H3+: The molecule that made the Universe
(Phys.org) -- In a study that pushed quantum mechanical theory and research capabilities to the limit, University of Arizona researchers have found a way to see the molecule that likely made the universe - ...
Interview with lead spacewalker on Endeavour's final mission
In an exclusive interview with Physics World, astronaut Drew Feustel gives a vivid account of his two missions into space and recalls his determination to make his childhood ambition space flight come true. ...
Scientists launch rocket into aurora
(PhysOrg.com) -- With the full sky shimmering in green aurora, Saturday night (Feb. 18, 2012) a team of scientists, including space physicist Marc Lessard and graduate students from the University of New Hampshire's ...
Borexino Collaboration succeeds in spotting pep neutrinos emitted from the sun
Hubble zooms in on a magnified galaxy
(PhysOrg.com) -- Thanks to the presence of a natural "zoom lens" in space, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope got a uniquely close-up look at the brightest "magnified" galaxy yet discovered.
Astronomers solve mystery of vanishing energetic electrons in Earth's outer radiation belt
UCLA researchers have explained the puzzling disappearing act of energetic electrons in Earth's outer radiation belt, using data collected from a fleet of orbiting spacecraft.
Scientists create first free-standing 3-D cloak
Researchers in the US have, for the first time, cloaked a three-dimensional object standing in free space, bringing the much-talked-about invisibility cloak one step closer to reality.
As Voyager 1 nears edge of solar system, scientists look back
(PhysOrg.com) -- In 1977, Jimmy Carter was sworn in as president, Elvis died, Virginia park ranger Roy Sullivan was hit by lightning a record seventh time, and two NASA space probes destined to turn planetary ...
Physicists set strongest limit on mass of dark matter
Brown University physicists have set the strongest limit for the mass of dark matter, the mysterious particles believed to make up nearly a quarter of the universe. The researchers report in Physical Review Le ...
Putting artificial atoms on the clock
Around the turn of the century, scientists began to understand that atoms have discrete energy levels. Within the field of quantum physics, this sparked the development of quantum optics in which light is ...
NASA's Fermi finds youngest millisecond pulsar, 100 pulsars to date
An international team of scientists using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has discovered a surprisingly powerful millisecond pulsar that challenges existing theories about how these objects form.
German scientists ready for the hunt on dark energy
The German and Russian partners of the new eROSITA X-ray space observatory have now agreed on how to split the data from the first four years of an all sky survey. This decision was announced today at the ...
Tevatron retires: The era of big American physics about to end
The era of big American physics ends Friday with the retirement of the Tevatron particle accelerator, which has been recreating the Big Bang under four miles of Illinois prairie for 25 years.
Escaping gravity's clutches: The black hole breakout
New research by scientists at the University of York gives a fresh perspective on the physics of black holes.