PhysLink.com Logo

Physics and Astronomy News


Latest Stories


Image: Winds at 0.25c spotted leaving mysterious binary systems
Winds at 0.25c spotted leaving mysterious binary systems
Source: Cambridge   Posted: 6/30/16
Astronomers have observed two black holes in nearby galaxies devouring their companion stars at an extremely high rate, and spitting out matter at a quarter the speed of light.

Image: Researchers Trace Mercury’s Origins To Rare Meteorite
Researchers Trace Mercury’s Origins To Rare Meteorite
Source: MIT   Posted: 6/30/16
Experiments show planet cooled dramatically in half a billion years.

Image: Opal Discovered In Antarctic Meteorite
Opal Discovered In Antarctic Meteorite
Source: NAM   Posted: 6/28/16
Planetary scientists have discovered pieces of opal in a meteorite found in Antarctica, a result that demonstrates that meteorites delivered water ice to asteroids early in the history of the solar system.

Image: Glowing Jupiter Awaits Juno’s Arrival
Glowing Jupiter Awaits Juno’s Arrival
Source: NAM   Posted: 6/27/16
Stunning new images of Jupiter at thermal infrared wavelengths give a glowing view of Juno’s target, a week ahead of the NASA mission’s arrival at the giant planet.

Image: Pluto’s ‘heart’ renews itself
Pluto’s ‘heart’ renews itself
Source: WISTL   Posted: 6/14/16
Like a cosmic lava lamp, a large section of Pluto’s icy surface is renewed by a process called convection that replace older ices with fresher material.

Image: Supermassive Black Hole Feeding On Cold Gas Observed
Supermassive Black Hole Feeding On Cold Gas Observed
Source: MIT   Posted: 6/12/16
For the first time, astronomers have detected billowy clouds of cold, clumpy gas streaming toward a black hole, at the center of a massive galaxy cluster.

Image: Three New Element Names Proposed
Three New Element Names Proposed
Source: LLNL   Posted: 6/10/16
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) opened a public comment period for the recommended names of elements 115, 117 and 118.

Image: Super Quantum Simulator Entangles Hundreds of Ions
Super Quantum Simulator Entangles Hundreds of Ions
Source: NIST   Posted: 6/10/16
Physicists have “entangled” or linked together the properties of up to 219 beryllium ions (charged atoms) to create a quantum simulator.

Image: Three Potentially Habitable Worlds Found
Three Potentially Habitable Worlds Found
Source: ESO   Posted: 5/7/16
Astronomers have discovered three potentially habitable planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light-years from Earth.

Image: Planet Nine: A World That Shouldn't Exist
Planet Nine: A World That Shouldn't Exist
Source: Harvard   Posted: 5/6/16
Researchers examines a number of scenarios for Planet Nine existence and find that most of them have low probabilities.

Image: Little ANTs
Little ANTs
Source: Cambridge   Posted: 5/5/16
Researchers have built a nano-engine that could form the basis for future applications in nano-robotics, including robots small enough to enter living cells.

Image: Dark matter does not contain certain axion-like particles
Dark matter does not contain certain axion-like particles
Source: SU   Posted: 5/2/16
Researches are getting closer to corner light dark-matter particle models. Observations can rule out some axion-like particles in the quest for the content of dark matter.

Physics & Astronomy News Archive


2016: Jan 13  Feb 13  Mar 13  Apr 13  May 13  Jun 13  
2015: Jan 15  Feb 15  Mar 15  Apr 15  May 15  Jun 15  Jul 15  Aug 15  Sep 15  Oct 15  Nov 15  Dec 15  
2014: Jan 14  Feb 14  Mar 14  Apr 14  May 14  Jun 14  Jul 14  Aug 14  Sep 14  Oct 14  Nov 14  Dec 14  
2013: Jan 13  Feb 13  Mar 13  Apr 13  May 13  Jun 13  Jul 13  Aug 13  Sep 13  Oct 13  Nov 13  Dec 13  
2012: Jan 12  Feb 12  Mar 12  Apr 12  May 12  Jun 12  Jul 12  Aug 12  Sep 12  Oct 12  Nov 12  Dec 12  
2011: Jan 11  Feb 11  Mar 11  Apr 11  May 11  Jun 11  Jul 11  Aug 11  Sep 11  Oct 11  Nov 11  Dec 11  
2010: Jan 10  Feb 10  Mar 10  Apr 10  May 10  Jun 10  Jul 10  Aug 10  Sep 10  Oct 10  Nov 10  Dec 10  
2009: Jan 09  Feb 09  Mar 09  Apr 09  May 09  Jun 09  Jul 09  Aug 09  Sep 09  Oct 09  Nov 09  Dec 09  
2008: Jan 08  Feb 08  Mar 08  Apr 08  May 08  Jun 08  Jul 08  Aug 08  Sep 08  Oct 08  Nov 08  Dec 08  
2007: Jan 07  Feb 07  Mar 07  Apr 07  May 07  Jun 07  Jul 07  Aug 07  Sep 07  Oct 07  Nov 07  Dec 07  
2006: Jan 06  Feb 06  Mar 06  Apr 06  May 06  Jun 06  Jul 06  Aug 06  Sep 06  Oct 06  Nov 06  Dec 06  
2005: Jan 05  Feb 05  Mar 05  Apr 05  May 05  Jun 05  Jul 05  Aug 05  Sep 05  Oct 05  Nov 05  Dec 05  
2004: Jan 04  Feb 04  Mar 04  Apr 04  May 04  Jun 04  Jul 04  Aug 04  Sep 04  Oct 04  Nov 04  Dec 04  
2003: Jan 03  Feb 03  Mar 03  Apr 03  May 03  Jun 03  Jul 03  Aug 03  Sep 03  Oct 03  Nov 03  Dec 03  


Science Quote

'Beauty is a harmonious relation between something in our nature and the quality of the object which delights us.'

Blaise Pascal
(1623-1662)


All rights reserved. © Copyright '1995-'2016 PhysLink.com