Silk leaf maker says material could aid space journeys (w/ Video)
Experiments show disproportionately large number of big boulders on asteroids likely due to Brazil-nut effect
Sun sends more 'tsunami waves' to Voyager 1
(Phys.org) —NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has experienced a new "tsunami wave" from the sun as it sails through interstellar space. Such waves are what led scientists to the conclusion, in the fall of 2013, ...
Young sun's violent history solves meteorite mystery
(Phys.org) —Astronomers using ESA's Herschel space observatory to probe the turbulent beginnings of a Sun-like star have found evidence of mighty stellar winds that could solve a puzzling meteorite mystery ...
Titan's building blocks might pre-date Saturn
(Phys.org) —A combined NASA and European Space Agency (ESA)-funded study has found firm evidence that nitrogen in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan originated in conditions similar to the cold birthplace ...
Big Bang breakthrough team allows they may be wrong
American astrophysicists who announced just months ago what they deemed a breakthrough in confirming how the universe was born now admit they may have got it wrong.
Astronomers pierce galactic clouds to shine light on black hole development
An international team of scientists including a Virginia Tech physicist have discovered that winds blowing from a supermassive black hole in a nearby galaxy work to obscure observations and x-rays.
New molecules around old stars
(Phys.org) —Using ESA's Herschel space observatory, astronomers have discovered that a molecule vital for creating water exists in the burning embers of dying Sun-like stars.
ITAR-TASS claims Russian cosmonauts have found sea plankton on outside of International Space Station
Super-black nano-coating to be tested for the first time in space
(Phys.org) —An emerging super-black nanotechnology that promises to make spacecraft instruments more sensitive without enlarging their size will be tested for the first time on the International Space Station ...
The future of CubeSats
(Phys.org) —To investigate climate change, scientists and engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center are developing the IceCube satellite, which will be no larger than a loaf of bread. In 2016, this ...
Solar power, origami-style
(Phys.org) —As a high school student at a study program in Japan, Brian Trease would fold wrappers from fast-food cheeseburgers into cranes. He loved discovering different origami techniques in library ...
Study uncovers forces that hold gravity-defying near-earth asteroid together (Update)
Researchers at UT have made a novel discovery that may potentially protect the world from future collisions with asteroids.
Hubble eyes galaxy as it gets a cosmic hair ruffling
(Phys.org) —From objects as small as Newton's apple to those as large as a galaxy, no physical body is free from the stern bonds of gravity, as evidenced in this stunning picture captured by the Wide Field ...