Stars from colliding galaxies flow together in a newly upgraded image from the Hubble Space Telescope
Nearly half of Sun-like stars are binary. According to new research, planetary systems around binary stars may be very different from those around single stars. This points to new targets in the search for extraterrestrial life forms. Since the only known planet with life, the Earth, orbits the S
This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of IC 4271, also known as Arp 40, shows a strange pair of spiral galaxies approximately 800 million light-years away. The smaller galaxy is superimposed on the larger one, which is a type of active galaxy called a Seyfert galaxy. Seyfert galaxies are nam
Using the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), astronomers have observed a young planetary nebula known as IC 4997. Results of the observational campaign, presented in a paper published May 12 on arXiv.org, deliver important insights into the properties of this object.
An astrophotographer has captured a glorious photograph of two large galaxies colliding 130 million light years from Earth.
The subdued red tones of the globular cluster Liller 1 are partially obscured in this view by a dense scattering of piercingly blue stars. In fact, it is thanks to Hubbles Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) that we are able to see Liller 1 so clearly in this image, because the WFC3 is sensitive to waveleng
An image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows an unusual interaction of four dwarf galaxies, so close together that all of them would fit within the Milky Way.
The new analysis of data from the Hubble Space Telescope attempts to identify how quickly the universe expands, and how much that expansion is accelerating.
A fresh image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a deep view of the eye of a galactic needle.
Scientists converted data about two galaxies hosting supermassive black holes into eerie cosmic music
The Hubble Space Telescope captured two interesting phenomena that tell us a lot about the cosmos.
NASA: Data from the Hubble Space Telescope has shown that the universe is expanding faster than what interstellar models had predicted.
Combining multiple carbon nanomaterials in a single substance can yield surprising properties. KAUST researchers have created thin graphite films that could act as high-performance flexible heater panels, reaching several hundred degrees within seconds when a small voltage is applied. They also showed that the key to the material's exceptional heating performance is graphene domains within the graphite film.
Single-walled carbon nanohorns are an allotrope of carbon with promising properties for a variety of applications. Despite their promise, the majority carrier type (i.e., electrons or holes) that defines the electronic properties of this novel semiconductor is poorly understood and so far only indirect measurements have been employed to arrive at contradictory results.
A hand-held laser pointer produces no noticeable recoil forces when it is "fired" even though it emits a directed stream of light particles. The reason for this is simply because of its relatively enormous mass compared to the very tiny recoil impulses that the light particles cause when they leav
Plastics are all around us, whether its the grocery bags we use at the supermarket or household items such as shampoo and detergent bottles. Plastics dont exist only as large objects either, but also as microscopic particles that are released from these larger products. These microscopic plastics
This research fills a long-standing gap in carbon material science and opens up brand new possibilities for electronics, optics and semiconductor research.
Scientists at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory are testing ultrathin silicon nanowires with amazing cooling results to see use in PCs.
For over a decade, scientists have attempted to synthesize a new form of carbon called graphyne with limited success. That endeavor is now at an end, though, thanks to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Forming metal into the shapes needed for various purposes can be done in many ways, including casting, machining, rolling, and forging. These processes affect the sizes and shapes of the tiny crystalline grains that make up the bulk metal, whether it be steel, aluminum or other widely used metals and alloys.
We have always been able to make Mbius strips out of paper, but now it is possible to make tiny versions of these unusual geometric objects using the molecular building blocks of a carbon nanotube
Scientists have just re-visited technology that was previously dismissed -- silicon-28. They found that silicon-28 can be used to bring better thermals to CPUs.
In molecular electronics, single molecules are stretched between two electrodes to form an electrically conducting element in which molecular conductivity is then measured. Although the underlying method for this phenomenon, scanning tunneling microscopy, was awarded the Nobel Prize more than thirty years ago, a major limitation remains: To access molecular conductivity, the molecules to be measured had to be permanently attached to the inorganic gold electrodes, usually via sulfur bridges.
Summertime is almost here, a time when many people try to beat the heat. But running air conditioners constantly can be expensive and wasteful. Now, researchers reporting in the ACS journal Nano Letters have designed a lightweight foam made from wood-based cellulose nanocrystals that reflects sunlight, emits absorbed heat and is thermally insulating. They suggest that the material could reduce buildings' cooling energy needs by more than a third.
What do you do when a tried-and-true method for determining the sun's chemical composition appears to be at odds with an innovative, precise technique for mapping the sun's inner structure? That was the situation facing astronomers studying the sununtil new calculations that have now been published by Ekaterina Magg, Maria Bergemann and colleagues, and that resolve the apparent contradiction.
Powerful eruptions, breathtaking views across the solar poles, and a strange solar hedgehog are among the incredible haul of spectacular images, movies, and data returned by Solar Orbiter from its first close approach to the Sun. Although the analysis of the new dataset has only just begun, it is
See the incredible data captured by the Solar Orbiter spacecraft on its recent close pass of the sun.
During solar storms like the Carrington Event, the sun ejects material into space – and it can play havoc with technology.
The ESA released new Solar Orbiter videos that showcase the Sun's brilliance and magnitude like never before.
New close-up images from the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft show some extraordinary activity on the Sun that promises to revolutionize solar physics.
A trio of moderate flares blasted off from the sun on May 19, 2022, and there might be more in store.
Powerful flares, breathtaking views across the solar poles, and a curious solar "hedgehog" are among the haul of spectacular images, movies and data returned by Solar Orbiter from its first close approach to the sun. Although the analysis of the new dataset has only just started, it is already clear that the ESA-led mission is providing the most extraordinary insights into the sun's magnetic behavior and the way this shapes space weather.
Back in February 2020, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Solar Orbiter. The spacecraft joined the American Parker Solar Probe in becoming the most recent (and most modern) pieces of hardware to be sent out there with the distinct mission of studying our Sun.
A big solar storm could fry the internet, but at least space weather forecasts would give us a day or two to prepare. Or maybe not, because physicists have just discovered a new kind of solar storm that strikes without notice
"You've heard of sharknado, now get ready for sharkcano," NASA Goddard said.
An active crater in the South Pacific – in which hammerhead and silky sharks have been found – is about to blow. Could this be a real-life sequel to the sci-fi hit Sharknado?
The volcano continues to stand tall, team of researchers has found
Despite the ferocity of its January eruption, Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai is structurally intact.
Clouds of water vapor spewed from volcanoes on the Moon may have created frost and ice on the lunar surface that's still there today according to new research.
From a fledgling military metaverse to a wild idea to build with molten lava, check out this week's awesome tech stories from around the web.
New research led by the University of Cambridge is the first to obtain a detailed 'image' of an unusual pocket of rock at the boundary layer with Earths core, some three thousand kilometers beneath the surface. The mysterious area of rock, which is located almost directly beneath the Hawaiian Is
Students captured moments large and small, chaotic and quiet, from more than 20 countries around the globe.
A team of researchers from the U.K. has developed a new technique that can produce high-definition images of the mantle-core boundary.
The Australian eruptions would have repeatedly covered the entire east coast in ash meters thick in some places.
The Hunga volcano set off incredible atmospheric waves, the strongest recorded from a volcano since Krakatau erupted in 1883.
New research led by the University of Cambridge is the first to take a detailed image of an unusual pocket of rock at the boundary layer with Earth's core, some three thousand kilometers beneath the surface.
Why verify every line of a proof, when just a few checks will do?
/PRNewswire/ -- The Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C), managed by SRI International, in strategic partnership with the U.S. Department of...
As quantum computing moves into the mainstream, are we doing enough to safeguard this technology?
The phrase "Quantum Leap" may sound like a bit of phony science concocted for one of the Ant-Man films, but it is does have an actual basis in the realm of physics-related academia. It refers to the real-world phenomenon in which an electron suddenly moves between different levels of energy.
The new round of financing, once completed, would value Xanadu at 2 1/2 times its valuation on paper a year ago
Quamtum computing provider QuSecure launches first end-to-end post quantum cryptograhy solution for enterprises.
/PRNewswire/ -- Unitary Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit helping create a quantum technology ecosystem that benefits the most people, has released Metriq, a...
The recent smear of an American quantum computer company by offshore stock manipulators has become a deliberate and misguided attack on the quantum technology industry as a whole, with serious consequences for our national security and our tech future.
No one knows when, but crypto-menacing quantum machines are coming. Here's how researchers use quantum mechanics to crack large integers in asymmetric cryptography.
Senior Analyst, AI & Quantum Computing, Paul Smith-Goodson, dives in as last week IBM updated its quantum computing roadmap for the third time since the first one was published in 2020. In this roadmap, IBM has effectively introduced new and essential technologies.
Quantum Financial System is an upcoming economic system that will provide financial control in the people’s hands. Quantum Financial System is based on a research field in which economists and physicists apply techniques and theories for solving a financial problem. What is a Quantum Financial System? The concept is that the financial system will be […]
Engineers trial atomic RF receivers using EE's commercial 5G spectrum.
Door-Shaped Fracture Spotted by Curiosity at 'East Cliffs' NASAs Curiosity Mars rover used its Mast Camera, or Mastcam, to capture this mound of rock nicknamed East Cliffs on May 7, 2022, the 3,466th sol, or Martian day, of the mission. The mound, on Mount Sharp, has a number of naturally occurr
After some four years probing Mars' interior, NASA's InSight lander will likely retire this summer as accumulated dust on its solar panels saps its power.
The next commercial crew test mission to the space station Outlining the agencys objectives for deep space exploration . And covering the total lunar eclipse on Earth and from space a few of the stories to tell you about This Week at NASA! https://youtu.be/fiaAVmLQSWU Uncrewed Co
Venus's acidic, high-pressure atmosphere is one of the most inhospitable places in our solar system -- and NASA is building a probe that can withstand it
Although people generally refer to it as the Red Planet, Mars is not actually red. Sure, seen from afar, it may look a bit reddish, due to the oxidation of the iron present in surface layers, but its actual color is not that.
Scientists have finally figured out the cause behind Mars auroras, which form despite the planet's lack of a global magnetic field.
The strange door-like feature discovered in a martian cliff earlier this month is perfectly natural but provides a "doorway into the past", said NASA.
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft is sending invalid telemetry data back to mission engineers at the JPL but has yet to enter safe mode.
Now that we have tens of thousands of images of Mars as seen from space at our disposal, it’s quite easy to say what a magnificent and mysterious place the neighboring planet is.
New research led by the USRA has found a possible explanation for planet-wide Martian dust storms, which could the result of an imbalance between the energy it absorbs and emits.
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Scientists on Earth will soon see our planet's atmospheric dust sources in high resolution, as a new state-of-the-art imaging spectrometerdeveloped by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Cornell Universityaims to survey the land surface from 250 miles above us on the orbiting International Space Station.