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New survey hints at exotic origin for the Cold Spot

(Royal Astronomical Society) A supervoid is unlikely to explain a 'Cold Spot' in the cosmic microwave background, according to the results of a new survey, leaving room for exotic explanations like a collision between universes. TheShow More Summary

SwRI-led team discovers lull in Mars' giant impact history

(Southwest Research Institute) From the earliest days of our solar system's history, collisions between astronomical objects have shaped the planets and changed the course of their evolution. Studying the early bombardment history of...Show More Summary

Astrophysicists studied the 'rejuvenating' pulsar in a neighboring galaxy

(Lomonosov Moscow State University) The Lomonosov Moscow State University scientists published the results of a study of the unique ultra-slow pulsar XB091D. This neutron star is believed to have captured a companion only a million years ago and since then, has been slowly restoring its rapid rotation. Show More Summary

With $1 million gift, UCI aims to become first university to launch rocket into space

(University of California - Irvine) University of California, Irvine students will 'shoot for the moon' thanks to a $1 million gift from Base 11, a nonprofit STEM workforce development and entrepreneur accelerator. The 'Moonshot Initiative'...Show More Summary

In experiments on Earth, testing possible building blocks of alien life

(Experimental Biology 2017) Extraterrestrial life, if it exists, could use different amino acid building blocks than living things here on Earth. To better understand what alien life might look like, researchers are studying which amino acids stand up to the types of extreme conditions found on other planets and moons.

Hubble's cosmic bubbles

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Hubble reveals a few of the tenuous threads comprising Sh2-308, a faint and wispy shell of gas located 5,200 light-years away in Canis Major.

NASA and NOAA satellites watch Arlene, first Atlantic Tropical Storm of the season

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The first tropical storm of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season formed 40 days before the official kick off of the season. Tropical Storm Arlene formed in the North Central Atlantic Ocean and NOAA's GOES-East satellite provided forecasters with a look at the storm, swirling far from land areas.

Rare brightening of a supernova's light found by Caltech's Palomar Observatory

(California Institute of Technology) An international team of astronomers has, for the first time, seen a cosmic magnification of the light from a class of supernova called Type Ia.

Seeing quadruple: Four images of the same supernova, a rare find

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Galaxies bend light through an effect called gravitational lensing that helps astronomers peer deeper into the cosmos.

Researchers produce detailed map of potential Mars rover landing site

(Brown University) Mineral deposits in a region on Mars called Northeast Syrtis Major suggest a plethora of once-habitable environments. By mapping those deposits in the region's larger geological context, the research could help set the stage for a possible rover mission.

Living with a star: NASA and partners survey space weather science

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Storms from the sun can affect our power grids, railway systems and underground pipelines. NASA has long been a leader in understanding the science behind this space weather.

Scientists studied the problem of hydrodynamic stability of Keplerian flow

(Lomonosov Moscow State University) Researches from Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Lomonosov Moscow State University have focused their efforts on one of the major theoretical issues of modern astrophysical fluid dynamics, which is the stability of Keplerian shear flow of liquid or gas.

Astronomers perform largest-ever survey of high-mass binary star systems

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) An international group of astronomers led by researchers at the University of São Paulo's Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics & Atmospheric Sciences (IAG-USP) in Brazil, have just identified and characterized 82 new high-mass binaries located in the Tarantula Nebula, also known as 30 Doradus, in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Landslides on Ceres reflect hidden ice

(Georgia Institute of Technology) Massive landslides, similar to those found on Earth, are occurring on the asteroid Ceres. That's according to a new study that adds to the growing evidence that Ceres retains a significant amount of water ice.

Study unravels long-held Fermi puzzle tied to nonlinear systems

(University at Buffalo) Nonlinear systems can indeed reach equilibrium, according to new research from an international team of physicists. The work has implications in materials science and other fields.

NASA examines New Zealand's extreme rainfall as Cyclone Cook's remnants move away

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Two extra-tropical cyclones recently dropped very heavy rain over New Zealand, Debbie and Cook. As Cook's remnants continue to move away, NASA analyzed the heavy rainfall generated from the double extra-tropical punch.

Hubble sees starbursts in Virgo

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Starburst galaxies contain regions where stars are forming at such a breakneck rate that the galaxy is eating up its gas supply faster than it can be replenished.

SwRI scientists discover evidence for a habitable region within Saturn's moon Enceladus

(Southwest Research Institute) Scientists from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) have discovered hydrogen gas in the plume of material spraying from Saturn's moon Enceladus. Analysis of data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft indicates...Show More Summary

Cassini detects hydrothermal processes on one of Saturn's moons

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) In 2015, during the Cassini spacecraft's deepest-ever dive into the plume of spray that emanates from cracks in the south polar region of the ice-covered Saturnian moon Enceladus, instruments detected the presence of molecular hydrogen in the plume vapor.

Measuring the shadow of the black hole

(Goethe University Frankfurt) As part of the collaboration 'BlackHoleCam' the research group of Prof. Luciano Rezzolla of Goethe University Frankfurt contributes to the international Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, which is imagining for the first time the black-hole candidate at the Center of our Milky Way.

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