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July 12, 2020

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Scientists have developed a new method to find black holes in the outer solar system, and along with it, determine ...
A new analysis of white dwarf stars supports their role as a key source of carbon in galaxies. Every carbon atom in the universe was created by stars, but astrophysicists ...
There has been considerable debate over how the Moon was formed. The popular hypothesis contends that the Moon was formed by ...
Astronomers have discovered the absence of an unstable massive star in a dwarf galaxy. Scientists think this could indicate ...
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Researchers Foresee Linguistic Issues During Space Travel

Interstellar space travelers arriving on another planet could face problems communicating with previous and subsequent arrivals, their spoken language having changed in isolation along the ...

First Exposed Planetary Core Discovered Allows Glimpse Inside Other Worlds

The surviving core of a gas giant has been discovered orbiting a distant star, offering an unprecedented glimpse into the interior of a ...

A Binary Star as a Cosmic Particle Accelerator

Scientists have identified the binary star Eta Carinae as a new kind of source for very high-energy (VHE) cosmic gamma-radiation. Eta Carinae is located 7500 lightyears away in the constellation ...

Hidden Sources of Mysterious Cosmic Neutrinos Seen on Earth

A new model points to the coronoe of supermassive black holes at the cores of active galaxies to help explain the excess neutrinos observed by the IceCube Neutrino ...

NASA's TESS Delivers New Insights Into an Ultrahot World

KELT-9 b is one of the hottest planets known. New measurements from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have enabled astronomers to greatly improve their understanding of this ...

On a quest to find the Universe's largest black holes, researchers identify the center of the solar system within 100 ...

SwRI Scientists Demonstrate Speed, Precision of in Situ Planetary Dating Device

Scientists have increased the speed and accuracy of a laboratory-scale instrument for determining the age of planetary specimens onsite. The team is progressively miniaturizing the Chemistry, ...

First Measurement of Spin-Orbit Alignment on Planet Beta Pictoris B

Astronomers have made the first measurement of spin-orbit alignment for a distant 'super-Jupiter' planet, demonstrating a technique that could enable breakthroughs in the quest to ...

The Magnetic History of Ice

The history of our planet has been written, among other things, in the periodic reversal of its magnetic poles. Scientists propose a new means of reading this historic record: in ice. Their findings ...

Case for Axion Origin of Dark Matter Gains Traction

In a new study of axion motion, researchers propose a scenario known as ''kinetic misalignment'' that greatly strengthens the case for axion/dark matter equivalence. The novel ...

The sun's convection zone plays a key role in the generation and evolution of the Sun's magnetic field. Analyzing data sets spanning more than 20 years, researchers have obtained the most ...

Super-Earths Discovered Orbiting Nearby Red Dwarf

The nearest exoplanets to us provide the best opportunities for study, including searching for evidence of life outside the Solar System. Astronomers have now detected a system of super-Earth planets ...

Astronomers have discovered the second-most distant quasar ever found. It is the first quasar to receive an indigenous Hawaiian name, Poniua'ena. Data show the supermassive black hole powering ...

Hubble Watches the 'Flapping' of Cosmic Bat Shadow in the Serpens Nebula

The young star HBC 672 is known by its nickname of Bat Shadow because of its wing-like shadow feature. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has now observed a curious ''flapping'' ...

Quantum Entanglement Demonstrated Aboard Orbiting CubeSat

In a critical step toward creating a global quantum communications network, researchers have generated and detected quantum entanglement onboard a CubeSat nanosatellite weighing less than 2.6 ...

Astronomers have seen what appears to the first light ever detected from a black hole ...

Rogue's Gallery of Dusty Star Systems Reveals Exoplanet Nurseries

The Gemini Planet Imager on the Gemini South telescope looked at 104 young, nearby stars, 10-100 million years old, in search of debris disks. It found 26, 25 of which had inner holes indicating a ...

The discovery could help astronomers understand how planets like Earth form and ...

X-Ray Scattering Enables Closer Scrutiny of the Interior of Planets and Stars

An international research team has now presented a new, very precise method of evaluating the behavior of mixtures of different elements under high pressure with the help of X-ray scattering. The ...

Mystery Astronomical Object in 'Mass Gap': Neutron Star? Black Hole?

Researchers have discovered what is either the heaviest known neutron star, or the lightest black ...

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