Feature Channels

Space/Astronomy

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

UAH Astrophysicist Provides New Fluid Dynamics Insights

6K7A3777-1.jpg

New calculations by a theoretical astrophysicist at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) provide tools that open a door to exploring the history of events in astrophysical flows and in plasma fusion devices.

Medicine

Science

Life

Business

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Trending Stories Report for 22 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: swelling magnets; using genetics to fight dengue fever; cybersecurity; Hubble finds 'Nasty' star; ventilation and patient survival; food security; gamification in business; and cancer research on implants to improve glioma treatment.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Hubble Observes a One-of-a-Kind Star Nicknamed 'Nasty'

p1521a1r.jpg

Astronomers have spent decades trying to determine the oddball behavior of an aging star nicknamed "Nasty 1" residing in our Milky Way galaxy. Looking at the star using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers had expected to see a bipolar outflow of twin lobes of gas from the star. The astronomers were surprised, however, to find a pancake-shaped disk of gas encircling the star. The vast disk is nearly 1,000 times the diameter of our solar system.

Medicine

Science

Life

Business

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Trending Stories Report for 21 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: gun regulation, psychology and altruism, big data, threats to coral reefs, extra-terrestrial life, personalized diets, metabolic syndrome and heart health, new drug target to treat arthritis, and archeologists find oldest tools.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

SLAC Gears Up for Dark Matter Hunt with LUX-ZEPLIN

lz_mine_finalcopy_1.jpg

Researchers have come a step closer to building one of the world’s best dark matter detectors: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently signed off on the conceptual design of the proposed LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment and gave the green light for the procurement of some of its components. DOE’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a key member of the LZ collaboration, is setting up a test stand for the detector prototype and a facility to purify liquid xenon, which will be the detector’s “eye” for dark matter.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Supernova Hunting with Supercomputers

sn-star.jpg

Using a "roadmap" of theoretical calculations and supercomputer simulations performed by Berkeley Lab's Daniel Kasen, astronomers observed a flash of light caused by a supernova slamming into a nearby star, allowing them to determine the stellar system from which a Type Ia supernova was born. This finding confirms one of two competing theories about Type Ia supernovae birth.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Is There Life Out There? Distant Moons May Provide the Answer, Researchers Say

McMaster researchers who have modelled planetary systems far beyond our own solar system have found that massive moons larger than Mars might be the best bet in the search for life beyond Earth.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Hubble Catches a Stellar Exodus in Action

p1516aw.jpg

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured for the first time snapshots of fledgling white dwarf stars beginning their slow-paced, 40-million-year migration from the crowded center of an ancient star cluster to the less populated suburbs.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Delta Cephei's Hidden Companion

To measure distances in the Universe, astronomers use Cepheids, a family of variable stars whose luminosity varies with time. Their role as distance calibrators has brought them attention from researchers for more than a century. While it was thought that nearly everything was known about the prototype of Cepheids, named Delta Cephei, a team of researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), the Johns Hopkins University, and the European Space Agency (ESA), have now discovered that this star is not alone, but that it has a hidden companion. A revelation published in The Astrophysical Journal.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

NASA's Hubble Finds Giant Halo Around the Andromeda Galaxy

p1515aw.jpg

Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that the immense halo of gas enveloping the Andromeda galaxy, our nearest massive galactic neighbor, is about six times larger and 1,000 times more massive than previously measured.