Radio galaxy discovery near Earth spurs more questions
Western Australia astronomers have discovered a radio galaxy near Earth by accident. The previously unknown radio galaxy is considered quite close to Earth, and was discovered late last year.
Revealing the complex outflow structure of binary UY Aurigae
An international team of astronomers, led by Dr. Tae-Soo Pyo (Subaru Telescope, NAOJ), has revealed a complicated outflow structure in the binary UY Aur (Aurigae). The team observed the binary using the Gemini ...
Experiment on Earth demonstrates effect observed in space
Streaming jets of high-speed matter produce some of the most stunning objects seen in space. Astronomers have seen them shooting out of young stars just being formed, X-ray binary stars and even the supermassive black holes ...
New solar reactor technology to produce liquid hydrocarbon fuels
With the first ever production of synthesized "solar" jet fuel, the SOLAR-JET project has successfully demonstrated the entire production chain for renewable kerosene obtained directly from sunlight, water ...
Warm US West, cold East: A 4,000-year pattern
Last winter's curvy jet stream pattern brought mild temperatures to western North America and harsh cold to the East. A University of Utah-led study shows that pattern became more pronounced 4,000 years ago, ...
Fruit flies, fighter jets use similar nimble tactics when under attack (w/ Video)
When startled by predators, tiny fruit flies respond like fighter jets – employing screaming-fast banked turns to evade attacks.
Saturn's hexagon atmospheric phenomenon
An unusual structure with a hexagonal shape surrounding Saturn's north pole was spotted on the planet for the first time thirty years ago. Nothing similar with such a regular geometry had ever been seen on ...
Reworking the human genome so people can colonize other planets
If you haven't thought about reworking the human genome so people can colonize other planets, don't worry. Plenty of people are on it.
Is climate change behind California's dry spell?
California's parched landscapes are receiving a much-needed soaking this week as heavy rainstorms roll across the West Coast. The break in the state's dry spell is due to a weakening of an atmospheric anomaly that has been ...
Jet stream shift 'could prompt harsher winters'
A warmer Arctic could permanently affect the pattern of the high-altitude polar jet stream, resulting in longer and colder winters over North America and northern Europe, US scientists say.
How stellar death can lead to twin celestial jets
(Phys.org) —Astronomers know that while large stars can end their lives as violently cataclysmic supernovae, smaller stars end up as planetary nebulae – colorful, glowing clouds of dust and gas. In recent ...
Image: Saturn's rings and hexagonal polar storm
Just as Saturn's famous hexagonal shaped jet stream encircles the planet's north pole, the rings encircle the planet, as seen from Cassini's position high above. Around and around everything goes!
More flexibility for steel production
Siemens enables steel mills to adapt their production processes more flexibly to raw material prices and emission regulations. The newly developed JET Process provides sufficient heat energy to melt a high ...
Alaska is warmer than Lower 48
America's weather seems more than a bit upside down.