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UTA astrophysicists predict Earth-like planet in star system only 16 light years away
Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away. (2017-08-17)
1 promising puzzle piece for confirming dark matter now seems unlikely fit
In 2008, the Italian satellite PAMELA detected a curious excess of antimatter positrons -- a startling discovery that could have been a sign of the existence of dark matter. (2011-11-28)
Google joins Large Synoptic Survey Telescope project
Google, the world's largest Internet search engine, has joined a group of 19 universities, national labs and private foundations that is building the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. (2007-01-05)
Construction to begin in Hawaii on world's most advanced telescope
Initial construction for the Thirty Meter Telescope -- destined to be the most advanced and powerful optical telescope in the world -- is scheduled to start later this year. (2014-08-05)
The 9th edition of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart is out
The JRC has released a new edition of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart, an extended periodic table which displays all known isotopes of every element and their radioactive data. (2015-08-07)
Is Earthly life premature from a cosmic perspective?
The universe is 13.8 billion years old, while our planet formed just 4.5 billion years ago. (2016-08-01)
Particles as tracers for the most massive explosions in the Milky Way
Astronomers recently observed a mysterious flux of particles in the universe, and the hope was born that this may be the first observation of the remnants of (2009-08-11)
Cosmic dust discs withstand hellfire
Scientists led by astronomers at the University of Bonn discovered an unusual phenomenon in the center of the Milky Way: They detected rotating dust and gas discs hosting exceptionally large and hot stars. (2015-03-10)
New Signature Of Black Holes Detected?
X-ray observations of a new black hole candidate contain what appears to be a unique signature predicted three years ago by physics Professor Robert V. (1997-01-14)
Vast cloud of antimatter traced to binary stars
Four years of observations from the European Space Agency's Integral (INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory) satellite may have cleared up one of the most vexing mysteries in our Milky Way: the origin of a giant cloud of antimatter surrounding the galactic center. (2008-01-09)
Swarm-based simulation strategy proves significantly shorter
How long do computer simulations need to run to be accurate? (2017-12-04)
Split-personality elliptical galaxy holds a hidden spiral
Most big galaxies fit into one of two camps: pinwheel-shaped spiral galaxies and blobby elliptical galaxies. (2012-10-22)
NASA's Chandra adds to black hole birth announcement
New details about the birth of a famous black hole that took place millions of years ago have been uncovered, thanks to a team of scientists who used data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory as well as from radio, optical and other X-ray telescopes. (2011-11-17)
Milky Way sidelined in galactic tug-of-war
The Magellanic Stream is an arc of hydrogen gas spanning more than 100 degrees of the sky behind the Milky Way's neighbor galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. (2010-09-29)
NASA's Sun-observing IRIS mission
The sun may seem static from Earth's vantage point, 93 million miles away, but our star is constantly changing. (2016-12-01)
Chemical & Engineering News column receives virtual recognition
Chemical & Engineering News column, (2002-06-20)
'Meetings on Physics' (Incontri di Fisica) is back again this year
'Meetings on Physics' (Incontri di Fisica) will take place from October 2 - 4 at the Infn's National Laboratories of Frascati, near Rome; researchers and school teachers will meet and exchange experiences. (2003-09-29)
Flattest star ever seen
Observations with the VLT Interferometer (VLTI) at the ESO Paranal Observatory have allowed by far the most detailed view of the general shape of a fast-spinning hot star, Achernar (Alpha Eridani). (2003-06-11)
A star that devoured its own planets
A devourer of worlds lurks around 350 light-years away. According to a recent study comparing the chemical composition of a pair of sunlike stars, one of the stars has consumed the rocky equivalent of 15 Earths. (2017-10-12)
Astronomers discover first planet in Jupiter-like orbit plus smallest planet outside solar system
The world's premier planet-hunting team has discovered 15 new planets, including the smallest ever found and also the planet most distant from its star. (2002-06-13)
Astronomers find farthest known object
Astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, along with colleagues elsewhere in the United States and the United Kingdom, have discovered the most distant object in the universe -- a spectacular stellar explosion known as a gamma-ray burst located about 13 billion light years away. (2009-04-28)
How often do giant black holes become hyperactive?
A new study from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory tells scientists how often the biggest black holes have been active over the last few billion years. (2010-12-20)
Death of giant galaxies spreads from the core
Astronomers have shown for the first time how star formation in 'dead' galaxies sputtered out billions of years ago. (2015-04-16)
Science with the solar space observatory Hinode
Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing a special feature this week dedicated to the new results obtained with the solar space observatory Hinode, recognizing the impact of Hinode on various branches of solar physics. (2008-03-20)
7 scientific pioneers receive the 2012 Kavli Prizes
Seven pioneering scientists have been named this year's recipients of the Kavli Prizes -- prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, and include a cash award of one million dollars in each field. (2012-05-31)
Chandra spies structure of huge X-ray jets
A new image of the Centaurus A galaxy shows x-ray jets as long as our whole galaxy is wide. (1999-10-25)
Workshop on neutrinos and subterranean science to determine roadmap for the future
Leading experts from around the world will report on the latest developments in subterranean research in a workshop in Washington D.C. funded by the National Science Foundation and organized by the University of Maryland. (2002-09-16)
Radio telescopes could spot stars hidden in the galactic center
The center of our Milky Way galaxy is a mysterious place. (2015-09-22)
Queen's University Belfast lead research milestone in predicting solar flares
An international team of researchers, led by Queen's University Belfast, has devised a high-precision method of examining magnetic fields in the sun's atmosphere, representing a significant leap forward in the investigation of solar flares and potentially catastrophic 'space weather.' (2015-11-16)
Can life emerge on planets around cooling stars?
New research from the University of Washington hints that planets orbiting white and brown dwarfs, even in the habitable zone, face a (2012-11-29)
Sun's loops are displaying an optical illusion
To understand how the corona is heated, some astronomers study coronal loops. (2013-07-09)
Researchers part water
Using an 'electric prism,' scientists have found a new way of separating water molecules that differ only in their nuclear spin states and, under normal conditions, do not part ways. (2014-09-08)
New Kavli Institute announced at the University Of Tokyo
The Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo, receives a major endowment from the Kavli Foundation, joining the family of Kavli institutes. (2012-02-07)
LSU physicist celebrates expansion of international agreement at Auger Observatory
LSU Physicist James Matthews and an international team of scientists are reconstructing the path of the universe's most energetic cosmic rays, bringing new insights into the origin and nature of this intergalactic phenomenon. (2015-12-15)
Gold star: Seeking the origin of gold in the universe
Michigan State University researchers, working with colleagues from Technical University Darmstadt in Germany, are zeroing in on the answer to one of science's most puzzling questions: where did heavy elements, such as gold, originate? (2016-03-30)
Our galaxy is way smaller than previous estimates, study shows
The Milky Way is smaller than astronomers previously thought, according to new research from the University of Edinburgh. (2014-07-29)
Nearby red dwarves could reveal planet secrets: ANU media release
An accidental find of a collection of young red dwarf stars close to our solar system could give us a rare glimpse of slow-motion planet formation. (2015-09-15)
'Iron-clad' evidence for spinning black hole
Telltale X-rays from iron may reveal if black holes are spinning or not, according to astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton Observatory. (2003-09-17)
IBS rose to be a new player to watch in Nature Index 2016 Rising Star
The Institute for Basic Science has set itself apart from other performers with its rapidly gaining clout in the research world according to the Nature Index 2016 Rising Star supplement, published on July 28. (2016-07-27)
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