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Milky Way galaxy is warped and vibrating like a drum
For 50 years, astronomers have puzzled over a mysterious warp in the Milky Way galaxy, as seen in the hydrogen gas embedded among the stars. (2006-01-09)
New cloud measurements are predicting a warmer climate
Models that aim to predict human-induced global average temperature rise have been underestimating important contributions from clouds, causing projections to be lower than what actually might occur, at least in some simulations, a new study suggests. (2016-04-07)
Scientists discover two new interstellar molecules
A team of scientists using the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Robert C. (2004-06-21)
A space station view on giant lightning
Do giant flashes of lightning striking upwards from thunder clouds merely pose an extraordinarily spectacular view? (2005-10-03)
Serendipitous observations reveal rare event in life of distant quasar
A bit of serendipity has given astronomers a surprise view of a never-before-observed event in the birth of a galaxy. (2008-10-21)
Mapping Orion's winds
For the past few months, Bob O'Dell has been mapping the winds blowing in the Orion Nebula, the closest stellar nursery similar to the one in which the Sun was born. (2006-01-10)
Iceland volcano's eruption shows how sulfur particles influence clouds
The long, slow 2014 eruption of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano offers a testbed to show how sulfur emissions, from volcanoes or humans, act to brighten clouds and reflect more sunlight. (2015-12-09)
AKARI's view on birth and death of stars
AKARI, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) infrared astronomical satellite with ESA participation, is continuing its survey of the sky and its mapping of our cosmos in infrared light. (2006-08-29)
NASA sees remnants of Tropical Depression Peipah over Southern Philippines
Tropical Depression Peipah has been very stubborn and has moved over the southern and central Philippines bringing clouds, showers and gusty winds. (2014-04-14)
Failed star creates its own spotlight in the universe
A research team led by John Gizis, professor in UD's Department of Physics and Astronomy, discovered an 'ultracool' brown dwarf known as 2MASS 0335+23, with a temperature of only 4400°F that can generate flares stronger than the sun's. (2016-06-13)
NASA sees wind shear relax in Tropical Storm Conson
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Storm Conson on Aug. (2016-08-12)
Natural gas produced from fine milling of precious metals
Roger Anderson, President of X9 Gold Development, Inc., announced today that multiple tests conducted over the past 18 months have demonstrated that carbon in precious metal ores can be converted to natural gas (methane) during fine milling utilizing X9 Gold's Bubble Mill Technology. (2011-07-13)
A hidden treasure in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, floats in space, in a long and slow dance around our galaxy. (2013-01-17)
Gamma ray hide & seek
Draping the earth and entire universe in a thin, ever-present veil, their origin remains one of the greatest puzzles of cosmology. (2000-05-14)
A swoosh in space: Merry Christmas from Hubble
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope celebrates the holiday season with a striking image of the planetary nebula NGC 5189. (2012-12-18)
NASA's Hubble confirms that galaxies are the ultimate recyclers
New observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are expanding astronomers' understanding of the ways in which galaxies continuously recycle immense volumes of hydrogen gas and heavy elements. (2011-11-17)
Chandra locates mother lode of planetary ore in colliding galaxies
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has discovered rich deposits of neon, magnesium, and silicon in a pair of colliding galaxies known as The Antennae. (2004-01-07)
Astronomers find evidence of water clouds in first spectrum of coldest brown dwarf
Since its detection in 2014, the brown dwarf known as WISE 0855 has fascinated astronomers. (2016-07-06)
First detection of a chiral molecule in space
A new study reports the first detection of chiral molecules in space, paving the way to understanding why chirality is 'biased' on Earth. (2016-06-14)
Hubble finds source of Magellanic Stream
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have solved the 40-year-old mystery of the origin of the Magellanic Stream, a long ribbon of gas stretching nearly halfway around the Milky Way. (2013-08-08)
NASA's Terra Satellite catches the end of Tropical Depression Kulap
NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Depression Kulap as the storm was winding down in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. (2017-07-26)
Wild 'teenage' galaxies booming with star births
Scientists from the Niels Bohr Institute have been studying distant galaxies, which are among the most active star-forming galaxies in the Universe. (2010-10-11)
Missing link of cloud formation
The discovery of an unknown hitherto chemical compound in the atmosphere may help to explain how and when clouds are formed. (2009-08-10)
Cosmic rays linked to global warming
Researchers studying global warming have often been confounded by the differences between observed increases in surface-level temperatures and unchanging low-atmosphere temperatures. (2002-07-30)
Mystery of missing hydrogen
Something vital is missing in the far distant reaches of the Universe: Hydrogen -- the raw material for stars, planets and possible life. (2008-11-24)
Who knew? Ammonia-rich bird poop cools the atmosphere
Publishing in Nature Communications, atmospheric scientists Jeff Pierce and Jack Kodros present evidence linking ammonia emissions from summertime Arctic seabird-colony excrement, called guano, to newly formed atmospheric aerosol particles. (2016-11-17)
"Heat vent" in Pacific cloud cover could diminish greenhouse warming
The tropical Pacific Ocean may be able to open a (2001-02-27)
New insights on how spiral galaxies get their arms
Spiral galaxies are some of the most beautiful and photogenic residents of the universe. (2013-04-02)
Climate models underestimate global warming by exaggerating cloud brightening
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Yale University have found that climate models are aggressively making clouds 'brighter' as the planet warms. (2016-04-07)
Fires around Moscow: A satellite perspective
Space scientists at the University of Leicester have released satellite images of vast plumes of smoke emanating from the peat bog fires which are currently sweeping across central and western Russia. (2010-08-13)
Bonn astronomers simulate life and death in the universe
The question of how star clusters are created from interstellar gas clouds and why they then develop in different ways has now been answered by researchers at the Argelander Institute for Astronomy at the University of Bonn with the aid of computer simulations. (2007-10-29)
Cold gas in the Andromeda galaxy
New radio map shows distribution of star forming regions in great detail. (2006-06-30)
Satellite tracks the remnants of Tropical Storm Georgette
Tropical Storm Georgette faded fast in the Eastern Pacific and NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured an image of the remnant clouds. (2016-07-27)
Scientists at TU Dresden discover new phenomenon in the field of gas-solid interactions
Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaskel and his team of scientists at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry I at TU Dresden discovered in cooperation with the Helmholtz-Centre Berlin (HZB) and French researchers a new phenomenon in the field of gas-solid interactions: the so-called Negative Gas Adsorption (NGA). (2016-04-07)
NASA's Fermi closes on source of cosmic rays
New images from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope show where supernova remnants emit radiation a billion times more energetic than visible light. (2010-02-16)
Energized 'heartbeats' may explain why galaxies are continually stirred up, UCSD researchers say
Until now, astronomers haven't been able to offer a full explanation for why the Milky Way and other galaxies produce new stars at a relative snail's pace. (2002-10-28)
Salty sea spray affects the lifetimes of clouds, researchers find
Ice particles from sea spray affect the phase structure of clouds and their radiative impacts, a new study from Colorado State University reveals. (2015-12-21)
Interstellar mystery solved by supercomputer simulations
An interstellar mystery of why stars form has been solved thanks to the most realistic supercomputer simulations of galaxies yet made. (2014-12-11)
Cool gas makes more than great fizzy drinks - New "Koolgas" injection method increases plastic production by 40%
Many people think the most useful use of a cool gas in a product is as a key part of fizzy drinks but researchers at the University of Warwick's Warwick Manufacturing Group have found that that cool gases also prove amazingly useful if injected into plastics. (2001-07-03)
Galactic super-volcano in action
A galactic (2010-08-19)
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