Why are scientists trying to grow organs at the International Space Station? People live on Earth not in zero-gravity. A stem cell expert explains why it is useful to do these experiments in space.
July 8, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: space biology international-space-station artificial-organs microgravity space-health organs experiments
“Light squeezer” reduces quantum noise in lasers, could enhance quantum computing and gravitational-wave detection.
Tags: physics astrophysics space astronomy quantum-computing light research school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf kavli-institute ligo astronomy-and-planetary-science
New research sheds light on how and when stars in our galaxy made carbon, "ending up within the raw material from which the sun and its planetary system..."
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Study shows LIGO’s 40-kilogram mirrors can move in response to tiny quantum effects, revealing the “spooky popcorn of the universe.”
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Neptune-sized planet may be remnant core of a much larger planet.
Tags: astrophysics space astronomy exoplanets nasa research school-of-science planetary-science satellites eaps astronomy-and-planetary-science
If gravity was half as strong, you could jump much higher.
June 29, 2020 • ~5 min
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Astronomers say big cool patches on the Betelgeuse star likely drove its surprise dimming last year.
Tags: astrophysics space astronomy stars
"We don't know if this object is the heaviest known neutron star, or the lightest known black hole, but either way it breaks a record."
Tags: space stars black-holes gravitational-waves science-and-technology
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