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IMAGE: A Telescope Array Surface Detector and its neighbors, deployed in Utah's west desert. The 507 detectors are arranged on a grid covering 700 square kilometers, about the same as the... view more  Credit: photo courtesy of the Telescope Array collaboration In the western Utah desert, the Telescope Array sprawls across an area the size of New York City, waiting for cosmic rays. The facility detects…

Amateur astronomer’s data helps scientists discover a new exoplanet

IMAGE: Finding chart including KPS-1 host star as obtained with the MTM-500 telescope in V band. view more  Credit: Kourovka Planet Search project One of the candidates previously found by the Kourovka Planet Search (KPS) project turned out to be the so-called hot Jupiter. The exoplanet, known as KPS-1b, orbits a star similar to the Sun with a period of 40 hours. The mass and size…

Stars formed only 250 million years after the Big Bang

Stars in a galaxy 13.28 billion light years away formed only 250 million years after the Big Bang, finds a team of international astronomers led by groups at UCL and Osaka Sangyo University in Japan. The discovery shows that stars in the galaxy - called MACS1149-JD1 - formed at an unexpectedly early stage in the age of the Universe and the new observations break the…

ORNL facility receives American Nuclear Society’s historic landmark designation

IMAGE: In 1966, the Transuranium Processing Plant opened as part of the establishment of a heavy element production program. Today, the facility is known as the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center and... view more  Credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US Department of Energy OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 16, 2018--The American Nuclear Society has designated the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National…

Standard Model symposium in Cleveland draws 8 Nobel winners

CLEVELAND--Every October, the world's largest and most prestigious group of physicists gathers in Stockholm, Sweden, to honor those among their ranks who will join a century-old pantheon of Nobel Prize winners. This June, Cleveland could give Stockholm a run for its Nobel presence. As many as eight former winners of the Nobel Prize for Physics are expected on the Case Western Reserve University campus to…

Media Invitation for the XXX General Assembly of the International Astronomical...

The IAU General Assembly is held every three years and invites astronomers from around the world to come together to advance the astronomical sciences through international collaboration. Participants of the General Assembly in Vienna will address key topics in contemporary astronomy and assess the latest scientific progress in a number of specialised areas. With seven symposia extending over several days, 15 multi-session focus meetings, nine…

Investigation seeks to create self-assembling materials

IMAGE: Researchers are manipulating temperature to control the assembly and interactions of the particles. Suspended in a fluid medium, these particles are designed to bind to one another in specific ways... view more  Credit: NASA/iGoal Animation As we travel farther into space, clever solutions to problems like engine part malfunctions and other possible mishaps will be a vital part of the planning process. 3D printing, or…

NASA satellites reveal major shifts in global freshwater

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map locations where freshwater is changing around the globe and to determine why. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, finds that Earth's wet land areas are getting wetter and dry areas are getting drier due to a variety of factors, including human…

Space cloud discovery

CLEVELAND--Astronomers have been keenly peering into M51, or the Whirlpool Galaxy, since the 1800s, its signature spiral structure informing the earliest debates over the nature of galaxies and the Cosmos at large. But no one--not with the naked eye or with increasingly powerful modern telescopes--has ever seen what Case Western Reserve University astronomers first observed using a refurbished 75-year-old telescope in the mountains of southwest…

Satellite study finds major shifts in global freshwater

IMAGE: The twin satellites of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), active between 2002 and 2016, made detailed measurements of Earth's gravity field, enabling discoveries about gravity and Earth's natural... view more  Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech A new global, satellite-based study of Earth's freshwater distribution found that Earth's wet areas are getting wetter, while dry areas are getting drier. The data suggest that this pattern is due…
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