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September 1, 2015

Aug. 24, 2015 — Solar physicists have captured the first direct observational signatures of resonant absorption, thought to play an important role in solving the 'coronal heating problem' which has defied ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — It is one of the most intriguing questions in astrochemistry: the mystery of the diffuse interstellar bands (DIBs), a collection of about 400 absorption bands that show up in spectra of light that ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — Scientists have revealed that Saturn's F ring and its shepherd satellites are natural outcome of the final stage of formation of Saturn's satellite ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Results of the XENON100 experiment are a bright spot in the search for dark matter. The team of international scientists involved in the project demonstrated the sensitivity of their detector and ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Is dark energy hard to detect because it's hiding from us? According to a recent theory, hypothetical particles called chameleons vary in mass depending on nearby matter: in the vacuum of space, ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Researchers using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory have sorted through the billions of subatomic particles that zip through its frozen cubic-kilometer-sized detector each year to gather powerful new ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Numerous recent blogs and web postings are erroneously claiming that an asteroid will impact Earth, sometime between Sept. 15 and 28, 2015. However, NASA experts say that there is no scientific basis ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Physicists suggest a new way to look for dark matter: They beleive that dark matter particles annihilate into so-called dark radiation when they collide. If true, then we should be able to detect the ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — By combining theory and observation, astrophysicists may have solved one of the ultimate mysteries about stars: what causes Type 1a supernovae, stellar explosions that can outshine whole galaxies. ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Open star clusters like the one seen here are not just perfect subjects for pretty pictures. Most stars form within clusters and these clusters can be used by astronomers as laboratories to study how ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — A newly discovered dwarf galaxy orbiting our own Milky Way has offered up a surprise -- it appears to be radiating gamma rays, according to an analysis by physicists. The exact source of this ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Comet impact on Earth are synonymous with great extinctions, but now research shows that early comet impact would have become a driving force to cause substantial synthesis of peptides -- the first ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — New work provides surprising new details about the trigger that may have started the earliest phases of planet formation in our solar ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — The moon's thin atmosphere contains neon, a gas commonly used in electric signs on Earth because of its intense ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey, using one of the world's most powerful digital cameras, have discovered eight more faint celestial objects hovering near our Milky Way ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Disruptive space weather sweeps across the globe's equatorial regions, bearing currents that can disrupt power grids in locations where electricity distribution systems were previously ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — A spectacular galaxy collision has been discovered lurking behind the Milky Way. The closest such system ever found, the galaxy is only 30 million light years away. It has been dubbed ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — Several exploding stars have been found outside the cozy confines of galaxies, where most stars reside. These wayward supernovae are also weird because they exploded billions of years before their ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — One of the best ways to learn how our solar system evolved is to look to younger star systems in the early stages of development. Now, a team of astronomers has discovered a Jupiter-like planet ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — A school bus-sized detector packed with 170 tons of liquid argon has seen its first particle footprints. On Aug. 6, MicroBooNE, a liquid-argon time projection chamber recorded images of the tracks of ... read more

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