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exotic carbon microcrystals

Discovering exotic carbon microcrystals in meteorite dust

Scientists have analysed the exotic carbon microcrystals revealed in the Chelyabinsk meteor to help discover processes to identify previous meteorites. An international team of researchers...
near-Sun comet

Images captured of a near-Sun comet breaking apart

A research team from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan has captured images of a near-Sun comet breaking apart. Scientists captured images of a near-Sun...
nuclear matter, sheds light on neutron stars

Interactions in nuclear matter sheds light on neutron stars

A research team from Technische Universität Darmstadt has investigated the interactions in nuclear matter to better understand neutron stars. Investigating neutron stars: How are they...
star cluster formation

Cause of ionised gas revealed by star cluster formation simulation

A research team from the University of Tokyo developed a star cluster formation simulation that has demonstrated how ionised gas is formed. Astronomers have established...
lifecycle of ancestral galaxies

Studying the lifecycle of ancestral galaxies

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created ‘time machine’ simulations to study the lifecycle of ancestor galaxies. For the first time, researchers have produced...
Space Missions

The exoplanet missions set to revolutionise science

ETH Zurich's Professor Sascha P Quanz explores the future exoplanet missions that will search for life beyond our Solar System. In June 2021, a senior...
adaptive optics

Clearing the sky from optical turbulence with AI and adaptive optics

Professor Laurent Jolissaint explains how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and adaptive optics (AO) could help us see through the blur of atmospheric turbulence to gain an...
Analysing extra-terrestrial samples

Life on Mars: Analysing extra-terrestrial samples in Europe

Dr Rain Irshad, Autonomous Systems Lead at RAL Space, discusses what Europe’s first analysis facility for extra-terrestrial samples could tell us about Mars. Understanding more...
supermassive black holes in the early Universe

Investigating supermassive black holes in the early Universe

Astronomers analyse star formation to detect signals from active supermassive black holes in the early Universe to better understand distant galaxy formation. An international team...
distant galaxy discovery

Analysing stars’ mass reveals distant galaxy discovery

Astrophysicists at the University of Copenhagen have made a discovery about distant galaxies by analysing star populations beyond the Milky Way. For as long as...
Westerlund 1 star cluster

Studying the Westerlund 1 star cluster could help solve space mysteries

Researchers at the University of Alicante are examining Westerlund 1 – a star cluster in the inner regions of the Milky Way – to...
Earth's interior layers

University of Cambridge: First to capture image of the Earth’s interior layers

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have captured an image of the Earth’s interior layers, revealing an unusual pocket of rock at the boundary...
Supermassive Black Holes

Scientific advancements made by observing two black holes colliding

Observing two black holes colliding has provided astronomers with a novel tool to measure black holes in distant galaxies. How did researchers observe these two...
Ia Supernovae

Groundbreaking progress made in analysing the type Ia supernovae

Analysing the type Ia supernovae has led scientists from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research to discover how supernovae would evolve over thousands of...
Pulsar

Spacecraft utilised x-rays from pulsars to navigate in deep space

Researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have developed a way that a spacecraft can use pulsar star signals to navigate in space. The remnants...
Lunar water

Earth’s atmosphere could be a source of lunar water

In a new study, scientists believe that another source of lunar water could involve the Earth’s magnetosphere. Hydrogen and oxygen ions escaping from Earth’s upper...
exoplanet atmospheres

Classifying exoplanet atmospheres to open new field of study

Researchers have identified and classified populations of similar exoplanet atmospheres in order to improve our knowledge of planetary formation. An international team of researchers examined...
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...
Astronomers have observed the most distant galaxy candidate yet

Astronomers have observed the most distant galaxy candidate yet

At 13.5 billion light-years from Earth, astronomers have discovered the most distant galaxy candidate yet. At a staggering distance of 13.5 billion light-years from Earth,...
Jupiter’s origin

Closely analysing Jupiter’s origin

A research team from University of Zurich (UZH) and the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) has utilised computer modelling systems to analyse...

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