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  • Scientists measure the evolving energy of a solar flare's explosive first minutes
    17 January 2020, 6:21 pm
    In 2017, a massive new region of magnetic field erupted on the sun's surface next to an existing sunspot. The powerful collision of magnetic energy produced a series of solar flares, causing turbulent space weather conditions at Earth. Scientists have now pinpointed for the first time exactly when and where the explosion released the energy that heated spewing plasma to energies equivalent to 1 billion degrees in temperature.

  • The core of massive dying galaxies already formed 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang
    17 January 2020, 4:47 pm
    The most distant dying galaxy discovered so far, more massive than our Milky Way -- with more than a trillion stars -- has revealed that the 'cores' of these systems had formed already 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang, about 1 billion years earlier than previous measurements revealed. The discovery will add to our knowledge on the formation of the Universe more generally, and may cause the computer models astronomers use, one of the most fundamental tools, to be revised.

  • Here and gone: Outbound comets are likely of alien origin
    17 January 2020, 3:43 pm
    Astronomers at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) have analyzed the paths of two objects heading out of the Solar System forever and determined that they also most likely originated from outside of the Solar System. These results improve our understanding of the outer Solar System and beyond.

  • Taking the temperature of dark matter
    15 January 2020, 8:05 pm
    Warm, cold, just right? Physicists are using gravitational lensing to take the temperature of dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up about a quarter of our universe.

  • Astronomers discover class of strange objects near our galaxy's enormous black hole
    15 January 2020, 7:23 pm
    Astronomers have discovered a new class of bizarre objects at the center of our galaxy, not far from the supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A*.

  • When the Milky Way collided with dwarf galaxy Gaia-Enceladus
    15 January 2020, 7:23 pm
    A single star has provided information about the collision of the Milky Way with the dwarf galaxy Gaia-Enceladus. The event likely took place approximately 11.5 billion years ago.

  • Astronomers reveal interstellar thread of one of life's building blocks
    15 January 2020, 1:56 pm
    Phosphorus is an essential element for life as we know it. But how it arrived on the early Earth is something of a mystery. Astronomers have now traced the journey of phosphorus from star-forming regions to comets using the combined powers of ALMA and the European Space Agency's probe Rosetta. Their research shows where molecules containing phosphorus form, how this element is carried in comets, and how a particular molecule may have played a crucial role in starting life on Earth.

  • X-rays and gravitational waves will combine to illuminate massive black hole collisions
    14 January 2020, 4:17 pm
    A new study has found that collisions of supermassive black holes may be simultaneously observable in both gravitational waves and X-rays at the beginning of the next decade.

  • 'Cold Neptune' and two temperate super-Earths found orbiting nearby stars
    14 January 2020, 3:09 pm
    A 'cold Neptune' and two potentially habitable worlds are part of a cache of five newly discovered exoplanets and eight exoplanet candidates found orbiting nearby red dwarf stars. The two potentially habitable planets are among the nearest stars to our own Sun, making them prime targets for observations by next-generation space- and land-based telescopes.

  • Connecting the dots in the sky could shed new light on dark matter
    13 January 2020, 11:56 pm
    Astrophysicists have come a step closer to understanding the origin of a faint glow of gamma rays covering the night sky. They found that this light is brighter in regions that contain a lot of matter and dimmer where matter is sparser -- a correlation that could help them narrow down the properties of exotic astrophysical objects and invisible dark matter.

  • Meteorite contains the oldest material on Earth: 7-billion-year-old stardust
    13 January 2020, 9:33 pm
    Scientists have discovered the oldest solid material on Earth: 7-billion-year-old stardust trapped inside a meteorite. This stardust provides evidence for a 'baby boom' of new stars that formed 7 billion years ago, contrary to thinking that star formation happens at a steady, constant rate.

  • How the solar system got its 'Great Divide,' and why it matters for life on Earth
    13 January 2020, 5:10 pm
    Scientists have finally scaled the solar system's equivalent of the Rocky Mountain range.

  • TESS dates an ancient collision with our galaxy
    13 January 2020, 5:10 pm
    A single bright star in the constellation of Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an ancient collision that our galaxy the Milky Way underwent with another smaller galaxy called Gaia-Enceladus early in its history.

  • Stars need a partner to spin universe's brightest explosions
    13 January 2020, 4:42 pm
    When it comes to the biggest and brightest explosions seen in the universe, astronomers have found that it takes two stars to make a gamma-ray burst.

  • A stripped helium star solves the massive black hole mystery
    10 January 2020, 4:10 pm
    Recently, a Chinese team of astronomers claimed to have discovered a black hole as massive as 70 solar masses, which, if confirmed, would severely challenge the current view of stellar evolution. Among those to take a closer look at the object were astronomers from the Universities of Erlangen-Nürnberg and Potsdam. They discovered that it may not necessarily be a black hole at all, but possibly a massive neutron star or even an 'ordinary' star.

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