Stormy cluster weather could unleash black hole power and explain lack of cosmic cooling

“Weather” in clusters of galaxies may explain a longstanding puzzle, according to a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge. 

Cambridge University News | Oct. 21, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: astronomy space black-hole galaxy

How space affects women and men differently

BBC Radio 5 Live speaks to a space gynaecologist about the impact of space travel on female astronauts.

BBC Science News | Oct. 21, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: astronauts international-space-station space-exploration nasa

Gas ‘waterfalls’ fill gaps from forming planets

Gas from the upper reaches of the protoplanetary disk flows in to fill gaps that forming planets create near nearly formed stars, research finds.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: uncategorized planets space stars

European SolO probe ready to take on audacious mission

A UK-assembled European spacecraft aims to take the closest ever pictures and movies of the Sun.

By Jonathan Amos | Oct. 18, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: solar-orbiter airbus-group space-exploration nasa european-space-agency

Nasa astronauts set for all-women spacewalk

Two astronauts are about to make the first all-female spacewalk.

BBC Science News | Oct. 18, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: international-space-station nasa

Satellites to monitor whale strandings from space

Scientists are developing the techniques to spot mass stranding events from orbit.

By Jonathan Amos | Oct. 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: british-antarctic-survey whales space-exploration earth-observation chile

Mars used to have salty lakes

Mars once had salt lakes, similar to some on Earth. Scientists now have an idea as to what happened to them.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M | Oct. 15, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology lakes mars planets salt space water

Astronomers use giant galaxy cluster as X-ray magnifying lens

New lens technique spots tiny dwarf galaxy in the first, super-energetic stages of star formation.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 14, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: astronomy astrophysics kavli-institute nasa research satellites school-of-science space astronomy-and-planetary-science stars physics

The Russian who could have been first to Moon

Alexei Leonov, who died on Friday, could have been the first human to land on the Moon.

By Paul Rincon | Oct. 14, 2019 | bbcnews
~11 mins   

Tags: soviet-union russia space-exploration the-moon

How old is the ice on the moon?

Most of the ice on the moon is probably billions of years old, but there's some that may have a much more recent origin, researchers say.

Kevin Stacey-Brown | Oct. 11, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology ice moons space

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