4C+29.30: Black hole powered jets plow into galaxy
(Phys.org) —This composite image of a galaxy illustrates how the intense gravity of a supermassive black hole can be tapped to generate immense power. The image contains X-ray data from NASA's Chandra X-ray ...
A space-time magnifying glass
(Phys.org) —Bright arcs are smeared around the heart of galaxy cluster Abell S1077 in this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble space telescope. The arcs are stretched images of distant galaxies distorted ...
Climate change will raise the sea level in the Gulf of Finland
The Finnish Meteorological Institute has updated its estimates concerning the impact of rising sea levels on the Finnish coast.
Predicting fire activity using terrestrial water storage data
High fire activity periods in the Amazon region can be predicted months in advance on the basis of water storage data, a new study shows.
Cassini returns images of battered Saturn Moon
(Phys.org) —Following its last close flyby of Saturn's moon Rhea, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured these raw, unprocessed images of the battered icy moon. They show an ancient, cratered surface bearing ...
Black hole simulations on XSEDE supercomputers present new view of jets and accretion disks
Voracious absences at the center of galaxies, black holes shape the growth and death of the stars around them through their powerful gravitational pull and explosive ejections of energy.
Shedding light on the earthquake situation
Researchers from the Swiss Seismological Service have worked together with the Seismology and Geodynamics group at ETH Zurich and with local support in Bhutan to install a temporary seismological network. They plan to use ...
Engineers building hard-working mining robot
(Phys.org)—After decades of designing and operating robots full of scientific gear to study other worlds, NASA is working on a prototype that leaves the delicate instruments at home in exchange for a sturdy ...
Twin NASA spacecraft deliberately crash into moon
A pair of NASA spacecraft tumbled out of orbit around the moon and crashed back-to-back into the surface on Monday, ending a mission that peered into the lunar interior.
Twin NASA spacecraft prepare to crash into moon
(Phys.org)—Twin lunar-orbiting NASA spacecraft that have allowed scientists to learn more about the internal structure and composition of the moon are being prepared for their controlled descent and impact ...
Climate—the hot topic in Doha
ESA joined international delegates in Doha, Qatar, to discuss how satellite observations show our planet's most sensitive areas reacting to climate change – and how this information is useful to the people living there.
GRAIL creates most accurate Moon gravity map (w/ video)
(Phys.org)—Twin NASA probes orbiting Earth's moon have generated the highest resolution gravity field map of any celestial body.
Computer model shows strong magnetic fields may alter alignment of black hole accretion disks and plasma jets
GOCE's second mission improving gravity map
(Phys.org)—ESA's GOCE gravity satellite has already delivered the most accurate gravity map of Earth, but its orbit is now being lowered in order to obtain even better results.