Serious blow to dark matter theories? New study finds mysterious lack of dark matter in Sun's neighborhood
(Phys.org) -- The most accurate study so far of the motions of stars in the Milky Way has found no evidence for dark matter in a large volume around the Sun. According to widely accepted theories, the solar ...
GPS data reveals more on mega-thrust earthquakes
Rotation is key to understanding volcanic plumes
(PhysOrg.com) -- A 200-year-old report by a sea captain and a stunning photograph of the 2008 eruption of Mount Chaiten are helping scientists at the University of Illinois better understand strong volcanic ...
Study of Chile earthquake finds new rock structure that affects earthquake rupture
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have found an unusual mass of rock deep in the active fault line beneath Chile which influenced the rupture size of a massive earthquake that struck the region ...
A cluster within a cluster
(Phys.org) -- The star cluster NGC 6604 is shown in this new image taken by the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. It is often overlooked in ...
Milky Way image reveals detail of a billion stars
(PhysOrg.com) -- More than one billion stars in the Milky Way can be seen together in detail for the first time in an image captured by astronomers.
Researchers connect volcanic activity to mini-earthquakes
The ash from the recent eruptions of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle in Chile disrupted airplane schedules, forcing some planes to circle the globe a second time. causing even more delays. A Michigan Technological ...
Three active volcanoes spotted on satellite imagery from NASA
(PhysOrg.com) -- From space, NASA keeps a watchful eye on volcanic activity around the world with many satellites. NASA has just released satellite images showing activity this week from volcanoes in the countries ...
Japan quake causes day to get a wee bit shorter
You won't notice it, but the day just got a tiny bit shorter because of Friday's giant earthquake off the coast of Japan.
Chile aftershocks could go on for years: scientists
Chileans will be feeling aftershocks from the devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake for months and possibly years to come, scientists said Friday, as three strong tremors rocked the country.
Chile quake wave racing to Asia at jet speed: scientist
A tsunami triggered by the powerful quake that rocked Chile was Saturday racing across the Pacific Ocean towards Hawaii and Asia at around 450 miles per hour, a quake expert said.
What are the biggest telescopes in the world (and space)?
When you want to watch the sky, size really matters. The more light a telescope can collect, the more information we can get about stars, galaxies, quasars, or whatever the heck else we want to take a look ...
Study on world's biggest animal finds more than one population in the southeastern Pacific
Scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), the Universidad Austral de Chile, the Blue Whale Center, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), NOAA, and other organizations are examining molecular ...
Young superheros call for protection of Chile's glaciers
Around 2,000 people, many of them children dressed as superheroes, marched in Santiago Saturday calling on President Michelle Bachelet to protect Chile's glaciers.