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Hubble observes tiny galaxy with big heart
Nestled within this field of bright foreground stars lies ESO 495-21, a tiny galaxy with a big heart. (2019-06-13)
Earth's heavy metals result of supernova explosion, University of Guelph Research Reveals
New research by a University of Guelph physicist suggests most of Earth's heavy metals were spewed from a largely overlooked kind of star explosion called a collapsar. (2019-06-13)
Mature galaxy mesmerizes in new Hubble view
NGC 7773 is a beautiful example of a barred spiral galaxy. (2019-06-07)
Subaru Telescope captures 1800 exploding stars
The Subaru Telescope has captured images of more than 1800 exploding stars in the Universe, some located 8 billion light years from Earth. (2019-05-30)
Major step forward in the production of 'green' hydrogen
The first thermodynamically reversible chemical reactor capable of producing hydrogen as a pure product stream represents a 'transformational' step forward in the chemical industry. (2019-05-27)
Scientists uncover exotic matter in the sun's atmosphere
Scientists today announced a major new finding about how matter behaves in the extreme conditions of the sun's atmosphere. (2019-05-24)
Hubble spies curious galaxy moving a little closer
This Hubble image stars Messier 90, a beautiful spiral galaxy located roughly 60 million light-years from the Milky Way in the constellation of Virgo (the Virgin). (2019-05-24)
Gas insulation could be protecting an ocean inside Pluto
Computer simulations provide compelling evidence that an insulating layer of gas hydrates could keep a subsurface ocean from freezing beneath Pluto's icy exterior, according to a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience. (2019-05-20)
CosmoGAN: Training a neural network to study dark matter
A Berkeley Lab-led research group is using a deep learning method known as generative adversarial networks to enhance the use of gravitational lensing in the study of dark matter. (2019-05-16)
New clues about how ancient galaxies lit up the Universe
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed that some of the Universe's earliest galaxies were brighter than expected. (2019-05-09)
Gravitational waves leave a detectable mark, physicists say
New research shows that gravitational waves leave behind plenty of 'memories' that could help detect them even after they've passed. (2019-05-09)
Explosions of universe's first stars spewed powerful jets
Instead of ballooning into spheres, as once thought, early supernovae ejected jets that may have seeded new stars. (2019-05-08)
A new filter to better map the dark universe
To address messy measurements of the cosmic web that connects matter in the universe, researchers at Berkeley Lab developed a way to improve the accuracy and clarity of these measurements based on the stretching of the universe's oldest light. (2019-05-08)
Secrets of the 'blue supergiant' revealed
'Blue supergiants' -- the final phase in a giant star's lifetime -- have been seen for the fist time. (2019-05-06)
Blue supergiant stars open doors to concert in space
Blue supergiants are rock-and-roll: they live fast and die young. (2019-05-06)
Experimental device generates electricity from the coldness of the universe
A drawback of solar panels is that they require sunlight to generate electricity. (2019-05-06)
Hubble spots a stunning spiral galaxy
NGC 2903 is located about 30 million light-years away in the constellation of Leo (the Lion), and was studied as part of a Hubble survey of the central regions of roughly 145 nearby disk galaxies. (2019-05-03)
Hubble assembles wide view of the distant universe
Astronomers developed a mosaic of the distant Universe that documents 16 years of observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. (2019-05-02)
Hubble astronomers assemble wide view of the evolving universe
Astronomers have put together the largest and most comprehensive 'history book' of galaxies into one single image, using 16 years' worth of observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. (2019-05-02)
Nuclear 'magic numbers' collapse beyond the doubly magic nickel 78
Scientists have demonstrated that nickel 78, a neutron-rich 'doubly magic' isotope of nickel with 28 protons and 50 neutrons, still maintains a spherical shape that allows it to be relatively stable despite the large imbalance in the number of protons and neutrons. (2019-05-01)
Dark matter exists: The observations which question its presence in galaxies disproved
As fascinating as it is mysterious, dark matter is one of the greatest enigmas of astrophysics and cosmology. (2019-04-29)
Spinning black hole sprays light-speed plasma clouds into space
Astronomers have discovered rapidly swinging jets coming from a black hole almost 8,000 light-years from Earth. (2019-04-29)
New Hubble measurements confirm universe is expanding faster than expected
New measurements from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope confirm that the Universe is expanding about 9% faster than expected based on its trajectory seen shortly after the big bang, astronomers say. (2019-04-25)
Hubble measurements suggest disparity in Hubble constant calculations is not a fluke
Hubble's measurements of today's expansion rate do not match the rate that was expected based on how the Universe appeared shortly after the Big Bang over 13 billion years ago. (2019-04-25)
Mystery of the universe's expansion rate widens with new Hubble data
The universe is getting bigger every second -- but how fast? (2019-04-25)
Elemental old-timer makes the universe look like a toddler
Rice University physicists contributed to the discovery of the longest half-life ever measured in xenon 124. (2019-04-24)
Researchers observe formation of a magnetar 6.5 billion light years away
Building on recent discoveries about neutron stars, a team of astronomers has identified X-ray observations that are consistent with the merger of two neutron stars. (2019-04-11)
Researchers discover CP violation in charm meson decays
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics and Yandex, as part of the LHCb collaboration at CERN, have been the first to discover CP violation in charm meson decays. (2019-04-05)
Researchers pinpoint origin of photons in mysterious gamma-ray bursts
Scientists from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research and collaborators have used simulations to show that the photons emitted by long gamma-ray bursts -- one of the most energetic events to take place in the universe -- originate in the photosphere -- the visible portion of the 'relativistic jet' that is emitted by exploding stars. (2019-04-03)
Subaru Telescope helps find dark matter is not made up of tiny black holes
An international team has found evidence dark matter may not be made of tiny black holes. (2019-04-02)
Syracuse University physicist discovers new class of pentaquarks
A professor of physics at Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences, has uncovered new information about a class of particles called pentaquarks. (2019-03-26)
Searching for disappeared anti-matter: A successful start to measurements with Belle II
The Belle II detector got off to a successful start in Japan. (2019-03-25)
Understanding and controlling the molecule that made the universe
Trihydrogen, or H3+, is acknowledged by scientists as the molecule that made the universe. (2019-03-13)
Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes in the early universe
Astronomers from Japan, Taiwan and Princeton University have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes that were formed when the universe was only 5 percent of its current age. (2019-03-13)
Researchers turn liquid metal into a plasma
For the first time, researchers at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) have found a way to turn a liquid metal into a plasma and to observe the temperature where a liquid under high-density conditions crosses over to a plasma state. (2019-03-11)
Fusion science and astronomy collaboration enables investigation of the origin of heavy elements
Atomic physicists working on nuclear fusion research succeeded in computing the world's highest accuracy atomic data of neodymium ions which is used in analysis of the light from a binary neutron star merger. (2019-03-11)
What does the Milky Way weigh? Hubble and Gaia investigate
We can't put the whole Milky Way on a scale, but astronomers have been able to come up with one of the most accurate measurements yet of our galaxy's mass, using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite. (2019-03-07)
New NASA mission could find more than 1,000 planets
A NASA telescope that will give humans the largest, deepest, clearest picture of the universe since the Hubble Space Telescope could find as many as 1,400 new planets outside Earth's solar system, new research suggests. (2019-02-25)
Putting data privacy in the hands of users
MIT and Harvard University researchers have developed Riverbed, a platform that ensures web and mobile apps using distributed computing in data centers adhere to users' preferences on how their data are shared and stored in the cloud. (2019-02-20)
First evidence discovered of a gigantic remnant around an exploding star
SDSU professor helps discover precursors to the tools we use to map the universe. (2019-02-15)
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