XMM-Newton Finds Missing Intergalactic Material

(ESA) – 20 June 2018  After a nearly twenty-year long game of cosmic hide-and-seek, astronomers using ESA’s XMM-Newton space observatory have finally found evidence of hot, diffuse gas permeating the cosmos,

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NASA outlines its plans to deal with a large asteroid impact

(NEW SCIENTIST) – 21 June, 2018.  By Chelsea Whyte.  The chances of a large asteroid ending up on a collision course with Earth are slim, but NASA is making plans for how

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Event Horizon Telescope Ready to Image Black Hole

(BBC) – Scientists believe they are on the verge of obtaining the first ever picture of a black hole. They have built an Earth-sized “virtual telescope” by linking a large

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Graphene’s Sleeping Superconductivity Awakens

(UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE) – Since its discovery in 2004, scientists have believed that graphene may have the innate ability to superconduct. Now Cambridge researchers have found a way to activate

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NASA Testing SLS for Transonic Behavior

(SPACE DAILY) – Tucked away in Hampton, Virginia, is a 56-year-old NASA wind tunnel capable of generating winds speeds of up to 900 miles per hour. In its lifetime, the

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NASA Flying Observatory Makes Observations of Jupiter Previously Only Possible from Space

(SETI) – For the first time since the twin Voyager spacecraft missions in 1979, scientists have produced far-infrared maps of Jupiter using NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA. These

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NASA’s Peer-Reviewed EM Drive Paper Has Finally Been Published

(SCIENCE ALERT) – After months of speculation and leaked documents, NASA’s long-awaited EM Drive paper has finally been peer-reviewed and published. And it shows that the ‘impossible’ propulsion system really

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The Drake Equation: What We Need to Know to Find ET

(SETI) – How can we estimate the number of technological civilizations that might exist among the stars? While working as a radio astronomer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in

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Mystery Cosmic Radio Bursts Pinpointed

(BBC) – They’re one of the most persistent puzzles in modern astronomy.  By Paul Rincon As the name suggests, Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are short-lived – but powerful – pulses

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Laser Helps Unlock Antimatter Secrets

(BBC NEWS) – Scientists at Cern have found a new way to unlock the secrets of antimatter. By Paul Rincon In a major technological advance, physicists shone a laser on

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