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Physics: Collision movie with upgraded particle detector at CERN

IMAGE: from the left: Robert Münzer (Goethe University Frankfurt, GU), Chilo Garabatos (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung), Lars Bratrud (GU), Yiota Chatzidaki (Heidelberg University), Christian Lippmann (GSI). view more  Credit: Robert Münzer FRANKFURT. For the moment, the accelerators at CERN are at rest during the "second long shutdown". During this time, the accelerators undergo upgrades and refurbishments so that more particles can be accelerated and the number…

NASA finds tropical storm Noul packing a punch    

IMAGE: On Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m. EDT (1430 UTC) the MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite revealed a large area of the most powerful thunderstorms (yellow) were around... view more  Credit: Credit: NASA/NRL Powerful storms with heavy rainmaking capabilities appeared over the coast of central Vietnam in NASA provided infrared imagery on Sept. 17. NASA's Infrared Data Reveals Heavy Rainmakers Tropical cyclones are…

Astronomers capture stellar winds in unprecedented detail

Astronomers present an explanation for the mesmerising shapes of planetary nebulae. The discovery is based on an extraordinary set of observations of stellar winds around ageing stars. Contrary to common consensus, the team found that stellar winds are not spherical but have a shape similar to that of planetary nebulae. The team concludes that interaction with an accompanying star or exoplanet shapes both the stellar…

ICARUS: Start of scientific operations

Monitoring global animal migration from space - this is now possible for international animal behaviour researchers. ICARUS, the animal tracking system in space, successfully completed its test phase on the International Space Station (ISS) by 31 August 2020 and has started scientific operations in September. The first research project will be a study on the migration of more than 2,000 tagged blackbirds and thrushes in…

NASA confirms development of record-breaking tropical storm Wilfred, ending hurricane list

IMAGE: On Sept. 18 at 5:30 a.m. EDT (0930 UTC), NASA's IMERG estimated Tropical Storm Wilfred was generating as much as 30 mm/1.18 inches of rain (dark pink) around the center... view more  Credit: Credit: NASA/NOAA/NRL The list of hurricane names is officially used up with the development of the 23rd tropical cyclone of the year. Tropical Storm Wilfred just formed in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean…

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite finds tropical storm Noul fading over Laos

IMAGE: NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of Tropical Storm Noul over Laos on Sept. 18. It is expected to dissipate over Thailand in a day.... view more  Credit: Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Tropical Storm Noul made landfall in central Vietnam on Sept. 17 and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of the storm…

NASA estimates powerful hurricane Teddy’s extreme rainfall

IMAGE: On Sept. 18 at 8 a.m. EDT (1200 UTC), NASA's IMERG estimated Hurricane Teddy was generating as much as (30 mm/1.18 inches of rain (dark pink) on the western side... view more  Credit: Credit: NASA/NOAA/NRL Using a NASA satellite rainfall product that incorporates data from satellites and observations, NASA estimated Hurricane Teddy's rainfall rates. Teddy is a major hurricane in the Central North Atlantic Ocean.…

VLBA makes first direct distance measurement to magnetar

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) have made the first direct geometric measurement of the distance to a magnetar within our Milky Way Galaxy -- a measurement that could help determine if magnetars are the sources of the long-mysterious Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs). Magnetars are a variety of neutron stars -- the superdense remains of massive stars that exploded as…

Solar storm forecasts for Earth improved with help from the public

Solar storm analysis carried out by an army of citizen scientists has helped researchers devise a new and more accurate way of forecasting when Earth will be hit by harmful space weather. Scientists at the University of Reading added analysis carried out by members of the public to computer models designed to predict when coronal mass ejections (CMEs) - huge solar eruptions that are harmful…

NASA’s aqua satellite helps confirm subtropical storm alpha

IMAGE: On Sept. 18, 2020, NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Subtropical Storm Alpha in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean near Portugal's coast. view more  Credit: Image Courtesy: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS). Subtropical Storm Alpha has formed near the coast of Portugal, becoming the first named storm using the Greek Alphabet list, now that the annual list of…
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