Field tests in Mojave Desert pave way for human exploration of small bodies
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers from the SETI Institute, the Mars Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, and the space robotics company Honeybee Robotics, has successfully completed a first series of field ...
New method proposed for detecting gravitational waves from ends of universe
A new window into the nature of the universe may be possible with a device proposed by scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno and Stanford University that would detect elusive gravity waves from the ...
Researchers find winds on Uranus and Neptune confined to thin atmosphere layer
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 ...
Spaceman says goodbye to ISS with David Bowie classic (Update)
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has marked his upcoming departure from the International Space Station by singing a cover version of David Bowie's classic song "Space Oddity" recorded on the orbiting laboratory.
Study finds semiclassical gravity counterintuitive, but on the horizon of testability
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.
Saturn's little wavemaking moon
Captured on January 15, this narrow-angle Cassini image shows an outer portion of Saturn's A ring on the left and the ropy F ring crossing on the right. The thin black line near the A ring's bright edge is ...
Surface structure controls liquid spreading
Researchers at Aalto University have developed a purely geometric surface structure that is able to stop and control the spreading of liquids on different types of surfaces. The structure has an undercut ...
Space experiment sheds light on immune struggles
A lab experiment that rode to space two years ago has offered new clues about why astronauts' immune systems struggle to perform in zero gravity, US military researchers said on Monday.
Neural activity in bats measured in-flight
Animals navigate and orient themselves to survive – to find food and shelter or avoid predators, for example. Research conducted by Dr. Nachum Ulanovsky and research student Michael Yartsev of the Weizmann ...
Researchers measure Brazil nut effect in reduced gravity
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.