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Exploring the secrets of dark matter
Queen's University Professor Wolfgang Rau is among a group of 60 scientists involved in the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search experiment whose latest findings are published in the latest edition of Science magazine. (2010-02-18)
ORNL Facility May Help Solve Stellar Mysteries
Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory on August 30 generated the first radioactive ion beam at the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility. (1996-08-30)
NASA X-Ray Observatory Completes Tests Under Harsh Simulated Space Conditions
NASA's most powerful X-ray observatory has successfully completed a month-long series of tests in the extreme heat, cold, and airless conditions it will encounter in space during its five-year mission to shed new light on some of the darkest mysteries of the universe. (1998-07-08)
Astronomers find clues to decades-long coronal heating mystery
Columbia University scientists found evidence that magnetic waves in a polar coronal hole contain enough energy to heat the corona and moreover that they also deposit most of their energy at sufficiently low heights for the heat to spread throughout the corona. (2013-10-15)
Astrophysicists find fractal image of Sun's 'storm season' imprinted on solar wind
Plasma astrophysicists at the University of Warwick have found that key information about the Sun's (2007-05-25)
Stars forming just beyond black hole's grasp at galactic center
The center of the Milky Way presents astronomers with a paradox: It holds young stars, but no one is sure how those stars got there. (2009-01-05)
Europe to build state of the art laboratory
One of the great ongoing challenges of astrophysics, to find out how stars evolve and die, is to be tackled in an ambitious European research program. (2008-03-11)
Fisk/Vanderbilt program receives $3.7 million to increase minority Ph.D.s in the physical sciences
A unique collaboration between Fisk and Vanderbilt universities that is poised to become the nation's top source of Ph.D.s awarded to underrepresented minorities in physics and astronomy has received a major boost from three federal grants totaling $3.7 million. (2009-08-27)
Finding hints of gravitational waves in the stars
Scientists have shown how gravitational waves -- invisible ripples in the fabric of space and time that propagate through the universe -- might be 'seen' by looking at the stars. (2014-09-22)
Advances in physics recognized by 2008 IOP Awards
The Institute of Physics' 2008 awards have today, Wednesday, Oct. (2007-10-03)
Cookie cutter in the sky
After culling the literature for observed black holes, McKernan and colleagues looked at 245 active galactic nuclei to characterize the shape of material swirling around them. (2008-12-16)
Giant simulation could solve mystery of 'dark matter'
The search for a mysterious substance which makes up most of the universe could soon be at an end, according to new research. (2008-11-05)
Vanderbilt physicists Keivan Stassun and Kalman Varga elected APS Fellows
Two Vanderbilt physicists, Keivan Stassun and Kalman Varga, have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society. (2016-10-18)
Free-floating planets in the Milky Way outnumber stars by factors of thousands
A few hundred thousand billion free-floating life-bearing Earth-sized planets may exist in the space between stars in the Milky Way. (2012-05-10)
Finding inspiration in the stars
Lars Bildsten, director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, wins the 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics. (2017-01-09)
Astrophysicist Piero Madau wins 2014 Dannie Heineman Prize
The American Institute of Physics and the American Astronomical Society are pleased to announce that astrophysicist Piero Madau has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics, which is given annually to recognize outstanding work in the field. (2014-01-16)
NAS requests nominations for outstanding scientists
The National Academy of Sciences presents several awards to recognize outstanding achievements in science. (2004-06-15)
Oldest stars found near Milky Way center
Astronomers have discovered the oldest known stars, dating from before the Milky Way Galaxy formed, when the Universe was just 300 million years old. (2015-11-11)
Astrophysicists recreate stars in the lab
Astronomers are recruiting the physics laboratory to unravel the high energy processes involved in formation of stars and other critical processes within the universe. (2008-12-12)
Former student's stellar $2 million gift to boost SKA science
A former science student of the University of Western Australia has donated two million dollars to fund a new research position that will help shed light on some of the biggest mysteries in the Universe. (2013-01-15)
Astronomers observe unprecedented detail in pulsar 6,500 light-years from Earth
A team of astronomers has performed one of the highest resolution observations in astronomical history by observing two intense regions of radiation, 20 kilometers apart, around a star 6,500 light-years away. (2018-05-23)
Nearby 'dwarf' galaxy is home to luminous star cluster
A team of Tel Aviv University and UCLA astronomers have discovered a remarkable cluster of more than a million young stars are forming in a hot, dusty cloud of molecular gases in a tiny galaxy very near our own. (2015-06-09)
When minor planets Ceres and Vesta rock the Earth into chaos
Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing a new study of the orbital evolution of minor planets Ceres and Vesta, a few days before the flyby of Vesta by the Dawn spacecraft. (2011-07-15)
Breaking up: a convoluted drama at nuclear scale, too
Regardless of the scenario, breaking up is dramatic. Take the case of carbon splitting into three nuclei of helium. (2016-10-18)
Queen's scientists' 'space mission' to unlock secrets of the Universe
Scientists at Queen's University have won almost £2 million ($3.2 million) in grants for a range of world-leading projects to unlock the secrets of the Universe. (2011-03-30)
Astronomers explain why a star is so hot right now
Astronomers have solved a mystery over small, unusually hot blue stars, 10 times hotter than our Sun, that are found in the middle of dense star clusters. (2015-06-23)
Laser-ranged satellite measurement now accurately reflects Earth's tidal perturbations
Tides on Earth have a far-reaching influence, including disturbing satellites' measurements by affecting their motion. (2018-02-20)
Stanford to receive $7.5 million gift for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Institute
Physicist Fred Kavli and the Kavli Foundation pledged $7.5 million to establish the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology. (2003-01-15)
Chaos in cosmos: Stars with three planet-forming discs of gas
A star with a ring of planets orbiting around it - that is the picture we know from our own solar system and from many of the thousands of exoplanets observed in recent years. (2016-10-11)
Bubbles from the galactic center: A key to understanding dark matter and our galaxy's past?
Fresh from giving the January Rossi Prize Lecture, the astrophysicists who discovered two enormous radiation bubbles in the center of our galaxy discuss what they may tell us about the Milky Way and how they could help in the search for dark matter. (2015-01-26)
International conference to probe mystery of the cosmos
Dark energy has baffled astronomers since its discovery in 1999. (2007-04-25)
Stars of astronomy to shine at Queen's University Belfast
The risk of asteroid impact will be just one of the topics discussed in Belfast next month when Queen's welcomes 650 of the world's leading space scientists and astronomers. (2008-03-12)
Darach Watson receives Lundbeck Research Prize
Darach Watson, Niels Bohr Institute has been awarded the Lundbeck Foundation Research Prize for Young Scientists for his outstanding and innovative research in astrophysics, where he has developed a groundbreaking method for measuring distances in the cosmos using the light from distant quasars. (2013-10-31)
Discovery of the Benesov meteorites 20 years after the bolide event
Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing the spectacular discovery of meteorite fragments 20 years after the corresponding bolide was seen in the skies of the Czech Republic. (2014-10-14)
Wave power could contain fusion plasma
Researchers at the University of Warwick's Centre for Fusion Space and Astrophysics and the UK Atomic Energy Authority's Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, may have found a way to channel the flux and fury of a nuclear fusion plasma into a means to help sustain the electric current needed to contain that very same fusion plasma. (2011-01-09)
Ultra-compact dwarf galaxies are bright star clusters
Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing a new statistical study of the so-called 'ultra-compact dwarf galaxies' (UCDs), which are still mysterious objects. (2011-12-19)
The incredible impact of stars on culture
For Hawaiian navigators, the star Sirius was (2010-11-19)
Searching high and low for dark matter
How is the hunt for dark matter going? Researchers from around the world recently gathered at UCLA to take stock of their progress. (2014-04-08)
Brown dwarfs do form like stars
Astronomers have uncovered strong evidence that brown dwarfs form like stars. (2008-12-03)
Caltech astrophysicist wins 1 of first Kavli Prizes
Quasars -- now known to be compact halos of matter that surround the massive black holes of distant galaxies -- were once thought to be stars in our own galaxy. (2008-05-30)
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