Space

Owens Valley Radio Observatory. Credit: Caltech/OVRO/Gregg Hallinan Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are among the most enigmatic and powerful events in the cosmos. Around 80 of these events—intensely bright millisecond-long bursts of radio waves coming from beyond our galaxy—have been witnessed so far, but their causes remain unknown. In a rare feat, researchers at Caltech’s Owens
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It’s been nearly two years since the “Great American Eclipse”. Millions crammed into a 70-mile (110-kilometer) wide path of totality stretching from coast to coast, where the Moon blotted out the Sun to usher in a spontaneous nightfall. It was a planetary cavalcade unlike anything most had seen. This Tuesday, Earth will again find itself
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — NASA successfully demonstrated the abort system for its Orion spacecraft July 2 during a dramatic in-flight test of the system at Cape Canaveral. A refurbished Peacekeeper rocket motor lifted off from Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station lifted off at 7 a.m. Eastern, carrying a boilerplate
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Special video and a perspex pyramid allow Dr. Anne Bucker’s team to demonstrate millions of years of massive star evolution to students and members of the public. Credit: Dr. Anne Buckner Scientists working on unravelling the mysteries of star cluster formation have found an innovative way of sharing their work with the general public. Taking
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Example images showing three example CMEs in ranked order of subjective complexity increasing from low (left-hand image) through to high (right-hand image). Credit: NASA Heliospheric Imager data courtesy of RAL Space, made available by the UK Solar System Data Centre Citizen scientists have discovered that solar storms become more complex as the Sun’s 11-year activity
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Credit: Hubble Space Telescope Hubble offers a special view of the double star system Eta Carinae’s expanding gases glowing in red, white, and blue. This is the highest resolution image of Eta Carinae taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Imagine slow-motion fireworks that started exploding nearly two centuries ago and haven’t stopped since then.
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Interstellar object ‘Oumuamua – that strange, cigar-shaped chunk of rock from somewhere a vast distance beyond the Solar System – is, new research has concluded, absolutely, positively not an alien spaceship. OK, well, probably not. We can’t tell for sure without closely examining the thing, and it’s passed beyond our reach now. But, after carefully
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