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NASA Parker Solar Probe

Details of Parker Solar Probe's groundbreaking discoveries about the Sun

NASA's Parker Solar Probe surprised scientists with its groundbreaking views of the Sun as the first results from the mission were released on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Scientists observed bursts of energetic particles never seen before on a small scale, and...

December 05, 2019

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Research suggests fireball over Australia was Earth's minimoon

A new study suggests that fireball that exploded over Australia in 2016 might have been Earth's 'minimoon.' If true, this would be the second observation of a minimoon fireball ever. Objects gravitationally captured by the Earth – Moon system are...

December 04, 2019

milky way galaxy

Mysterious radio signal hints at a new type of star system in the Milky Way

Scientists were left puzzled after a mysterious radio signal-- observed near the Southern Constellation of Ara using the MeerKAT telescope-- suggests a new type of star system in the Milky Way. About two months using the radio telescope based in the Karoo desert in...

December 03, 2019

mars surface dust storm

Global storms on Mars launch dust towers 80 km (50 miles) into the sky

When a massive dust storm on Mars-- like the one in 2018-- reaches its full potential, it can transform into a globe-bestriding colossus. This happens often on the red planet, and these storms typically start out as a sequence of smaller storms. NASA scientists said...

December 03, 2019

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Researchers find alcohol in air may slow down haze formation

An international team led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, Beijing Institute of Technology, University of Helsinki and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has found a missing link that affects haze formation in the atmosphere, providing new clues...

November 28, 2019

primordial earth animation

Very large impacts may have stimulated blasts of plate tectonics

A new study suggests that the Earth's evolution from a hot, primordial mush into a rocky planet continuously resurfaced by plate tectonics may be triggered by extraterrestrial impacts. By examining the implications of these processes, the researchers believe...

November 28, 2019

earth ionosphere

First measurements of Earth's ionosphere

Researchers have used the largest atmospheric radar in Antarctica to make the first measurements of Earth's ionosphere. Observations in the southern hemisphere are significant in finding out the global features of both the atmosphere and the ionosphere. The...

November 27, 2019

titan global geological map

NASA unveils first global geologic map of Titan

NASA has revealed the first global geologic map of Titan, the largest moon orbiting Saturn. The map showed a dynamic world of dunes, lakes, plains, craters, and other types of terrain. Aside from Earth, Titan is the only other known planetary body in the solar...

November 27, 2019

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New quantum data protocol takes humans closer to a future 'quantum internet'

Researchers make efforts every day towards the creation of 'quantum internet', and now, a new quantum data protocol has been developed which brings humans nearer its fruition. Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) researchers have managed to go through...

November 24, 2019

water vapor europa

Water vapor detected on Jupiter's icy moon Europa

Astronomers have long suspected that Europa, Jupiter's moon, holds a salty ocean beneath its thick icy crust that could support life. NASA has confirmed that they have now detected water erupting from geysers on the surface of the moon. An international research...

November 23, 2019

new technology developed for better calamity forecast

New buoy developed for better forecasting of earthquakes, tsunamis and underwater eruptions

Geoscientists from the University of South Florida (USF) have successfully developed and tested a new high-tech shallow water buoy that can detect small movements and changes in the Earth's ocean floor that are usually warning signs that deadly natural...

November 23, 2019

4gamma ray bursts

Researchers detect highest-energy light from a gamma-ray burst, afterglow observed for the first time

An international team of researchers has observed a gamma-ray burst with an afterglow featuring the highest-energy photons ever detected. These are a trillion times more energetic than visible light ever detected in a burst. "This very high energy emission had...

November 22, 2019

Earth sound when hit by solar storm

'Eerie' sound Earth makes when hit by solar storm recorded for the first time

Data from the European Space Agency's (ESA) Cluster mission has provided a recording of the 'eerily disturbing' sound the Earth makes when it is hit by a solar storm. The song comes from waves produced in the Earth's magnetic field by the collision...

November 21, 2019

massive tsunami hit oman 1000 years ago

Massive tsunami as high as 15 m (49 feet) hit Oman 1 000 years ago, research finds

Researchers from the universities of Bonn, Jena, Freiburg, and RWTH Aachen found evidence that a massive tsunami, with waves as high as 15 m (49 feet) hit Oman a thousand years ago. It is unclear to what extent the Arabian and Eurasian plates get stuck. It is...

November 20, 2019

maritime continent weakens asian monsoon through au cefs

Maritime Continent weakens Asian tropical monsoon rain through Australian cross-equatorial flows

A new study reveals how the Maritime Continent weakens tropical monsoon rainfall in Asia through cross-equatorial flows (CEF) in Australia. The CEFs in the lower atmosphere has a significant role in the transport between mass, moisture, and energy between the...

November 17, 2019

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Future rainfall in UK uplands heavier than present climate predictions, study suggests

Uplands in the UK could see significantly more annual rainfall in the future than what is currently being predicted in national climate models, according to a new study conducted by University of Plymouth research student, Thomas Murphy, along with academics from...

November 17, 2019

objective reality

Quantum experiment shows objective reality does not exist

Scientists have long suspected that quantum mechanics enables two observers to experience different and conflicting realities-- until an experiment was conducted, with the results suggesting that objective reality does not exist. In a study published recently in...

November 16, 2019