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First study with CHEOPS data describes one of the most extreme planets in the universe
CHEOPS keeps its promise: Observations with the space telescope reveal details of the exoplanet WASP-189b - one of the most extreme planets known. (2020-09-28)
SwRI study describes discovery of close binary trans-Neptunian object
A new study authored by Southwest Research Institute scientists Rodrigo Leiva and Marc Buie reveals the binary nature of a trans-Neptunian object (TNO). (2020-09-28)
Pair of massive baby stars swaddled in salty water vapor
Using ALMA, astronomers spotted a pair of massive baby stars growing in salty cosmic soup. (2020-09-25)
Air pollution leads to increase in electricity usage, study suggests
High levels of air pollution are forcing people inside to consume more electricity, subsequently causing even greater environmental problems by increasing greenhouse gas emissions. (2020-09-24)
Remnants of an ancient asteroid shed new light on the early solar system
Researchers have shaken up a once accepted timeline for cataclysmic events in the early solar system. (2020-09-24)
WPI math professor verifies centuries-old conjecture about formation of the solar system
Using a limited set of mathematical equations, Worcester Polytechnic Institute mathematical sciences professor Mayer Humi said he has confirmed a 224-year-old math conjecture about the origins of our solar system, providing insights about the process that leads to the formation of solar systems across the universe. (2020-09-23)
Can ripples on the sun help predict solar flares?
Scientists discovered in 1996 that sunquakes are linked to solar flares. (2020-09-22)
Ryugu's rocky past
Researchers find evidence that asteroid Ryugu was born out of the possible destruction of a larger parent asteroid millions of years ago. (2020-09-21)
SwRI instruments aboard Rosetta help detect unexpected ultraviolet aurora at a comet
Data from Southwest Research Institute-led instruments aboard ESA's Rosetta spacecraft have helped reveal auroral emissions in the far ultraviolet around a comet for the first time. (2020-09-21)
Comet Chury's ultraviolet aurora
On Earth, auroras, also called northern lights, have always fascinated people. (2020-09-21)
Mirror-like photovoltaics get more electricity out of heat
New heat-harnessing 'solar' cells that reflect 99% of the energy they can't convert to electricity could help bring down the price of storing renewable energy as heat, as well as harvesting waste heat from exhaust pipes and chimneys. (2020-09-21)
CU Denver researcher analyzes the use of solar energy at US airports
By studying 488 public airports in the United States, University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs researcher Serena Kim, PhD, found that 20% of them have adopted solar photovoltaic (PV), commonly known as solar panels, over the last decade. (2020-09-21)
NASA's IRIS spots nanojets: Shining light on heating the solar corona
In a paper published today in Nature Astronomy, researchers report the first ever clear images of nanojets -- bright thin lights that travel perpendicular to the magnetic structures in the solar atmosphere, called the corona -- in a process that reveals the existence of one of the potential coronal heating candidates: nanoflares. (2020-09-21)
Solar storm forecasts for Earth improved with help from the public
Scientists used observations recorded by members of the public to increase accuracy of computer model predictions of when harmful CMEs will hit Earth. (2020-09-18)
HKU's Laboratory for Space Research member co-discovers first planet found around white dwarf star
An international team of astronomers led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, including NASA co-authors, and Thomas G. (2020-09-16)
From star to solar system: How protoplanetary rings form in primordial gas clouds
The star HL Tauri is glowing at the center of a system of concentric rings made from gas and dust and producing planets, one for each gap in the ring. (2020-09-15)
Theoretically, two layers are better than one for solar-cell efficiency
Solar cells have come a long way, but inexpensive, thin film solar cells are still far behind more expensive, crystalline solar cells in efficiency. (2020-09-15)
Modern theory from ancient impacts
It is generally accepted that the inner region of the early solar system was subject to an intense period of meteoric bombardment referred to as the late heavy bombardment. (2020-09-15)
Tandem devices feel the heat
Researchers develop a better understanding of how novel solar cells developed in the lab will operate under real conditions. (2020-09-14)
Carbon-rich exoplanets may be made of diamonds
In a new study published recently in The Planetary Science Journal, a team of researchers from Arizona State University and the University of Chicago have determined that some carbon-rich exoplanets, given the right circumstances, could be made of diamonds and silica. (2020-09-11)
Development of photovoltaics that can be applied like paint for real-life application
Researchers in Korea have successfully developed a high-efficiency large-area organic solution processable solar cell by controlling the speed at which the solution of raw materials for solar cells became solidified after being coated. (2020-09-09)
The presence of resonating cavities above sunspots has been confirmed
An international team of researchers, led by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), has confirmed the existence of resonant cavities above sunspots. (2020-09-09)
Scientists have discovered an environmentally friendly way to transform silicon into nanoparticles
Scientists have developed a new method of silicon recycling. The majority of solar panels that are produced in ever-increasing quantities use silicon. (2020-09-08)
Meteorites show transport of material in early solar system
New studies of a rare type of meteorite show that material from close to the Sun reached the outer solar system even as the planet Jupiter cleared a gap in the disk of dust and gas from which the planets formed. (2020-09-08)
California offshore winds show promise as power source
One of the challenges of moving toward fully renewable energy in California by 2045 is matching production to demand. (2020-09-08)
Intelligent software for district renewable energy management
CSEM has developed Maestro, an intelligent software application that can manage and schedule the production and use of renewable energies for an entire neighborhood. (2020-09-04)
Surprise on Mars
NASA's InSight mission provides data from the surface of Mars. (2020-09-04)
New understanding of electrolyte additives will improve dye-sensitised solar cells
Dye-sensitised solar cells could perform better thanks to improved understanding of additives in optimising electrolytes. (2020-09-03)
NOAA-NASA satellite reveals burn scars from Elkhorn Fire in California
Imagery from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA/NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite highlights the burn scars from the Elkhorn Fire in northern California on Sep. (2020-09-03)
The circumstellar disk in the triple-star system GW-Orionis is shaped by disk tearing
When the disks of gas and dust that surround young stars are misaligned, a phenomenon predicted by models - known as ''disk tearing'' - does appear to occur, according to a new observational study of a young triple-star system located in the constellation of Orion. (2020-09-03)
A disk of gas would explain mysterious light changes observed in Sagittarius constellation
The enigmatic variations of light in a binary system, located in Sagittarius constellation, could be explained by the presence of a variable gas disk around a hot star that revolves around a cooler star. (2020-09-02)
Scientists detect first-of-its-kind 'intermediate-mass' black hole
An international research collaboration including Northwestern University astronomers has witnessed the birth of an ''intermediate-mass'' black hole. (2020-09-02)
Mammoth collision of `impossible' black holes detected for the first time
The most massive black hole collision ever detected has been directly observed by the LIGO and VIRGO Scientific Collaboration, which includes scientists from The Australian National University (ANU). (2020-09-02)
Asphalt adds to air pollution, especially on hot, sunny days
Asphalt is a near-ubiquitous substance -- it's found in roads, on roofs and in driveways -- but its chemical emissions rarely figure into urban air quality management plans. (2020-09-02)
Has Earth's oxygen rusted the Moon for billions of years?
To the surprise of many planetary scientists, the oxidized iron mineral hematite has been discovered at high latitudes on the Moon, according to a study led by University of Hawaii researchers. (2020-09-02)
Europe's largest Solar Telescope GREGOR unveils magnetic details of the Sun
GREGOR, the largest solar telescope in Europe, which is operated by a German consortium and located on Teide Observatory, Spain, has obtained unprecedented images of the fine-structure of the Sun. (2020-09-01)
Standing the test of time with a perfect partner
Identifying the ideal co-catalyst can significantly extend the working lifetime of solar fuel-generating photocatalysts. (2020-09-01)
Researchers develop molecule to store solar energy
Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have developed a molecule that absorbs energy from sunlight and stores it in chemical bonds. (2020-08-31)
Molecular dispersion enhances quasi-bilayer organic solar cells
Based on a polymeric donor PBDBT-2F and a nonfullerene (NF) acceptor Y6, researchers proposed a strategy to improve the properties of photovoltaic performances in PHJ-based OSCs through dilute dispersions of the PBDBT-2F donor into the acceptor-dominant phase with the sequential film deposition. (2020-08-27)
Unexpected abundance of hydrogen in meteorites reveals the origin of Earth's water
Meteorite material presumed to be devoid of water because it formed in the dry inner Solar System appears to have contained sufficient hydrogen to have delivered to Earth at least three times the mass of water in its oceans, a new study shows. (2020-08-27)
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