Space

The Arecibo Radio Telescope Collapsed Last December, but Its Legacy of Discovery and Innovation...

Data from the collapsed Arecibo radio telescope are being safely moved and preserved to the Texas Advanced Computing Center of UT Austin. A multi-institutional partnership formed to safely transfer over three petabytes of data...

NASA’s NICER Tests Matter’s Limits – Probes the Squeezability of Neutron Stars

NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), at center, is an X-ray telescope aboard the International Space Station. Credit: NASA Matter in the hearts of neutron stars ­– dense remnants of exploded massive stars –...

NASA SpaceX Crew-2 “Go” for April 22 Launch to the International Space Station

The crew for the second long-duration SpaceX Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2, are pictured during a training session at the SpaceX training facility in Hawthorne, California. From left...

Violent Stellar Flare From Sun’s Nearest Neighbor Breaks Record

An artist’s impression of a flare from Proxima Centauri, modeled after the loops of glowing hot gas seen in the largest solar flares. An artist’s impression of the exoplanet Proxima b is shown in...

Intriguing Warp Drive Research Dashes Faster Than Light Travel Dreams – But Reveals Stranger...

In 1994, physicist Miguel Alcubierre proposed a radical technology that would allow faster than light travel: the warp drive, a hypothetical way to skirt around the universe’s ultimate speed limit by bending the fabric...

Natural Cosmic Telescope Helps ALMA Discover Rotating Infant Galaxy

Image of the galaxy cluster RXCJ0600-2007 taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, combined with gravitational lensing images of the distant galaxy RXCJ0600-z6, 12.4 billion light-years away, observed by ALMA (shown in red). Due...

NASA to Attempt First Controlled Flight of Ingenuity Helicopter on Mars As Soon As...

The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s carbon fiber blades can be seen in this video taken by the Mastcam-Z instrument aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover on April 8, 2021, the 48th Martian day, or sol, of...

Mysterious Giant Radio Pulses From Pulsars Are Hundreds of Times More Energetic Than Previously...

A group led by scientists from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research, using coordinated observations of the Crab pulsar in a number of frequencies, have discovered that the “giant radio pulses” which it emits...

Artificial Intelligence Leads to Discovery That Can Help Solve Cosmological Puzzles

Four of the newfound quadruply imaged quasars are shown here: From top left and moving clockwise, the objects are: GraL J1537-3010 or “Wolf’s Paw;” GraL J0659+1629 or “Gemini’s Crossbow;” GraL J1651-0417 or “Dragon’s Kite;”...

Fast-Spinning Black Holes Narrow the Search for Dark Matter Particles

“If you jump onto and then down from a carousel, you can steal energy from the carousel,” says co-author Salvatore Vitale. “These bosons do the same thing to a black hole.” Credit: Jose-Luis Olivares,...