Very Large Array gives deep, detailed image of distant Universe
(Phys.org) —Staring at a small patch of sky for more than 50 hours with the ultra-sensitive Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), astronomers have for the first time identified discrete sources that account ...
Mysterious hot spots observed in a cool red supergiant
(Phys.org) —Astronomers have released a new image of the outer atmosphere of Betelgeuse – one of the nearest red supergiants to Earth – revealing the detailed structure of the matter being thrown off ...
Novel analysis method levels the quasar playing field
(Phys.org) —In the nearly six decades since quasars were discovered, the list of these energetic galaxies powered by supermassive black holes has grown to more than 100,000 – enough examples to reveal ...
Massive galaxy had intense burst of star formation when universe was only 6 percent of current age
(Phys.org) —Smaller begets bigger. Such is often the case for galaxies, at least: the first galaxies were small, then eventually merged together to form the behemoths we see in the present universe.
After Newtown: A new use for a weapons-detecting radar?
In the weeks after the Connecticut school shooting, as the nation puzzled over how it happened and what might prevent it from happening again, Kamal Sarabandi was listening to the news. Talk turned to giving ...
Gazing into the frozen stillness of the universe
(Phys.org) —The ALMA telescope installation begins delivering images of fresh planets, young stars, and distant galaxies.
Scientists have developed a tiny, portable personal blood testing laboratory that sends data through mobile phone
Humans are veritable chemical factories—we manufacture thousands of substances and transport them, via our blood, throughout our bodies. Some of these substances can be used as indicators of our health ...
Peering into a gateway opened 50 years ago
Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the quasar - an extremely bright object powered by matter falling into a super-massive black hole lying in the heart of a galaxy.
Project aims to develop environmentally friendly, energy-autonomous wireless microsensors
A team of researchers from the UPNA-Public University of Navarre is leading the ENEIDA project, due to end this year and which aims to tackle the technological changes needed to create more energy-efficient and more environmentally-friendly ...
Scientists to measure spin of near-miss asteroid to help predict future path
Getting the right spin on a close-passing asteroid
(Phys.org)—The record-setting close approach of an asteroid on Feb. 15 is an exciting opportunity for scientists, and a research team will use National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and NASA telescopes ...
A spiral galaxy with a secret
(Phys.org)—The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope – with a little help from an amateur astronomer – has produced one of the best views yet of nearby spiral galaxy Messier 106. Located a little over 20 ...
Multi-tasking micro-lights could spark a communications revolution
Tiny LED lights now being developed could deliver Wi-Fi-like internet communications, while simultaneously displaying information, and providing illumination for homes, offices and a whole host of other locations.
Construction begins on Canada's largest radio telescope
Construction is now under way in Penticton, B.C. on Canada's largest radio telescope – and the first research telescope to be built in the country in more than 30 years.