Physics and Astronomy News Archive: June 2018

Image: Laser-driven Implosion
Laser-driven Implosion
Source: UOsaka   Posted: 6/22/18
Scientists have discovered a novel particle acceleration mechanism called ‘micro-bubble implosion’

Image: New Insights into Solar Flares
New Insights into Solar Flares
Source: NJIT   Posted: 6/17/18
New insights into solar flares' explosive energy releases were released by the Owens Valley Solar Array (EOVSA)

Image: Life and Death of a Neutron
Life and Death of a Neutron
Source: LBL   Posted: 6/15/18
Experiments that measure the lifetime of neutrons reveal a perplexing and unresolved discrepancy.

Image: Looking for Signs Life on Mars
Looking for Signs Life on Mars
Source: NASA   Posted: 6/8/18
Scientists have created a tiny chemistry lab for a rover that will drill beneath the Martian surface looking for signs of past or present life.

Image: Massive Black Hole Devours a Star
Massive Black Hole Devours a Star
Source: UCPH   Posted: 6/5/18
Scientist create new models of Tidal Disruption Events - rare, but extremely forceful events taking place in the center of galaxies.

Image: Dark Matter Limit Established
Dark Matter Limit Established
Source: RPI   Posted: 6/3/18
Experimental results from the XENON1T dark matter detector limit the effective size of dark matter particles to 4.1X10-47 square centimeters.

Image: Water is not the same as water
Water is not the same as water
Source: UNIBAS   Posted: 6/1/18
Researchers have succeeded in separating the two forms of water to show that they can exhibit different chemical reactivities.