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GPM satellite probes Tropical Cyclone Iris weakening near Australian coast

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed Tropical Cyclone Iris' heavy rainfall as it lingered near the Queensland coast. Iris has since weakened and is moving away from the coast. Tropical Cyclone Iris has taken a long, fluctuating and serpentine trek since the tropical cyclone formed in the Coral Sea northeast of Australia on March 24. For a while Iris weakened and…

New findings from NYU Abu Dhabi and JPL about how ‘giant’...

IMAGE: In a new study published today in The Astrophysical Journal, researchers from New York University Abu Dhabi and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, share new findings... view more  Credit: Siegfried Eggl Abu Dhabi, UAE (April 4, 2018) - In a new study published today in the Astrophysical Journal, researchers from New York University Abu Dhabi and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in…

New study suggests tens of thousands of black holes exist in...

IMAGE: Columbia astrophysicists have discovered 12 black hole-low mass binaries orbiting Sgr A* at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Their existence suggests there are likely about 10,000 black holes... view more  Credit: Columbia University A Columbia University-led team of astrophysicists has discovered a dozen black holes gathered around Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.…

‘Rockoons’ may soon make launching satellites into space more accessible

IMAGE: Leo Aerospace plans to use 'rockoons' (high altitude balloons) that left rockets about 11 miles (18 kilometers) above Earth, where there is 95 percent less atmosphere to cause drag. That... view more  Credit: (image provided) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A Purdue University-affiliated startup is seeking to open up access to space for microsatellite companies by modernizing a launch technique first used in the 1950s. Leo…

Astrophysicists map the infant universe in 3-D and discover 4,000 early...

IMAGE: This is a view of the COSMOS field in the constellation of Sextans, seen in infrared light. This corresponds closely to the region of the sky studied in the new... view more  Credit: ESO/UltraVISTA team. Acknowledgement: TERAPIX/CNRS/INSU/CASU Astronomers today announce one of the largest 3D maps of the infant Universe, in a presentation at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science in Liverpool. A…

Magnetic hot spots on neutron stars survive for millions of years

IMAGE: A tightly wound-up magnetic field used as initial state in the simulation. view more  Credit: Credit: K. Gourgouliatos, R. Hollerbach, U. Durham, U. Leeds A study of the evolution of magnetic fields inside neutron stars shows that instabilities can create intense magnetic hot spots that survive for millions of years, even after the star's overall magnetic field has decayed significantly. The results will be presented…

Farthest star ever seen in the universe detected

IMAGE: This is an Icarus capture by the Hubble Space Telescope. The left image shows galaxy cluster MACS J1149+2223 and the position of Icarus. The top right image shows how Icarus... view more  Credit: NASA/ESA/P. Kelly The most distant individual star has been observed 9 billion light years from Earth, reports a new study in Nature Astronomy. Most searches of objects deep in space require long…

Hubble uses cosmic lens to discover most distant star ever observed

IMAGE:  This image composite shows the discovery of the most distant known star using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The image to the left shows a part of the the deep-field observation... view more  Credit: NASA & ESA and P. Kelly (University of California, Berkeley) Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have found the most distant star ever discovered. The hot blue star existed…

Hubble uncovers the farthest star ever seen

IMAGE: Icarus, whose official name is MACS J1149+2223 Lensed Star 1, is the farthest individual star ever seen. It is only visible because it is being magnified by the gravity of... view more  Credit: NASA, ESA, and P. Kelly (University of Minnesota) More than halfway across the universe, an enormous blue star nicknamed Icarus is the farthest individual star ever seen. Normally, it would be much…

UA-led NASA survey seen as steppingstone for astronomy

Imagine trying to see a firefly next to a distant spotlight, where the beams from the spotlight all but drown out the faint glow from the firefly. Add fog, and both lights are dimmed. Is the glow from the firefly still visible at all? That is the question the Hunt for Observable Signatures of Terrestrial Systems, or HOSTS, Survey was tasked with answering, albeit on…
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