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AI technique does double duty spanning cosmic and subatomic scales

October 3, 2019

While high-energy physics and cosmology seem worlds apart in terms of sheer scale, physicists and cosmologists at Argonne…
Konstantinos P. Giapis with his reactor that converts carbon dioxide to molecular oxygen.
Comet Inspires Chemistry for Making Breathable Oxygen on Mars

May 28, 2019

Science fiction stories are chock full of terraforming schemes and oxygen generators for a very good reason—we humans…
X-ray pulse detected near event horizon as black hole devours star

January 10, 2019

On Nov. 22, 2014, astronomers spotted a rare event in the night sky: A supermassive black hole at…
Castaway exoplanet moons behave like cosmic bumper cars

April 25, 2018

In our solar system – diameter, about 11 billion miles – moons stay relatively close to their home…
Space Radiation is Increasingly More Hazardous

March 19, 2018

It might sound like something from a science fiction plot – astronauts traveling into deep space being bombarded…
Astronomers detect earliest evidence yet of hydrogen in the universe

March 1, 2018

In a study published in the journal Nature, astronomers from MIT and Arizona State University report that a table-sized…
A deep look into the hearts of stars

January 3, 2018

At first glance, it would seem to be impossible to look inside a star. An international team of…
Sunlight holds the key to planet’s shine

December 27, 2017

Changes in solar activity influence the colour and formation of clouds around the planet, researchers at Oxford and…
UVA physics to go to space – and get ultra – cold

October 25, 2017

It is said that what goes up must come down. Thank gravity for that. But sometimes gravitational effects…
Ring around a dwarf planet detected

October 12, 2017

Haumea has a narrow and dense ring orbiting the dwarf planet according to the recent observations of a…
New research suggests Mercury’s poles are icier than scientists thought

September 20, 2017

The scorching hot surface of Mercury seems like an unlikely place to find ice, but research over the…
Kidney-on-a-chip to travel to International Space Station

June 21, 2017

In as early as 2018, a rocket carrying a payload that includes 24 microfluidic chips about the size…
Hot rocks, not warm atmosphere, led to relatively recent water-carved valleys on Mars

June 14, 2017

Present-day Mars is a frozen desert, colder and more arid than Antarctica, and scientists are fairly sure it’s…
Biggest ever space debris study highlights risk posed by satellite ‘mega-constellations’

April 20, 2017

Current measures to combat the threat posed by space debris may not be enough to prevent collisions in…
Study reveals substantial evidence of holographic universe

January 31, 2017

A UK, Canadian and Italian study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that our…
Rapid gas flares discovered in white dwarf star for the first time

January 27, 2017

Incredibly rapid gas flares from a white dwarf binary star system have been detected for the first time…
Cosmic source found for mysterious ‘fast radio burst’

January 5, 2017

Cornell researchers and a global team of astronomers have uncovered the cosmological source of a sporadically repeating milliseconds-long…
A well-rounded star

November 18, 2016

Stars are not perfect spheres. While they rotate, they become flat due to the centrifugal force. A team…
Titan is gorges: Moon features steep, liquid-filled canyons

October 31, 2016

Although Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is surrounded by a thick, hazy atmosphere, Cornell astronomers have revealed that the…
Research helps explain formation of ringed crater on the Moon

October 29, 2016

Using data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission, scientists have shed new light on the…
Astrophysicists map the Milky Way

October 21, 2016

Scientists have created a detailed map of the Milky Way using two of the world’s largest fully steerable…
The turbulent heart of Eta Carinae

October 20, 2016

Eta Carinae is a massive, bright stellar binary system. The heavy partner, which has about 100 solar masses,…
Spirals assist in the birth of planets

October 9, 2016

A team of scientists headed by Laura Pérez from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn…
Research resolves a debate over ‘killer electrons’ in space

September 29, 2016

New findings by a UCLA-led international team of researchers answer a fundamental question about our space environment and…
Pluto’s ‘heart’ sheds light on a possible buried ocean

September 23, 2016

Ever since NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto last year, evidence has been mounting that the dwarf…
Swift telescope detects slowest-spinning neutron star

September 16, 2016

A new record-holder for the slowest spinning neutron star has been found thanks to clues first detected by NASA’s…
Astronomers shed light on different galaxy types

September 14, 2016

In the new research, Australian scientists have taken a critical step towards understanding why different types of galaxies…
Embry-Riddle Research on Space Plasma Hurricanes Could Lead to New Sources of Energy

September 12, 2016

A new study by researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, funded by the National Science Foundation, has identified for…
NASA’s DNA Sequencing in Space is a Success, Researchers Confirm

September 5, 2016

Two hundred miles above Earth, NASA has conducted the first genome sequencing in space, and researchers at UC…
Astronauts sequence DNA in space using technology developed at UC Santa Cruz

September 3, 2016

For the first time ever, DNA was successfully sequenced in microgravity as part of an experiment performed by…
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