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Studying crowd behavior at MINERvA

<i>Para una versión en español, haga clic aquí. Para a versão em português, clique aqui. Pour une version en français, cliquez ici.</i><p>Neutrinos are the …

M63 The Sunflower Galaxy

Six physics equations that changed the course of history

<b>Physics equations are forms of magic.</b> They allow us to explain the past, such as why Halley’s comet visits every 76 years, and predict the future – …

A galactic nursery

<b>Title</b> A galactic nursery<p><b>Released</b> 24/07/2015 12:06 pm<p><b>Copyright</b> ESA/Hubble & NASA<p><b>Description</b><p>This dramatic image shows the NASA/ESA Hubble Space …

ESOcast Light 108: First Stone Ceremony for ESO's ELT (4K UHD)

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2017 May 27 - Comet Clark is near the Edge.

<b>Comet Clark is near the Edge</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Raul Villaverde Fraile<p><b>Explanation:</b> Sweeping through this stunning field of view, Comet …

Astronomy

Start of ELT dome and telescope construction

eso1716 — Organisation Release<p>First Stone Ceremony for ESO's Extremely Large Telescope<p>Start of ELT dome and telescope construction<p>A ceremony marking …

Exoplanets

Construction begins on the world's first super telescope

Scientists are a step closer to understanding the inner-workings of the universe following the laying of the first stone, and construction starting …

Astronomy

We Just Learned A Lot Of Unexpected Things About Jupiter

Forget everything you knew about gas giants, because based on the latest results from the Juno mission, we were wrong. We were so wrong.<p>Well, that’s …

Magnetism

50 years of discoveries and innovations at Fermilab: producing a single top quark

This year Fermilab celebrates a half-century of groundbreaking accomplishments. In recognition of the lab’s 50th birthday, we will post (in no …

Physics

NASA’s SDO Sees Partial Eclipse in Space

On May 25, 2017, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO saw a partial solar eclipse in space when it caught the moon passing in front of the sun.

Capturing the Earth as art

“The earth is art, the photographer is only a witness.” So said Yann Arthus-Bertrand, the French photojournalist famed for his creative career …

NASA’s Juno spacecraft finds planet-sized cyclones and a dynamic magnetic field at Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is unveiling amazing details about this gas giant<p>NASA’s Juno spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter for nearly a year now — and the space probe is revealing the gas giant to be more complex and surprising than we ever thought.<p>Juno’s instruments show that massive cyclones …

Space Exploration

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Juno mission reveals Jupiter’s extreme weather

Eight months after completing its first pass around Jupiter, NASA’s Juno probe is paying dividends in the form of some intriguing insights into the …

Space Exploration

Juno probe peers below Jupiter's clouds

BBC Science Correspondent<p><b>Scientists working on the American space agency's new Juno mission say its initial observations at Jupiter have taken their breath away.</b><p>In particular, they have been amazed by the storms seen at the planet's poles.<p>"Think of a bunch of hurricanes, every one the size of the …

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Photography

A star turned into a black hole before Hubble’s very eyes

When a massive star expends its fuel, its core collapses into a dense object and sends the rest of its gas outward in an event called a supernova. …

Astronomy

A Whole New Jupiter

Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, …

Science

NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Artist’s Concept

This illustration depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover on the surface of Mars. The mission, targeted for launch in July/August 2020, takes the next step by …

2017 May 24 - NGC 4565: Galaxy on Edge

<b>NGC 4565: Galaxy on Edge</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Lóránd Fényes<p><b>Explanation:</b> Is our Galaxy this thin? We believe so. Magnificent spiral galaxy NGC …

Astronomy

Scientists Detect Waves of Lava on Jupiter’s Moon

For the first time ever, scientists detect waves of lava on Jupiter’s moon lo. The findings were published earlier this month in the journal Nature …

Astronomy

This Chinese telescope team is making a 7,000 mile journey to the ecl

On August 21, 2017, the town of Lincoln City, Oregon, like many locales in the path of that date's total solar eclipse, will have its big day in the …

Astronomy

Slim Crescent of Ice

Astronomers know TRAPPIST-1h’s orbit

Ever since NASA announced that the TRAPPIST-1 system had seven planets instead of the original three, scientists have been interested in learning …

Astronomy

Is it an old fossil barchan dune? | Lori Fenton's Blog

<b>A Piece of Mars:</b> There are many barchans on Mars, those lovely isolated crescent-shaped dunes. In a few places there are what looks like ancient …

Planets

LHC swings back into action

This morning at CERN, operators nudged two high-energy beams of protons into a collision course inside the world’s largest and most energetic …

Large Hadron Collider

2014 August 12 - Collapse in Hebes Chasma on Mars

<b>Collapse in Hebes Chasma on Mars</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)<p><b>Explanation:</b> What's happened in Hebes Chasma on Mars? Hebes …