Ocean temperatures hit record high as rate of heating accelerates

Jan 13, 2020

The heat in the world’s oceans reached a new record level in 2019, showing “irrefutable and accelerating” heating of the planet. The world’s oceans are the clearest measure of the climate emergency because they absorb more than 90% of the heat trapped by the greenhouse gases emitted by fossil fuel burning, forest destruction and other… […]

TESS dates an ancient collision with our galaxy

Jan 13, 2020

Credit: CC0 Public Domain 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. An international team of scientists led by the University of Birmingham adopted… […]

A Cosmic Gatekeeper Divides Our Solar System in Two

Jan 13, 2020

Home News The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile captured this picture of disks that formed around a young star about 450 light years away from our planet. Now, scientists are proposing that similar disks could have formed around our sun in the early solar system, creating the seeds for our planets. (Image: ©… […]

Gravitational Waves Surge Through the Fabric of Space and Time After Neutron Stars Violently Collide

Jan 12, 2020

Artist’s rendition of a binary neutron star merger. Credit: National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet On April 25, 2019, the LIGO Livingston Observatory picked up what appeared to be gravitational ripples from a collision of two neutron stars. LIGO Livingston is part of a gravitational-wave network that includes LIGO (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory), funded… […]

New theory of quantum mechanics shows matter is not in the eye of the observer

Jan 12, 2020

The mystery of why quantum matter jumps from a wave-like state to a well-defined particle when it is observed has puzzled scientists for nearly a 100 years. Known as ‘the measurement problem’ it is widely seen as the major complication in quantum theory and has led even well-respected scientists to suggest that the human mind… […]

Dead alligators dropped deep into the sea lead to a surprising find

Jan 12, 2020

Scientists discovered how hungry deep-sea creatures can be when offered a free alligator meal.  Lumcon Alligators don’t typically swim, or die, in the ocean. But researchers dropped three of them, dead ones, underwater to see how deep-sea creatures would react to finding a new and unusual food source. The dead-alligator experiment was aimed at better understanding… […]

NASA graduates new class of astronauts for missions to the moon and Mars

Jan 12, 2020

HOUSTON — NASA’s newest astronauts are ready to come out of their shells and walk on the moon.Nicknamed the “Turtles,” the space agency’s 22nd class of astronauts graduated from basic training and became eligible for spaceflight assignments on Friday. A ceremony held at the Johnson Space Center in Houston honored the 11 Americans, together with… […]

Scientists detected ripples in space and time from a potentially new class of collision in the universe. Their observatory cracked a 100-year-old mystery posed by Einstein.

Jan 11, 2020

Large collisions in space, like those between black holes or neutron stars, create ripples in space-time called gravitational waves. The phenomenon was first predicted by Albert Einstein.The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) recently sensed gravitational waves from a collision of two neutron stars — the second such event ever detected.But these neutron stars were more massive… […]

Scientists Have Successfully Built a Particle Accelerator Onto a Silicon Chip

Jan 11, 2020

Particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are incredibly useful – and usually incredibly huge – instruments for studying some of the fundamentals of particle physics. But now scientists have managed to squeeze one on to a silicon chip. It’s nowhere near as powerful as the bigger versions, as you might expect, but the new… […]

Astronaut Candidates to Graduate with Eye on Artemis Missions

Jan 10, 2020

5.01M Want to watch this again later? Sign in to add this video to a playlist. Sign in Like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Don’t like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Streamed live 3 hours agoIt’s graduation season for our #NewAstronauts! 👩‍🚀🎓👨‍🚀An class… […]

Chemists Have Found a Productive Use for Stockpiles of Nuclear Waste

Jan 10, 2020

Chemists have found a new use for the waste product of nuclear power — transforming an unused stockpile into a versatile compound which could be used to create valuable commodity chemicals as well as new energy sources. Depleted uranium (DU) is a radioactive by-product from the process used to create nuclear energy. With many fearing… […]

NASA’s Lucy mission confirms discovery of Eurybates satellite

Jan 10, 2020

Credit: NASA NASA’s Lucy mission team is seeing double after discovering that Eurybates, the asteroid the spacecraft has targeted for flyby in 2027, has a small satellite. This “bonus” science exploration opportunity for the project was discovered using images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 in September 2018, December 2019, and… […]

Vanishing water MYSTERY casts doubt over Mars colonization plans

Jan 10, 2020

Paradigm shifting research has found that water on Mars is escaping much faster than existing models and observations predict, upending our current understanding of the Red Planet and casting doubt on future colonization plans. An international research team has discovered unexpectedly large amounts of water vapor accumulating at an altitude of 80km up in the… […]

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