Astronomy

Lucy space probe discovers double asteroid moon

When the Lucy space probe flew past the asteroid Dinkinesh, its satellite appeared as a compact, rounded moon in the first image (A). ...

Do black holes eat differently than expected?

Supermassive black holes can apparently split up the swirl of debris surrounding them and then quickly devour the inner disk. © Nick Kaaz/Northwestern...

The Matryoshka Multiverse

The web of worlds: Stars form galaxies, these groups and clusters, these superclusters, this universe of ours - why should the hierarchy end here?...

Antimatter in the gravity test

Physicists have constructed a magnetic trap in which antihydrogen's response to gravity can be studied. © US National Science Foundation ...

The shy giants

Ganymede: The image is a montage of photos taken by the Juno spacecraft in June 2021. With a diameter of 5,268 kilometers, Jupiter's...

Nobel Prize in Physics for the founders of attosecond physics

The three winners: Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L'Huillier. © Ill. Niklas Elmehed /Nobel Prize Outreach ...

Astronomers discover possible precursor of a magnetar

The massive helium star HD 45166 has an unusually strong magnetic field and therefore belongs to a completely new class of stars. ©...

The big gap

Turbulent past: When the solar system formed, space was still full of gas, dust and rock in the protoplanetary disk. Gravity formed today's...

On the trail of the solar wind drive

The semicircular dark area is a coronal hole in the sun. © ESA/olar Orbiter/EUI; Science, Chitta et al. ...

A super-tight collision product?

Artist's impression of the enigmatic exoplanet TOI-1853b. © Luca Naponiello Denser than steel: Astronomers report a Neptune-sized exoplanet with a gigantic mass. It is about...

Neutrinos from the neighbors

Cosmic Lighthouse: The angular momentum in space-time around a rotating black hole can be tapped and used for extreme light amplification. With this,...

Can planets share an orbit?

A planet and its possible Trojan (circled dashed) orbiting the star PDS 70. © ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) /Balsalobre-Ruza et al. ...

Why Venus is so “hot-blooded”.

Presentation video for the study. ©Southwest Research Institute What is the secret of our planetary neighbor's "fiery temper" and "youthful looks"? A model simulation now...

The search for the impossible

Celestial changes: Explosions or a spontaneous collapse into a black hole can change the brightness of stars enormously and very suddenly. But if...

“Wet” planetary nursery discovered

Artist's rendering of the water-rich inner disc of PDS 70 and the two gas giant planets that have already formed. © MPIA ...

Exotic Particle

The TOTEM experiment at the CERN research center in the tunnel of the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva. On the left in the...

Insight into the mysteries of planet formation

A combination of two exposures detail the complex material system around the star V960 Mon. © ESO/ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/Weber et al. ...

“Never do anything in space that you haven’t practiced first!”

Mission Apollo 16: Duke at the rim of the 40 meter wide Plum Crater; in the background top left the moon car. ©NASA ...

Faintest galaxy in the early cosmos

Galaxy JD1 (detail) and the galaxy cluster Abell 2744, which acts as a gravitational lens. © Guido Roberts-Borsani/UCLA); Original images: NASA, ESA, CSA,...

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