26 May 2021, 14:21 UTC Astronomers continue to develop computer simulations to help future observatories better home in on black holes, the most elusive inhabitants of the universe. The simulations, created by computers working through sets of equations too complicated to solve by hand, illustrate how matter interacts in merger environments. Scientists can use what they learn about black hole mergers to identify some telltale characteristics that let them distinguish black hole mergers from stellar events. Next Previous
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9 Apr 2021, 19:56 UTC So, you want to find dark matter, but you don’t know where to look? A giant planet might be exactly the kind of particle detector you need! Luckily, our solar system just happens to have a couple of them available, and the biggest and closest is Jupiter. Researchers Rebecca Leane (Stanford) and Tim Linden (Stockholm) released a paper this week describing how the gas giant just might hold the key to finding the elusive dark matter. Next Previous
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ESA Top News 10 Jun 2021, 10:20 UTC As part of ESA’s commitment to develop and build satellite missions that push the boundaries of satellite technology and Earth science, four new mission ideas – Cairt, Nitrosat, Seastar and Wivern – have been selected to enter pre-feasibility study and compete to be the eleventh Earth Explorer mission.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 10 Jun 2021, 07:00 UTC As a key partner in the mission, NASA provides the synthetic aperture radar, called VenSAR, to make high-resolution measurements of the planet’s surface features.
American Astronomical Society 10 Jun 2021, 00:29 UTC An international group of collaborators, including scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and The University of New Mexico, have discovered a new, temperate sub-Neptune sized exoplanet with a 24-day orbital period orbiting a nearby M dwarf star.
American Astronomical Society 9 Jun 2021, 16:26 UTC Observations quadruple the number of known radio bursts and reveal two types: one-offs and repeaters.
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Centauri Dreams 15 Jun 2021, 18:37 UTC Near-Earth Object Surveyor is a proposed space telescope working at infrared wavelengths, an instrument that just completed a successful mission review and now moves on to the next phase of mission development. In NASA parlance, the upcoming Key Decision Point-B moves into Preliminary Design territory. Getting a spacecraft from concept to flight is a long process, but let’s back out to the broader picture.
Sky and Telescope 14 Jun 2021, 17:00 UTC China’s Zhurong rover gets to work exploring Mars with a new panorama of the landing site.
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The Planetary Society Blog 14 Jun 2021, 11:00 UTC Earth has been stuck in a cosmic shooting gallery since its formation.
SciTech Daily 13 Jun 2021, 20:54 UTC Three dozen dwarf galaxies far from each other had a simultaneous “baby boom” of new stars, an unexpected discovery that challenges current theories on how galaxies grow and may enhance our understanding of the universe.