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  • Cosmic Ring of Fire' 11 Billion Years Ago: How did structures in early universe form?
    25 May 2020, 5:56 pm
    Astronomers have captured an image of a super-rare type of galaxy -- described as a 'cosmic ring of fire' -- as it existed 11 billion years ago.

  • ALMA spots twinkling heart of the Milky Way
    22 May 2020, 4:23 pm
    Astronomers have found quasi-periodic flickers in millimeter-waves from the center of the Milky Way, Sagittarius (Sgr) A*. The team interpreted these blinks to be due to the rotation of radio spots circling the supermassive black hole with an orbit radius smaller than that of Mercury. This is an interesting clue to investigate space-time with extreme gravity.

  • ATLAS telescope discovers first-of-its-kind asteroid
    22 May 2020, 3:55 pm
    An extraordinary asteroid with comet-like features has researchers puzzled.

  • How cosmic rays may have shaped life
    21 May 2020, 1:14 am
    Physicists propose that the influence of cosmic rays on early life may explain nature's preference for a uniform 'handedness' among biology's critical molecules.

  • ALMA discovers massive rotating disk in early universe
    20 May 2020, 6:49 pm
    In our 13.8 billion-year-old universe, most galaxies like our Milky Way form gradually, reaching their large mass relatively late. But a new discovery made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) of a massive rotating disk galaxy, seen when the universe was only ten percent of its current age, challenges the traditional models of galaxy formation.

  • ESO telescope sees signs of planet birth
    20 May 2020, 2:41 pm
    Observations made with the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (ESO's VLT) have revealed the telltale signs of a star system being born. Around the young star AB Aurigae lies a dense disc of dust and gas in which astronomers have spotted a prominent spiral structure with a 'twist' that marks the site where a planet may be forming. The observed feature could be the first direct evidence of a baby planet coming into existence.

  • Galactic cosmic rays now available for study on Earth
    19 May 2020, 8:04 pm
    To better understand and mitigate the health risks faced by astronauts from exposure to space radiation, we ideally need to be able to test the effects of galactic cosmic rays (GCRs) here on Earth under laboratory conditions.

  • Exoplanet climate 'decoder' aids search for life
    18 May 2020, 9:49 pm
    After examining a dozen types of suns and a roster of planet surfaces, astronomers have developed a practical model - an environmental color ''decoder'' - to tease out climate clues for potentially habitable exoplanets in galaxies far away.

  • Seeing the universe through new lenses
    14 May 2020, 8:36 pm
    A new study revealed hundreds of new strong gravitational lensing candidates based on a deep dive into data. The study benefited from the winning machine-learning algorithm in an international science competition.

  • TRAPPIST-1 planetary orbits not misaligned
    14 May 2020, 5:57 pm
    Astronomers have determined that the Earth-like planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system are not significantly misaligned with the rotation of the star. This is an important result for understanding the evolution of planetary systems around very low-mass stars in general, and in particular the history of the TRAPPIST-1 planets including the ones near the habitable zone.

  • New comet discovered by solar observatory
    13 May 2020, 7:55 pm
    In late May and early June, Earthlings may be able to glimpse Comet SWAN. The comet is currently faintly visible to the unaided eye in the Southern Hemisphere just before sunrise. The new comet was first spotted in April 2020, by an amateur astronomer named Michael Mattiazzo using data from the SOHO satellite.

  • Breakthrough study of perplexing stellar pulsations
    13 May 2020, 7:55 pm
    Astronomers have detected elusive pulsation patterns in dozens of young, rapidly rotating stars thanks to data from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).

  • What's Mars made of?
    13 May 2020, 2:17 pm
    Earth-based experiments on iron-sulfur alloys thought to comprise the core of Mars reveal details about the planet's seismic properties for the first time. This information will be compared to observations made by Martian space probes in the near future. Whether the results between experiment and observation coincide or not will either confirm existing theories about Mars' composition or call into question the story of its origin.

  • Powerful new AI technique detects and classifies galaxies in astronomy image data
    12 May 2020, 9:19 pm
    Researchers have developed a powerful new computer program called Morpheus that can analyze astronomical image data pixel by pixel to identify and classify all of the galaxies and stars in large data sets from astronomy surveys. Morpheus is a deep-learning framework that incorporates a variety of artificial intelligence technologies developed for applications such as image and speech recognition.

  • Scientists have modeled Mars climate to understand habitability
    11 May 2020, 8:21 pm
    Scientists have modeled the atmosphere of Mars to help determine that salty pockets of water present on the Red Planet are likely not habitable by life as we know it on Earth. The team helped allay planetary protection concerns about contaminating potential Martian ecosystems.

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