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A strange dusty disk could hide a planet betwixt three stars

3 weeks ago from PopSci

ALMA, in which ESO is a partner, and the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope have imaged GW Orionis, a triple star system with a peculiar inner region. Unlike the flat...

Meet the Experts: Designing a space mission

3 weeks ago from European Space Agency

Video: 00:06:25 Space missions are complex and require input from many specialists. The Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) is where most of ESA missions are conceived and conceptually designed. In this episode...

The evolving chemistry of protoplanetary disks

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Planets form from the gas and dust in disks that surround young stars. Chemicals in the disk that evaporate easily, called volatiles, include important molecules like water, carbon monoxide, nitrogen,...

Watch live: Events mark 19th anniversary of 9/11 in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Shanksville, Pa.

3 weeks ago from UPI

The names of hundreds of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were read at the 9/11 Memorial on Friday morning on the 19th anniversary of the event, which looked...

India, Japan agree to step up military cooperation

3 weeks ago from UPI

India and Japan have agreed to strengthen military cooperation in a year defined by tensions at India's disputed Himalayan border.

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday

3 weeks ago from CBC: Health

A doctor who has been working with some of Calgary's most vulnerable citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic is worried homeless shelters won't have enough space to keep everyone safe once...

Astronomers create 40% more carbon emissions than the average Australian. Here's how they can improve

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Astronomers know all too well how precious and unique the environment of our planet is. Yet the size of our carbon footprint might surprise you.

ESA Open Day going online this October

4 weeks ago from European Space Agency

This year’s ESA Open Day at ESTEC in the Netherlands is taking place on an online basis. Continuing COVID-19 restrictions make it impossible to let people on site in person,...

Watch: Sheryl Crow performs 'In the End' on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'

4 weeks ago from UPI

Sheryl Crow performed "In the End," a new song criticizing President Donald Trump, on "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

U.S. Open tennis: Azarenka shocks Serena, reaches final vs. Osaka

4 weeks ago from UPI

Serena Williams roared in the first set of her U.S. Open semifinal clash with Victoria Azarenka before her unseeded foe climbed back into the match for an upset of the...

NASA says it will buy moon rocks and dirt from private companies

4 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

NASA has launched an effort to pay companies to mine resources on the moon, announcing it would buy rocks, dirt and other lunar materials as the U.S. space agency seeks...

Galactic census reveals origin of most 'extreme' galaxies

4 weeks ago from Physorg

Astronomers have found that the key to understanding galaxies with "extreme" sizes, either small or large, may lie in their surroundings. In two related studies, an international team found that...

Martian Moons eXploration spacecraft to take ultra-high definition images of Mars via 8K camera

4 weeks ago from Physorg

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) have decided to jointly develop the Super Hi-Vision Camera that is capable of filming 4K and 8K images in...

Famous birthdays for Sept. 11: Taraji P. Henson, Brian De Palma

4 weeks ago from UPI

Actor Taraji P. Henson turns 50 and filmmaker Brian De Palma turns 80, among the famous birthdays for Sept. 11.

Northrop's 'life extension' spacecraft heads to the rescue

4 weeks ago from UPI

A second spacecraft designed by Northrop Grumman to extend the life of satellites in orbit is headed toward its target above the Earth.

UPI News Quiz: a new 'Dune,' plentiful pumpkins, a tennis tantrum

4 weeks ago from UPI

A new "Dune" is coming, pumpkins are plentiful this year, a tantrum mars the U.S. Open -- how well did you follow the headlines this week? Take the UPI News...

Jupiter's moons could be warming each other

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

The gravitational push and pull by Jupiter's moons could account for more warming than the gas giant Jupiter alone.

Multiphase buffering by ammonia explains wide range of atmospheric aerosol acidity

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Anthropogenic ammonia emissions and the water content matter more than dry particle composition for the acidity of atmospheric aerosols in populated regions.

Gather Moon rocks for us, NASA urges private companies

4 weeks ago from Physorg

NASA on Thursday announced it was in the market for Moon rocks, and wants to pay companies to scoop out the dirt, take a photo, and then have it ready...

New Hubble data suggests there is an ingredient missing from current dark matter theories

4 weeks ago from Physorg

Observations by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have found that something may be missing from the theories of how...

Ingredient missing from current dark matter theories

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Recent observations have found that something may be missing from the theories of how dark matter behaves. This missing ingredient may explain why researchers have uncovered an unexpected discrepancy between...

NASA, NOAA to Discuss Solar Cycle Prediction During Media Teleconference

4 weeks ago from Science @ NASA

Portal origin URL: NASA, NOAA to Discuss Solar Cycle Prediction During Media TeleconferencePortal origin nid: 464344Published: Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 14:57Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA and the National Oceanic...

Walk-up COVID-19 testing kiosk launches at Union Station

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Roughly 500 tests will be available each day at a mobile coronavirus testing kiosk opening Thursday at Union Station in Los Angeles.

Infrared NASA imagery provides Paulette's temperature palette

4 weeks ago from Physorg

NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed Tropical Storm Paulette in infrared imagery as it moved through the Central Atlantic Ocean. At NASA, the imagery was false-colored to show cloud-top temperature gradients and...

Look: John Cena, Nicole Byer to host 'Wipeout' revival

4 weeks ago from UPI

John Cena and Nicole Byer will co-host a new iteration of the game show "Wipeout" coming to TBS.

An excess of small-scale gravitational lenses observed in galaxy clusters

4 weeks ago from Science NOW

Cold dark matter (CDM) constitutes most of the matter in the Universe. The interplay between dark and luminous matter in dense cosmic environments, such as galaxy clusters, is studied theoretically...

Dark matter clumps in galaxy clusters bend light surprisingly well

4 weeks ago from

Dark matter just got even more puzzling. This unidentified stuff, which makes up most of the mass in the cosmos, is invisible but detectable by the way it gravitationally tugs on objects...

Unique supernova explosion

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Astronomers have discovered a supernova that could help uncover the origins of the group of supernovae this star belongs to.