A new theory by fluid dynamics experts at the University of California, Berkeley, shows how “zombie vortices” help lead to the birth of a new star.
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have obtained a vivid close-up view of material streaming away from a newborn star. By looking at the glow coming from carbon monoxide molecules in an object called Herbig-Haro 46/47 they have discovered that its jets are even more energetic than previously thought.
Tiny, round, cold clouds in space have all the right characteristics to form planets with no parent star. New observations, made with Chalmers University of Technology telescopes, show that not all free-floating planets were thrown out of existing planetary systems. They can also be born free.
Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is pleased to announce the schedule for BrainSTEM: Your Future Is Now Festival.
Citing research that has transformed our scientific view of the heavens, the American Astronomical Society (Division of Dynamical Astronomy) will give Joseph A. Burns, Ph.D. ’66, the Irving P. Church Professor of Engineering and professor of astronomy, the prestigious 2013 Dirk Brouwer Award. The presentation will take place in Philadelphia in May 2014.
For the second consecutive year, Swinburne University of Technology has been ranked as one of the world's top 400 universities by the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
Studying the evolution and anatomy of galaxies using the Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers led by doctoral candidate BoMee Lee and her advisor Mauro Giavalisco at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have established that mature-looking galaxies existed much earlier than previously known, when the universe was only about 2.5 billion years old, or 11.5 billion years ago. “Finding them this far back in time is a significant discovery,” says lead author Lee.
Stunning images of the Andromeda Galaxy are among the first to emerge from a new wide-field camera installed on the enormous Subaru Telescope atop the Hawaiian mountain Mauna Kea. The camera, called the Hyper-Suprime Cam (HSC), is the result of an international collaboration between Princeton University astrophysicists and Japanese and Taiwanese scientists.
Following months of analysis and testing, the Kepler Space Telescope team is ending its attempts to restore the spacecraft to full working order, and now is considering what new science research it can carry out in its current condition.
From today, CERN will be taking bookings for visits of its underground facilities during the Open Days. From 9am to 8pm on 28 and 29 September, members of the public will have a rare opportunity to visit one of CERN's underground sites.
A newly published paper argues that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has already entered interstellar space. The model described in the paper is new and different from other models used so far to explain the data the spacecraft has been sending back from more than 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) away from our sun.
The photodetectors in Alan Migdall’s lab often see no light at all, and that’s a good thing since he and his JQI colleagues perform physics experiments that require very little light, the better to study subtle quantum effects.
The UCF researcher whose team developed the world’s shortest laser pulse last summer has received a $6.9 million grant from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to make those pulses 1000 times stronger.
Astronomers have made an important measurement of the magnetic field emanating from a swirling disk of material surrounding the black hole at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. The measurement, made by observing a recently-discovered pulsar, is providing them with a powerful new tool for studying the mysterious region at the core of our home galaxy.
Astronomers have discovered a magnetar at the centre of our Milky Way. This pulsar has an extremely strong magnetic field and enables researchers to investigate the direct vicinity of the black hole at the heart of the galaxy.