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'Are we alone?' Study refines which exoplanets are potentially habitable
Researchers are first to combine 3D climate modeling with atmospheric chemistry to explore the habitability of planets around M dwarf stars, which comprise about 70% of the total galactic population. (2019-11-14)
Distant worlds under many suns
Astrophysicist Dr Markus Mugrauer of Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, has discovered many new multiple star systems that contain exoplanets. (2019-11-13)
A runaway star ejected from the galactic heart of darkness
Astronomers have spotted an ultrafast star, traveling at a blistering 6 million km/h, that was ejected by the supermassive black hole at the heart at the Milky Way five million years ago. (2019-11-12)
Turbulence creates ice in clouds
Vertical air motions increase ice formation in mixed-phase clouds. This correlation was predicted theoretically for a long time, but could now be observed for the first time in nature. (2019-11-08)
NASA's NICER catches record-setting X-ray burst
On Aug. 20, 2019 NASA's NICER telescope saw a spike of X-rays from a massive explosion on a pulsar. (2019-11-07)
Hubble captures a dozen galaxy doppelgangers
This NASA Hubble Space Telescope photo reveals a cosmic kaleidoscope of a remote galaxy that has been split into a dozen multiple images by the effect of gravitational lensing. (2019-11-07)
The most spectacular celestial vision you'll never see
Contrary to previous thought, a gigantic planet in wild orbit does not preclude the presence of an Earth-like planet in the same solar system - or life on that planet. (2019-11-05)
HKU astronomy research team unveils one origin of globular clusters around giant galaxies
A study led by Dr Jeremy Lim and his Research Assistant, Miss Emily Wong, at the Department of Physics of The University of Hong Kong (HKU), utilizing data from the Hubble Space Telescope, has provided surprising answers to the origin of some globular clusters around giant galaxies at the centers of galaxy clusters. (2019-11-05)
NASA's TESS presents panorama of southern sky
The glow of the Milky Way -- our galaxy seen edgewise -- arcs across a sea of stars in a new mosaic of the southern sky produced from a year of observations by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). (2019-11-05)
Researchers find best classroom shapes for fish swimming in schools
A team of researchers has identified the best arrangements for fish swimming in schools -- formations that are superior in terms of saving energy while also optimizing speed. (2019-11-04)
Worldwide observations confirm nearby 'lensing' exoplanet
Researchers using telescopes around the world confirmed and characterized an exoplanet orbiting a nearby star through a rare phenomenon known as gravitational microlensing. (2019-11-01)
New study sheds light on conditions that trigger supernovae explosions
For the first time, researchers were able to demonstrate the process of detonation formation using both experiments and numerical simulations carried out on supercomputers. (2019-11-01)
Even 'Goldilocks' exoplanets need a well-behaved star
Rice University scientists model how the 'weather' on a star impacts exoplanets to see if even those thought to be in habitable zones could suffer from solar storms. (2019-10-31)
Scientists may have discovered whole new class of black holes
New research shows that astronomers' search for black holes might have been missing an entire class of black holes that they didn't know existed. (2019-10-31)
Simulations explain giant exoplanets with eccentric, close-in orbits
As planetary systems evolve, gravitational interactions between planets can fling some of them into eccentric elliptical orbits around the host star. (2019-10-30)
New insights could help block the path of cancer 'super-highways'
A key mechanism controlling tissue structure, which could help identify drugs that make it harder for cancer cells to spread, has been identified by researchers at the Francis Crick Institute. (2019-10-28)
X-ray scout sees first light
Observations with eRosita promise a breakthrough in our understanding of the energetic universe. (2019-10-25)
Insight-HXMT team releases new results on black hole and neutron star X-ray binaries
Scientists with the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (Insight-HXMT) team presented their new results on black hole and neutron star X-ray binaries during a press conference held Oct. (2019-10-25)
How to spot a wormhole (if they exist)
Whether wormholes exist is up for debate. But in a paper in Physical Review D, physicists describe a technique for detecting these pathways. (2019-10-23)
Mix master: Modeling magnetic reconnection in partially ionized plasma
Many of the most dramatic events in the solar system--the spectacle of the Northern Lights, the explosiveness of solar flares, and the destructive impact of geomagnetic storms that can disrupt communication and electrical grids on Earth--are driven in part by a common phenomenon: fast magnetic reconnection. (2019-10-22)
Deuteron-like heavy dibaryons -- a step towards finding exotic nuclei
Using supercomputer, TIFR's physicists have predicted the existence of deuteron-like exotic nuclei for the first time as well as provided their masses precisely. (2019-10-22)
A star is born: Using lasers to study how star stuff is made
On a typical day at the world's biggest laser, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in Livermore, California, you can find scientists casually making star-like conditions using 192 high-powered lasers. (2019-10-21)
Insects share the same signaling pathway to form their 3-dimensional body
Zoologist shows that beetles, bugs and crickets control their body shape through Fog signalling / publication in 'eLife'. (2019-10-21)
Pitt study: Sexual selection alone could spark formation of new species
Because of imprinted preferences, strawberry poison frog females mate more with similar colored males, and less with differently colored males. (2019-10-17)
Exoplanet interiors have Earth-like geochemistry
The interiors of some exoplanets have Earth-like geochemistry, according to a new study, which finds that extrasolar rocks share similar levels of oxidation, or oxygen fugacity, to those in the solar system. (2019-10-17)
Cascades of gas around young star indicate early stages of planet formation
What does a gestating baby planet look like? New research in Nature by a team including Carnegie's Jaehan Bae investigated the effects of three planets in the process of forming around a young star, revealing the source of their atmospheres. (2019-10-16)
Gas 'waterfalls' reveal infant planets around young star
For the first time, astronomers using ALMA have witnessed 3D motions of gas in a planet-forming disk. (2019-10-16)
Hubble observes 1st confirmed interstellar comet
Hubble has given astronomers their best look yet at an interstellar visitor -- comet 2I/Borisov -- whose speed and trajectory indicate it has come from beyond our solar system. (2019-10-16)
Hubble observes new interstellar visitor
On 12 October 2019, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provided astronomers with their best look yet at an interstellar visitor -- Comet 2I/Borisov -- which is believed to have arrived here from another planetary system elsewhere in our galaxy. (2019-10-16)
Heron survey fishes out detail in ghostly galaxy outskirts
Astronomers have completed the largest survey to date of the faint outskirts of nearby galaxies, successfully testing a low-cost system for exploring these local stellar systems. (2019-10-15)
Astronomers use giant galaxy cluster as X-ray magnifying lens
Astronomers at MIT and elsewhere have used a massive cluster of galaxies as an X-ray magnifying glass to peer back in time, to nearly 9.4 billion years ago. (2019-10-14)
Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf galaxies have a significant impact on the evolution of these galaxies by suppressing star formation. (2019-10-11)
Unlocking the secrets of gallstones
How gallstones are formed in the body was previously unknown, despite the fact that they are among the ten most common reasons for a stay in hospital. (2019-10-08)
Paleontology: New Australian pterosaur may have survived the longest
The discovery of a previously unknown species of pterosaur, which may have persisted as late as the Turonian period (90-93 million years ago), is reported in Scientific Reports this week. (2019-10-03)
This is how a 'fuzzy' universe may have looked
Scientists at MIT, Princeton University, and Cambridge University have found that the early universe, and the very first galaxies, would have looked very different depending on the nature of dark matter. (2019-10-03)
Massive filaments fuel the growth of galaxies and supermassive black holes
Based on direct observations researchers have discovered massive filaments between galaxies in a proto-cluster, extending over more than 1 million parsecs and providing the fuel for intense formation of stars and the growth of super massive black holes within the proto-cluster. (2019-10-03)
A new, unified pathway for prebiotic RNA synthesis
Adding to support for the RNA world hypothesis, Sidney Becker and colleagues have presented what's not been shown before -- a single chemical pathway that could generate both the purine and pyrimidine nucleosides, the key building blocks of RNA. (2019-10-03)
Glowing gas reveals faint filaments of the cosmic web
Faintly glowing wisps of gas, excited by the intense light of surrounding star-forming galaxies, have given astronomers a rare glimpse of one of the Universe's largest but most elusive features -- the intergalactic filaments of the cosmic web. (2019-10-03)
Gemini Observatory with NSF's National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory
Astronomers have uncovered two historic events in which the Andromeda Galaxy underwent major changes to its structure. (2019-10-02)
Record breaking observations find most remote protocluster of galaxies
An international team of astronomers with participation by researchers from DAWN, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen has discovered a protocluster of galaxies 13.0 billion light years away. (2019-10-01)
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