Spacecrafts get a boost in ‘Aerogravity Assisted’ interactions

In a recent paper published in EPJ Special Topics, Jhonathan O. Murcia Piñeros, a post-doctoral researcher at Space Electronics Division, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas...

4000th Comet Discovered by ESA & NASA Solar Observatory

On June 15, 2020, a citizen scientist spotted a never-before-seen comet in data from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO — the 4000th...

Astronomers detect regular rhythm of radio waves, with origins unknown

A team of astronomers, including researchers at MIT, has picked up on a curious, repeating rhythm of fast radio bursts emanating from an unknown...

As many as six billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy, according...

There may be as many as one Earth-like planet for every five Sun-like stars in the Milky way Galaxy, according to new estimates by...

Proposed NASA Mission Would Visit Neptune’s Curious Moon Triton

When NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Neptune's strange moon Triton three decades ago, it wrote a planetary science cliffhanger. Voyager 2 is the only...

Electrically charged dust storms drive Martian chlorine cycle

How’s the weather on Mars? Tough on rovers, but very good for generating and moving highly reactive chlorine compounds. New research from Washington University...

NASA’s IBEX Charts 11 Years of Change at Boundary to Interstellar...

Far, far beyond the orbits of the planets lie the hazy contours of the magnetic bubble in space that we call home. This is the...

First space-based measurement of neutron lifetime

Researchers have helped to find a way of measuring neutron lifetime from space for the first time. The discovery could teach us more about the...

Speed of space storms key to protecting astronauts and satellites from...

Space weather forecasters need to predict the speed of solar eruptions, as much as their size, to protect satellites and the health of astronauts,...

New ‘sun clock’ quantifies extreme space weather switch on/off

200 years of sunspot observations used by University of Warwick researchers to create ‘sun clock’ Sun clock pinpoints times of sharp switch on...

Close-up view reveals binary proto-stars in the process of assemblage

High-resolution observations of a young star forming system clearly unveil a pair of proto-stars at their earliest stages of evolution deeply embedded within the...

Three New Views of Mars’ Moon Phobos

Three new views of the Martian moon Phobos have been captured by NASA's Odyssey orbiter. Taken this past winter and this spring, they capture...

A New Catalog of Infrared Dark Clouds

Infrared dark clouds (IRDCs) are dark patches of cold dust and gas seen in the sky against the bright diffuse infrared glow of warm...

Hubble Makes Surprising Find in the Early Universe

New results from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope suggest the formation of the first stars and galaxies in the early Universe took place sooner...

A mirror image of Earth and Sun

Among the more than 4,000 known exoplanets, KOI-456.04 is something special: less than twice the size of Earth, it orbits a Sun-like star. And...

Ultra-bright X-ray source awakens near a galaxy not so far away

A new ultra-bright source of X-rays has awakened in between our galactic neighbours the Magellanic Clouds, after a 26-year slumber. This is the second-closest...

First optical measurements of Milky Way’s Fermi Bubbles probe their origin

Using the Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper telescope, astronomers have for the first time measured the Fermi Bubbles in the visible light spectrum. The Fermi Bubbles...

Intense Flash From Milky Way’s Black Hole Illuminated Gas Far Outside...

About 3.5 million years ago, the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy unleashed an enormous burst of energy. Our...

Detection of Crab Nebula shows viability of innovative gamma-ray telescope

Scientists in the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) consortium have detected gamma rays from the Crab Nebula using a prototype Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope (pSCT), proving the...

The Milky Way has one very hot halo, astronomers find

The halo that surrounds our own Milky Way galaxy is much hotter than scientists once believed – and it may not be unique among...

Hot stars are plagued by giant magnetic spots

Astronomers using European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescopes have discovered giant spots on the surface of extremely hot stars hidden in stellar clusters. Not only...

Astronomers Find Cosmic Golden Needle Buried For Two Decades: Einstein Ring

Determined to find a needle in a cosmic haystack, a pair of astronomers time traveled through archives of old data from W. M. Keck...

New Sunspots Potentially Herald Increased Solar Activity

On May 29, 2020, a family of sunspots — dark spots that freckle the face of the Sun, representing areas of complex magnetic fields...

Astronomers confirm that galaxy mergers have a positive effect on igniting...

Active galactic nuclei (AGNs) play a major role in galaxy evolution. Astronomers from SRON and RuG have now used a record-sample of galaxies to...

Some stars in Westerlund 2 have a difficult time forming planets

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are finding that planets have a tough time forming in the rough-and-tumble central region of the massive, crowded...

MAXI J1820+070: Black Hole Outburst Caught on Video

A pair of jets blasting away from a black hole at 80% the speed of light has been observed by astronomers. The stellar-mass...

A new study shows that some supermassive black holes actually thrive...

A new, Yale-led study shows that some supermassive black holes actually thrive under pressure. It has been known for some time that when distant galaxies...

Nanosatellite with global mission tested for space

ESA’s largest antenna test facility remains operational despite the COVID-19 pandemic, performing pre-flight testing for the latest satellite in a constellation to serve the...

Dinosaur-dooming asteroid struck Earth at ‘deadliest possible’ angle

New simulations from Imperial College London have revealed the asteroid that doomed the dinosaurs struck Earth at the ‘deadliest possible’ angle. The simulations show that...

A mysterious fast radio bursts to solve a decades-old mystery of...

Astronomers have used mysterious fast radio bursts to solve a decades-old mystery of ‘missing matter’, long predicted to exist in the Universe but never...

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