Astronomers perform largest-ever survey of high-mass binary star systems

82 new high-mass binaries located in the Tarantula Nebula, also known as 30 Doradus, have been identified and characterized in the Large Magellanic Cloud, an international group of astronomers reports. …

Read More...

Comments Off on Astronomers perform largest-ever survey of high-mass binary star systems

Living with a star: NASA and partners survey space weather science

Storms from the sun can affect our power grids, railway systems and underground pipelines. Now scientists and engineers from NASA have assessed the state of science surrounding space weather. …

Read More...

Comments Off on Living with a star: NASA and partners survey space weather science

CERN Declares War On The Standard Model

Researchers at the LHC beauty experiment (part of CERN) announced new test results that hint at the existence of new physics.
The post CERN Declares War On The Standard Model appeared first on Universe Today. …

Read More...

Newly discovered exoplanet may be best candidate in search for signs of life

An exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth may be the new holder of the title ‘best place to look for signs of life beyond the solar system.’ Using ESO’s HARPS instrument, and other telescopes, astronomers discovered a ‘super-Earth’ orbiting in the habitable zone around the star LHS 1140. This world is larger and more massive than the Earth and has likely retained most of its atmosphere. This makes it one of the most exciting targets for atmospheric studies. …

Read More...

Comments Off on Newly discovered exoplanet may be best candidate in search for signs of life

A new mineral from the oldest solar system solids in meteorites

Researchers have identified a new mineral in the oldest solar system solids from primitive meteorites. They’ve named it “rubinite” after Dr. Alan E. Rubin, a pioneering cosmochemist at University of California, Los Angeles. Rubinite was officially approved in March 2017 by the International Mineralogical Association. …

Read More...

Comments Off on A new mineral from the oldest solar system solids in meteorites

Novel semiconductor nanofiber with superb charge conductivity developed

A novel technology that embeds highly conductive nanostructure into semi-conductor nanofiber has now been developed by researchers. The novel composite so produced has superb charge conductivity, and can therefore be widely applied, especially in environmental arena.

Read More...

Comments Off on Novel semiconductor nanofiber with superb charge conductivity developed

‘Gamers’ method creates unique 4-D molecular spectral maps

Researchers have created a new method to extract the static and dynamic structure of complex chemical systems. In this context, ‘structure’ doesn’t just mean the 3-D arrangement of atoms that make up a molecule, but rather time-dependent quantum-mechanical degrees of freedom that dictate the optical, chemical and physical properties of the system.

Read More...

Comments Off on ‘Gamers’ method creates unique 4-D molecular spectral maps

Milky Way: Hydrogen halo lifts the veil of our galactic home

Astronomers have reported the first detections of diffuse hydrogen wafting about in a vast halo surrounding the Milky Way. …

Read More...

Comments Off on Milky Way: Hydrogen halo lifts the veil of our galactic home

A Cosmic Burst Repeats, Deepening a Mystery

After a surprise discovery, astrophysicists are racing to understand superenergetic flashes of radio waves that sometimes beep out from distant galaxies. …

Read More...

Comments Off on A Cosmic Burst Repeats, Deepening a Mystery

Mission control: Salty diet makes you hungry, not thirsty

We’ve all heard it: eating salty foods makes you thirstier. But what sounds like good nutritional advice turns out to be an old-wives’ tale. In a study carried out during a simulated mission to Mars, an international group of scientists has found exactly the opposite to be true. ‘Cosmonauts’ who ate more salt retained more water, weren’t as thirsty, and needed more energy. …

Read More...

Comments Off on Mission control: Salty diet makes you hungry, not thirsty