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Ground-breaking lab poised to unlock the mystery of the origins of...

IMAGE: Biochemist Yingfu Li, astrophysicist Ralph Pudritz. Maikel Rheinstadter, a biophysicist and associate professor in McMaster's Department of Physics and Astronomy. view more  Credit: McMaster University McMaster researchers have pioneered one-of-a-kind technology that could - for the first time - provide experimental evidence of how life was formed on the early Earth and show whether life could have emerged elsewhere in the universe. McMaster's new Origins…

RIT leads multi-university collaboration to simulate neutron star mergers

Rochester Institute of Technology is advancing computer simulations to predict, for the first time, the complete cycle of neutron stars merging with other neutron stars or black holes. These extreme astrophysical events may be a source of heavy elements that make up the Earth and other planets, and represent the new field of multi-messenger astronomy. The project will advance computational methods for understanding the dynamics…

CREDO’s first light: The global particle detector begins its collection of...

IMAGE: The CREDO Detector transforms your smartphone into an important element of the largest particle detector in history. view more  Credit: IFJ PAN Now everyone can become co-creator and co-user of the largest detector of cosmic ray particles in history - as well as a potential co-discoverer. All you need is a smartphone and the CREDO Detector application turned on overnight. Under development for over two…

Researchers detect high-energy rays from powerful star system

Although the sky may appear calm, space is full of cosmic explosions and star systems emitting energy far more powerful than anything we can currently create here on Earth. An international collaboration of scientists at the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma Ray Observatory, including Segev BenZvi, an assistant professor of physics, and his PhD student Chang Rho, has, for the first time, detected extremely high-energy…

SwRI scientists study Saturn’s rings to discover downpour

SAN ANTONIO -- Oct. 4, 2018 -- Using some of the Cassini spacecraft's final measurements, Southwest Research Institute scientists have discovered that complex organics rain down from Saturn's rings into its upper atmosphere. Cassini's final orbits allowed instruments to sample particles in the ring environment, discovering that the inflow of water and other material is much heavier than expected. "For its final adventure, Cassini dove…

ICESat-2 laser fires for first time, measures Antarctic height

The laser instrument that launched into orbit last month aboard NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) fired for the first time Sept. 30. With each of its 10,000 pulses per second, the instrument is sending 300 trillion green photons of light to the ground and measuring the travel time of the few that return: the method behind ICESat-2's mission to monitor Earth's changing…

NASA Television to Air Launch of NASA Astronaut on First Space...

Astronaut Nick Hague, who joined NASA’s astronaut corps in 2013, is preparing to launch Thursday, Oct. 11, on his first space mission – a six-month stay on the International Space Station. The launch and arrival at the space station will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Observations challenge cosmological theories

IMAGE: The picture shows the galaxy cluster XLSSC 006. This composite image results from the combination of smoothed X-ray data from the XXL survey (purple) together with optical and infrared observations... view more  Credit: © ESA/XMM-Newton (X-rays); CFHT (optical); XXL Survey Recent observations create a puzzle for astrophysicists: since the big bang, less galaxy clusters have formed over time than was actually expected. Physicists from the…

Living organisms find a critical balance

Biologists know a lot about how life works, but they are still figuring out the big questions of why life exists, why it takes various shapes and sizes, and how life is able to amazingly adapt to fill every nook and cranny on Earth. An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Arizona State University has discovered that the answers to these questions may lie in the…

Ghost objects in the sky

IMAGE: The radio source -- an orphan gamma ray burst -- flared and died out over a period of 25 years. Now very faint, its peak brightness in 1993 was more... view more  Credit: NRAO Astronomers typically study objects that are visible night after night or explode suddenly, like supernovas, but Casey Law is scouring vast amounts of data in search of bright objects that disappear,…
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