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  • NASA finds Neptune moons locked in 'dance of avoidance'
    14 November 2019, 8:00 pm
    Even by the wild standards of the outer solar system, the strange orbits that carry Neptune's two innermost moons are unprecedented, according to newly published research.

  • The ways astronauts prep for spaceflight could benefit cancer patients, say researchers
    14 November 2019, 5:58 pm
    During spaceflight, astronauts experience similar physical stress as cancer patients undergoing treatments such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy. Researchers suggest that by mimicking a NASA astronaut's schedule of exercising before, during, and after a mission, cancer patients could reduce the long-term impact their treatments often have on their bodies.

  • 'Are we alone?' Study refines which exoplanets are potentially habitable
    14 November 2019, 1:55 pm
    Researchers are first to combine 3D climate modeling with atmospheric chemistry to explore the habitability of planets around M dwarf stars, which comprise about 70% of the total galactic population.

  • Black hole mergers: Cooking with gas
    13 November 2019, 9:31 pm
    Gravitational wave detectors are finding black hole mergers in the universe at the rate of one per week. If these mergers occur in empty space, researchers cannot see associated light that is needed to determine where they happened. However, a new study suggests that researchers might finally be able to see light from black hole mergers if the collisions happen in the presence of gas.

  • Distant worlds under many suns
    13 November 2019, 4:37 pm
    An astrophysicist has discovered many new multiple star systems that contain exoplanets. For this, he searched more than 1,300 exoplanet host stars. He found that 15 per cent of those stars have at least one companion star, which is only about half the frequency expected for solar like stars. This could indicate that the influence of several stars in a system disrupts the process of planet formation.

  • With Mars methane mystery unsolved, Curiosity serves scientists a new one: Oxygen
    12 November 2019, 5:40 pm
    For the first time in the history of space exploration, scientists have measured the seasonal changes in the gases that fill the air directly above the surface of Gale Crater on Mars.

  • A runaway star ejected from the galactic heart of darkness
    12 November 2019, 5:02 pm
    Astronomers have spotted an ultrafast star, traveling at a blistering 6 million km/h, that was ejected by the supermassive black hole at the heart at the Milky Way five million years ago. The discovery of the star, known as S5-HVS1, was made as part of the Southern Stellar Stream Spectroscopic Survey (S5). Located in the constellation of Grus - the Crane - S5-HVS1 was found to be moving ten times faster than most stars in the Milky Way.

  • Ancient gas cloud reveals universe's first stars formed quickly
    8 November 2019, 9:54 pm
    The discovery of a 13 billion-year-old cosmic cloud of gas enabled a team of astronomers to perform the earliest-ever measurement of how the universe was enriched with a diversity of chemical elements. Their findings reveal that the first generation of stars formed more quickly than previously thought.

  • 'Pac-Man-like' mergers could explain massive, spinning black holes
    8 November 2019, 9:54 pm
    Scientists have reported detecting gravitational waves from 10 black hole mergers to date, but they are still trying to explain the origins of those mergers. The largest merger detected so far seems to have defied previous models because it has a higher spin and mass than the range thought possible. A group of researchers has created simulations that could explain how the merger happened.

  • Scientists further refine how quickly the universe is expanding
    8 November 2019, 7:21 pm
    Scientists have devised a new measurement of the Hubble Constant.

  • Human heart cells are altered by spaceflight, but return to (mostly) normal on Earth
    7 November 2019, 10:07 pm
    Heart muscle cells derived from stem cells show remarkable adaptability to their environment during and after spaceflight, according to a new study. The researchers examined cell-level cardiac function and gene expression in human heart cells cultured aboard the International Space Station for 5.5 weeks. Exposure to microgravity altered the expression of thousands of genes, but largely normal patterns of gene expression reappeared within 10 days after returning to Earth.

  • Hubble captures a dozen sunburst arc doppelgangers
    7 November 2019, 10:00 pm
    Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a galaxy in the distant regions of the Universe which appears duplicated at least 12 times on the night sky. This unique sight, created by strong gravitational lensing, helps astronomers get a better understanding of the cosmic era known as the epoch of reionisation.

  • Galactic fountains and carousels: Order emerging from chaos
    7 November 2019, 5:29 pm
    Scientists have unveiled the results of a newly-completed, state of the art simulation of the evolution of galaxies. For the first time, it reveals that the geometry of the cosmic gas flows around galaxies determines galaxies' structures, and vice versa.

  • Views of giant planet in wild orbit would be unparalleled
    5 November 2019, 1:58 pm
    Contrary to previous thought, a gigantic planet in wild orbit does not preclude the presence of an Earth-like planet in the same solar system -- or life on that planet. What's more, the view from that Earth-like planet as its giant neighbor moves past would be unlike anything it is possible to view in our own night skies on Earth.

  • Thousands of new globular clusters have formed over the last billion years
    4 November 2019, 5:28 pm
    Globular clusters, which have been forming over the last billion years, have been found to exist around the giant galaxy at the center of the Perseus cluster.

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