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Volcanic hydrogen spurs chances of finding exoplanet life
Hunting for habitable exoplanets now may be easier: Cornell University astronomers report that hydrogen pouring from volcanic sources on planets throughout the universe could improve the chances of locating life in the cosmos. (2017-02-27)
Investigating star formation is UMass Amherst researcher's mission
University of Massachusetts Amherst astrophysicist Stella Offner, who has received a five-year, $429,000 faculty early career development (CAREER) grant from National Science Foundation (NSF), plans to use it not only to study how stars are born, but also to develop interactive online astronomy 'tours' to enhance K-12 science education in local schools. (2017-02-27)
First evidence of rocky planet formation in Tatooine system
Evidence of planetary debris surrounding a double sun, 'Tatooine-like' system has been found for the first time by a UCL-led team of researchers. (2017-02-27)
The dawn of a new era for Supernova 1987a
Three decades ago, astronomers spotted one of the brightest exploding stars in more than 400 years. (2017-02-24)
Cosmic blast from the past
Three decades ago, a massive stellar explosion sent shockwaves not only through space but also through the astronomical community. (2017-02-24)
Brightest neutron star yet has a multipolar magnetic field
Scientists have identified a neutron star that is consuming material so fast it emits more x-rays than any other. (2017-02-21)
Tune your radio: Galaxies sing when forming stars
A team led from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) has found the most precise way ever to measure the rate at which stars form in galaxies using their radio emission at 1-10 Gigahertz frequency range. (2017-02-21)
Hubble spotlights a celestial sidekick
Technically, this picture is merely a sidekick of the actual object of interest -- but space is bursting with activity, and this field of bright celestial bodies offers plenty of interest on its own. (2017-02-17)
Biocompatible 3-D tracking system has potential to improve robot-assisted surgery
The cutting-edge biocompatible near-infrared 3-D tracking system used to guide the suturing in the first smart tissue autonomous robot (STAR) surgery has the potential to improve manual and robot-assisted surgery and interventions through unobstructed 3-D visibility and enhanced accuracy, according to a study published in the March 2017 issue of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. (2017-02-17)
US icebreaker to visit New Zealand
New Zealand has granted the United States permission for a US Coast Guard icebreaker, the USCGC Polar Star, to visit the port of Lyttelton later this month. (2017-02-16)
Does our solar system have an undiscovered planet? You can help astronomers find out
ASU's Adam Schneider and colleagues are hunting for runaway worlds in the space between stars, and citizen scientists can join the search with a new NASA-funded website. (2017-02-15)
Intergalactic unions more devastating than we thought
Russian scientists estimated the number of stars disrupted by solitary supermassive black holes in galactic centers formed due to mergers of galaxies containing supermassive black holes. (2017-02-15)
New delta Scuti: Rare pulsating star 7,000 light years away is 1 of only 7 in Milky Way
The newest delta Scuti (SKOO-tee) star in our night sky is so rare it's only one of seven identified by astronomers in the Milky Way. (2017-02-14)
The heart of a far-off star beats for its planet
For the first time, astronomers from MIT and elsewhere have observed a star pulsing in response to its orbiting planet. (2017-02-14)
Black hole is producing its own fuel for star-making
Scientists from MIT, the University of Cambridge, and elsewhere may have an answer. (2017-02-14)
Black-hole-powered jets forge fuel for star formation
Astronomers using ALMA have discovered a surprising connection between a supermassive black hole and the galaxy where it resides. (2017-02-14)
Kalinin, Paranthaman elected Materials Research Society fellows
Two researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sergei Kalinin and Mariappan Parans Paranthaman, have been elected fellows of the Materials Research Society. (2017-02-14)
Scientists make huge dataset of nearby stars available to public
Today, a team that includes MIT and is led by the Carnegie Institution for Science has released the largest collection of observations made with a technique called radial velocity, to be used for hunting exoplanets. (2017-02-13)
Team makes planet hunting a group effort, finds more than 100 candidates
An international team of astronomers released the largest-ever compilation of exoplanet-detecting observations made using a technique called the radial velocity method. (2017-02-13)
Hubble witnesses massive comet-like object pollute atmosphere of a white dwarf
For the first time, scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have witnessed a massive object with the makeup of a comet being ripped apart and scattered in the atmosphere of a white dwarf, the burned-out remains of a compact star. (2017-02-09)
Dwarf star 200 light years away contains life's building blocks
Many scientists believe the Earth was initially dry and that water, carbon and nitrogen -- the building blocks for life -- likely came as a result of collisions with objects that began their lives in the cold outer reaches of our solar system. (2017-02-09)
NASA team looks to ancient earth first to study hazy exoplanets
For astronomers trying to understand which distant planets might have habitable conditions, the role of atmospheric haze has been hazy. (2017-02-09)
Hubble finds big brother of Halley's Comet ripped apart by white dwarf
Scientists using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed, for the first time, a massive, comet-like object that has been ripped apart and scattered in the atmosphere of a white dwarf. (2017-02-09)
A middleweight black hole is hiding at the center of a giant star cluster
All known black holes fall into two categories: small, stellar-mass black holes weighing a few suns, and supermassive black holes weighing millions or billions of suns. (2017-02-08)
NASA finds planets of red dwarf stars may face oxygen loss in habitable zones
NASA scientists are expanding the definition of habitable zones (the area around a star where a life-sustaining planet might lurk), taking into account the effect of stellar activity that can threaten exoplanets' atmospheres with oxygen loss. (2017-02-08)
Protostar displays a strange geometry
Using observations of molecules in the protostar L1527 taken by the ALMA observatory in northern Chile, a group of researchers have uncovered new clues to understanding how dust in a collapsing molecular cloud can shed angular momentum and penetrate beyond an area known as the 'centrifugal barrier' to find its way to the surface of the forming star. (2017-02-07)
Mysterious white dwarf pulsar discovered
An exotic binary star system 380 light-years away has been identified as an elusive white dwarf pulsar -- the first of its kind ever to be discovered in the universe -- thanks to research by the University of Warwick. (2017-02-07)
UNH researcher discovers a black hole feeding frenzy that breaks records
A giant black hole ripped apart a nearby star and then continued to feed off its remains for close to a decade, according to research led by the University of New Hampshire. (2017-02-06)
Hubble captures brilliant star death in 'rotten egg' nebula
The Calabash Nebula, pictured here -- which has the technical name OH 231.8+04.2 -- is a spectacular example of the death of a low-mass star like the sun. (2017-02-03)
Neutrons identify critical details in bacterial enzyme implicated in gastric cancer
Neutron analysis at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is helping researchers better understand a key enzyme found in a bacterium known to cause stomach cancer. (2017-02-01)
Tracing the cosmic web with star-forming galaxies in the distant universe
A research group led by Hiroshima University has revealed a picture of the increasing fraction of massive star-forming galaxies in the distant universe. (2017-01-31)
Star birth with a chance of winds?
The lesser-known constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs), is home to a variety of deep-sky objects -- including this beautiful galaxy, known as NGC 4861. (2017-01-27)
Rapid gas flares discovered in white dwarf star for the first time
Incredibly rapid gas flares from a white dwarf binary star system have been detected for the first time by Oxford University scientists. (2017-01-26)
Research grant for development of positron pulses of unprecedented intensity
The German research foundation DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) has granted 750,000 euros for the research project 'Creation of intense positron pulses on NEPOMUC' -- a collaboration between the University of Greifswald, the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, and the Technical University of Munich. (2017-01-26)
Sci-fi holograms a step closer with ANU invention
Physicists from The Australian National University have invented a tiny device that creates the highest quality holographic images ever achieved, opening the door to imaging technologies seen in science fiction movies such as 'Star Wars.' (2017-01-24)
Synthetic chemicals understudied drivers of environmental change
The growing use of synthetic chemicals, including pesticides and pharmaceuticals to attack unwanted organisms, has outpaced rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations and other agents of global change in the last 45 years, a Duke-led analysis reveals. (2017-01-24)
Switching off the brain
Switching off specific brain regions in a laboratory animal is an important type of experiment used to better understand how the brain works. (2017-01-23)
SF State astronomer searches for signs of life on Wolf 1061 exoplanet
San Francisco State astronomer Stephen Kane and a team of researchers locate the habitable zone, the region where water could exist on the surface of a planet, on the Wolf 1061, a planetary system that's 14 light years away. (2017-01-19)
A tale of two pulsars' tails: Plumes offer geometry lessons to astronomers
Like cosmic lighthouses sweeping the universe with bursts of energy, pulsars have fascinated and baffled astronomers since they were first discovered 50 years ago. (2017-01-17)
Presumed young star turns out to be a galactic senior citizen
49 Lib, a relatively bright star in the southern sky, is twelve billion years old rather than just 2.3 billion. (2017-01-16)
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