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Astronomy / Space Science - 29.06.2022
Simulate defense of the Earth
Simulate defense of the Earth
NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is the world's first full-scale planetary defense test against potential asteroid impacts on Earth. Researchers of the University of Bern and the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS now show that instead of leaving behind a relatively small crater, the impact of the DART spacecraft on its target could leave the asteroid near unrecognizable.

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 28.06.2022
A sanitizer in the galactic centre region
A sanitizer in the galactic centre region
Many of us have probably already - literally - handled the chemical compound iso-propanol: it can used as an antiseptic, a solvent or a cleaning agent. But this substance is not only found on Earth: researchers led by Arnaud Belloche from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn have now detected the molecule in interstellar space for the first time.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 27.06.2022
Long-term liquid water also on non-Earth-like planets?
Long-term liquid water also on non-Earth-like planets?
Liquid water is an important prerequisite for life to develop on a planet. As researchers from the University of Bern, the University of Zurich and the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS report in a new study, liquid water could also exist for billions of years on planets that are very different from Earth.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 25.06.2022
Climate damage caused by growing space tourism needs urgent mitigation
Climate damage caused by growing space tourism needs urgent mitigation
A formidable space tourism industry may have a greater climate effect than the aviation industry and undo repair to the protective ozone layer if left unregulated, according to a new study led by UCL. Published today in the journal  Earth's Future , researchers from UCL, the University of Cambridge and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) used a 3D model to explore the impact of rocket launches and re-entry in 2019, and the impact of projected space tourism scenarios based on the recent billionaire space race.

Astronomy / Space Science - 20.06.2022
Astronomers link 64 telescopes to observe the structure of the Universe ahead of the SKAO launch
Astronomers link 64 telescopes to observe the structure of the Universe ahead of the SKAO launch
An international team of astronomers have for the first time combined the power of 64 radio telescope dishes to detect the faint signatures of neutral hydrogen gas across cosmological scales. The feat was achieved using the South African-based MeerKAT telescope, a precursor to the world's largest radio observatory, the SKA Observatory (SKAO), which will probe the Universe in unprecedented detail.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 15.06.2022
Two new rocky planets found in the solar neighborhood
Two new rocky planets found in the solar neighborhood
An international collaboration, involving the Stellar Astrophysics group of the Complutense University, has discovered two new super-Earths orbiting a bright red dwarf star located only 33 light-years away, making them the closest rocky planets ever found outside our solar system. Neither of the two worlds can harbor life.

Astronomy / Space Science - 15.06.2022
Galaxies form through mergers
Galaxies form through mergers
Examples of galaxy pairs found in this study - here are examples of detected systems which are within close proximity to each other Credit- C.Mundy C.Conselice et al Astronomers in the UK announce today that have established how galaxies like our own Milky Way formed over 10 billion years of cosmic time through an abundance of separate galaxies colliding together.

Astronomy / Space Science - 15.06.2022
Rapidly growing black hole
Rapidly growing black hole
The fast est -growing black hole of the last nine billion years has been discovered by an international team led by astronomers at The Australian National University (ANU).

Astronomy / Space Science - 15.06.2022
To find a planet, look for the signatures of planet formation
Finding forming planets is a tough but important job for astronomers: Only three planets have ever been discovered caught in the process of forming, and the most recent of these was found just weeks ago. Study: Gemini-LIGHTS: Herbig Ae/Be and massive T-Tauri protoplanetary disks imaged with Gemini Planet Imager Evan Rich , a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan, suggests that instead of looking for individual planets forming, astronomers might have better luck looking for the likely environments in which they form.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 14.06.2022
No signs (yet) of life on Venus
No signs (yet) of life on Venus
The unusual behaviour of sulphur in Venus- atmosphere cannot be explained by an -aerial- form of extra-terrestrial life, according to a new study. Even if -our- Venus is dead, it-s possible that Venus-like planets in other systems could host life Paul Rimmer Researchers from the University of Cambridge used a combination of biochemistry and atmospheric chemistry to test the -life in the clouds- hypothesis, which astronomers have speculated about for decades, and found that life cannot explain the composition of the Venusian atmosphere.

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 14.06.2022
Gaia mission sees strange stars in most detailed Milky Way survey to date
Gaia mission sees strange stars in most detailed Milky Way survey to date
The ESA Gaia mission has released its new treasure trove of data about our home galaxy. Astronomers - including Professor Conny Aerts from KU Leuven - describe strange 'starquakes', stellar DNA, asymmetric motions and other fascinating insights in this most detailed Milky Way survey to date. Gaia is ESA's mission to create the most accurate and complete multi-dimensional map of the Milky Way.

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.06.2022
What faint dwarf galaxies can tell astronomers about galaxy formation
Here we sit, situated on Earth amid the Milky Way galaxy. And here the Milky Way galaxy sits, having grown inside a large dark matter halo Dark matter is a curious thing: It doesn't interact with light, so it should really be called transparent matter, says Eric Bell , professor of astronomy at the University of Michigan.

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 13.06.2022
Largest chemical map of the Milky Way unveiled
Largest chemical map of the Milky Way unveiled
The European Space Agency's Gaia mission involving UCL researchers has released a new treasure trove of data about our home galaxy, including the largest chemical map ever produced and the full 3D motions of 35 million stars. Gaia is ESA's mission to create the most accurate and complete multi-dimensional map of the Milky Way.

Astronomy / Space Science - 10.06.2022
A look back in time to the origins of our solar system
A look back in time to the origins of our solar system
Researchers from the University of Göttingen analyse a rock from the asteroid Ryugu Researchers from the University of Göttingen are among the first in the world to have analysed rock samples from the asteroid Ryugu. Asteroids are remnants from the very beginnings of our solar system and, at around 4.6 billion years old, are about as old as the solar system itself.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 10.06.2022
Astronomers may have detected a 'dark' free-floating black hole
Astronomers may have detected a ’dark’ free-floating black hole
If, as astronomers believe, the death of large stars leave behind black holes, there should be hundreds of millions of them scattered throughout the Milky Way galaxy. The problem is, isolated black holes are invisible. Now, a team led by University of California, Berkeley, astronomers has for the first time discovered what may be a free-floating black hole by observing the brightening of a more distant star as its light was distorted by the object's strong gravitational field - so-called gravitational microlensing.

Astronomy / Space Science - 10.06.2022
New clues suggest how hot Jupiters form
New clues suggest how hot Jupiters form
Johns Hopkins astronomers discover new way of determining the relative age of exoplanets and prove there are multiple ways these planets form Since the first hot Jupiter was discovered in 1995, astronomers have been trying to figure out how the searing-hot exoplanets formed and arrived in their extreme orbits.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 09.06.2022
Ground-breaking number of brown dwarfs discovered
Ground-breaking number of brown dwarfs discovered
Brown dwarfs, mysterious objects that straddle the line between stars and planets, are essential to our understanding of both stellar and planetary populations. However, only 40 brown dwarfs could be imaged around stars in almost three decades of searches. An international team led by researchers from the Open University and the University of Bern directly imaged a remarkable four new brown dwarfs thanks to a new innovative search method.

Astronomy / Space Science - 08.06.2022
New Sky Map Showing 4.4 Million Galaxies
New Sky Map Showing 4.4 Million Galaxies
For 7 years, an international research team that included the Hamburg Observatory of Universität Hamburg gathered data for a new sky map depicting 4.4 million galaxies. Previously, these galaxies were unknown. The map has now been published in the journal "Astronomy & Astrophysics". This discovery was possible by the largest-ever radio telescope LOFAR (Low Frequency Array), which has receiving stations in 7 European countries.

Health - Astronomy / Space Science - 08.06.2022
A shoebox-sized biomed lab in space
A shoebox-sized biomed lab in space
UdeM research team to develop miniaturized technology to monitor the health of astronauts on future deep-space missions - and someday in the Far North. On May 25, the Canadian Space Agency and Impact Canada announced the 20 winning entries in the Deep Space Health Care Challenge , a competition to support the development of new health-care technologies for crews on deep-space missions and residents of Canada's remote communities.

Astronomy / Space Science - 06.06.2022
Hubble Space Telescope captures largest near-infrared image to find universe's rarest galaxies
Hubble Space Telescope captures largest near-infrared image to find universe’s rarest galaxies
An international team of scientists recently released the largest near-infrared image ever taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, enabling astronomers to map the star-forming regions of the universe and learn how the earliest, most distant galaxies originated. Named 3D-DASH, this high-resolution survey will allow researchers to find rare objects and targets for follow-up observations with the recently launched James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) during its decades-long mission.
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