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Sensors of world's largest digital camera snap first 3,200-megapixel images at SLAC

3 weeks ago from Physorg

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 array of imaging sensors...

Australian telescope finds no signs of alien technology in 10 million star systems

3 weeks ago from Physorg

A radio telescope in outback Western Australia has completed the deepest and broadest search at low frequencies for alien technologies, scanning a patch of sky known to include at least...

Germany eyes space satellite launchpad in North Sea

The German government considers creating an offshore launchpad for satellites.

Watch: Derek Hough to serve as judge on 'Dancing with the Stars'

3 weeks ago from UPI

Former "Dancing with the Stars" pro Derek Hough will return to the show as a judge in Season 29.

Backbone of a spacecraft

3 weeks ago from European Space Agency

Image: This structure is the frame and base for the European Service Module, part of NASA’s Orion spacecraft that will return humans to the Moon.Built in Turin, Italy, at Thales Alenia Space, this...

Cataclysmic variable V1460 Her has a fast spinning white dwarf accreting from an evolved donor star, study finds

3 weeks ago from Physorg

An international team of astronomers has conducted spectroscopic and photometric observations of a cataclysmic variable (CV) known as V1460 Her. Results of the study indicate that the system consists of...

Rainbow comet with a heart of sponge

3 weeks ago from Physorg

A permeable heart with a hardened facade—the resting place of Rosetta's lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is revealing more about the interior of the "rubber duck" shaped-body looping around the Sun.

NASA scientists find depletion of halogens due to giant impact

3 weeks ago from Physorg

It's been more than 50 years since the Apollo missions, and in that time, chemical analyses of the recovered lunar materials have revolutionized our understanding of planetary materials. One of...

METISSE offers new insights into the lives of massive stars

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Massive stars are those larger than about 10 times the mass of the sun and are born far less often than their low-mass counterparts. However, they contribute the most to...

Jupiter's Ocean Moons Raise One Another's Tides

3 weeks ago from Scientific American

Gravitational interactions among the moons could offer new insights on the liquid layers lurking in their depths -- Read more on

To hit renewables targets, countries are sharing energy across borders

3 weeks ago from PopSci

NEMO Link is one of the new interconnectors allowing England and Belgium to join their power grids. (Courtesy Siemens AG/)For decades after they belched their last coal fumes, the cooling towers of the...

Famous birthdays for Sept. 8: Wiz Khalifa, David Arquette

3 weeks ago from UPI

Rapper Wiz Khalifa turns 33 and actor David Arquette turns 49, among the famous birthdays for Sept. 8.

On This Day, Sept. 8: U.S. troops arrive in Korea, take up occupation

3 weeks ago from UPI

On Sept. 8, 1945, U.S. troops arrived in southern Korea after Soviet troops occupied the north.

MRI scans show brain reorganization during long space flights, but no neurodegeneration

3 weeks ago from Physorg

An international team of researchers has found that long space flights can lead to some minor brain reorganization but no neurodegeneration. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances,...

Michael Rooker announces he battled COVID-19

3 weeks ago from UPI

"Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Walking Dead" alum Michael Rooker announced on Facebook this weekend that he recently battled COVID-19.

Astronomers explore properties of the high-magnetic field pulsar PSR J1119−6127

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Using various space observatories, astronomers have conducted multi-wavelength study of a high-magnetic-field pulsar known as PSR J1119−6127, which underwent an outburst in 2016. The results shed more light on the...

ESA selects follow-up AI Earth observatory satellite mission

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Following yesterday's successful launch of ɸ-sat-1—Europe's first artificial intelligence Earth observation mission—plans are already underway for the next innovative state-of-the-art technology, ɸ-sat-2.

How to have a blast like a black hole

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Researchers from the Institute of Laser Engineering at Osaka University have successfully used short, but extremely powerful laser blasts to generate magnetic field reconnection inside a plasma. This work may...

Image: Plasma propulsion for small satellites

3 weeks ago from Physorg

A test firing of Europe's Helicon Plasma Thruster, developed with ESA by SENER and the Universidad Carlos III's Plasma & Space Propulsion Team (EP2-UC3M) in Spain. This compact, electrodeless and...

Typhoon hits South Korea after triggering landslides in Japan

3 weeks ago from Physorg

A powerful typhoon lashed South Korea on Monday after smashing into southern Japan with record winds and heavy rains that left four people missing in a landslide.

Famous birthdays for Sept. 7: Tom Everett Scott, Dario Argento

3 weeks ago from UPI

Actor Tom Everett Scott turns 50 and director Dario Argento turns 80, among the famous birthdays for Sept. 7.

Jadeveon Clowney agrees to 1-year, $15M deal with Tennessee Titans

3 weeks ago from UPI

The Tennessee Titans and star edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney reached an agreement on a short-term contract.

China's first reusable spacecraft lands after 2-day flight

3 weeks ago from Physorg

China's first reusable spacecraft landed Sunday after two days in orbit, a possible step toward lower-cost space flight, the government announced.

Famous birthdays for Sept. 6: Idris Elba, Rosie Perez

3 weeks ago from UPI

Actor Idris Elba turns 48 and actor Rosie Perez turns 56, among the famous birthdays for Sept. 6.

Scientists discover warped disk ‘torn apart by stars’

3 weeks ago from Science Blog

Pioneering new research has revealed the first direct evidence that groups of stars can tear apart their planet-forming disk, leaving it warped and with tilted rings. An international team of...

Famous birthdays for Sept. 5: Raquel Welch, Michael Keaton

3 weeks ago from UPI

Actor Raquel Welch turns 80 and actor Michael Keaton turns 69, among the famous birthdays for Sept. 5.

Primary Mirror for NASA’s Roman Space Telescope Completed

3 weeks ago from Science @ NASA

Portal origin URL: Primary Mirror for NASA’s Roman Space Telescope CompletedPortal origin nid: 463872Published: Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope’s primary...

Pentagon calls for an end to Stars and Stripes newspaper by Sept. 30

3 weeks ago from UPI

A Pentagon memo sent this week orders the dissolution of the military news source Stars and Stripes, calling for an end to publication by Sept. 30.