As per the new cosmological models, huge spiral galaxies like the Milky Way expanded by absorbing smaller galaxies, by a kind of galactic cannibalism.
A research group from Los Alamos National Laboratory has suggested that modulated quantum metasurfaces have the ability to regulate all properties of photonic qubits, a discovery that could influence the fields of quantum information, sensing, and imaging, communications, as well as momentum and energy harvesting.
A new type of astronomical telescope has been developed by Durham, Toronto, and Princeton Universities in collaboration with NASA and the Canadian Space Agency.
Interstellar clouds are places where new stars are born, but they also have a vital role in the origins of life in the Universe via regions of dust and gas in which chemical compounds are developed.
Any life identified on planets orbiting white dwarf stars almost certainly evolved after the star's death, says a new study led by the University of Warwick that reveals the consequences of the intense and furious stellar winds that will batter a planet as its star is dying.
These motions were measured by analyzing 10 years of observations from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
A Korean research team has identified the origin of bifurcated current sheets, considered one of the most unsolved mysteries in the Earth's magnetosphere and in magnetized plasma physics.
The development of an ultrathin magnet that operates at room temperature could lead to new applications in computing and electronics - such as high-density, compact spintronic memory devices - and new tools for the study of quantum physics.
According to astronomers, black holes with masses that of nearly millions of suns hamper the origin of new stars.
Nitrogen is a gas that mostly appears colorless or odorless and constitutes 78% of the Earth’s current atmosphere. But nitrogen is produced in stars shining throughout the Universe, similar to most of the elements heavier than helium.
New research indicates that if neutron stars have mountains, they are fractions of a millimeter in height.
Prof. LI Chuanfeng, Prof. XU Jinshi and their colleagues from Prof. GUO Guangcan's group, University of Science and Technology of China of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, realized the high-contrast readout and coherent manipulation of a single silicon carbide divacancy color center electron spin at room temperature for the first time in the world, in cooperation with Prof. Adam Gali, from the Wigner Research Centre for Physics in Hungary.
The final stage of cataclysmic explosions of dying massive stars, called supernovae, could pack an up to six times bigger punch on the surrounding interstellar gas with the help of cosmic rays, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Oxford.
An international team anchored by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, which is known for capturing the first image of a black hole in the galaxy Messier 87, has now imaged the heart of the nearby radio galaxy Centaurus A in unprecedented detail.
Great leaps in science and technology have been propelled by recent advances in seeing fast evolving physical phenomena, as they happen.