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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... 4 hours
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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... 14 hours
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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... 15 hours
solar minimum surprisingly constant Solar Minimum Surprisingly Constant
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Gravitational-Wave Detector Catches Lightest Black Hole Smashup Yet
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The Sun's Sleepy Phase Is Surprisingly Consistent
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Interstellar space probes: Where's the brakes?
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Strained hybrid perovskite thin films and their impact on the intrinsic stability of perovskite solar cells
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Gravitational-Wave Detector Catches Lightest Black Hole Smashup Yet
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Nearby Pulsars Shed Light on Origin of Excess Antimatter
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How to Use Mobile Apps to See the Solar System's Ice-Giant Planets
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Solar minimum surprisingly constant
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Interstellar visitor shaped like giant fire extinguisher (Update)
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Images of strange solar system visitor peel away some of the mystery
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NASA detects solar flare pulses at Sun and Earth
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Excess antielectrons aren’t from nearby dead stars, study says
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Earthbound Antimatter Mystery Deepens After Scientists Rule Out Pulsar Source
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New Type of Highly Energetic Cosmic Explosion Discovered
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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... 2 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. 2 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... 2 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... 3 days
Colliding black holes are reported for a fifth time
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NASA's New James Webb Space Telescope Just Got Its 1st Science Targets
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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... 3 days
NASA Unveils First Science Projects for the James Webb Space Telescope
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Technique uses solar thermal energy to split H2O and CO2 for jet fuel
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A familiar-looking messenger from another solar system
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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. 3 days
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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. 3 days
What is the computational power of the universe?
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This Newly Discovered Exoplanet Might Be Able to Support Life
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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,... 3 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... 3 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. 3 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. 3 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... 3 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. 4 days
Haze keeps Pluto cool by kicking heat out to space
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Ionic 'solar cell' could provide on-demand water desalination
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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... 4 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... 4 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. 4 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... 4 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... 4 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 4 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... 4 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. 4 days
gravitational waves from merging supermassive black holes will be spotted within 10 years new study predicts Gravitational Waves from Merging Supermassive Black Holes Will Be Spotted within 10 Years, New Study Predicts
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers won’t have to... 4 days
a cosmic snake reveals the structure of remote galaxies A 'Cosmic Snake' Reveals the Structure of Remote Galaxies
ASTRO WATCH The formation of stars in distant galaxies is still largely unexplored. For the first time, astronomers at the... 4 days
Zwicky Transient Facility sees 'first light'
SCIENCE DAILY A new robotic camera that can capture hundreds of thousands of stars and galaxies in a single shot has taken its first image -- an event astronomers refer to as 'first light.' The camera is the... 4 days
Simulating the universe using Einstein’s theory of gravity may solve cosmic puzzles
SCIENCE-NEWS Better simulating the dense parts of the universe could improve scientists’ view of how the universe evolves. 4 days
When Two Become One: Twisted Cosmic Knot Shines in Hubble Photo
SPACE.COM This image shows what happens when two galaxies collide to become one. 4 days
Sunny future for renewables thanks to China: IEA
PHYS.ORG Solar energy is to lead the race to new power generation over the coming decades, thanks in large part to China and India, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday. 5 days
Proposed NASA mission would investigate where space weather begins
PHYS.ORG A NASA team is advancing a mission to reveal unprecedented details about solar flares, powerful eruptions that explode with enough energy that each one could power all of Earth for... 5 days
Solar System Planets: Order of the 8 (or 9) Planets
SPACE.COM There used to be nine planets. Now there are eight, or maybe there are nine after all. Whichever you prefer, here is a list of them in the... 5 days
Zwicky Transient Facility First Light
SPACE.COM A gallery if images from the Zwicky Transient Facility's (ZTF) first view of the universe, and its ultra-wide-field camera, based at the Palomar Observatory. 5 days
New camera on Palomar telescope will seek out supernovas, asteroids and more
SCIENCE-NEWS The Zwicky Transient Facility at Palomar Observatory in California will seek supernovas, black holes and asteroids. 5 days
Zwicky Transient Facility sees 'first light'
PHYS.ORG A new robotic camera with the ability to capture hundreds of thousands of stars and galaxies in a single shot has taken its first image of the sky—an event astronomers refer to as "first light." The... 5 days
Butterfly wing inspires photovoltaics: Light absorption can be enhanced by up to 200 percent
PHYS.ORG Sunlight reflected by solar cells is lost as unused energy. The wings of the butterfly Pachliopta aristolochiae are drilled by... 5 days
Butterfly wing inspires photovoltaics: Light absorption can be enhanced by up to 200 percent
SCIENCE DAILY Sunlight reflected by solar cells is lost as unused energy. The wings of the butterfly Pachliopta aristolochiae are drilled by... 5 days
Milky Way Galaxy: Facts About Our Galactic Home
SPACE.COM The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy, about 100,000 light-years across. We live on one of its minor spurs, the Orion Arm. 5 days
Giant ionized gas nebula found by astronomers
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Twisting molecule wrings more power from solar cells
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Researchers release evaluation of solar pumps for irrigation and salt mining in India
PHYS.ORG In 2014, the government of India made an ambitious goal to replace 26 million groundwater pumps run on costly diesel, for more... 5 days
Black holes, curved spacetime and quantum computing
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Ancient spiral galaxy is 11 billion years old
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The anatomy of a 'cosmic snake' reveals the structure of distant galaxies
PHYS.ORG We have a fair understanding of the fundamental mechanisms that regulate star formation in galaxies, from the interstellar matter to the diffuse clouds distributed... 5 days
New molecules for OLEDs and pharmaceuticals
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duo of titanic galaxies captured in extreme starbursting merger Duo of Titanic Galaxies Captured in Extreme Starbursting Merger
ASTRO WATCH New observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have uncovered the never-before-seen close encounter between two astoundingly bright... 5 days
MIT researchers release evaluation of solar pumps for irrigation and salt mining in India
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hitomi mission glimpses cosmic recipe for the nearby universe Hitomi Mission Glimpses Cosmic 'Recipe' for the Nearby Universe
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ALMA Spots Pair of Extremely Rare Hyper-Luminous Starburst Galaxies
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listening for gravitational waves using pulsars Listening for Gravitational Waves Using Pulsars
ASTRO WATCH One of the most spectacular achievements in physics so far this century has been the observation of gravitational waves, ripples in space-time that result... 5 days
How understanding photosynthesis informs solar energy, materials science, nanotechnology and photonics
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists explore new methods to capitalize on Nature's light-harvesting secrets. Their new study outlines the design of a synthetic system for energy gathering, conversion and transport... 5 days
Stellar explosions and cosmic 'recipe' for nearby universe
SCIENCE DAILY Thanks to an in-depth look into the composition of gas in the Perseus galaxy cluster, Japan's Hitomi mission has given scientists new insights into the stellar explosions that formed its chemical elements. 5 days
Gravitational waves from merging supermassive black holes will be spotted within 10 years
SCIENCE DAILY New research predicts that gravitational waves generated by the merger of two supermassive black holes -- the strongest gravitational waves in the... 6 days
James Webb Space Telescope early science observations revealed
PHYS.ORG Astronomers around the world will have immediate access to early data from specific science observations from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, which will be completed within the first five months of Webb's... 6 days
Duo of titanic galaxies captured in extreme starbursting merger
PHYS.ORG New observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have uncovered the never-before-seen close encounter between two astoundingly bright and spectacularly massive galaxies in the early universe. These so-called hyper-luminous... 6 days
Gravitational waves from merging supermassive black holes will be spotted within 10 years, study predicts
PHYS.ORG Astronomers won't have to wait much longer for their first glimpse of one of the biggest types of... 6 days
Hitomi mission glimpses cosmic 'recipe' for the nearby universe
PHYS.ORG Before its brief mission ended unexpectedly in March 2016, Japan's Hitomi X-ray observatory captured exceptional information about the motions of hot gas in the Perseus galaxy cluster. Now, thanks to... 6 days
Synthetic circuits can harvest light energy
MIT Novel structures made with DNA scaffolds could be used to create solar-powered materials. 6 days
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Images of strange solar system visitor peel away some of the mystery
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NASA detects solar flare pulses at Sun and Earth
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How do you find a star cluster? Easy, simply count the stars
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Ionic 'solar cell' could provide on-demand water desalination
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Closest temperate world orbiting quiet star discovered
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A fleeting visit—an asteroid from another planetary system just shot past Earth
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