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  • Physicists explain how type of aurora on Mars is formed
    18 May 2022, 5:38 pm
    Researchers have learned how a type of aurora on Mars is formed. The physicists report discrete aurora form through the interaction of the solar wind and the crust at Mars' southern hemisphere.

  • Researchers use galaxy as a 'cosmic telescope' to study heart of the young universe
    18 May 2022, 5:33 pm
    A unique new instrument, coupled with a powerful telescope and a little help from nature, has given researchers the ability to peer into galactic nurseries at the heart of the young universe.

  • Mars' emitted energy and seasonal energy imbalance
    17 May 2022, 3:31 am
    Seasonal imbalance between the solar energy absorbed and released by the planet Mars could be a cause of the Red Planet's dust storms, according to new research. Understanding how the system works on Mars could help scientists predict how climate change could affect Earth.

  • Extraterrestrial stone brings first supernova clues to Earth
    16 May 2022, 2:17 pm
    The extraterrestrial Hypatia stone found in Egypt could be the first tangible evidence on Earth of a supernova type Ia explosion. These rare supernovas are some of the most energetic events in the universe. If the hypothesis is correct, Hypatia would be a 'forensic' clue of an epic cosmic story started sometime in the early formation of our solar system.

  • New study indicates limited water circulation late in the history of Mars
    13 May 2022, 4:34 pm
    A research team has investigated a meteorite from Mars using neutron and X-ray tomography. The technology, which will probably be used when NASA examines samples from the Red Planet in 2030, showed that the meteorite had limited exposure to water, thus making life at that specific time and place unlikely.

  • Astronomers reveal first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy
    12 May 2022, 3:42 pm
    Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. This result provides overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole and yields valuable clues about the workings of such giants, which are thought to reside at the center of most galaxies.

  • Explosion on a white dwarf observed
    12 May 2022, 3:26 pm
    When stars like our Sun use up all their fuel, they shrink to form white dwarfs. Sometimes such dead stars flare back to life in a super hot explosion and produce a fireball of X-ray radiation. A research team has now been able to observe such an explosion of X-ray light for the very first time.

  • Astronomers find 'gold standard' star in Milky Way
    10 May 2022, 9:14 pm
    In our sun's neighborhood of the Milky Way Galaxy is a relatively bright star, and in it, astronomers have been able to identify the widest range of elements in a star beyond our solar system yet.

  • In a pair of merging supermassive black holes, a new method for measuring the void
    9 May 2022, 7:26 pm
    Researchers have devised a potentially easier way of gazing into the abyss. Their imaging technique could allow astronomers to study black holes smaller than M87's, a monster with a mass of 6.5 billion suns, harbored in galaxies more distant than M87, which at 55 million light-years away, is still relatively close to our own Milky Way.

  • New method to synchronize devices on Earth makes use of cosmic rays
    9 May 2022, 5:20 pm
    Various technologies, networks and institutions benefit from or require accurate time keeping to synchronize their activities. Current ways of synchronizing time have some drawbacks that a new proposed method seeks to address. The cosmic time synchronizer works by synchronizing devices around cosmic ray events detected by those devices. This could bring accurate timing abilities to remote sensing stations, or even underwater, places that other methods cannot serve. Early tests show promise, but the real challenge may lie in the adoption of this new technique.

  • Hyperfast white dwarf stars provide clues for understanding supernovae
    6 May 2022, 5:33 pm
    Scientists have used computer modeling to show how a hypothesized type of supernova would evolve on the scale of thousands of years, giving researchers a way to look for examples of supernovae of this model, known as 'D6.'

  • Hubble reveals surviving companion star in aftermath of supernova
    5 May 2022, 5:47 pm
    It's not unheard of to find a surviving star at the scene of a titanic supernova explosion, which would be expected to obliterate everything around it, but new research has provided a long-awaited clue to a specific type of stellar death. In some supernova cases, astronomers find no trace of the former star's outermost layer of hydrogen. What happened to the hydrogen? Suspicions that companion stars are responsible -- siphoning away their partners' outer shell before their death -- are supported by the recent identification of a surviving companion star on the scene of supernova 2013ge.

  • Lunar soil has the potential to generate oxygen and fuel
    5 May 2022, 5:46 pm
    Soil on the moon contains active compounds that can convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and fuels, scientists report. They are now exploring whether lunar resources can be used to facilitate human exploration on the moon or beyond.

  • Astronomers discover a rare 'black widow' binary, with the shortest orbit yet
    4 May 2022, 5:04 pm
    Astronomers discovered a 'black widow binary' -- a rapidly spinning neutron star circling and slowly consuming a smaller companion star. Named ZTF J1406+1222, the pair has the shortest orbital period yet identified, and is unique in that it appears to host a third star that orbits around the two inner stars every 10,000 years.

  • Experiments measure freezing point of extraterrestrial oceans to aid search for life
    4 May 2022, 1:01 am
    A planetary scientist worked with engineers to measure the physical limits for a liquid when salty water is at very high pressure. The results suggest where to look for extraterrestrial life in the ice-covered oceans of Jupiter's moon Europa and Saturn's moon Titan.

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