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By Martin Heigan | Stimulate your mind by flipping through this large source of interesting Science, Physics, Astronomy, Biology and Cosmology news, articles, images and videos. "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known" - Carl Sagan.

Ray) Lives of Cepheids: The Surprising Discovery of a New Class of Pulsating X-Ray Stars

<i>VILLANOVA, Pa. –</i> A surprising new class of X-ray pulsating variable stars has been discovered by a team of American and Canadian astronomers led by …

Astronomy

21 Mar 2017 - The Many Faces of Rosetta's Comet 67P

<b>21 Mar 2017 - The Many Faces of Rosetta's Comet 67P</b> <br>Images returned from the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission indicate that during its most …

2016 July 11 - Aurorae on Jupiter

<b>Aurorae on Jupiter</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, Hubble<p><b>Explanation:</b> Jupiter has aurorae. Like Earth, the magnetic field of the gas giant funnels charged …

Astronomy

See Earth’s Lithospheric Magnetic Field In Highest Resolution Yet | Video

The magnetized rocks of Earth’s crust and mantle, also known as the upper lithosphere, accounts for generating 6 percent of the planet’s magnetic …

Space

Lack of 'Dark Matter' in Early Galaxies Perplexes Astronomers

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.</i><p>It …

Before and after: unique changes spotted on Rosetta’s comet

Comet changes: erosion and exhumation in Imhotep<p>Erosion caused by the sublimation of material, and deposition of dust falling from outbursts, are …

Astronomy

Image - HST/WFPC2 Image of Jupiter and Ganymede Taken April 9, 2007

About this image<p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has caught Jupiter's moon Ganymede playing a game of "peek-a-boo." In this crisp Hubble image, Ganymede …

Cliff collapse in 3D

Anaglyph view looking on to the Aswan cliff in the Seth region of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Part of the comet’s ‘neck’ and ‘head’ can be seen …

Space

Rosetta spots major changes on comet 67P

The Rosetta mission captured moving boulders and collapsing cliffs on the surface of comet 67P between 2014 and 2016.

Distant Black Hole’s Spin Clocked - Sky & Telescope

<b>A new measurement could be the farthest back in time astronomers have ever reached when measuring a black hole’s spin.</b><p>The quasar Q2237+0305 is split …

NOvA sees first antineutrino

On Feb. 20, the NOvA neutrino experiment observed its first antineutrino, only two hours after the Fermilab accelerator complex switched to …

Dark Matter

Unraveling a Martian enigma: The hidden rivers of Arabia Terra

Posted by Joel Davis<p>21-03-2017 11:01 CDT<p>Since the days of Mariner, most Mars watchers have heard of the famous valley networks. These are large, …

CHEOPS: Europe's Exoplanet Transit Hunter

CHEOPS, or CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite, is a planned space telescope that will focus on bright stars known to host planets. The European Space …

Astronomy

Shadow cast by Saturn's rings

<b>Title</b> Shadow cast by Saturn's rings<p><b>Released</b> 04/06/2004 2:59 pm<p><b>Copyright</b> NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute<p><b>Description</b><p>Saturn's rings cast threadlike …

Astronomy

More Earth-like views of Mars | Lori Fenton's Blog

<b>A Piece of Mars:</b> In a recent post (Dunes in a Colorful Hole), I showed some dunes crawling over layered terrain, with a view that looked a lot like …

Space

Photo Album :: SN 1006 :: 15 Dec 05

SN 1006:<br>The Hot Remains of a 1000 Year-Old Supernova<p><i>This false-color Chandra image of a supernova remnant shows X-rays produced by high-energy</i> …

Astronomy

2017 March 22 - Central Cygnus Skyscape

<b>Central Cygnus Skyscape</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Robert Gendler, DSS, BYU<p><b>Explanation:</b> In cosmic brush strokes of glowing hydrogen gas, this beautiful …

Astronomy

A FICTIVE FLIGHT ABOVE REAL MARS

The violent growth of a protostar in the Cat’s Paw Nebula

An article published in “Astrophysical Journal Letters” describes the study of a protostar indicated as NGC 6334I-MM1 which increased its brightness …

Particle-hunting at the energy frontier

There are many mysteries the Standard Model of particle physics cannot answer. Why is there an imbalance between matter and anti-matter in our …

Physics

Does Mars Have Rings? Not Right Now, But Maybe One Day

As children, we learned about our solar system's planets by certain characteristics -- Jupiter is the largest, Saturn has rings, Mercury is closest …

Mars volcano, Earth's dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

New NASA research reveals that the giant Martian shield volcano Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3 million years during …

Geology

A Resolution

Photojournal: PIA20526<p>March 20, 2017<p>NASA's Cassini spacecraft zoomed in on Saturn's A ring, revealing narrow, detailed structures that get even finer …

Solar System

2010 December 1 - Martian Moon Phobos from Mars Express

<b>Martian Moon Phobos from Mars Express</b> <b><br>Credit:</b> G. Neukum (FU Berlin) et al., Mars Express, DLR, ESA; <i>Acknowledgement:</i> Peter Masek<p><b>Explanation:</b> Why is …

Cassini Says Farwell to Delicious 'Ravioli' Moon of Saturn

The Cassini spacecraft has bid a photo farewell to Saturn's adorable, delicious-looking moon, Pan.<p>On March 7, the probe made observations of Pan that …

Space

New theory suggests Mars had rings in the past

Mars has always been identified as "the Red Planet," but a new theory suggests Mars may be able to add another identifier.<p>A recent theory by …

Astronomy

Gigantic Jupiter-type planet reveals insights into how planets evolve: Astrophysicists get rare peek at a baby solar system 300 light-years away

Astrophysicists get rare peek at a baby solar system 300 light-years away<p>A team of astrophysicists studying an enormous and bizarre young planet …

NASA's Swift Mission Maps a Star's 'Death Spiral' into a Black Hole

Astronomers measured the light produced when a sun-like star wandered too close to a 3-million-solar-mass black hole similar to the one at the center …

The search for super-particles continues!

Many of the most important unanswered questions in fundamental physics are related to mass. Why do elementary particles, which we have observed and …

Physics