May 10, 2017

Category: Space

Space weather model simulates solar storms from nowhere

  • by CindyLawson
  • 1 month ago
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The always changing sun constantly shoots solar material into space. The biggest of such events are massive clouds that erupt from the sun, called coronal mass ejections, or CMEs. These solar storms often come first with warning such as the bright flash of a flare, a burst of heat, or a flurry of solar energetic […]

Astrophysicists study ‘rejuvenating’ pulsar in a neighboring galaxy

  • by CindyLawson
  • 2 Months ago
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Scientists from Lomonosov Moscow State University released the study results of the unique ultra-slow pulsar XB091D. This neutron star is alleged to have captured a companion only a million years ago, and ever since, has been slowly gaining back its rapid rotation. The young pulsar is in one of the oldest globular star clusters in […]

Small Saturn moon has most of conditions needed to sustain life, Nasa says

  • by CindyLawson
  • 2 Months ago
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A tiny moon of Saturn has most of the conditions necessary for life, Nasa announced on Thursday, unveiling a discovery from an underground ocean that makes the world a leading candidate for organisms as humans know them. Scientists stressed that the discovery on a moon named Enceladus is not evidence that life has in fact […]

Astronomers discover new substellar companion using microlensing

  • by CindyLawson
  • 2 Months ago
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Using a gravitational microlensing technique, astronomers have detected a substellar companion of a host star in the system designated MOA-2012-BLG-006L. The new object is assumed to be a high-mass giant planet or a low-mass brown dwarf. The findings were presented in a paper published April 4 on the arXiv pre-print server. Based on the gravitational […]