the existence of a... more
Physicists calculate proton's pressure distribution for first time  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Neutron stars are among the densest-known objects in the universe, withstanding pressures so great that one teaspoon of a star's material would equal about 15 times the weight of the moon. Yet... more
Supernovas show the universe expands at the same rate in all directions  SCIENCE-NEWS · 17 hours
Analyzing supernovas indicates that expansion rates agree within 1 percent across large regions of sky. more
LO­FAR Ra­dio Tele­scope Re­veals Secrets of Solar Storms  ASTRO WATCH · 18 hours
An international team of scientists led by a researcher from Trinity College Dublin and University of Helsinki announced a major... more
Touchdown: Japan probe Hayabusa2 lands on distant asteroid  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
A Japanese probe sent to collect samples from an asteroid 300 million kilometres away for clues about the origin of life and the solar system landed successfully on Friday, scientists said. more
Physicists calculate proton’s pressure distribution for first time  MIT · 24 hours
The particle’s core withstands pressures higher than those inside a neutron star, according to a new study. more
Japan probe Hayabusa2 set for asteroid landing  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A Japanese probe is expected to land on a distant asteroid Friday, aiming to blast a "bullet" into the surface to collect clues about the origins of Earth and the solar system. more
Solar swirls  ESA · 1 day
Operations image of the week: Geomagnetic activity caused by our star recently created a stir in the skies over Iceland, resulting in the seeming electrification of the night and a reminder of... more
Habitable Zone Planet Finder enables discovery of planets around cool stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new astronomical spectrograph provides the highest precision measurements to date of infrared signals from nearby stars, allowing astronomers to detect planets capable of having liquid... more
LMC S154 is a symbiotic recurrent nova, study suggests  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Astronomers have conducted observations of a symbiotic star in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), known as LMC S154, which provide new insights about the nature of this object. Results of... more
Habitable zone planet finder enables discovery of planets around cool stars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new astronomical spectrograph built by a Penn State-led team of scientists provides the highest precision measurements to date of infrared signals from nearby stars, allowing... more
The potential of non-toxic materials to replace lead in perovskite solar cells  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Developing efficient solar cells without lead as a major component remains a "formidable scientific challenge," according to a review in the journal Science and... more
Solar wind fills research sails at space weather center  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at CU Boulder are starting work on a new collaborative grant from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that will improve solar wind modeling. more
Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A Japanese spacecraft began its approach Thursday toward a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life... more
Physicists 'flash-freeze' crystal of 150 ions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Physicists have 'flash-frozen' a flat crystal of 150 beryllium ions (electrically charged atoms), opening new possibilities for simulating magnetism at the quantum scale and sensing signals from mysterious dark matter. more
Bezos emphasizes altitude advantage of New Shepard over SpaceShipTwo  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
As Blue Origin prepares to start flying people on its New Shepard suborbital vehicle, the company’s founder says... more
Sun-THz to Measure Solar Flares from ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
A new version of equipment developed in Brazil – the Solar-T – will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to... more
The holy grail of nanowire production  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have found a way to control and standardize the production of nanowires on silicon surfaces. This discovery could make it possible to grow nanowires on electronic platforms, with potential applications including the integration of nanolasers... more
In colliding galaxies, a pipsqueak shines bright  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In the nearby Whirlpool galaxy and its companion galaxy, M51b, two supermassive black holes heat up and devour surrounding material. These two monsters should be the most luminous X-ray sources in sight, but a... more
Ingredients for water could be made on surface of moon, a chemical factory  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the moon's surface at 450 kilometers per second (or... more
Thermally-painted metasurfaces yield perfect light absorbers for high-tech applications  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers have discovered that the ancient technique of heating metal to create vibrant colors creates a nanostructured surface that acts as a perfect light absorber. Perfect light absorbers—materials that absorb... more
Ingredients for water could be made on surface of moon, a chemical factory  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the Moon's surface at 450 kilometers per second (or... more
Ingredients for water could be made on surface of moon, a chemical factory  nanowerk · 3 days
When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the Moon's surface at 450 kilometers per second, they... more
Physicists 'flash-freeze' crystal of 150 ions  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have "flash-frozen" a flat crystal of 150 beryllium ions (electrically charged atoms), opening new possibilities for simulating magnetism at the quantum scale and sensing signals from... more
Physicists 'flash-freeze' crystal of 150 ions  nanowerk · 3 days
Physicists have 'flash-frozen' a flat crystal of 150 beryllium ions (electrically charged atoms), opening new possibilities for simulating magnetism at the quantum scale and sensing signals from mysterious dark matter. more
Virgin Galactic reschedules SpaceShipTwo flight for Feb. 22  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Virgin Galactic scrubbed the Feb. 20 flight test for SpaceShipTwo, the air-launched suborbital spaceplane, due to high winds in Mojave,... more
Cosmic dust forms in supernovae blasts  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists claim to have solved a longstanding mystery as to how cosmic dust, the building blocks of stars and planets, forms across the Universe. more
Earth's atmosphere stretches out to the moon – and beyond  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The gaseous layer that wraps around Earth reaches up to 630,000 kilometers away, or 50 times the diameter of our planet, according to a new study based on... more
Technology developed in Brazil will be part of the International Space Station  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new version of equipment developed in Brazil—the Solar-T—will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to measure solar flares. It is estimated... more
Arapuca device for international neutrino experiment is enhanced  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A critical part of one of the largest recent particle physics experiments was developed in Brazil. The Arapuca is a light detector to be installed in the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE),... more
Research rethinks tutorial teaching  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Professors and graduate students are at opposite ends of the university hierarchy in terms of experience, qualifications and pay. But at many universities, both do the same job: they teach tutorials offered in parallel with lectures. more
SpaceShipTwo aims to reach space again  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Virgin Galactic plans to conduct a fifth test flight Feb. 20 of its suborbital spaceplane SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity. SpaceNews.com more
Solar tadpole-like jets seen with NASA'S IRIS add new clue to age-old mystery  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of the Sun that may help explain why the corona (the wispy upper atmosphere of... more
Solar tadpole-like jets seen with NASA'S IRIS add new clue to age-old mystery  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of regions with intense magnetic fields on the Sun. Unlike those living on Earth, these... more
Virgin Galactic prepares SpaceShipTwo to fly again  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Virgin Galactic plans to conduct a fifth test flight Feb. 20 of its suborbital spaceplane SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity. SpaceNews.com more
Beyond the bulkheterojunction  nanowerk · 3 days
Lateral alternating multilayerd junction for organic solar cells. more
Semiconductors - When a defect might be beneficial  nanowerk · 3 days
In the quest to design more efficient solar cells and light-emitting diodes (LEDs), a team of engineers has analyzed different types of defects in the semiconductor material that enables such devices to... more
Citizen scientists invited to join quest for new worlds  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project re-launches this week, with a call to volunteer citizen scientists to join the search for cold worlds near the Sun. With its newly revamped... more
Confirming a source of the process behind auroras and the formation of stars  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Fast magnetic reconnection, the rapid convergence, separation and explosive snapping together of magnetic field lines, gives rise to northern lights, solar flares... more
Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko Sculpted by Stress  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. ESA’s Rosetta mission has revealed that geological stress arising from the shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has been a key process in... more
When a defect might be beneficial  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In the quest to design more efficient solar cells and light-emitting diodes (LEDs), a team of engineers has analyzed different types of defects in the semiconductor material that enables such devices to determine if and how... more
High-energy X-ray bursts from low-energy plasma  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Solar flares shouldn't produce X-rays, but they do. Why? The one-size-fits-all approach to electron collisions misses a lucky few that lead to an intense X-ray burst. Scientists thought there were too many electron-scattering collisions in such... more
Astronomers publish sky map of thousands of newly discovered galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international team of more than 200 astronomers from 18 countries has published the first phase of a major new radio sky survey at unprecedented sensitivity using the... more
LOFAR radio telescope reveals secrets of solar storms  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international team of scientists led by a researcher from Trinity College Dublin and University of Helsinki announced a major discovery on the very nature of solar storms in the journal Nature... more
Hundreds of thousands of new galaxies  nanowerk · 4 days
A new survey reveals hundreds of thousands of previously undetected galaxies, shedding new light on many research areas including the physics of black holes and how clusters of galaxies evolve. more
Exotic spiraling electrons discovered by physicists  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Rutgers and other physicists have discovered an exotic form of electrons that spin like planets and could lead to advances in lighting, solar cells, lasers and electronic displays. more
Using light-based method for production of pharmaceutical molecules  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Photoelectrochemical cells are widely studied for the conversion of solar energy into chemical fuels. They use photocathodes and photoanodes to "split" water into hydrogen and oxygen respectively. more
Astrophysicists May Have Found Universe’s ‘Missing Mass’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
About a third of the normal matter — meaning hydrogen, helium and other elements — created shortly after the Big Bang is... more
Light-based production of drug-discovery molecules  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells are widely studied for the conversion of solar energy into chemical fuels. They use photocathodes and photoanodes to "split" water into hydrogen and oxygen respectively. PEC cells can work under mild conditions with light, which... more
Video: Big questions about small worlds  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Scientists who study the solar system tend to ask big questions: How was our solar system formed? Where did the building blocks of life come from? What hazards from above threaten life on our planet? To... more
Energetic particles can bombard exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
TRAPPIST-1 is a system of seven Earth-sized worlds orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star about 120 light-years away. The star, and hence its system of planets, is thought to be between five-to-ten billion years old, up to twice as... more
A Nearby River of Stars  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Astronomy & Astrophysics publishes the work of researchers from the University of Vienna, who have found a river of stars, a stellar stream in astronomical parlance,... more
Where is the Universe Hiding its Missing Mass?  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Astronomers have spent decades looking for something that sounds like it would be hard to miss: about a third of... more
Astrophysicists Find New Clue in Search for Universe's Missing Matter  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Astronomers think they've found a new clue in their continuing quest to solve one of the most substantial mysteries of the cosmos: where about a third of the... more
US-UK-Australia Funding to Improve Global Gravitational Wave Network  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
A global network of gravitational wave observatories will be upgraded to almost double its sensitivity, the lead science funding agencies... more
Spacecraft Measurements Reveal Mechanism of Solar Wind Heating  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Queen Mary University of London has led a study which describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred... more
What Exactly Is a Black Hole?  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
What is a black hole? In an article that has just appeared in the journal Nature Astronomy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) philosopher Erik Curiel shows that... more
Gravitational waves will settle cosmic conundrum  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Measurements of gravitational waves from approximately 50 binary neutron stars over the next decade will definitively resolve an intense debate about how quickly our universe is expanding, according to new findings. more
Astronomers Discover Large Stream of Stars in Solar Neighborhood  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Astronomers using ESA’s Gaia satellite have discovered a large stellar stream that is currently traversing the immediate solar... more
Tidal tails: The beginning of the end of an open star cluster  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In the course of their life, open star clusters continuously lose stars to their surroundings. The resulting swath of tidal tails provides a glimpse... more
A river of stars in the solar neighborhood  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomy & Astrophysics publishes the work of researchers from the University of Vienna, who have found a river of stars, a stellar stream in astronomical parlance, covering most of the southern sky.... more
Radio telescope gets upgrade at Brookhaven lab  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A radio telescope at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has received a significant upgrade, advancing from one dish to four. The upgrades are part of the Laboratory's ongoing effort to... more
Gravitational Waves Will Settle Cosmic Conundrum  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
The cosmos has been expanding for 13.8 billion years and its present rate of expansion, known as the Hubble constant, gives the time elapsed... more
Where is the universe hiding its missing mass?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers have spent decades looking for something that sounds like it would be hard to miss: about a third of the "normal" matter in the Universe. New results from NASA's Chandra X-ray... more
In Solar System’s Symphony, Earth’s Magnetic Field Drops the Beat  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Space isn’t silent. In fact, an entire orchestra of instruments fills our near-Earth environment with eerie... more
Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic fields in space to the particles that make up the solar wind, leading to the... more
How cosmic events give insight into fundamental properties of matter  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The option to measure the gravitational waves of two merging neutron stars has offered the chance to answer some of the fundamental questions about the structure of matter.... more
Gravitational waves will settle cosmic conundrum  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Measurements of gravitational waves from approximately 50 binary neutron stars over the next decade will definitively resolve an intense debate about how quickly our universe is expanding, according to findings from an international team that includes... more
High-speed surveillance in solar cells catches recombination red-handed  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Using synchronized lasers pulses, researchers developed a new method of electrostatic force microscopy that can record movies with frames as fast as 300 nanoseconds. This is fast enough to watch electrons move... more
New NASA research consortium to tackle life's origins  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Did life on Earth originate in Darwin's warm little pond, on a sunbaked shore, or where hot waters vent into the deep ocean? And could a similar emergence have played out on... more
Solar jobs are up in Minnesota, but down nationally  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Minnesota posted an eight percent increase in solar industry jobs last year, bucking a national solar employment decline of 3.2 percent, said an annual report released Tuesday by The Solar... more
What exactly is a black hole?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
What is a black hole? In an article that has just appeared in the journal Nature Astronomy, LMU philosopher Erik Curiel shows that physicists use different definitions of the concept, depending on their own particular fields... more
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Video: Big questions about small worlds
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Mapping historical changes in dark matter
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Kepler's final image
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Upgrading ALICE: What's in store for the next two years?
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Video: Planetary scientist talks about her work with NASA studying asteroid Bennu
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Zwicky Transient Facility nabs several supernovae a night
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Bubbles of brand new stars
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Keeping a crew of 500 alive for the journey to another star
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Giant impacts caused by interplanetary collisions
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'Oumuamua could be the debris cloud of a disintegrated interstellar comet
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GRAIL: NASA's Mission to Study the Gravity of the Moon
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Physicists use supercomputers and AI to create the most accurate model yet of black hole mergers
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A Cosmic Gem: Dying Star Shines in Stunning Telescope Views
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