Universe
CubeSats Prove Their Worth for Scientific Missions  ASTRO WATCH · 18 hours
Only a few years ago, the astronomy and heliophysics communities were skeptical about whether CubeSats could reliably obtain scientific data. But these... more
These Wisps Around Black Holes Could Reveal How the Cosmic Beasts Eat  SPACE.COM · 1 day
The international team responsible for the first-ever image of a black hole's shadow already has plans to take a better, more detailed image. more
Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Eric Orlich and his wife Gioconda Rojas own two electric vehicles, which they charge at home in the garage thanks to solar panels on their roof. more
Cosmic Crustacean Makes Great Birthday Card for Hubble's 29th Year (Image)  SPACE.COM · 2 days
On April 18, the European Space Agency released an image featuring the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's birthday coming up next... more
We Could Soon Watch a Black Hole in Action, Gobbling Up Matter in Real Time  SPACE.COM · 2 days
The huge team behind the Event Horizon Telescope already made news with their first image of a black... more
Tiny Mercury May Have a Solid Metallic Core That Rivals Earth's  SPACE.COM · 2 days
A solid metallic core nearly as large as Earth's might be lurking deep within the solar system's smallest planet. more
Hubble Celebrates Its 29th Anniversary with Stunning View of Southern Crab Nebula  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
In celebration of the 29th anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers captured this colorful look at the hourglass-shaped Southern... more
Helium Hydride Ion Spotted in Space for First Time  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
When the Universe was still very young, only a few kinds of atoms existed. Astrophysicists believe that around... more
Study outlines new proposal for probing the primordial universe  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Most everybody is familiar with the Big Bang—the notion that an impossibly hot, dense universe exploded into the one we know today. But what do we know about what came... more
Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
UW scientists are prepping a kidney-on-a-chip experiment at Cape Canaveral, Florida, awaiting a shuttle launch that will take the chips into space. At an altitude of 250 miles, astronauts will help study how reduced gravity in space... more
Carrier lifetimes of >1 {mu}s in Sn-Pb perovskites enable efficient all-perovskite tandem solar cells  Science Magazine · 3 days
All-perovskite-based polycrystalline thin-film tandem solar cells have the potential to deliver efficiencies of > 30%. However, the performance of all-perovskite-based... more
TESS Discovers Its First Earth-sized Planet  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanet. The planet, named HD 21749c, is the smallest world outside our solar... more
Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
This incredible image of the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula was taken to mark the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's 29th anniversary in space.... more
To amp up solar cells, scientists ditch silicon  Science Magazine · 3 days
New perovskite tandem cell promises to be cheaper than conventional ones, and almost as efficient more
Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
This incredible image of the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula was taken to mark the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's 29th anniversary in space.... more
What Earth's Gravity Reveals About Climate Change  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
On March 17, 2002, the German-US satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) were launched to map the global gravitational field... more
Astronomers Finally Spot Universe's First Molecule in Distant Nebula  SPACE.COM · 3 days
A flying observatory has pinpointed the first type of molecule that formed in the universe after the Big Bang. more
Happy Birthday Hubble!  ESA · 3 days
The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 29th birthday with this incredible view of the Southern Crab Nebula more
Spin flipper upends protons  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Protons spin. It's an intrinsic property that can affect experiments at accelerators that use beams of protons. Yet flipping proton spins could offer insights into nuclear physics experiments that study the first moments of the universe in a laboratory setting.... more
Four questions: Here there be monsters  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
On April 10, the world got to see the first image taken of a black hole in space, taken by the Event Horizon Telescope, a worldwide collaboration of astronomers and astrophysicists including a substantial team at... more
Planck reveals link between active galaxies and their dark matter environment  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists have used the tiny distortions imprinted on the cosmic microwave background by the gravity of matter throughout the universe, recorded by ESA's Planck satellite, to... more
Research provides insights into molecular gas in the massive spiral galaxy NGC 5908  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In a recently published research, which is part of a broader observational campaign focused on studying massive spiral galaxies, astronomers have investigated... more
OSIRIS Image Viewer makes available all images of Rosetta's comet 67P  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Between 2014 and 2016, the scientific camera system OSIRIS onboard ESA's Rosetta spacecraft captured almost 70000 images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. They not only document the most... more
Lithium detected in an ancient star gives new clues for Big Bang nucleosynthesis  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain) and the University of Cambridge (UK) have detected lithium (Li) in the ancient... more
New research exposes extent of mineral demand for renewable energy technologies  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The growing demand for minerals and metals to build the electric vehicles, solar arrays, wind turbines and other renewable energy infrastructure necessary to meet the ambitious... more
Five planets revealed after 20 years of observation  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Over 4000 exoplanets have been discovered since the first one in 1995, but the vast majority of them orbit their stars with relatively short periods of revolution. Indeed, to confirm the presence... more
Mercury Has Solid Inner Core, Planetary Scientists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Planetary researchers have long known that Earth and Mercury have metallic cores. Mercury’s core fills nearly 85% of the volume... more
First astrophysical detection of the first molecule that formed in the universe  nanowerk · 3 days
Operating the GREAT far-infrared spectrometer onboard the flying observatory SOFIA, an international research team reports the unambiguous detection of the helium hydride ion towards... more
NEOWISE Celebrates Five Years of Asteroid Data  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission released its fifth year of survey data on April 11, 2019. The five... more
Solution to riddle of ocean carbon storage  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Research by a team of the world's leading oceanographers has proposed a new explanation for how the ocean absorbs and stores carbon, solving a riddle that has long puzzled scientists. It's well established that... more
Elusive molecule, first in Universe, detected in space  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In the beginning, more than 13 billion years ago, the Universe was an undifferentiated soup of three simple, single-atom elements. more
Morphing origami takes a new shape, expanding use possibilities  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Origami-based structures have been used to create deployable solar arrays for space, adaptable acoustic systems for symphony halls and even crash protection systems for flying drones. more
There's a Tiny, Bright Magnetar Photobombing Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Astronomers studying black hole SagA* have to deal with the weird, frustrating little star that lit up right between Earth and the black hole in 2013. more
Astronomers have spotted the universe’s first molecule  Science Magazine · 4 days
Helium hydride detected by airborne Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy telescope more
Universe’s First Molecule Detected in Space for the First Time Ever  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Researchers just found evidence of the universe's very first molecule swirling around a dead star in a distant nebula. more
The first type of molecule to form in the universe has been seen in space  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 days
The chemistry of the universe began with helium hydride. Scientists have just seen it in outer space for... more
New research offers solution to riddle of ocean carbon storage  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
However, researchers have identified that this process—the biological gravitational pump (BGP) - cannot account for all of the carbon reaching the deep ocean, and a range of additional... more
ARIEL Data Challenge Series launched to build global community for exoplanet data solutions  nanowerk · 4 days
ARIEL, a mission to make the first large-scale survey of exoplanet atmospheres, has launched a global competition series to find innovative solutions... more
Boom! Another Neutron-Star Crash Spotted  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Astronomers have apparently spotted another epic neutron-star crash — and they didn't need gravitational waves to do it. more
Powerful particles and tugging tides may affect extraterrestrial life  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Two new studies, one on high-energy particles and the other on tidal forces, may bring into question the habitability of TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets. more
What Happened Before the Big Bang?  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
The Big Bang is commonly thought of as the start of it all: About 13.8 billion years ago, the observable universe went boom and expanded into being. But what were things like before the Big Bang? more
Five planets revealed after 20 years of observation  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
To confirm the presence of a planet, it is necessary to wait until it has made one or more revolutions around its star. This can take from a few days for the... more
Solar panel demand causing spike in worldwide silver prices  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Rising demand for solar panels is having a major effect on the worldwide price of silver, which could lead to solar panel production costs becoming far higher in the future,... more
Solar panel demand causing spike in worldwide silver prices  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Rising demand for solar panels is having a major effect on the worldwide price of silver, which could lead to solar panel production costs becoming far higher in the future,... more
Solar car startup Sono to build in Sweden, starting in 2020  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Munich-based startup Sono Motors plans to build the first mass produced solar electric vehicle in Sweden, starting next year. more
Tuning terahertz transmission  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The ability to manipulate light on a subwavelength-scale could lead to a revolution in photonic devices such as antennas, solar panels, and even cloaking devices. Nanotechnology advances have made this possible through the development of metasurfaces, materials covered in features... more
Image: Partial Gravity Simulator practice  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In preparation for his Beyond mission, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA, in March 2019. Here he is strapped to the Partial Gravity Simulator to practice repairing the dark-matter hunter AMS-02. more
Evidence of another possible planet orbiting Proxima Centauri  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A team of researchers studying the nearest star to our solar system, Proxima Centauri, has found possible evidence of a second planet in its system. Team members Fabio Del Sordo with the... more
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
On March 17, 2002, the German-U.S. satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) was launched to map the global gravitational field with unprecedented precision. The mission lasted 15 years, more than three times... more
Here's How Scientists Turned the World Into a Telescope (to See a Black Hole)  SPACE.COM · 4 days
It took eight telescopes across the planet a week to produce the black hole image that stunned the world last... more
Physicists Think You Could Be Rescued from a Black Hole — But Don't Risk It  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Researchers have developed a new, unspeakably dangerous, and incredibly slow method of crossing the universe. It involves wormholes... more
HD 21749c: TESS Discovers Its First Earth-Sized Exoplanet  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-sized planet — HD 21749c. The newly-discovered planet orbits HD... more
Powerful particles and tugging tides may affect extraterrestrial life  nanowerk · 4 days
Two new studies by space scientists may bring into question the habitability of TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets. more
Cometary Surprise Found Inside Meteorite  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
An ancient sliver of the building blocks from which comets formed was discovered encased inside a meteorite like an insect in amber by a Carnegie-led research... more
'Snowball Chamber' Helps Researchers Use Supercooled Water to Search for Dark Matter  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
After watching YouTube videos of people supercooling water in a bottle and then triggering it to freeze by banging it, something about this concept... more
Understanding the Egg Nebula  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
The Egg Nebula is a preplanetary nebula, created by a dying star in the process of becoming a planetary nebula. Planetary nebulas have nothing to do with planets... more
A 2014 meteor may have come from another solar system  SCIENCE-NEWS · 5 days
Scientists have identified a possible interstellar meteor, and think it could be one of millions that have visited Earth over the planet’s history. more
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth's gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass... more
Old black holes in a young universe  nanowerk · 5 days
Astronomers reveal supermassive black holes were common in the early universe. more
Variations in the 'fogginess' of the universe identify a milestone in cosmic history  nanowerk · 5 days
Large differences in the 'foggines' of the early universe were caused by islands of cold gas left behind when the universe heated... more
The First Known Interstellar Meteor May Have Hit Earth in 2014  SPACE.COM · 5 days
The first meteor to hit Earth from interstellar space — and the second observed interstellar visitor overall — may have just been discovered, a new study... more
These Wisps Around Black Holes Could Reveal How the Cosmic Beasts Eat  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
The international team responsible for the first-ever image of a black hole's shadow already has plans to take a better, more detailed image. more
New discovery makes fast-charging, better performing lithium-ion batteries possible  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Creating a lithium-ion battery that can charge in a matter of minutes but still operate at a high capacity is possible. This development has the potential to improve battery performance... more
The first direct search for inelastic boosted dark matter with a terrestrial detector  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A team of researchers in the Republic of Korea, the U.S., Brazil, Indonesia and the U.K. have recently carried out a direct... more
We Could Soon Watch a Black Hole in Action, Gobbling Up Matter in Real Time  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
The huge team behind the Event Horizon Telescope already made news with their first image of a black... more
Solar evaporator offers a fresh route to fresh water  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have demonstrated a successful prototype of one critical component for affordable small-scale desalination: an inexpensive solar evaporator, made of wood. more
Suspended animation  ESA · 5 days
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Luca Parmitano practicing for spacewalk to repair dark-matter hunter more
Spacewalk repair  ESA · 5 days
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Luca Parmitano practicing for spacewalk to repair dark-matter hunter more
NEOWISE celebrates five years of asteroid data  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission released its fifth year of survey data on April 11, 2019. The five years of NEOWISE data have significantly advanced scientists' knowledge of asteroids and... more
NASA's TESS Exoplanet Mission Finds 1st Earth-Size Alien World  SPACE.COM · 5 days
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite spotted the planet, as well as a weird "sub-Neptune" world, circling the star HD 21749, which lies about 53 light-years from Earth. more
Variations in the 'fogginess' of the universe identify a milestone in cosmic history  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Large differences in the 'fogginess' of the early universe were caused by islands of cold gas left behind when the universe heated... more
Solar evaporator offers a fresh route to fresh water  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
About a billion people around the world lack access to safe drinking water. Desalinating salty water into drinkable water can help to fill this dangerous gap. But traditional desalination systems... more
New discovery makes fast-charging, better performing lithium-ion batteries possible  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Creating a lithium-ion battery that can charge in a matter of minutes but still operate at a high capacity is possible, according to research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute just published... more
Travel Through Wormholes Is Possible, But Slow  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
A Harvard physicist has shown that wormholes can exist: tunnels in curved space-time, connecting two distant places, through which travel is possible.... more
DIY Gravitational Waves with 'BlackHoles@Home'  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Researchers hoping to better interpret data from the detection of gravitational waves generated by the collision of binary black holes are turning to the public for... more
Physicists Think You Could Be Rescued from a Black Hole — But Don't Risk It  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Researchers have developed a new, unspeakably dangerous, and incredibly slow method of crossing the universe. It involves wormholes... more
TESS finds its first Earth-sized planet  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A nearby system hosts the first Earth-sized planet discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite, as well as a warm sub-Neptune-sized world. This milestone sets the path for finding smaller planets around even smaller stars, and... more
Astronomers take first, high-resolution look at huge star-forming region of Milky Way  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A team of astronomers used a newly commissioned radio telescope in South Korea to make the first high-resolution observations of the molecular clouds within... more
TESS finds its first Earth-sized planet  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A nearby system hosts the first Earth-sized planet discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite, as well as a warm sub-Neptune-sized world, according to a new paper from a team of astronomers that includes Carnegie's Johanna... more
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Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station
PHYS.ORG
Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula
PHYS.ORG
Observing the invisible: The long journey to the first image of a black hole
PHYS.ORG
NASA's OCO-3 measures how plants grow—and glow
PHYS.ORG
How scientists took the first picture of a black hole
SCIENCE-NEWS
A Black Hole Is Photographed For First Time By Massive Telescope Project
NPR
The Event Horizon Telescope Is Trying to Take the First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole
SPACE.COM
See the moon photobomb saturn in an amazing capture
PHYS.ORG
Dark Energy Instrument's lenses see the night sky for the first time
PHYS.ORG
Methane promising route for storage of renewable energy from sun and wind
PHYS.ORG
Here's What the Speed of Light Looks Like in Slow Motion
SPACE.COM
How to use gravitational waves to measure the expansion of the universe
PHYS.ORG
4 things we’ll learn from the first close-up image of a black hole
SCIENCE-NEWS
Listening to the quantum vacuum: Physicists measure quantum 'back action' in the audio band at room temperature
PHYS.ORG
The Universe's Dark Secret: Where Did All the Antimatter Go?
SPACE.COM
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