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Research team discovers unique supernova explosion

4 weeks ago from Physorg

One-hundred million light years away from Earth, an unusual supernova is exploding.

Revealing the secrets of high-energy cosmic particles

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

The 'IceCube' neutrino observatory deep in the ice of the South Pole has already brought spectacular new insights into cosmic incidents of extremely high energies. Astronomers observe the light that...

Where no spacecraft has gone before: A close encounter with binary asteroids

4 weeks ago from Physorg

CU Boulder and Lockheed Martin will lead a new space mission to capture the first-ever closeup look at a mysterious class of solar system objects: binary asteroids.

Revealing the secrets of high-energy cosmic particles

4 weeks ago from Physorg

The 'IceCube' neutrino observatory deep in the ice of the South Pole has already brought spectacular new insights into cosmic incidents of extremely high energies. In order to investigate the...

David Harbour, Lily Allen marry at Las Vegas wedding

4 weeks ago from UPI

"Stranger Things" actor David Harbour and singer Lily Allen married at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas.

Watch: 'Clouds': Disney+ explores the life of Zach Sobiech in new trailer

4 weeks ago from UPI

Disney+ chronicles the life of the late Zach Sobiech in a new trailer for "Clouds," a feature film based on book "Clouds: A Memoir" by Zach Sobiech's mother Laura Sobiech.

Where Rocks Come Alive: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Observes an Asteroid in Action

4 weeks ago from Science @ NASA

Portal origin URL: Where Rocks Come Alive: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Observes an Asteroid in ActionPortal origin nid: 464284Published: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 10:30Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Detailed observations reveal Bennu...

Watch: Adam Sandler investigates mystery in Netflix comedy 'Hubie Halloween'

4 weeks ago from UPI

"Hubie Halloween," a new comedy starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Julie Bowen, will premiere Oct. 7.

NASA's ECOSTRESS Takes Surface Temperature Around California Fires

4 weeks ago from Science @ NASA

Portal origin URL: NASA's ECOSTRESS Takes Surface Temperature Around California FiresPortal origin nid: 464279Published: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 17:12Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: On Sept. 6, NASA’s ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal...

SpaceX's Dark Satellites Are Still Too Bright for Astronomers

4 weeks ago from Scientific American

The company’s attempts to dim the spacecraft in its megaconstellation fall short of eliminating disruptions to the world’s ground-based observatories -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Study reveals important factors determining eruptive character of large solar flares

4 weeks ago from Physorg

Solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CME) are the most spectacular eruptive activities in the solar system. Large solar flares and CMEs can bring disastrous space weather, destroy our satellite...

Report: North Korea could test SLBM ahead of U.S. election

4 weeks ago from UPI

North Korea could test launch a submarine-launched ballistic missile in the coming months after displaying its intercontinental ballistic missile capabilities, according to a South Korean press report.

Strongest magnetic field in universe directly detected by X-ray space observatory

4 weeks ago from Physorg

The Insight-HXMT team has performed extensive observations of the accreting X-ray pulsar GRO J1008-57 and has discovered a magnetic field of ~1 billion Tesla on the surface of the neutron...

Earth's Van Allen radiation belts double as particle accelerator

4 weeks ago from UPI

Electrons in the radiation belts surrounding Earth can be accelerated to extreme speeds across short distances, according to a new study.

Giant particle accelerator in the sky

4 weeks ago from Physorg

The Earth's magnetic field traps high-energy particles. When the first satellites were launched into space, scientists led by James Van Allen unexpectedly discovered the high-energy particle radiation regions, which were...

Two new arrays complete detector for Antarctic balloon observatory mission

4 weeks ago from Physorg

GUSTO is a balloon observatory that will drift in the Earth's atmosphere for over 75 days at the edge of space at 36 km altitude, simultaneously mapping three types of...

Detecting colliding supermassive black holes: The search continues

4 weeks ago from Physorg

In a new study, researchers have developed an innovative method to detect colliding supermassive black holes. The study has just been published in the Astrophysical Journal and was led by...

Haley Lu Richardson: 'Unpregnant' is '15 different movies in one'

4 weeks ago from UPI

Haley Lu Richardson stars in the comedy "Unpregnant," premiering Thursday on HBO Max. She describes the many different facets the film covers.

Famous birthdays for Sept. 10: Colin Firth, Joe Perry

4 weeks ago from UPI

Actor Colin Firth turns 60 and guitarist Joe Perry turns 70, among the famous birthdays for Sept. 10.

Scientists searching for extraterrestrial life find that we are alone — for now

4 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Scientists have completed the broadest search to date for extraterrestrial civilizations by scanning roughly 10.3 million stars using a radio telescope in Australia, but have found nothing.

Ocean salinity study reveals amplification of Earth's water cycle

4 weeks ago from UPI

New analysis of ocean salinity data suggests Earth's water cycle has amplified significantly over the last half-century.

Massive halo finally explains stream of gas swirling around the Milky Way

4 weeks ago from Science Blog

The Milky Way is not alone in its neighborhood. It has captured smaller galaxies in its orbit, and the two largest are known as the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds,...

NASA infrared imagery shows wind shear affecting Tropical Storm Paulette

4 weeks ago from Physorg

Tropical Storm Paulette has run into wind shear that is pushing the bulk of clouds and showers away from its center of circulation, and that is apparent on infrared imagery...

Massive halo finally explains stream of gas swirling around the Milky Way

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Astronomers have discovered that a halo of warm gas surrounding the Magellanic Clouds likely acts as a protective cocoon, shielding the dwarf galaxies from the Milky Way's own halo and...

Physicists explain mysterious dark matter deficiency in galaxy pair

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

A new theory about the nature of dark matter helps explain why a pair of galaxies about 65 million light-years from Earth contains very little of the mysterious matter.

New Educational Website Celebrates 20 Years of Space Station Science

4 weeks ago from Science @ NASA

Portal origin URL: New Educational Website Celebrates 20 Years of Space Station SciencePortal origin nid: 464237Published: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 07:50Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Orbiting some 250 miles overhead...

Watch: Stray Kids dance in 'Back Door' video teaser

4 weeks ago from UPI

K-pop group Stray Kids released a preview of its video for "Back Door," a new song from its album "In Life."

Sensors of world’s largest digital camera snap first 3,200-megapixel images

4 weeks ago from Science Blog

Crews at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have taken the first 3,200-megapixel digital photos – the largest ever taken in a single shot – with an extraordinary...