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May 03, 2016
Nearby supernova 30M years ago equaled detonation of 100 million suns
Dallas TX (SPX) May 03, 2016
A giant star that exploded 30 million years ago in a galaxy near Earth had a radius prior to going supernova that was 200 times larger than our sun, according to astrophysicists at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. The sudden blast hurled material outward from the star at a speed of 10,000 kilometers a second. That's equivalent to 36 million kilometers an hour or 22.4 million miles an hour, said SMU physicist Govinda Dhungana, lead author on the new analysis. The comprehensive analysis ... read more
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Russian Doll Galaxy Clusters Reveal Information About Dark Energy
Astronomers have used data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, ESA's Planck and a large list of optical telescopes to develop a powerful new method for investigating dark energy, the mysterious e ... more

Space Microscope to test universality of freefall
France's Microscope satellite, carrying a set of ESA high-tech thrusters, lifted off last night from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, taking advantage of the same Soyuz launch that took ... more

Possible extragalactic source of high-energy neutrinos
Nearly 10 billion years ago in a galaxy known as PKS B1424-418, a dramatic explosion occurred. Light from this blast began arriving at Earth in 2012. Now, an international team of astronomers, led b ... more
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Powerful Winds Spotted From Mysterious X-ray Binaries
ESA's XMM-Newton has discovered gas streaming away at a quarter of the speed of light from very bright X-ray binaries in two nearby galaxies. At X-ray wavelengths, the celestial sky is dominat ... more


Winds a quarter the speed of light spotted leaving mysterious binary systems
Two black holes in nearby galaxies have been observed devouring their companion stars at a rate exceeding classically understood limits, and in the process, kicking out matter into surrounding space ... more

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Light Echoes Give Clues to Protoplanetary Disk
Imagine you want to measure the size of a room, but it's completely dark. If you shout, you can tell if the space you're in is relatively big or small, depending on how long it takes to hear the ech ... more

Interstellar EmDrive gets boost from new theory of inertia
A researcher from the UK has put forward a theory for how the EmDrive, an electromagnetic propulsion drive, might work, a question which has puzzled scientists since Roger Shawyer first designed the ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Navy chief hopes for 'normalization' with Russia in Baltic

Britain procuring advanced Predator B aircraft

New raids hit Syria's Aleppo amid bids to end fighting

US in desperate bid to save Syria truce as Aleppo bombed

Iraq in political limbo after Green Zone storming

Iraqi forces retake road to isolated Anbar city

Navy deploys mission control system for unmanned helicopter


Physicists detect the enigmatic spin momentum of light
Ever since Kepler's observation in the 17th century that sunlight is one of the reasons that the tails of comets to always face away from the sun, it has been understood that light exerts pressure i ... more

Comet from Oort Cloud brings clues about solar system's origins
A newly identified comet may offer insights into the formation of the solar system. ... more

Weasel chews power cable, puts LHC experiments on hold
A weasel has temporarily thwarted the search for mysterious subatomic particles. ... more
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Superfast light source made from artificial atom
All light sources work by absorbing energy - for example, from an electric current - and emit energy as light. But the energy can also be lost as heat and it is therefore important that the light so ... more

Hiding in the Sunshine: The Search for Other Earths
We humans might not be the only ones to ponder our place in the universe. If intelligent aliens do roam the cosmos, they too might ask a question that has gripped humans for centuries: Are we alone? ... more
24/7 News Coverage
In Chile, world's driest desert slakes thirst with fog

Armed guards at India dams as drought leaves farmers dry

Extreme weather linked to high pressure over Greenland

Old-growth forests may provide buffer against rising temperatures

The unique challenges of conserving forest giants

TGen tracks the origins and spread of potentially deadly Valley Fever

Despite their small brains - ravens are just as clever as chimps


On the Road to Finding Other Earths
Scientists are getting closer to finding worlds that resemble our own "blue marble" of a planet. NASA's Kepler mission alone has confirmed more than 1,000 planets outside our solar system - a handfu ... more

Elektra: A New Triple Asteroid
Astronomers have discovered a new satellite orbiting the main belt asteroid (130) Elektra - the smallest object visible in this image. The team, led by Bin Yang (ESO, Santiago, Chile), imaged it usi ... more

Fermi Telescope helps link cosmic neutrino to blazar blast
Nearly 10 billion years ago, the black hole at the center of a galaxy known as PKS B1424-418 produced a powerful outburst. Light from this blast began arriving at Earth in 2012. Now astronomers usin ... more

Could Earth's light blue color be a signature of life?
In 1990, Voyager 1 captured the most distant portrait of our planet ever taken, revealing that from beyond Pluto's orbit, Earth appears as nothing more than a "pale blue dot." In a new study, resear ... more

Japan abandons $250mn black hole satellite
Japan is abandoning a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar satellite it sent to study black holes, disappointed space scientists said Thursday, after spending a month trying to save it. ... more

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Discovering the bath scum on Titan
It's not everyday that you get to discover something new. But when you do it is a rather strange and quite brilliant feeling. You don't really cry out 'Eureka' (there's usually about a million thing ... more

Are we alone? Setting some limits to our uniqueness
Are humans unique and alone in the vast universe? This question - summed up in the famous Drake equation - has for a half-century been one of the most intractable and uncertain in science. But ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
New discovery may help engineers design quieter jet airplanes

Atoms placed precisely in silicon can act as quantum simulator

Hybrid nanoantennas offer new platform for ultradense data recording

Could off-grid electricity systems accelerate energy access

One minus 1 does not always equal 0 in chemistry

Changing the world, 1 fridge at a time

Researchers create a first frequency comb of time-bin entangled qubits


Hybrid nanoantennas offer new platform for ultradense data recording


One minus 1 does not always equal 0 in chemistry


Profile of a methane sea on Titan


Hydrothermal systems show spectrum of extreme life on Earth


Einstein's theory of relativity faces satellite test


Dutch-German impulse for gravitational wave research


First rocket made ready for launch at Vostochny spaceport


Zip software can detect the quantum-classical boundary


The atom without properties


New nanodevice shifts light's color at single-photon level

Dark matter does not contain certain axion-like particles

Cosmic beacons reveal the Milky Way's ancient core

Kepler spacecraft recovered and returned to the K2 Mission

Herschel captures galactic panorama of the Milky Way

Microscopic 'clocks' time distance to source of galactic cosmic rays

Hubble sees a star 'inflating' a giant bubble

Microscopic 'timers' reveal likely source of galactic space radiation

Nearby supernova ashes continue to rain on Earth

Numerical simulations shed new light on early universe

Students observe damaged Hitomi X-ray satellite and debris

Thanks, actin, for the memories

In these microbes, iron works like oxygen

New Ceres Images Show Bright Craters

Fermi telescope poised to pin down gravitational wave sources

Probing the transforming world of neutrinos

NJIT high-resolution images capture a solar flare as it unfolds

Sorting the wheat from the chaff

Physicist analyzes first electron neutrino data from NOvA Experiment

HAWC Gamma-Ray Observatory's reveals the very-high-energy sky

A Space Spider Watches Over Young Stars

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