Blog Profile / New Scientist: Space


URL :http://www.newscientist.com/section/space
Filed Under:Academics / Astronomy
Posts on Regator:1945
Posts / Week:3.8
Archived Since:February 24, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Half the atoms inside your body came from across the universe

Intergalactic winds carry gas and dust from one galaxy to the next, bringing half of the matter in our galaxy from up to a million light years away

Uranus’s crooked, messy magnetic field might open and shut daily

The off-kilter tumbling of the magnetic bubble around Uranus may regularly let a barrage of charged particles from the solar wind flow in

ESA approves gravitational-wave hunting spacecraft for 2034

The triplet LISA spacecraft, which will use powerful lasers to measure ripples in space-time from supermassive black holes, have been green-lit

Kepler finds 219 new exoplanets and 10 are rocky and Earth-like

NASA’s Kepler team has released its latest batch of planet candidates and they fall into two kinds: ones like Earth and those like mini-Neptunes

Spectrum wars: The battle for the airwaves

TV, mobiles, broadband, ID tags, tyre pressure sensors in your car: the radio spectrum may be our playground, but spectral noise is a nightmare for stargazers

The bandwidth black hole that will kill Elon Musk’s Mars dream

Without a new interplanetary internet to support the imminent boom in Martian probes, those with hopes of walking on the Red Planet will be stuck on Earth

Mistaken brown dwarf is actually two planets orbiting each other

New observations reveal a rare binary planet system made of two gas giants four times as massive as Jupiter that likely formed in the breakup of a protostar 10 million years ago

How Jupiter split the asteroid belt in two shows its great age

An analysis of meteorites shows that Jupiter divided the rocks of the asteroid belt into two families within the first million years of the solar system

Mars rover sees signs of microbe-friendly layers in ancient lake

Curiosity’s inspection of a Martian lakebed reveals multiple environments where microbes could have thrived more than 3 billion years ago

Send an ear: Listening for sounds of life in the solar system

The seismic echoes of Jupiter’s icy moons could teach us more about their hidden oceans than any picture – and help us gauge their potential for life

Saturn’s moons could reassemble after a cosmic smash-up

Any surviving debris from a collision would forge a new patchwork moon – so that’s not how Saturn got its rings

Tangoing pairs of hungry supermassive black holes grow in number

The discovery of more of these deadly duos through a fresh data-sifting technique raises the hope that their secret recipe might soon be unlocked

Mouse sperm sent into space produces healthy IVF babies

The first experiment to test how space travel could affect mammals’ reproduction shows that pregnancy can smooth over DNA damage from cosmic radiation

Titan’s riverbeds show a terrain built more like Mars than Earth

Saturn’s largest moon resembles Earth with its rivers and mountains, but it came by its topography very differently - and could still be active today

Earth may have been born in a huge flare-up of the young sun

A sudden brightening of the infant sun – called an FU Orionis outburst – could have melted dust grains and made them stick together, building our world

Cassini finds final ingredient for alien life in Enceladus’s sea

The Cassini spacecraft has found molecular hydrogen spurting in the watery plumes from Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, an energy source for anything that might live there

Earth-sized telescope set to snap first picture of a black hole

The Event Horizon Telescope will take images of the black hole at the centre of our galaxy, and could reveal how relativity and quantum mechanics mesh

NASA rockets leave blistering record of human space flight

Until recently, a flame trench under launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida bore the scorch marks of decades of rocket launches

The coldest place in the universe marks a double stellar grave

New observations finally reveal why an odd planetary nebula is so chilly: two stars met their end in close quarters

The many-tentacled galaxy that could drive a physics revolution

Weirdo galaxy NGC 4258 has extra tentacles protruding from its middle, which make it surprisingly useful for testing theories of the universe evolved

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC