Hire more LGBTQ and disabled astronomers or risk falling behind, review finds

IMAGE: Professor Lisa Kewley, director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in All Sky Astrophysics (ASTRO 3D), in front of Australia’s Reynolds telescope, which dates from 1927. view more  Credit:... Read more »

Impact crater data analysis of Ryugu asteroid illuminates complicated geological history

IMAGE: Figure 1: Size and area of craters on Ryugu (Figure from the Journal paper): The craters are numbered in order of size. view more  Credit: Kobe University Analysis of... Read more »

The lunar cycle drives the nightjar’s migration

GPS tracking information exposes that the foraging activity of the European nightjar more than doubles throughout moon-lit nights, and the birds then move at the same time about 10... Read more »

New insights on comet tails are blowing in the solar wind

Engineers and researchers collected around a screen in an operations space at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., excited to lay their eyes on the very first information... Read more »

Astronomers witness slow death of nearby galaxy

IMAGE: This is CSIRO’s effective Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope. view more  Credit: CSIRO Astronomers from The Australian National University (ANU) and CSIRO have actually seen, in the... Read more »

How hibernators could help humans treat illness, conserve energy and get to Mars

NewOrleans (October27, 2018)–Researchers will collect today to talk about the capacity for hibernation and the associated procedure, torpor, to help human health in spaceflight at the American Physiological Society’s... Read more »

ASU astronomers catch red dwarf star in a superflare outburst

IMAGE: Violent outbursts of seething gas from young red overshadows might make conditions uninhabitable on recently established worlds. In this artist’s making, an active, young red dwarf (right) is... Read more »

Massive star’s unusual death heralds the birth of compact neutron star binary

IMAGE: The 3 panels represent minutes prior to, when and after the faint supernova iPTF14 gqr, noticeable in the middle panel, appeared in the borders of a spiral nebula... Read more »

Researchers discover new type of stellar collision

For 3 and a half centuries, astronomers have contemplated a secret: What did the French monk and astronomer Père Dom Anthelme see when he explained a star that break... Read more »

NASA looks at large Leslie lingering in Atlantic

IMAGE: At 1: 40 a.m. EDT (0540 UTC) onOct 5, 2018 the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite exposed greatest storms with the coldest cloud leading temperature levels (yellow)... Read more »