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October 25, 2016
The universe is expanding at an accelerating rate or is it
Oxford, UK (SPX) Oct 25, 2016
Five years ago, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three astronomers for their discovery, in the late 1990s, that the universe is expanding at an accelerating pace. Their conclusions were based on analysis of Type Ia supernovae - the spectacular thermonuclear explosion of dying stars - picked up by the Hubble space telescope and large ground-based telescopes. It led to the widespread acceptance of the idea that the universe is dominated by a mysterious substance named 'dark energy' that dri ... read more

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Astronomers Predict Birthplace of Rosetta's Comet
When the Rosetta spacecraft successfully touched down on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on September 30, 2016, the news was shared globally via Twitter in dozens of languages. Citizens the world ov ... more

Tracking waves from sunspots gives new solar insight
While it often seems unvarying from our viewpoint on Earth, the sun is constantly changing. Material courses through not only the star itself, but throughout its expansive atmosphere. Understanding ... more

Oldest known planet-forming disk found
A group of citizen scientists and professional astronomers, including Carnegie's Jonathan Gagne, joined forces to discover an unusual hunting ground for exoplanets. They found a star surrounded by t ... more
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Mysterious cosmic objects erupting in x-rays discovered
Astronomers have found a pair of extraordinary cosmic objects that dramatically burst in X-rays. This discovery, obtained with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton observatory, may ... more


Mission Prepares for Next Jupiter Pass
Mission managers for NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter have decided to postpone the upcoming burn of its main rocket motor originally scheduled for Oct. 19. This burn, called the period reduction maneu ... more

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Waterloo-led experiment achieves the strongest coupling between light and matter
Researchers at the University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) recorded an interaction between light and matter 10 times larger than previously seen. The strength of the interacti ... more

Small impacts are reworking the moon's soil faster than scientists thoug
The Moon's surface is being "gardened" - churned by small impacts - more than 100 times faster than scientists previously thought. This means that surface features believed to be young are perhaps e ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Silent Falcon and MicroPilot succeed at NASA UTM 2016

China's Xi to consolidate power at key meeting: analysts

White House looks to ride out Duterte storm

Airbus Helicopters, DCNS team for future helicopter drone

General Atomics to provide Gray Eagle drone support

US warns Philippines' Duterte over rhetoric, crime war

US to deploy 330 troops in Norway


Cosmological Mystery Solved by Map of Voids and Superclusters
A team of astrophysicists at the University of Portsmouth have created the largest ever map of voids and superclusters in the universe, which helps solve a long-standing cosmological mystery. The ma ... more

2016 Ends with Three Supermoons
Step outside on October 16, and take a look at the moon. Not only will the moon be full, but on that day, the moon will be at it's closest point to our planet as it orbits Earth. This makes the Octo ... more

Long-term, hi-res tracking of eruptions on Jovian moon Io
Jupiter's moon Io continues to be the most volcanically active body in the solar system, as documented by the longest series of frequent, high-resolution observations of the moon's thermal emission ... more
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Astronomers find oldest known planetary disk
At 45 million years old, a newly discovered primordial ring of gas and dust is the oldest known planet-forming disk in the universe. The record-breaking circumstellar disk surrounds a red dwarf in the Carina stellar association. ... more

Going Out in a Blaze of Glory: Cassini's Grand Finale
With the conclusion of the international Cassini mission set for September 15, 2017, the spacecraft is poised to soon begin a thrilling two-part endgame. Cassini will enter the first part of this de ... more
24/7 News Coverage
New bacteria groups, and stunning diversity, discovered underground

Pitt researcher part of team that finds Southern East Africa getting wetter, not dryer

The houseplant with a blueprint for improving energy harvesting

DARPA enlists insects to protect agricultural food supply and commodity crops

New species of extremely leggy millipede discovered in a cave in California

Wildfire management or fire suppression

Semi-volatile organic compounds diffuse between atmospheric particles


Unexpected discoveries on a metal world
Astronomers have discovered possible evidence for water on the surface of the largest metallic asteroid in the solar system. Named 16 Psyche, the object is one of the most massive in the asteroid be ... more

Avalanches, Not Internal Pressure, Cause Comet Outbursts
Outbursts of comet nuclei are likely caused by surface avalanches rather than geyser-like eruptions from within, research by the Planetary Science Institute's Jordan Steckloff shows. Rapid asy ... more

Scientists create most detailed map of the Milky Way
Australian scientists have worked with researchers in Germany to create the most detailed map of the Milky Way, using the world's largest radio telescopes. The HI4PI project, which is a combin ... more

Did LIGO detect black holes or gravastars
After the first direct detection of gravitational waves that was announced last February by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and made news all over the world, Luciano Rezzolla (Goethe University Fr ... more

Astronomers to explore mysteries of star formation with new camera
How do stars form deep inside clouds of molecular gas? What's the history of star formation throughout cosmic time? When did the first stars form? And how did they produce the materials necessary fo ... more


Scientists intrigued by data from first Juno flyby
NASA's Juno spacecraft entered safe mode Tuesday, Oct. 18 at about 10:47 p.m. PDT (Oct. 19 at 1:47 a.m. EDT). Early indications are a software performance monitor induced a reboot of the spacecraft' ... more

New bacteria groups, and stunning diversity, discovered underground
One of the most detailed genomic studies of any ecosystem to date has revealed an underground world of stunning microbial diversity, and added dozens of new branches to the tree of life. The b ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Move over, solar: The next big renewable energy source could be at our feet

Biomass heating could get a 'green' boost with the help of fungi

From ancient fossils to future cars

First complete sabotage attack demonstrated on a 3-D printed drone propeller

Unusual quantum liquid on crystal surface could inspire future electronics

Self-healable battery

Move over, lasers: Scientists can now create holograms from neutrons, too

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New species of extremely leggy millipede discovered in a cave in California


Argonne researchers posit way to locally circumvent Second Law of Thermodynamics


Big-data algorithms could cut analysis times from months to days


When quantum scale affects the way atoms emit and absorb particles of light


The 1950s: The decade in which gravity physics became experimental


Phonon and magnon are a couple


Two-dimensional spin-orbit coupling for Bose-Einstein condensates realized


ALMA spots possible formation site of icy giant planet


Building Blocks of Life's Building Blocks Come From Starlight


Glitch, safe mode as Juno space probe orbits Jupiter

The Sun's coronal tail wags its photospheric dog

Wayward Field Lines Challenge Solar Radiation Models

Massive Cloud on Collision Course with the Milky Way

How Deadly Would A Nearby Gamma Ray Burst Be?

Hunter's Supermoon to light up Saturday night sky

Spectacular Lunar Grazing Occultation of Bright Star on Oct. 18

The Milky Way's ancient heart

Dense molecular gas disks drive the growth of supermassive black holes

Lights, action, electrons!

Small Impacts Are Reworking Lunar Soil Faster Than Scientists Thought

Who stole all the stars

Teleporting toward a quantum Internet

Proxima Centauri might be more sunlike than we thought

'Weighing' atoms with electrons

Stars with Three Planet-Forming Discs of Gas

Study suggests comet strike's link to age-old warming event

Filming light and electrons coupled together as they travel under cover

A facelift for the Moon every 81,000 years

UC physicists join collaborative efforts in search for new ghost neutrinos

Stable molecular state of photons and artificial atom discovered

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