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Astronomy Jul 03, 2020

Scientific 'red flag' reveals new clues about our galaxy

Figuring out how much energy permeates the center of the Milky Way—a discovery reported in the July 3 edition of the journal Science Advances—could yield new clues to the fundamental source of our galaxy's power, said ...

Astronomy Jul 02, 2020

Gaia revolutionises asteroid tracking

ESA's Gaia space observatory is an ambitious mission to construct a three-dimensional map of our galaxy by making high-precision measurements of over one billion stars. However, on its journey to map distant suns, Gaia is ...

Earth Sciences Jul 02, 2020

How to design continents for maximum tides

The shape and size of continents control the size of ocean tides on Earth-like planets, according to a new study that simulated the effects of random continental configurations on the energy of tides. The results have implications ...

Space Exploration Jul 01, 2020

Higher concentration of metal in Moon's craters provides new insights to its origin

Life on Earth would not be possible without the Moon; it keeps our planet's axis of rotation stable, which controls seasons and regulates our climate. However, there has been considerable debate over how the Moon was formed. ...

Plants & Animals Jul 01, 2020

Light pollution gives invasive cane toads a belly full of grub

Light pollution is increasingly being recognized as yet another of humanity's many impacts on the rest of the natural world. Artificial light at night, or 'ALAN' to use the researchers' name for the phenomenon, can alter ...

Space Exploration Jul 01, 2020

China eyes July 20-25 launch for Mars rover

China's first Mars rover should launch later this month, authorities said Wednesday, as the country races to catch up with the US dominance of space.

Astronomy Jul 01, 2020

Astronomers see unexpected molecule in exoplanet atmosphere

SRON-astronomers have found the signature for aluminum oxide (AlO) in the spectrum of exoplanet WASP-43b. This came as a surprise because AlO is expected to stay hidden in the lower atmospheric layers. It is only the second ...

Astronomy Jun 30, 2020

To find giant black holes, start with Jupiter

The revolution in our understanding of the night sky and our place in the universe began when we transitioned from using the naked eye to a telescope in 1609. Four centuries later, scientists are experiencing a similar transition ...

Space Exploration Jun 30, 2020

Spacecraft helps identify solar radiation patterns that expose the moon

Which way the wind blows in space has new importance for astronaut safety at the moon. Using data from several NASA missions, scientists discovered that wind created by high-speed particles from the sun can cause the tail ...

Space Exploration Jun 29, 2020

Scientists demonstrate speed, precision of in situ planetary dating device

Southwest Research Institute scientists have increased the speed and accuracy of a laboratory-scale instrument for determining the age of planetary specimens onsite. The team is progressively miniaturizing the Chemistry, ...

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