New study suggests tens of thousands of black holes exist in Milky Way’s center

IMAGE: Columbia astrophysicists have actually found 12 black hole-low mass binaries orbiting Sgr A * at the center of the Galaxy galaxy. Their presence recommends there are most likely... Read more »

X-rays could sterilize alien planets in (otherwise) habitable zones

IMAGE: This is an artist’s impression of a red dwarf star orbited by an exoplanet. view more  Credit: NASA/ESA/G. Bacon (STScI) Extreme radiation might remove away the ozone layer... Read more »

Is the Milky Way getting bigger?

IMAGE: NGC 4565, a spiral nebula approximated to be 30-50 million light years away. view more  Credit: Ken Crawford The galaxy we populate, the Galaxy, might be getting back... Read more »

Is there life adrift in the clouds of Venus?

IMAGE: This is a a Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform, or VAMP. The airplane, which would fly like an airplane and drift like a blimp, might assist check out the... Read more »

Computer searches telescope data for evidence of distant planets

CAMBRIDGE, MASS.– As part of an effort to recognize far-off worlds congenial to life, NASA has actually developed a crowdsourcing task where volunteers browse telescopic images for proof of... Read more »

Dark matter goes missing in oddball galaxy

Galaxies and dark matter fit like peanut butter and jelly. You generally do not discover one without the other. For that reason, scientists were shocked when they discovered a... Read more »

Penn State participates in consortium to demonstrate remote monitoring of nuclear reactors

Penn State scientists will take part in a brand-new global multi-laboratory and multi-university cooperation led by Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) that utilizes the uncommon attributes of the evasive... Read more »

Unresolved puzzles in exotic nuclei

Research study into the origin of components is still of terrific interest. Numerous unsteady atomic nuclei live enough time to be able to act as targets for more nuclear... Read more »

Decades of research identify source of galaxy-sized stream of gas

MADISON, Wis.– A cloud of gas 300,000 light-years long is arching around the Galaxy, shunted far from 2 dwarf galaxies orbiting our own. For years, astronomers have actually needed... Read more »

Beyond the WIMP: Unique crystals could expand the search for dark matter

IMAGE: An electronic simulation of the massive circulation of dark matter in deep space. An overlay chart (in white) demonstrates how a crystal sample extremely scintillates, or radiances, when... Read more »