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universal reaction mechanism

New universal reaction mechanism to change the future of nanochemsitry

A universal reaction mechanism, proposed by KAUST scientists, could explain the formation of carbon nanoparticles in interstellar and terrestrial environments. Carbon nanostructures that are formed...
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...
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...
SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts

SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts return safely to Earth

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts have made a safe return to Earth aboard the Dragon Endurance spacecraft, completing the journey to the International Space Station. NASA’s...
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...
mission to Mars

Solar energy could be used to power a crewed mission to Mars

A research team have analysed different ways of generating power, deciding that solar energy could be used to power a mission to Mars. It can...
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...
astrophysical plasmas

Astrophysical plasma study benefits from new soft X-ray transition energies

The new standard for X-ray transition energies set for neon, carbon dioxide, and sulphur hexafluoride paves a way to achieving a high accuracy analysis...
Antimatter

The LHCb reveals how antimatter is created in cosmic collisions

LHCb researchers analyse particle collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to determine whether antimatter that is detected by experiments in space could originate from dark matter. The...
primordial black holes

Baby universes could present as primordial black holes

The Kavli Institute believe that primordial black holes, which formed in the early Universe, could be hidden ‘baby universes’.
Martian Climate

Mars’ climate history to determine potential habitability

A collaborative research team, led by Purdue University, has discovered that mounts of ice in craters provide a new insight into Mars’ climate history. Newly...
Neutrino

Simultaneous measurements of low-energy solar neutrinos made possible

Scientists working on the Borexino neutrino detector in Italy have shown that simultaneous measurements of low-energy solar neutrinos are possible. Physicists measuring the properties of...
Universe

Simulations of the early Universe revealed by astronomers

The Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics has revealed a simulation of the early Universe, which is described to look like fireflies flickering in the darkness. The...
White Dwarfs

Movement of white dwarfs has been mapped by scientists

A research team from Lund University has mapped the movement of white dwarfs in the Milky Way, revealing information about these perplexing stars. What is...
LLPs

Analysing long-lived particles could explain mysteries of the Universe

Physicists participating in the ATLAS experiment are on the hunt for new, long-lived particles that could help to explain several outstanding mysteries of the...
Apophis asteroid

Analysing the characteristics of the Apophis asteroid

A novel research study has analysed the characteristics and dynamics of the Apophis asteroid that is set to pass in close proximity to the...
Gravitational Waves

Natural gravitational wave detector discovered in the Moon’s orbit

A collaborative research team suggest utilising distance variations between the Earth and the Moon as a new gravitational wave detector. The theory of gravitational waves...

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