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Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 10:03
How football-shaped molecules occur in the universe
How football-shaped molecules occur in the universe
For a long time it has been suspected that fullerene and its derivatives could form naturally in the universe. These are large carbon molecules shaped like a football, salad bowl or nanotube. An international team of researchers using the Swiss SLS synchrotron light source at PSI has shown how this reaction works.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 24.03.2023
Team detects first neutrinos made by particle collider
An international team of scientists has for the first time detected neutrinos created by a particle collider. The discovery, announced March 19 by the Forward Search Experiment - or FASER collaboration - at the 57th Rencontres de Moriond Electroweak and Unified Theories conference in Italy, promises to deepen scientists- understanding of the nature of neutrinos, which are the most abundant particle in the cosmos.

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 22.03.2023
Surprisingly simple explanation for alien comet ’Oumuamua’s weird orbit
An artist's depiction of the interstellar comet 'Oumuamua, as it warmed up in its approach to the sun and outgassed hydrogen (white mist), which slightly altered its orbit. The comet, which is most likely pancake-shaped, is the first known object other than dust grains to visit our solar system from another star.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 22.03.2023
NASA's Webb Spots Swirling, Gritty Clouds on Remote Planet
NASA’s Webb Spots Swirling, Gritty Clouds on Remote Planet
In just a few hours of observations, the space telescope revealed a dynamic atmosphere on a planet 40 light-years from Earth. Researchers observing with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope have pinpointed silicate cloud features in a distant planet's atmosphere. The atmosphere is constantly rising, mixing, and moving during its 22-hour day, bringing hotter material up and pushing colder material down.

Astronomy / Space Science - 21.03.2023
Small stars may host bigger planets than previously thought
Small stars may host bigger planets than previously thought
Stars with less than half the mass of our Sun are able to host giant Jupiter-style planets, in conflict with the most widely accepted theory of how such planets form, according to a new study led by UCL and University of Warwick researchers. Gas giants, like other planets, form from disks of material surrounding young stars.

Astronomy / Space Science - History / Archeology - 20.03.2023
Research team uncovers further ceiling paintings in the temple of Esna
Research team uncovers further ceiling paintings in the temple of Esna
An Egyptian-German research team has uncovered yet another series of colorful ceiling paintings at the Temple of Esna in Upper Egypt. The researchers reported that the Egyptian restoration team, led by Ahmed Emam, succeeded in completely restoring and re-coloring a representation of the heavens. The images, executed in relief, include a complete depiction of the signs of the zodiac.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 15.03.2023
Scientists have new tool to estimate how much water might be hidden beneath a planet's surface
Scientists have new tool to estimate how much water might be hidden beneath a planet’s surface
In the search for life elsewhere in the scientists have traditionally looked for planets with liquid water at their surface. But, rather than flowing as oceans and rivers, much of a planet's water can be locked in rocks deep within its interior. We wanted to investigate whether these planets, after such a tumultuous upbringing, could rehabilitate themselves and go on to host surface water Claire Guimond Scientists from the University of Cambridge now have a way to estimate how much water a rocky planet can store in its subterranean reservoirs.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation - 15.03.2023
Are we alone? University and EnduroSat join up in search for life among the stars
Are we alone? University and EnduroSat join up in search for life among the stars
Led by Professor Peter Tuthill, the TOLIMAN mission to search for planets capable of hosting life around Alpha Centauri has taken a step forward, engaging EnduroSat to take our technology into orbit. The University of Sydney has signed a contract with EnduroSat, a leading provider of micro satellites and space services, to explore the question of life beyond Earth, starting with our nearest neighbour star system, Alpha Centauri.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 15.03.2023
NASA's Magellan Data Reveals Volcanic Activity on Venus
NASA’s Magellan Data Reveals Volcanic Activity on Venus
In a first, scientists have seen direct evidence of active volcanism on Earth's twin, setting the stage for the agency's VERITAS mission to investigate. Direct geological evidence of recent volcanic activity has been observed on the surface of Venus for the first time. Scientists made the discovery after poring over archival radar images of Venus taken more than 30 years ago, in the 1990s, by NASA's Magellan mission.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 13.03.2023
Ocean Currents May Affect Rotation of Europa's Icy Crust
Ocean Currents May Affect Rotation of Europa’s Icy Crust
Research reveals a new explanation for how the icy shell of Jupiter's moon Europa rotates at a different rate than its interior. NASA's Europa Clipper will take a closer look. NASA scientists have strong evidence that Jupiter's moon Europa has an internal ocean under its icy outer shell - an enormous body of salty water swirling around the moon's rocky interior.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 08.03.2023
Novel experimental platform enables first measurements of ion-acoustic wave bursts during magnetic reconnection
Novel experimental platform enables first measurements of ion-acoustic wave bursts during magnetic reconnection
A series of experiments conducted at the Omega Laser, part of the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics , provide new insights into magnetic reconnection, a process that could help explain stellar flares and other astrophysical phenomena. The research confirmed that unstable ion-acoustic waves (IAWs) could be important to further understanding of the dissipation physics during magnetic reconnection.

Health - Astronomy / Space Science - 07.03.2023
How does the immune system react to altered gravity?
How does the immune system react to altered gravity?
Recerca Space travel has always tested the human body by the effects of the new conditions of altered gravity on biological systems. It has long been known that continuous exposure to microgravity conditions human physiology and causes effects that compromise muscular, sensory, endocrine and cardiovascular functions.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 07.03.2023
Statistics and data science to measure the vital signs of the Earth from satellite
Statistics and data science to measure the vital signs of the Earth from satellite
An international research team led by the University of Valencia manages to automatically identify the most relevant changes that have occurred on planet Earth in the last 10 years and determine whether their causes are natural or anthropogenic. The results of the work, published in National Science Review, are obtained by combining a new statistical method with data from ESA-s SMOS satellite, which regularly provides global maps of soil and vegetation water content.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 06.03.2023
Connecting Canada and Europe through quantum satellite communication
New HyperSpace collaboration envisions secure quantum connections across the Atlantic Ocean By Elizabeth Kleisath Institute for Quantum Computing Dr. Thomas Jennewein, a faculty member at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the University of Waterloo's Department of Physics and Astronomy, has his sights set high and wide - specifically on a quantum satellite orbiting high above the Earth to connect Canada and Europe via a secure quantum communication link.

Astronomy / Space Science - 02.03.2023
Study looks at velocity impact to asteroid Dimorphos
Study looks at velocity impact to asteroid Dimorphos
The first peer-reviewed results from NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission were published Wednesday by Nature , including contributions from LLNL's planetary defense team. The DART spacecraft executed a successful hypervelocity impact of 150-meter asteroid Dimorphos on Sept. Analysis by Earth-based telescopes determined that the impact successfully deflected Dimorphos, changing its orbital period around the larger asteroid, Didymos, by 32 minutes.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 28.02.2023
Capturing Shooting Stars
Capturing Shooting Stars
It is fascinating to see a streak of light across the sky, and never more so than those times of the year when the meteors fall to earth in such a multitude that they look like sparkling rain. The Geminid shower is such an event. Our researchers observed such -shooting stars- falling from the sky at their peak in mid-December thanks to cameras newly installed on top of one of the university buildings.

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 28.02.2023
Removing Traces of Life in Lab Helps NASA Scientists Study Its Origins
Removing Traces of Life in Lab Helps NASA Scientists Study Its Origins
A specialized laboratory setup at JPL removes the chemical influence of modern organisms so scientists can study the chemistry that may have led to life's emergence. In the Origins and Habitability Lab at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, you can find a world in a test tube - specifically, a simplified simulation of early Earth.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 24.02.2023
Astronomers measure the heartbeat of spinning stars
Astronomers measure the heartbeat of spinning stars
An international team of scientist have used the MeerKAT radio telescope to observe the pulsing heartbeat of the universe as neutron stars are born and form swirling lightning storms which last for millions of years. Radio pulsars are spinning neutron stars from which we can observe flashes of radio waves in the manner of light pulses from a lighthouse.

Astronomy / Space Science - 24.02.2023
A mysterious object is being dragged into the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way's center
A mysterious object is being dragged into the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way’s center
Science + Technology UCLA astronomers think the object, X7, might be debris cloud from a stellar collision Science + Technology UCLA astronomers think the object, X7, might be debris cloud from a stellar collision An object near the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy has drawn the interest of scientists because it has evolved dramatically in a relatively short time.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 24.02.2023
Distant cradles of stars
Distant cradles of stars
James Webb Space Telescope unveils star formation in gas and dust networks of other galaxies The first images of the James Webb Space Telescope are helping to uncover the missing pieces of the star formation puzzle in nearby galaxies. Data from the powerful infrared telescope are revealing previously hidden regions where new stars are born. These images provide the first clues as to how networks of gas and dust become the site of active star formation.
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