The enormous galaxies crowded with stars can be assumed as star factories, whirling out brilliant balls of gas. In reality, fewer developed dwarf galaxies have larger regions of star factories, with higher rates of star formation.
The UK is aiming to join Portugal and Spain as a member of the Atlantic Constellation and is contributing a new pathfinder satellite designed and built by a UK-based company adding to the innovative Earth and coastal monitoring and data sharing network.
The Milky Way galaxy is part of a significantly larger structure, the local Supercluster structure, which encompasses many enormous galaxy clusters and hundreds of individual galaxies. It is also known as the Supergalactic Plane due to its pancake-like form and size of about a billion light years.
The most recent image obtained by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope provides remarkable clarity of a region of the galaxy’s dense center, including previously unseen characteristics that astronomers have not yet been able to explain. Sagittarius C (Sgr C), the star-forming area, is located around 300 light-years away from Sagittarius A*, the central supermassive black hole of the Milky Way.
An uncommon occurrence identified by quantum scientists could be the key to developing a ‘perfect switch’ in quantum devices that can switch between being an insulator and a superconductor.
Recent breakthroughs in astrophysics have unveiled a fascinating connection between the gamma-ray flares of blazars and the elusive high-energy neutrinos, offering new insights into the most energetic phenomena in the universe and potentially revolutionizing our understanding of cosmic ray origins.???????
A Northwestern University-led team of astrophysicists, utilizing NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), has conducted groundbreaking research on galaxies in their 'teenage' years.
Particle collisions produce quarks and gluons that interact in structured ways. Scientists have for the first time directly observed a predicted "dead cone" in this structure.
Scientists carrying out quantum research will be able to do so faster and more adaptably, thanks to a new robotic arm which could hold the key to major breakthroughs.
The Hubble Space Telescope of NASA has measured the size of the nearest Earth-sized exoplanet that crosses the face of a neighboring star. This alignment, known as a transit, opens the door to further research into the rocky world’s atmosphere if it has one.
For decades, the standard reference tool for ultraprecise timekeeping has been the atomic clock. Scientists have known that an even more precise and reliable timepiece was possible, but technical limitations kept it only a theoretical prospect.
Nicholas Bigelow, a professor at the University of Rochester, contributed to the development of experiments carried out at NASA’s Cold Atom Lab to investigate the underlying principles of the natural world.
The nucleus of lead-208 is fascinating. With 126 neutrons and 82 protons, it is neutron-rich. Its structure is one of its more intriguing features; protons and neutrons coexist at its center, while a diffuse shell made primarily of neutrons surrounds the periphery. It is known as the neutron “skin” by scientists.
Thanks to a camera developed and constructed at the University of Sheffield, astronomers have resolved the controversy around the nature of a unique kind of stellar explosion.
Working laser-powered quantum computers will need a system that can accurately and reliably count and distinguish 50 or more photons every few nanoseconds.