Russian researchers find more evidence to support notion that lightning is caused by cosmic rays
Primordial beryllium could reveal insights into the Big Bang
X-ray telescopes find black hole may be a neutrino factory
(Phys.org) —The giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way may be producing mysterious particles called neutrinos. If confirmed, this would be the first time that scientists have traced neutrinos back ...
Particle detector finds hints of dark matter in space
Researchers at MIT's Laboratory for Nuclear Science have released new measurements that promise to shed light on the origin of dark matter.
Researchers take first steps toward X-ray superfluorescence
A hotspot for powerful cosmic rays: Physicists a step closer to finding mysterious sources
An observatory run by the University of Utah found a "hotspot" beneath the Big Dipper emitting a disproportionate number of the highest-energy cosmic rays. The discovery moves physics another step toward ...
Sun sends more 'tsunami waves' to Voyager 1
(Phys.org) —NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has experienced a new "tsunami wave" from the sun as it sails through interstellar space. Such waves are what led scientists to the conclusion, in the fall of 2013, ...
Scientists report hint of dark matter in first results from $2 billion cosmic ray detector (Update 4)
It is one of the cosmos' most mysterious unsolved cases: dark matter. It is supposedly what holds the universe together. We can't see it, but scientists are pretty sure it's out there.
High-speed solar winds increase lightning strikes on Earth
Scientists have discovered new evidence to suggest that lightning on Earth is triggered not only by cosmic rays from space, but also by energetic particles from the Sun.
Scientists reveal cosmic roadmap to galactic magnetic field
Scientists on NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission, including a team leader from the University of New Hampshire, report that recent, independent measurements have validated one of the mission's ...
Exotic atoms hold clues to unsolved physics puzzle at the dawn of the universe
An international team of physicists has found the first direct evidence of pear shaped nuclei in exotic atoms. The findings could advance the search for a new fundamental force in nature that could explain ...
IceCube Neutrino Observatory reports first evidence for extraterrestrial high-energy neutrinos
(Phys.org) —A massive telescope in the Antarctic ice reports the detection of 28 extremely high-energy neutrinos that might have their origin in cosmic sources. Two of these reached energies greater than ...
Researchers find evidence of speedy core formation in solar system planetesimals
Researchers calculate radiation exposure associated with journey to Mars
On November 26, 2011, the Mars Science Laboratory began a 253-day, 560-million-kilometer journey to deliver the Curiosity rover to the Red Planet. En route, the Southwest Research Institute-led Radiation ...