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DAG: Turkey’s 21st-century-grade international astronomical observatory

Researchers are preparing to search for extra-terrestrial planets with the aid of a groundbreaking international astronomical observatory in Turkey. In 2022, aided by adaptive optics,...
interiors of exoplanets

The fascinating role of iron in the interior of exoplanets 

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  have analysed the interior of exoplanets, determining the key role of iron.  With the discovery of over 4,500 exoplanets,...
3D map of the cosmos

The DESI project creates 3D map of the cosmos

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) alongside the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) team have designed the most detailed 3D map of the cosmos...
nanosatellite / satellite engine

Deploying a compact and fuel-efficient satellite engine into space

NTU Singapore startup – Aliena – has successfully deployed a compact and fuel-efficient satellite engine into space.  Scientists from Aliena, a tech spin-off from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, have...
hot Jupiters

Hot Jupiters reveal new insights into seasons on exoplanets

Observations of hot Jupiter exoplanets could advance our knowledge of seasons on planets outside our solar system as well as their planet origins and...
globular clusters

Unique globular clusters may hold answers to galaxy evolution  

A group of astronomers at the University of Arizona have discovered an unprecedented quantity of globular clusters, which could shed light on galaxy evolution.  Discovering...
Milky Way

Study sheds light on Sagittarius A*, a black hole at the Milky Way’s centre

An international team of researchers has found that the black hole at the centre of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*, not only flares irregularly from...
Exoplanets

Unconventional exoplanet has been discovered

Researchers have discovered a sub-Neptune exoplanet that is orbiting a red dwarf star with an irregular orbit. An international research team from the University of...
oscillations

Eruption of a magnetar reveals high-frequency oscillations

An international scientific group has managed to measure for the first-time oscillations in the brightness of a neutron star (magnetar) during its most violent...
Sun's corona

Liquid metal experiment provides insight into the Sun’s corona

Scientists were able to create a liquid metal experiment to uncover the mystery regarding the high temperatures reached by the Sun’s corona. The Sun’s corona At...
Mars habitability

Novel study indicates that Mars habitability restricted by its small size

A new study conducted by Washington University in St. Louis suggests that the habitability of Mars is limited by its small size, which means it cannot hold large amounts of water.
machine-learning algorithm

Machine-learning algorithm revolutionises the classification of galaxies

Astronomers have devised an innovative machine-learning algorithm that can effectively classify tens of thousands of galaxies in mere seconds.
surface of Mars

Revealing the enigmatic evolution of the surface of Mars

In the first study of its kind, world-leading researchers have potentially uncovered the mysterious processes that forged the surface of Mars.
M87 galaxy black hole

Photographing the M87 galaxy black hole

Professor Heino Falcke, Radboud University, Nijmegen, spoke to Innovation News Network about the first ever photograph of a black hole - which is situated...
satellite galaxies

Substructures discovered at the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy

Remains of tidal arms derived from interactions with satellite galaxies in the distant past was discovered by astronomers at the edge of the Milky...
stars embrace

Alma telescope reveals the process where stars embrace

Astronomers from the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have utilised the Alma telescope to discover the phenomenon of two stars embracing as they...
Deep mantle krypton

Deep mantle krypton reveals Earth’s outer solar system ancestry

Krypton from the Earth’s mantle, collected from geological hot spots in Iceland and the Galapagos Islands, reveals a clearer picture of how our planet...
Parker solar probe

A spacecraft – NASA’s Parker Solar Probe – touches the Sun for the first...

In a groundbreaking advancement, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has entered the Sun’s solar atmosphere, marking the first time in history a spacecraft has touched the Sun.  In a world first,...
Relativity

Researchers challenge Einstein’s theory using extreme stars

An international research team have conducted a 16-year long experiment with the aim to challenge Einstein’s theory of general relativity. A research team from the...
active black holes

Detecting active black holes with novel method

Astronomers have determined a new way of identifying active black holes and measuring how much matter they are drawing in. This innovative technique for detecting...

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