Dark matter isn’t behind mysterious space signals

In the search for elusive dark matter, even a setback can open up new paths forward.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology dark-matter galaxies neutrinos space

Five MIT payloads deployed on the International Space Station

A cohort of transdisciplinary researchers will study the effects of sustained microgravity.

Janine Liberty | MIT Media Lab
March 25, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: media-lab international-space-station eaps school-of-architecture-and-planning research school-of-science space space astronomy-and-planetary-science industry arts

OneWeb increases mega-constellation to 74 satellites

The London-based start-up expands its network with a Soyuz launch from Baikonur in Kazakhstan

By Jonathan Amos
March 21, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins   

Tags: space-exploration communications-satellites

Is this what our solar system’s ‘force field’ looks like?

There's a protective bubble around our solar system called the heliosphere. New research may bridge the divide between two major theories.

Kate Becker-Boston University
March 20, 2020 | futurity

~9 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology heliosphere physics solar-systems solar-wind space stars

New data tests 'theory of everything'

One of the biggest ideas in physics is the possibility that all known forces, particles, and interactions can be connected in one framework. String theory is arguably the best-known proposal for a 'theory of everything' that would tie together our understanding of the physical universe.

Cambridge University News
March 19, 2020 | cambridge

~5 mins   

Tags: astronomy space string-theory galaxy dark-matter

The quest to find the graviton may need to go quantum

A new study suggests a new approach to the search for the graviton: investigating gravity at the quantum level.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara
March 16, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology gravity physics quantum-physics space

ExoMars2020: how coronavirus played a part in postponement of Mars mission

Delay has turned space mission ExoMars2020 into ExoMars2022.

Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences, The Open University
March 13, 2020 | conversation

~6 mins   

Tags: mars esa coronavirus space-exploration

Wasp-76b: The exotic inferno planet where it 'rains iron'

Astronomers study an exotic planet where they suspect iron droplets fall through the atmosphere.

By Jonathan Amos
March 11, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins   

Tags: astronomy space-exploration planets

How the moon formed – new research

The Earth and the Moon were long thought to be virtually identical in composition. Now we know they are not.

Christian Schroeder, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science and Planetary Exploration, University of Stirling
March 9, 2020 | conversation

~5 mins   

Tags: moon solar-system isotopes space-exploration earth

Space radar movies track motion on Earth's surface

Finnish satellite operator Iceye makes movies of activity on the ground through cloud and at night.

By Jonathan Amos
March 9, 2020 | bbcnews

~5 mins   

Tags: earth-science space-exploration earth-observation finland

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