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Barnard's star

A Cold Super-Earth in Our Neighbourhood

An international group of astronomers, involving the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg, has succeeded in detecting a planet around Barnard's star,...
gamma-ray-burst

Doomed Star in Milky Way Threatens Rare Gamma-Ray Burst

A star system shrouded in serpentine clouds, named Apep after the Egyptian god of chaos, is about to explode. Sydney researchers say that Apep's...
Watery Earth

Watery Earth Mystery Solved by Dust

Scientists at the University of St Andrews may have helped solve the mystery of why there is so much water on planet Earth.An international team...
exoplanets

Ramp Compression of Iron Provides Insight into Core Conditions of Large...

In a paper published today by Nature Astronomy(link is external), a team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University...
cosmic webvideo

Tiny Distortions in Universe’s Oldest Light Reveal Clearer Picture of Strands...

Scientists have decoded faint distortions in the patterns of the universe’s earliest light to map huge tubelike structures invisible to our eyes – known...
TRAPPIST-1

Planets Orbiting TRAPPIST-1 Star Provide Clues to the Nature of Habitable...

TRAPPIST-1 is an ultra-cool red dwarf star located about 40 light-years from the sun in the constellation Aquarius. It’s slightly larger, but much more...
carbon

It Takes the Right Amount of Carbon

The element carbon and its compounds form the basics for life on Earth. Short-duration flash-heating events in the solar nebula prior to the formation...
exoplanet

Inferno World with Titanium Skies

The clear detection of the molecule is a major observational advancement – it is an exciting time in exoplanetary science. Nikku MadhusudhanThe planet, WASP-19b, has...
galaxy, biology of materials, osteoporosis, hydrogen

Record-breaking Galaxy Five Billion Light-Years Away Shows We Live in a...

A team of astronomers has observed the magnetic field of a galaxy five billion light-years from Earth. The galaxy is the most distant in...
nanomaterials

Radiant 2-dimensional Carbon Nitride Nanomaterials

2-dimesional nanomaterials that could be used to create light emitting diodes (LEDs) or solar cells have been made through the simple, but unconventional, method...
star

Smallest-ever Star Discovered by Astronomers

Our discovery reveals how small stars can be.Alexander BoetticherThe smallest star yet measured has been discovered by a team of astronomers led by the...
space camera

New Space Camera System with Almost 1000 Pixels Now Mature Enough

Astronomers worldwide are eagerly looking forward to a space telescope that has a sensitive far-infrared camera containing many pixels. About half of all the...
lithium

Piling on Pressure Solves Enduring Mystery about Metal’s Makeup

Scientists have solved decades long puzzle about lithium, an essential metal in cellphone and computer batteries. Using extreme pressure experiments and powerful supercomputing, the...
gravitational wave

UW, UW Bothell Scientists Explain New Discovery in Gravitational Wave Astronomy

The announcement that a third collision of black holes has been detected three billion light years away validates the work of hundreds of scientists,...
spintronics

A New Spin on Electronics

A University of Utah-led team has discovered that a class of “miracle materials” called organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites could be a game changer for future...
black hole

Astronomers Find Black Hole in Sagittarius Constellation

An international team of astronomers led The University of Manchester have found evidence of a new ‘missing-link’ black hole in the Milky Way galaxy,...
black hole

Virtual Earth-sized telescope aims to capture first image of a black...

A powerful network of telescopes around the Earth is attempting to create the first image of a black hole, an elusive gravitational sinkhole that...
black hole

Black Hole Winds: The Magnetic-Hydrodynamic Model

An international group of researchers from the United States, the Technion, Italy and Greece presents a new explanation for the emission of energy and winds from black holes.
supernova

Rare Brightening of a Supernova’s Light found by Palomar Observatory

An international team of astronomers has, for the first time, seen the strong cosmic magnification and multiple images of a class of supernova called...
galaxiesvideo

Supermassive Black Holes Found in Two Tiny Galaxies

Three years ago, a University of Utah-led team discovered that an ultra-compact dwarf galaxy contained a supermassive black hole, then the smallest known galaxy...