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Secrets of bright, rapidly spinning star revealed
Almost 50 years after it was first predicted that rapidly rotating stars would emit polarized light, a UNSW Sydney-led team of scientists has succeeded in observing the phenomenon for the first time. (2017-09-18)
Star formation influenced by local environmental conditions
Three scientists at Niels Bohr Institute (NBI), University of Copenhagen, have carried out extensive computer simulations related to star formation. (2017-09-15)
NASA's one-year mission investigates how space affects astronauts' functional performance
Adapting to the microgravity environment of space changes the way your brain interprets sensory signals, decreases muscle strength and alters cardiovascular function. (2017-09-14)
Could interstellar ice provide the answer to birth of DNA?
Researchers at the University of York have shown that molecules brought to earth in meteorite strikes could potentially be converted into the building blocks of DNA. (2017-09-14)
The return of the comet-like exoplanet
Astronomers from UNIGE), also members of the PlanetS, focused the Hubble Space Telescope on an exoplanet that had already been seen losing its atmosphere, which forms an enormous cloud of hydrogen, giving the planet the appearance of a giant comet. (2017-09-14)
NASA's Hubble captures blistering pitch-black planet
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt. (2017-09-14)
Hubble observes pitch black planet
Astronomers have discovered that the well-studied exoplanet WASP-12b reflects almost no light, making it appear essentially pitch black. (2017-09-14)
Inferno world with titanium skies
Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have detected titanium oxide in an exoplanet atmosphere for the first time. (2017-09-13)
Astronauts don't develop anemia during spaceflight, NASA study suggests
Space flight anemia -- the reduction of circulating red blood cells during time spent in space -- is an established phenomenon, but it may not be a major concern during long-duration space missions, according to a study published in the open-access journal BMC Hematology. (2017-09-12)
KFU astronomers discovered an exoplanet together with Turkish and Japanese colleagues
In the last 20 years several thousand exoplanets have been found orbiting solar-type stars, but only about a hundred around giant stars. (2017-09-12)
Scientists use mismatch in telescopic data to get a handle on quasars and their 'tails'
Scientists compared the data on the coordinates of quasars obtained by Gaia and VLBI and suggested a method for revealing structure indirectly by means of combining the data from existing telescopes. (2017-09-12)
Keeping NASA's James Webb Space Telescope in the dark
This bunny-suited technician is performing the important task of ensuring no unwanted infrared light interferes with the optical testing of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope inside of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. (2017-09-12)
A one-of-a-kind star found to change over decades
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame recently found new evidence that lends support to an existing theory of how the unusual star emits energy. (2017-09-12)
Sun erupts with significant flare
The sun emitted a significant, X8.2-class solar flare, peaking at 12:06 p.m. (2017-09-11)
Explosive birth of stars swells galactic cores
Astronomers found that active star formation upswells galaxies, like yeast helps bread rise. (2017-09-10)
NASA sees remnants of Katia dissipating after Mexico landfall
NOAA's GOES East satellite captured an image of former Hurricane Katia's remnant clouds over southern Mexico after its landfall. (2017-09-09)
Team led by graduate student at PPPL produces unique simulation of magnetic reconnection
There is a new application of the fluid model to reconnection in space plasmas. (2017-09-08)
Exchanges of identity in deep space
By reproducing the complexity of the cosmos through unprecedented simulations, a new study highlights the importance of the possible behaviour of very high energy photons. (2017-09-07)
Active region on sun continues to emit solar flares
The sun emitted two mid-level solar flares on Sept. 7, 2017. (2017-09-07)
Does the organic material of comets predate our solar system?
The Rosetta space probe discovered a large amount of organic material in the nucleus of comet 'Chury.' In an article published by MNRAS on Aug. (2017-09-06)
'Extreme' telescopes find the second-fastest-spinning pulsar
By following up on mysterious high-energy sources mapped by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, a Netherlands-based radio telescope has discovered a new pulsar, the second fastest-spinning known. (2017-09-05)
NASA's SDO captures image of mid-level flare
The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 4:33 pm EDT on Sept. (2017-09-05)
Molecules move faster near sticky surfaces
Molecules move faster as they get closer to adhesive surfaces, but this effect is not permanent. (2017-09-01)
Hubble delivers first hints of possible water content of TRAPPIST-1 planets
An international team of astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to estimate whether there might be water on the seven earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby dwarf star TRAPPIST-1. (2017-08-31)
ALMA finds huge hidden reservoirs of turbulent gas in distant galaxies
ALMA has been used to detect turbulent reservoirs of cold gas surrounding distant starburst galaxies. (2017-08-30)
Artificial intelligence analyzes gravitational lenses 10 million times faster
Researchers from the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have for the first time shown that neural networks -- a form of artificial intelligence -- can accurately analyze the complex distortions in spacetime known as gravitational lenses 10 million times faster than traditional methods. (2017-08-30)
Magnetic fields in distant galaxy are new piece of cosmic puzzle
Astronomers have measured magnetic fields in a galaxy 4.6 billion light-years away -- a big clue to understanding how magnetic fields formed and evolved over cosmic time. (2017-08-30)
Weightlessness affects health of cosmonauts at molecular level
It is widely known that space conditions influence metabolism, thermoregulation, heart biorhythms, muscle tone and other physiological aspects. (2017-08-29)
Record-breaking galaxy 5 billion light-years away shows we live in a magnetic universe
A team of astronomers has observed the magnetic field of a galaxy five billion light-years from Earth. (2017-08-28)
Georgia State astronomers collaborate to study variability in Seven Sisters cluster
An international team of astronomers has used a new algorithm to enhance observations from the NASA Kepler Space Telescope in its K2 Mission and perform the most detailed study yet of the variability of the Seven Sisters star cluster. (2017-08-28)
Kepler satellite discovers variability in the Seven Sisters
Dr. Tim White of the Stellar Astrophysics Centre at Aarhus University and his team of Danish and international astronomers have demonstrated a powerful new technique for observing stars such as the Pleiades star cluster, which are ordinarily far too bright to look at with high performance telescopes. (2017-08-25)
The spacefaring power of... pee? (video)
Space scientists have to take advantage of all the materials available to them on a deep-space mission. (2017-08-24)
NASA's Webb Telescope will study our solar system's 'ocean worlds'
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will use its infrared capabilities to study the (2017-08-24)
Best ever image of a star's surface and atmosphere
Using ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer astronomers have constructed the most detailed image ever of a star -- the red supergiant star Antares. (2017-08-23)
Study finds that gravity, 'mechanical loading' are key to cartilage development
Mechanical loading is required for creating cartilage that is then turned to bone; however, little is known about cartilage development in the absence of gravity. (2017-08-22)
Satellite watches remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey near Honduras
NOAA's GOES-East satellite has been watching the remnants for former Tropical Storm Harvey as it tracks west across the Caribbean Sea. (2017-08-21)
OU astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic star
A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist, Mukremin Kilic, and his team have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40 and 46 minutes, respectively. (2017-08-18)
Satellite sees the formation of eastern Pacific's Tropical Depression 13E
The thirteenth tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific Ocean season formed on Aug. (2017-08-18)
NJIT researchers will follow in the moon's slipstream to capture high-res sunspot images
While much of the research around the eclipse on Monday will focus on the effects of the Sun's brief, daytime disappearance on Earth and its atmosphere, a group of solar physicists will be leveraging the rare event to capture a better glimpse of the star itself. (2017-08-18)
NASA Ppotects its super heroes from space weather
When astronauts travel in space they can't see or even feel radiation. (2017-08-17)
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