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Saturn’s moon Titan sports phantom hydrocarbon lakes

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

Three lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan have pulled a vanishing act, a study finds.

NASA's Cassini Reveals Surprises with Titan's Lakes

During the spacecraft's last look at Titan, scientists gathered data that reveal what fills the moon's northern lakes - and how deep they are.

Asteroids help scientists to measure the diameters of faraway stars

1 week ago from Physorg

Using the unique capabilities of telescopes specialised on cosmic gamma rays, scientists have measured the smallest apparent size of a star on the night sky to date. The measurements with...

Tiny fragment of a comet found inside a meteorite

1 week ago from Physorg

A tiny piece of the building blocks from which comets formed has been discovered inside a primitive meteorite. The discovery by a Carnegie Institution of Science-led team, including a researcher...

Watch: Twins' Byron Buxton robs hit with leaping grab, slams into wall

1 week ago from UPI

Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton took flight for a sensational catch before drilling the outfield wall during a win against the Detroit Tigers.

Image: the Egg Nebula

1 week ago from Physorg

The Egg Nebula is a preplanetary nebula, created by a dying star in the process of becoming a planetary nebula. Planetary nebulas have nothing to do with planets – the...

The discrete-time physics hiding inside our continuous-time world

1 week ago from Science Daily

Physicists have shown that Markov processes, widely used to model complex systems, must unfold over a larger space than previously assumed.

'Snowball chamber' helps researchers use supercooled water to search for dark matter

1 week ago from Science Daily

After watching YouTube videos of people supercooling water in a bottle and then triggering it to freeze by banging it, something about this concept solidified for a researcher, especially when...

Moon Jae-in calls for ‘substantive’ discussions with North Korea

1 week ago from UPI

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is proposing a fourth summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump last week.

Travel through wormholes is possible, but slow

1 week ago from Science Daily

A physicist has shown that wormholes can exist: tunnels in curved space-time, connecting two distant places, through which travel is possible. But don't pack your bags for a trip to...

Europe’s institutions on their use of Ariane 6 and Vega-C

1 week ago from European Space Agency

ESA and Arianespace are giving full support to European institutional customers to launch their missions on Ariane 6 and Vega-C.

Watch: MLS star Kaku kicks ball into stands, hitting fan

1 week ago from UPI

New York Red Bulls star Kaku was ejected during a game against Sporting Kansas City after kicking the ball into the crowd and hitting a fan.

Astronomers investigate jet kinematics of the blazar 4C+21.35

1 week ago from Physorg

Using very-long-baseline-interferometry (VLBI), an international team of astronomers has conducted a kinematic study of a jet of the blazar 4C+21.35. The research, presented in a paper published April 5 on...

Beresheet: First privately-funded mission crashes on moon, but its significance is huge

1 week ago from Physorg

It came so close. It even took a selfie. But with only a few kilometres left to descend, something went wrong and the spacecraft Beresheet veered out of control, taking...

A stellar Easter egg

1 week ago from European Space Agency

Space Science Image of the Week: Unwrapping the Egg Nebula to reveal the late stages of a star's life

World's biggest plane takes flight

A giant six-engine aircraft with the world's longest wingspan has flown for the first time, bringing to life a dream held by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen and...

Kristen Wiig, Sally Hawkins to star in Netflix's 'A Boy Called Christmas'

1 week ago from UPI

Kristen Wiig, Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent have been tapped to star in Netflix's upcoming holiday film, "A Boy Called Christmas."

Breezing through the space environment of Barnard's Star b

1 week ago from Physorg

The closest exoplanet to us, if we include only single stars like the Sun, is the planet around Barnard's Star, Barnard's Star-b ("BSb"). (The planet Promixa Centauri-b is closer, but...

Seeking innovative ideas: space for the oceans

1 week ago from European Space Agency

ESA seeks your ideas for applying space technology to Earth-based problems. Through the Open Space Innovation Platform, a new challenge-based website, the Agency is hunting out bright ideas to monitor...

Stargazing T. Rex Gets a 67-Million-Year-Old View of the Night Sky

1 week ago from Space.com

Even an extremely dead apex predator deserves a beautiful view of the night sky — particularly one that reminds them of home.

There Are Fungi All Over the Space Station, and Now We Know What They Are

1 week ago from Space.com

Just like on Earth, there is a robust population of microbes and fungi on the International Space Station (ISS) — and a new study catalogues its exact composition.

It Rains on the Sun (Just Not the Way You Think)

1 week ago from Space.com

Astronomers have detected "plasma rain" pouring down over the solar surface, which may explain why the sun's outer atmosphere is so much hotter than the star's surface.

LIGO Is Up and Running Again and Already Spotted Two Possible Black Hole Mergers

1 week ago from Space.com

Within two weeks of beginning its third observation period, the LIGO project has spotted the gravitational-wave signatures of what could be another two black hole mergers.

Video: The making of the largest 3-D map of the universe

1 week ago from Physorg

DESI, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, will mobilize 5,000 swiveling robots – each one pointing a thin strand of fiber-optic cable – to gather the light from about 35 million...

Mike Pompeo urges Venezuela to open borders for relief aid

1 week ago from UPI

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to open his borders and allow humanitarian aid into the country.

Orange Lush: California's 'Superbloom' Wows from the Air

1 week ago from Live Science

A NASA photographer captured a lush aerial shot of an ephemeral wildflower bloom in the desert.

Stanley Cup 2019: Colorado Avalanche sign UMass' Cale Makar for playoff series

1 week ago from UPI

The Colorado Avalanche signed UMass defenseman Cale Makar to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Sunday.

Look: First images of 'Mandalorian' characters released

1 week ago from UPI

Several photos from the new "Star Wars" series "The Mandalorian" were unveiled Sunday at the Star Wars Celebration Chicago convention.