Feed aggregator

Astronomy enthusiasts fear losing access to Mauna Kea permanently

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:00
A proposed rule change aimed at thwarting TMT protestors could block public access to some of the most pristine dark skies on Earth.
Categories: Astronomy

Pluto and Charon: New Horizons’ Dynamic Duo

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:00
The two worlds orbit the same gravitational point, but their similarities seem to end there.
Categories: Astronomy

Swift reveals a black hole bull’s-eye

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:00
The satellite detected the start of a new outburst from V404 Cygni, where a black hole and a Sun-like star orbit each other.
Categories: Astronomy

Pluto comes into focus as New Horizons nears the dwarf planet

Physics World - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 08:39
Spacecraft will soon be just 12,500 km from Pluto
Categories: Conventional Science

Radio astronomers see black hole come to life

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:00
A new study shows convincing evidence of the “switching on” of the active phase in a black hole at the center of galaxy NGC 660.
Categories: Astronomy

A "heart" from Pluto as flyby begins

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:00
The New Horizons mission has officially begun the flyby sequence of science observations that will culminate with closest approach July 14.
Categories: Astronomy

Huge new survey to shine light on dark matter

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:00
The first KiDS survey results show how the characteristics of the observed galaxies are determined by the invisible vast clumps of dark matter surrounding them.
Categories: Astronomy

X-ray analysis sheds light on fading Modernist paintings

Physics World - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 09:49
Whitening of yellow pigments linked to degradation of cadmium sulphide
Categories: Conventional Science

Some long-duration gamma-ray bursts are driven by magnetars

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:00
A new study reveals that a supernova discovered after a gamma-ray burst must have been powered by a highly magnetic neutron star.
Categories: Astronomy

Neptune’s badly behaved magnetic field

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:00
New computer simulations show that the distant planet’s magnetic field is constantly rotating and changing.
Categories: Astronomy

New Horizons map of Pluto: The whale and the doughnut

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:00
While the new maps gives mission scientists an important tool for deciphering the patterns of bright and dark markings on the distant planet's surface, they are holding off on making any interpretations of features for now.
Categories: Astronomy

Reptile skin inspires super-slippery steel surfaces

Physics World - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 08:38
Copying patterns found on snakes and lizards could reduce friction in tiny machines
Categories: Conventional Science

Rings and loops in the stars: Planck’s stunning new images

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 04:00
The new maps show regions of the sky that produce anomalous microwave emission.
Categories: Astronomy

Pluto dark spots continue to intrigue

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 04:00
These regularly spaced patches are each hundreds of miles across.
Categories: Astronomy

Cosmology looks beyond the standard model

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 04:00
A special session at the National Astronomy Meeting has been convened for astronomers to take stock of the evidence and stimulate further investigation of cosmology beyond the standard model.
Categories: Astronomy

Pluto: The "other" red planet

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 16:30
Pluto’s reddish color has been known for decades, but New Horizons is now allowing scientists to correlate the color of different places on the surface with their geology and soon with their compositions.
Categories: Astronomy

Graphene coating boosts battery performance

Physics World - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 08:46
Carbon layers allows silicon nanoparticles to expand and contract without damage
Categories: Conventional Science

Universe's hidden supermassive black holes revealed

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 04:00
A team of scientists using NuSTAR detected high-energy X-rays from five supermassive black holes previously clouded from direct view by dust and gas.
Categories: Astronomy

NASA's New Horizons to return to normal science operations after spacecraft anomaly

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 04:00
Preparations are ongoing to resume the originally planned science operations July 7 and to conduct the entire close flyby sequence as planned.
Categories: Astronomy

Astronomers see pebbles poised to make planets

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 04:00
Although scientists thought this is how planets form, this is the first time they’ve actually seen the process in action.
Categories: Astronomy

Pages

Subscribe to The Reciprocal System of physical theory aggregator