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The moon is quaking as it shrinks

IMAGE: This prominent thrust fault is one of thousands discovered on the moon by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). These faults resemble small stair-shaped cliffs, or scarps, when seen from the... view more  Credit: LROC NAC frame M190844037LR; NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University/Smithsonian A 2010 analysis of imagery from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) found that the moon shriveled like a raisin as its interior cooled, leaving behind thousands of…

NASA-NOAA satellite catches Tropical Cyclone Ann threatening Queensland

IMAGE: NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean and captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Ann on May 13. Ann was located in the Coral Sea, east... view more  Credit: Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS). NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean and captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Ann in the…

NASA Northern quadrant strength in Tropical Cyclone Lili

IMAGE: At 12:50 a.m. EDT (0450 UTC) on May 10, 2019, the MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite gathered infrared data on Tropical Cyclone Lili. Strongest thunderstorms north of... view more  Credit: NASA/NRL NASA's Aqua satellite used infrared light to analyze the strength of storms in Tropical Cyclone Lili as it moved through the Southern Indian Ocean. Infrared data provides temperature information, and the…

Our history in the stars

Astronomers map the substance aluminum monoxide (AlO) in a cloud around a distant young star -- Origin Source I. The finding clarifies some important details about how our solar system, and ultimately we, came to be. The cloud's limited distribution suggests AlO gas rapidly condenses to solid grains, which hints at what an early stage of our solar evolution looked like. Professor Shogo Tachibana of…

Recipients of Gruber Foundation 2019 Cosmology Prize announced

IMAGE: Nicholas Kaiser, recipient of the Gruber Foundation 2019 Cosmology Prize. view more  Credit: Gruber Foundation The recipients of this year's Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize were announced today. The prize is awarded annually to leading scientists and cosmologists who have made groundbreaking discoveries that change or challenge our understanding of the Universe. The recipients of the 2019 prize are Nicholas Kaiser and Joseph Silk, both of…

NASA-NOAA satellite catches formation of Tropical Cyclone Lili

IMAGE: NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Lili on May 9, as it continued to linger north of Australia's... view more  Credit: Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS)/NOAA NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and captured a visible image of newly formed Tropical Cyclone Lili,…

‘Fire streaks’ ever more real in the collisions of atomic nuclei...

IMAGE: Until now, "fire streaks " were used to describe the ultrarelativistic collisions of lead nuclei. Researchers from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow have... view more  Credit: Source: IFJ PAN, Dual Color Collisions of lead nuclei take place under extreme physical conditions. Their course can be described using a model which assumes that the transforming, extremely hot matter…

‘Fire streaks’ ever more real in the collisions of atomic nuclei...

IMAGE: Until now, "fire streaks " were used to describe the ultrarelativistic collisions of lead nuclei. Researchers from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow have... view more  Credit: Source: IFJ PAN, Dual Color Collisions of lead nuclei take place under extreme physical conditions. Their course can be described using a model which assumes that the transforming, extremely hot matter…

New clues about how ancient galaxies lit up the universe

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed that some of the Universe's earliest galaxies were brighter than expected. The excess light is a by-product of the galaxies releasing incredibly high amounts of ionising radiation. The finding offers clues to the cause of the Epoch of Reionisation, a major cosmic event that transformed the universe from being mostly opaque to the brilliant starscape seen today. The new…

Gravitational waves leave a detectable mark, physicists say

ITHACA, N.Y. - Gravitational waves, first detected in 2016, offer a new window on the universe, with the potential to tell us about everything from the time following the Big Bang to more recent events in galaxy centers. And while the billion-dollar Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detector watches 24/7 for gravitational waves to pass through the Earth, new research shows those waves leave behind…
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