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September 29, 2020

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Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has its own far-ultraviolet aurora, data reveal. It is the first time such electromagnetic emissions in the far-ultraviolet have been ...
Astronomers have discovered a rare molecule -- phosphine -- in the clouds of Venus. On Earth, this gas is only made industrially or by microbes that thrive in oxygen-free ...
Recent observations have found that something may be missing from the theories of how dark matter behaves. This missing ...
To the surprise of many planetary scientists, the oxidized iron mineral hematite has been discovered at high latitudes on ...
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Pair of Massive Baby Stars Swaddled in Salty Water Vapor

Astronomers spotted a pair of massive baby stars growing in salty cosmic soup. Each star is shrouded by a gaseous disk which includes molecules of sodium chloride, commonly known as table salt, and ...

Faint Orbital Debris That Threatens Satellites Not Being Monitored Closely Enough, Warn Astronomers

Astronomers are warning that orbital debris posing a threat to operational satellites is not being monitored closely enough, as they publish a new survey finding that over 75% of the orbital debris ...

Gravity Causes Homogeneity of the Universe

Gravity can accelerate the homogenization of space-time as the universe ...

Solving the Strange Storms on Jupiter

Geometric storm patterns on Jupiter's south pole have been a mystery to scientists, but researchers may have uncovered how they ...

Young Physicist 'Squares the Numbers' on Time Travel

Paradox-free time travel is theoretically possible, according to the mathematical modelling of an undergraduate ...

Research Helps People, Lunar Rovers, Get There on Time

A graduate student relied on the bus system to get to class. He wanted to understand why, despite arriving at the bus stop on time, he was sometimes late to class. He developed a tool that considers ...

Centuries-Old Conjecture About Formation of the Solar System Verified

Using a limited set of mathematical equations, a mathematical sciences professor said he has confirmed a 224-year-old math conjecture about the origins of our solar system, providing insights about ...

Shadow of Black Hole in M87 Galaxy Is Wobbling and Has Been for a While

A new analysis reveals the behavior of the supermassive black hole in the center of the M87 galaxy across multiple years, indicating the crescent-like shadow feature appears to be ...

Can Ripples on the Sun Help Predict Solar Flares?

Scientists discovered in 1996 that sunquakes are linked to solar flares. Now, using helioseismic holography, scientists have analyzed a 2011 flare and shown that the impulsive source that generated ...

Water on Exoplanet Cloud Tops Could Be Found With Hi-Tech Instrumentation

Astronomers have shown that water vapor can potentially be detected in the atmospheres of exoplanets by peering literally over the tops of their impenetrable ...

NASA's IRIS Spots Nanojets: Shining Light on Heating the Solar Corona

Researchers report the first ever clear images of nanojets -- bright thin lights that travel perpendicular to the magnetic structures in the solar atmosphere, called the corona -- in a process that ...

Astronomers Discover an Earth-Sized 'Pi Planet' With a 3.14-Day Orbit

Scientists have discovered a 'pi Earth' -- an Earth-sized planet that zips around its star every 3.14 days, in an orbit reminiscent of the universal mathematics ...

Asteroid Ryugu's Rocky Past

Researchers have found evidence that asteroid Ryugu was born out of the possible destruction of a larger parent asteroid millions of years ...

Solar Storm Forecasts for Earth Improved With Help from the Public

Scientists used observations recorded by members of the public to increase accuracy of computer model predictions of when harmful CMEs will hit ...

Promising Computer Simulations for Stellarator Plasmas

The turbulence code GENE (Gyrokinetic Electromagnetic Numerical Experiment), has proven to be very useful for the theoretical description of turbulence in the plasma of tokamak-type fusion devices. ...

VLBA Makes First Direct Distance Measurement to Magnetar

Using the VLBA, astronomers have made the first direct geometric measurement of the distance to a magnetar. This precision measurement to one of the most magnetic objects in the Universe could help ...

Hubble's sharp view is giving researchers an updated weather report on the monster planet's turbulent atmosphere, including a remarkable new storm brewing, and a cousin of the famous Great ...

Venus' Ancient Layered, Folded Rocks Point to Volcanic Origin

Researchers has found that some of the oldest terrain on Venus, known as tesserae, have layering that seems consistent with volcanic activity. The finding could provide insights into the enigmatic ...

Climate Change Impacts Astronomical Observations

Already, climate change is having an impact on the conditions of space observation at the Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Desert. In future, new telescopes will have to be adapted to the expected ...

Can Life Survive a Star's Death? Webb Telescope Can Reveal the Answer

When stars like our sun die, all that remains is an exposed core -- a white dwarf. A planet orbiting a white dwarf presents a promising opportunity to determine if life can survive the death of its ...

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