Apple still perched high, but seems vulnerable
Apple, the world's biggest and perhaps most admired company, seems to have lost some of its luster.
Hypergiant star turns out to be 'missing link' after 30 years
(Phys.org)—A team of scientists from six European countries reported today they have finalized a thirty years long investigation of a hypergiant star that crossed the Yellow Evolutionary Void. In that period ...
International study suggests a massive black hole exists in the Sword of Orion
(Phys.org)—An international team of astrophysicists, including UQ's Dr Holger Baumgardt, has shed light on the long-standing mystery of the binding force behind a cluster of unruly and rapidly swirling ...
Accumulating stellar 'stuff' to form galaxies
European researchers studied accumulation of stellar material onto stars and black holes to gain insight into the growth and evolution of galaxies.
Astronomers discover star racing around black hole at Milky Way center
UCLA astronomers report the discovery of a remarkable star that orbits the enormous black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy in a blistering 11-and-a-half years—the shortest known orbit of any star ...
Using artificial intelligence to chart the universe
(Phys.org)—Astronomers in Germany have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm to help them chart and explain the structure and dynamics of the universe around us with unprecedented accuracy. The ...
Improved simulation methods help scientists bolster theories of Moon's formation
(Phys.org)—There are still unanswered questions regarding how the Moon was formed. Improved simulation methods and higher-performance supercomputers have now paved the way for an alternative development ...
A family portrait of galaxies
(Phys.org)—Two very different galaxies feature in this family portrait taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, together forming a peculiar galaxy pair called Arp 116. The image shows the dramatic ...
41 new transiting planets in Kepler field of view
(Phys.org)—Two newly submitted studies verify 41 new transiting planets in 20 star systems. These results may increase the number of Kepler's confirmed planets by more than 50 percent: to 116 planets hosted ...
Degradation free spectrometers sounding rocket
(Phys.org) -- The July 24, 2012 Degradation Free Spectrometers (DFS) sounding rocket mission's ultimate objective is to significantly advance the state of the art in short wavelength observing solar spectrometers ...
World's most sensitive dark matter detector set up
The world's most sensitive dark matter detector settled into a new home Friday in an old U.S. gold mine.
Cosmology group finds measurable evidence of dark matter filament
Race against time: When a minute lasts 61 seconds
Horologists around the world on Saturday will carry out one of the weirdest operations of their profession: they will hold back time.
Scientists watch black hole feast on unlucky star
Scientists have witnessed the rare spectacle of a supermassive black hole devouring a star that had ventured too close -- an event that occurs about once in 10,000 years, they reported on Wednesday.