Physics and Astronomy News Archive: May 2016

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.

Image: The Universe, where space - time becomes discrete
The Universe, where space - time becomes discrete
Source: Sissa   Posted: 5/1/16
It time continuous or discrete? Scientists propose a non-local union of relativity and quantum mechanics.