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  • On the pulse of pulsars and polar light
    16 April 2021, 9:50 pm
    Faced with the tragic loss of the Arecibo observatory in Puerto Rico and the often prohibitive cost of satellite missions, astronomers are searching for savvy alternatives to continue answering fundamental questions in physics.

  • A new super-Earth detected orbiting a red dwarf star
    16 April 2021, 7:19 pm
    Researchers report the discovery of a super-Earth orbiting the star GJ 740, a red dwarf star situated some 36 light years from Earth.

  • Surprise twist suggests stars grow competitively
    16 April 2021, 6:00 pm
    A survey of star formation activity in the Orion Nebula Cluster found similar mass distributions for newborn stars and dense gas cores, which may evolve into stars. Counterintuitively, this means that the amount of gas a core accretes as it develops, and not the initial mass of the core, is the key factor in deciding the final mass of the produced star.

  • The light-bending dance of binary black holes
    15 April 2021, 11:07 pm
    A pair of orbiting black holes millions of times the Sun's mass perform a hypnotic pas de deux in a new NASA visualization. The movie traces how the black holes distort and redirect light emanating from the maelstrom of hot gas - called an accretion disk - that surrounds each one.

  • Baked meteorites yield clues to planetary atmospheres
    15 April 2021, 5:41 pm
    In a novel laboratory investigation of the initial atmospheres of Earth-like rocky planets, researchers heated pristine meteorite samples in a high-temperature furnace and analyzed the gases released. Their results suggest that the initial atmospheres of terrestrial planets may differ significantly from many of the common assumptions used in theoretical models of planetary atmospheres.

  • Fast-spinning black holes narrow the search for dark matter particles
    14 April 2021, 7:20 pm
    An MIT study narrows the search for particles called ultralight bosons, which, if they exist, could be an important component of dark matter. Certain ultralight bosons would be expected to put the brakes on the spin of black holes, but the new results show no such slowdown.

  • Telescopes unite in unprecedented observations of famous black hole
    14 April 2021, 4:01 pm
    In April 2019, scientists released the first image of a black hole in galaxy M87 using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). However, that remarkable achievement was just the beginning of the science story to be told.

  • Stellar feedback and an airborne observatory; scientists determine a nebula younger than believed
    13 April 2021, 11:07 pm
    Researchers studied RCW 120 to analyze the effects of stellar feedback, and found that RCW 120 must be less than 150,000 years old, which is very young for such a nebula.

  • Study warns of 'oxygen false positives' in search for signs of life on other planets
    13 April 2021, 6:43 pm
    In the search for life on other planets, the presence of oxygen in a planet's atmosphere is one potential sign of biological activity that might be detected by future telescopes. A new study, however, describes several scenarios in which a lifeless rocky planet around a sun-like star could evolve to have oxygen in its atmosphere.

  • Life on Venus? First we need to know more about molecules in the atmosphere
    12 April 2021, 4:18 pm
    To confirm life on other planets, we need to detect far more molecules in their atmospheres than we currently do to rule out non-biological chemical processes.

  • New research reveals secret to Jupiter's curious aurora activity
    10 April 2021, 4:49 pm
    Jupiter's polar cap is threaded in part with closed magnetic field lines rather than entirely with open magnetic field lines, new research finds.

  • Amounts of organic molecules in planetary systems differ from early on
    9 April 2021, 4:44 pm
    An international group of scientists have studied the chemical composition of 50 protoplanetary-disk forming regions in the Perseus Molecular Cloud, and found that despite being in the same cloud, the amounts of complex organic molecules they contain are quite different.

  • Discovery of rare 'quadruply imaged quasars' can help solve cosmological puzzles
    8 April 2021, 9:23 pm
    With the help of machine-learning techniques, a team of astronomers has discovered a dozen quasars that have been warped by a naturally occurring cosmic 'lens' and split into four similar images. Quasars are extremely luminous cores of distant galaxies that are powered by supermassive black holes.

  • Caught speeding: Clocking the fastest-spinning brown dwarfs
    8 April 2021, 9:23 pm
    Astronomers have discovered the most rapidly rotating brown dwarfs known. They found three brown dwarfs that each complete a full rotation roughly once every hour. That rate is so extreme that if these 'failed stars' rotated any faster, they could come close to tearing themselves apart. Identified by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, the brown dwarfs were then studied by ground-based telescopes including Gemini North, which confirmed their surprisingly speedy rotation.

  • NASA's NICER finds X-ray boosts in the Crab Pulsar's radio bursts
    8 April 2021, 9:22 pm
    A global science collaboration using data from NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station has discovered X-ray surges accompanying radio bursts from the pulsar in the Crab Nebula. The finding shows that these bursts, called giant radio pulses, release far more energy than previously suspected.

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