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August 2, 2020

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Machine Learning Finds a Surprising Early Galaxy

New results achieved by combining big data captured by the Subaru Telescope and the power of machine learning have discovered a galaxy with an extremely low oxygen abundance of 1.6% solar abundance, ...
Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and ...

NASA Sun Data Helps New Model Predict Big Solar Flares

Scientists have developed a new model that successfully predicted seven of the Sun's biggest flares from the last solar cycle, out of a set of nine. With more development, the model could be used to ...

Surprising Number of Exoplanets Could Host Life

A new study shows other stars could have as many as seven Earth-like planets in the absence of a gas giant like ...
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'Lost' World's Rediscovery Is Step Towards Finding Habitable Planets

The rediscovery of a lost planet could pave the way for the detection of a world within the habitable 'Goldilocks zone' in a distant solar ...

The first images from Solar Orbiter, a new Sun-observing mission by ESA and NASA, have revealed omnipresent miniature solar flares, dubbed 'campfires', near the surface of our closest ...

How Galaxies Die: New Insights Into the Quenching of Star Formation

Astronomers studying galaxy evolution have long struggled to understand what causes star formation to shut down in massive galaxies. Although many theories have been proposed to explain this process, ...

In a First, Astronomers Watch a Black Hole's Corona Disappear, Then Reappear

It seems the universe has an odd sense of humor. While a crown-encrusted virus has run roughshod over the world, another entirely different corona about 100 million light years from Earth has ...

Fleeting Flash Is Most-Distant Optical Afterglow from Gamma-Ray Burst Ever Detected

Rapid follow-up of the optical afterglow from one of the most distant confirmed short gamma-ray bursts (SGRB), thought to be the merger of two neutron stars, is casting new light on these enigmatic ...

Breakthrough in Deciphering Birth of Supermassive Black Holes

Scientists say they are closer to understanding how a supermassive black hole (SMBH) is born thanks to a new technique that has enabled them to zoom in on one of these enigmatic cosmic objects in ...

Gigantic, Red and Full of Spots

Starspots are more common among red giant stars than previously thought. Astronomers report that approximately eight percent of red giants exhibit such spots. Although red giants are generally ...

Scientists have developed a new method to find black holes in the outer solar system, and along with it, determine once-and-for-all the true nature of the hypothesized Planet ...

Enormous 'Superflare' Detected on Nearby Star

Astronomers succeeded in detecting 12 stellar flare phenomena on AD Leonis. One of these flares was 20 times larger than those emitted by our own sun, categorizing it a 'superflare'. ...

How Colliding Neutron Stars Could Shed Light on Universal Mysteries

Researchers have discovered an unusual pulsar - one of deep space's magnetized spinning neutron-star 'lighthouses' that emits highly focused radio waves from its magnetic poles. It is ...

The Collective Power of the Solar System's Dark, Icy Bodies

Two new studies by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder may help to solve one of the biggest mysteries about the dark, icy bodies of the outer solar system: why so many of them ...

The Cosmic Commute Towards Star and Planet Formation

Interconnected gas flows reveal how star-forming gas is assembled in ...

New Collection of Stars, Not Born in Our Galaxy, Discovered in Milky Way

Astrophysicists announced the discovery of Nyx, a new collection of 250 stars that they believe are the remnant of a dwarf galaxy that merged with the Milky Way eons ago. The research combined ...

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 still debate which types of ...

Scientific 'Red Flag' Reveals New Clues About Our Galaxy

By determining how much energy permeates the center of the Milky Way, researchers have moved closer to understanding the power behind our ...

Stellar Fireworks Celebrate Birth of Giant Cluster

Astronomers created a stunning new image showing celestial fireworks in star cluster ...

There has been considerable debate over how the Moon was formed. The popular hypothesis contends that the Moon was formed by a Mars-sized body colliding with Earth's upper crust which is poor in ...

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 ...

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