Universe
Astronomers Investigate a Nearby Magnetar in a Quiescent State  ASTRO WATCH · 12 hours
A team of European astronomers has investigated XTE J1810-197, one of the closest magnetars to our planet, during... more
Hubble goes deep  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
This image from the Hubble Deep UV (HDUV) Legacy Survey encompasses 12,000 star-forming galaxies in a part of the constellation Fornax known as the GOODS-South field. With the addition of ultraviolet light imagery, astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope... more
Virgin Galactic Flight Wins Praise From Government and Industry  SPACE.COM · 19 hours
While some question whether Virgin Galactic's latest SpaceShipTwo test flight actually went into space, a number of government officials and industry organizations have few doubts that it did. more
Image: Giant black hole powers cosmic fountain  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Before electrical power became available, water fountains worked by relying on gravity to channel water from a higher elevation to a lower one. This water could then be redirected to shoot out of the... more
A new neptune-size exoplanet  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
The remarkable exoplanet discoveries made by the Kepler and K2 missions have enabled astronomers to begin to piece together the history of the Earth and to understand how and why it differs from its diverse exoplanetary cousins. Two still outstanding... more
Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson Looks Ahead to Beginning Commercial SpaceShipTwo Flights  SPACE.COM · 2 days
With a first flight to the edge of space under the company's belt, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson believes commercial flights of SpaceShipTwo could begin some... more
Virgin Galactic's Historic Space Trip Heralds a Coming Age of New US Human Spaceflight Leaps  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Virgin Galactic just brought human spaceflight back to American soil after a seven-year hiatus — and other private... more
Hubble Finds Fast-Evaporating Warm Neptune: GJ 3470b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Extrasolar ‘Neptunes’ are exoplanets with masses and radii similar to those of the ice giants in the Solar System. In 2015, astronomers... more
Juno Mission Halfway to Jupiter Science  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
On Dec. 21, at 8:49:48 a.m. PST (11:49:48 a.m. EST) NASA's Juno spacecraft will be 3,140 miles (5,053 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops and... more
For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers suggest that projected increases in air temperatures, rainfall inundation and blistering solar radiation could significantly reduce hawksbill hatching success at a... more
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Completes First Manned Spaceflight  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, named VSS Unity, successfully flew to suborbital space for the first time on Dec. 13 with four NASA-supported technology... more
Virgin Galactic flight wins praise from government and industry  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
While some question whether Virgin Galactic’s latest SpaceShipTwo test flight actually went into space, a number of government... more
Scientists dismiss the idea of travel through wormholes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A RUDN employee and Brazilian colleagues have called into question the concept of using stable wormholes as portals to different points of space-time. The results of the studies were published in Physical... more
Exactly how we would send our first laser-powered probe to Alpha Centauri  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The dream of traveling to another star system, and maybe even finding populated worlds there, is one that has preoccupied humanity for many generations.... more
Innovation increases observable volume of the universe by a factor of seven  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The detection of Einstein's gravitational waves relies on highly precise laser measurements of small length changes. The kilometer-size detectors of the international network (GEO600,... more
NASA's Voyager 2 Went Interstellar the Same Day a Solar Probe Touched the Sun  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Call it a cosmic coincidence: Two probes launched four decades apart, traveled in opposite directions — and ended up using... more
Early Universe 'Soup' Cooked Up in Weird Plasma Blobs  SPACE.COM · 3 days
For the first split second after the Big Bang, the universe was nothing but an extremely hot "soup" of quarks and gluons — subatomic particles that would become the building... more
'Smoking Gun' Planet: This Neptune-Size Alien World Is Evaporating in Record Time  SPACE.COM · 3 days
A gaseous alien world is evaporating at a record rate, shedding considerable light on an exoplanet mystery, a new study reports. more
Taming Turbulence: Seeking to Make Complex Simulations a Breeze  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
For scientists wrestling with problems as diverse as containing superhot plasma in a fusion reactor, improving the accuracy... more
Genetic marker, predictor of early relapse in common childhood cancer discovered  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Nova Southeastern University researchers recently discovered that by testing the level of NER (nucleotide excision repair) gene expression, pediatric oncologists can determine the likelihood of early... more
Richard Branson Biography: Entrepreneur of Space Tourism  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Richard Branson, through his company Virgin Galactic, plans to offer flights into space for paying customers by 2015. more
Tangled magnetic fields power cosmic particle accelerators  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists find a new way to explain how a black hole's plasma jets boost particles to the highest energies observed in the universe. The results could also prove useful for fusion and accelerator research... more
In search of missing worlds, Hubble finds a fast evaporating exoplanet  nanowerk · 3 days
Astronomers have used Hubble to nab a second 'very warm' Neptune (GJ 3470b) that is losing its atmosphere at a rate 100 times faster than that... more
Tangled magnetic fields power cosmic particle accelerators  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Magnetic field lines tangled like spaghetti in a bowl might be behind the most powerful particle accelerators in the universe. That's the result of a new computational study that simulated particle emissions from distant... more
'Billion-Dollar View': See Incredible Footage from Virgin Galactic's 1st Spaceflight (Video)  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Watch the vehicles separate, the engine blaze and the horizon spin in dramatic in-flight video taken from today's (Dec. 13) flight of Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity. more
Branson looks ahead to beginning commercial SpaceShipTwo flights  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
With a first flight to the edge of space under the company’s belt, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson believes commercial... more
Where DOES Space Begin? Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Flies Right into the Debate  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
"SpaceShipTwo, welcome to space," reads a triumphant tweet from Virgin Galactic posted during today's successful test flight after the company's vehicle reached 51.4 miles... more
ALMA Campaign Provides Unprecedented Views of the Birth of Planets  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Astronomers have cataloged nearly 4,000 exoplanets in orbit around distant stars. Though the discovery of these... more
OneWeb scales back baseline constellation by 300 satellites  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Greg Wyler, OneWeb’s founder, said the company will need only 600 satellites or so instead of 900 after ground tests... more
OneWeb scales back constellation by 300 satellites  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Greg Wyler, OneWeb’s founder, said the company will need only 600 satellites or so instead of 900 after ground tests of the... more
Virgin Galactic completes crewed space test, more flights soon  REUTERS · 3 days
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping years... more
Preparing for Discovery With NASA's Parker Solar Probe  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Weeks after Parker Solar Probe made the closest-ever approach to a star, the science data from the first solar encounter... more
Small Magellanic Cloud: A Satellite Dwarf Galaxy Neighbor  SPACE.COM · 3 days
For hundreds of years the Small Magellanic Cloud has provided astronomers with a relatively close-up view of another galaxy. more
Where DOES Space Begin? Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Flies Right into the Debate  SPACE.COM · 3 days
"SpaceShipTwo, welcome to space," reads a triumphant tweet from Virgin Galactic posted during today's successful test flight after the company's vehicle reached 51.4 miles... more
Virgin Galactic completes manned space test, more flights soon  REUTERS · 4 days
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping years... more
Hubble Space Telescope Will Track Comet 46P/Wirtanen As It Flies Close by Earth  SPACE.COM · 4 days
A comet is set to pass close to Earth this weekend, providing a treat for skywatchers — and for astronomers hoping to... more
Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space. more
Hubble finds far-away planet vanishing at record speed  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The speed and distance at which planets orbit their respective blazing stars can determine each planet's fate—whether the planet remains a longstanding part of its solar system or evaporates into the universe's... more
Tangled magnetic fields power cosmic particle accelerators  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Magnetic field lines tangled like spaghetti in a bowl might be behind the most powerful particle accelerators in the universe. That's the result of a new computational study by researchers from the Department of... more
Virgin Galactic rocket ship reaches space in test flight  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space. more
Virgin Galactic achieves space on SpaceShipTwo test flight  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Virgin Galactic achieved a long-awaited milestone Dec. 13 when its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle performed its longest test flight to date,... more
Virgin Galactic advances space tourism with successful test  REUTERS · 4 days
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane blasted to the edge of space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert,... more
In Photos: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Unity Soars to Space in 4th Powered Test  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Virgin Galactic conducted its fourth powered test flight of the SpaceShipTwo Unity on Dec. 13, 2018, marking the first time the ship... more
Virgin Galactic crew reaches edge of space in flight milestone  REUTERS · 4 days
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane blasted to the edge of space on Thursday, capping off years... more
Virgin Galactic's 4th Powered Test Flight of SpaceShipTwo Unity in Twitter Posts  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Virgin Galactic is conducting the fourth powered test flight of its SpaceShipTwo Unity today and chronicling the attempt - its highest and fastest test... more
Virgin Galactic crew takes off for space in flight milestone  REUTERS · 4 days
A Virgin Galactic space tourism vehicle took off from California's Mojave desert under clear skies on... more
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo on 4th Powered Flight Today: Live Twitter Updates!  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Virgin Galactic is conducting the fourth powered test flight of its SpaceShipTwo Unity today and chronicling the attempt - its highest and fastest test flight yet... more
The Universe of Gaia  ESA · 4 days
A taste of the exciting science that is being performed using data from ESA’s Gaia star surveyor, delving into the formation history of our Milky Way more
NASA's Webb Telescope will provide census of fledgling stars in stellar nursery  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The dazzling glow of young stars dominates images of the giant stellar nursery NGC 346, in the neighboring dwarf galaxy called the Small Magellanic... more
Preparing for discovery with NASA's Parker Solar Probe  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Weeks after Parker Solar Probe made the closest-ever approach to a star, the science data from the first solar encounter is just making its way into the hands of the mission's scientists.... more
Increasing the effectivity of condensation through electrowetting  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers of the department of Physics of Complex Fluids of the University of Twente's MESA+ institute have succeeded in increasing the effectivity of condensation through gravity-driven electrowetting. "We have been able to increase condensation... more
Four NASA-sponsored experiments set to launch on Virgin Galactic spacecraft  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A winged spacecraft will soon take off with four NASA-supported technology experiments onboard. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo will separate from the WhiteKnightTwo twin-fuselage carrier aircraft and continue its rocket-powered... more
Boundary of Space Being Reconsidered as Virgin Galactic Test Program Advances  SPACE.COM · 4 days
As Virgin Galactic gets closer to its first suborbital flights into space, a potential change in terminology could make it easier for the company to achieve... more
Dwarf Planet Ceres Has Carbon-Rich Surface, Study Suggests  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
The surface of the dwarf planet Ceres may contain several times the concentration of carbon than is present in the... more
Calibrating Cosmic Mile Markers  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
New work from the Carnegie Supernova Project provides the best-yet calibrations for using type Ia supernovae to measure cosmic distances, which has implications for our understanding of how... more
Virgin Galactic ready for milestone SpaceShipTwo flight  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
A test flight more than a decade in the making is scheduled to take place Dec. 13 as Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital... more
Large population of potential young planets found in distant planetary systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Astronomers used the powerful ALMA telescope to discover that in other parts of the Milky Way Galaxy (seen here) there is potentially a large population of... more
The Parker Solar Probe takes its first up-close look at the sun  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 days
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe survived its first encounter with the sun and is sending data back to Earth. more
InSight Lander Takes Its First Selfie  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie - a mosaic made up... more
Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space. more
The epoch of planet formation, times twenty  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Astronomers have cataloged nearly 4,000 exoplanets in orbit around distant stars. Though the discovery of these newfound worlds has taught us much, there is still a great deal we do not know about the... more
Bose-Einstein condensates cannot currently detect gravitational waves  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The gravitational waves created in the depths of space indeed reach Earth. Their effects, however, are so small that they could only be observed so far using kilometer-long measurement facilities. Physicists therefore discuss whether... more
NASA's Juno mission halfway to Jupiter science  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
On Dec. 21, NASA's Juno spacecraft will be 3,140 miles (5,053 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops and hurtling by at a healthy clip of 128,802 mph (207,287 kilometers per hour). This will mark the... more
Low-cost catalyst boosts hydrogen production from water  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A future powered by carbon-free fuel depends on our ability to harness and store energy from renewable but intermittent sources, such as solar and wind. Now, a new catalyst gives a boost to a... more
Virgin Galactic to Attempt Flight to Space This Week  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Virgin Galactic plans to perform the next test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane as soon as Dec. 13, a flight that could be the first by the vehicle to... more
Juno mission halfway to Jupiter science  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
On Dec. 21, at 8:49:48 a.m. PST (11:49:48 a.m. EST) NASA's Juno spacecraft will be 3,140 miles (5,053 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops and hurtling by at a healthy clip of 128,802 mph (207,287 kilometers per... more
Astronomers find that dark matter dominates across cosmic time  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In findings published today in The Astrophysical Journal, University of Texas at Austin astronomers report that they have stumbled on an extraordinary galaxy that may corroborate a recently contested theory... more
Scientists discover stability in hybrid photoelectric nanomaterials  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A team of Siberian scientists and foreign colleagues calculated the parameters that influence the intensity of the reaction between carbon nanotubes and phthalocyanines—complex nitrogen-containing compounds. Hybrid constructions based on them are considered as new... more
Rosetta witnesses birth of baby bow shock around comet  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new study reveals that, contrary to first impressions, Rosetta did detect signs of an infant bow shock at the comet it explored for two years – the first ever... more
Physicists Create Quark-Gluon Plasma Droplets  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Physicists from the PHENIX Collaboration have created droplets of a liquid-like state of matter called quark-gluon plasma, forming three distinct shapes and sizes — circles, ellipses... more
Novel approach to perovskite solar cells – cheaper production and high efficiency  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A team of chemists from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania together with physicists from Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB) science institute, Germany, offers a... more
Scientists Visualize the Sun's Mysteries Using 400 Years of Solar Observations  SPACE.COM · 5 days
In an effort to better grasp the sun's past, present and future, Colombian and Spanish researchers made visualizations that meld the last 400 years of recorded... more
Rosetta witnesses birth of baby bow shock around comet  ESA · 5 days
A new study reveals that, contrary to first impressions, Rosetta did detect signs of an infant bow shock... more
SwRI Solar Activity Research Provides Insight into Sun’s Past, Future  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Andrés Muñoz-Jaramillo of Southwest Research Institute and José Manuel Vaquero of University of Extremadura have developed... more
Researchers Create Tiny Droplets of Early Universe Matter  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Researchers have created tiny droplets of the ultra-hot matter that once filled the early universe, forming three distinct shapes and... more
InSight Mars lander takes its first selfie  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie—a mosaic made up of 11 images. This is the same imaging process used by NASA's... more
Virgin Galactic to attempt flight to space this week  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Virgin Galactic plans to perform the next test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane as soon as Dec.... more
Taming turbulence: Seeking to make complex simulations a breeze  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
For scientists wrestling with problems as diverse as containing superhot plasma in a fusion reactor, improving the accuracy of weather forecasts, or probing the unexplained dynamics of a distant galaxy,... more
Calibrating cosmic mile markers  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New work provides the best-yet calibrations for using type Ia supernovae to measure cosmic distances, which has implications for our understanding of how fast the universe is expanding and the role dark energy may play in driving this process. more
Physicists Keep Trying — and Failing — to Find Dark Matter in Dark Places  SPACE.COM · 6 days
A summertime sparkle seemed to hint that researchers had found dark matter, but it looks like those scientists were wrong. more
Perovskite solar cells: cheaper production and high efficiency  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A team of chemists and physicists is offering a novel approach for the selective layer formation in perovskite solar cells. The molecule assembles itself into a monolayer, which can cover a variety... more
Did supernovae kill off large ocean animals at dawn of Pleistocene?  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The effects of a supernova -- and possibly more than one -- on large ocean life like school-bus-sized Megalodon 2.6 million years ago are detailed in... more
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Innovation increases observable volume of the universe by a factor of seven
PHYS.ORG
Exactly how we would send our first laser-powered probe to Alpha Centauri
PHYS.ORG
Actual image of a white dwarf feeding on material from a larger red giant 650 light years from Earth
PHYS.ORG
Rosetta witnesses birth of baby bow shock around comet
ESA
Water found on asteroid, confirming Bennu as excellent mission target
SCIENCE DAILY
It's Official! NASA's Famed Voyager 2 Spacecraft Reaches Interstellar Space
SPACE.COM
NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space
PHYS.ORG
Bizarre 'dark fluid' with negative mass could dominate the universe
PHYS.ORG
Key components of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument are installed atop the Mayall Telescope
PHYS.ORG
Combination of space-based and ground-based telescopes reveals more than 100 exoplanets
PHYS.ORG
Galileo satellites prove Einstein's Relativity Theory to highest accuracy yet
ESA
How some sap-sucking insects fling their pee
SCIENCE-NEWS
Scientists detect biggest known black-hole collision
PHYS.ORG
Charting a course for astronaut safety as NASA launches to the Moon and to Mars
PHYS.ORG
We may soon be able to see the first supergiant stars in the universe
PHYS.ORG
Exoplanet mission launch slot announced
ESA
The power of the wobble: Finding exoplanets in the shifting of starlight
PHYS.ORG
Encouraging prospects for moon hunters
PHYS.ORG
New film celebrates Hubble Space Telescope
PHYS.ORG
What happens to the brain in zero gravity?
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