Astronomers inspect the formation of millisecond pulsar PSR J1946+3417

An artist’s impression of a millisecond pulsar and its companion. Credit: European Space Agency & Francesco Ferraro (Bologna Astronomical Observatory). A team of Chinese astronomers has conducted a study aimed at inspecting formation scenarios for the millisecond pulsar PSR J1946+3417. They found that the pulsar was most likely formed as a result of a phase … Read more

Spacewalking astronauts install new solar panel

In this image taken from NASA video, a solar panel is unfolded at the International Space Station, Sunday, June 20 2021. Credit: NASA via AP Spacewalking astronauts equipped the International Space Station with the first in a series of powerful new solar panels Sunday, overcoming suit problems and other obstacles with muscle and persistence. It … Read more

Europe powers up electric car battery drive

Europe has projects to build 38 gigafactories. As electric car sales soar, Europe has started to build up its capacity to produce batteries on the continent but it remains far from reducing its dependence on Asia. China, Japan and South Korea produce most of the world’s electric car batteries. Europe now has projects to build … Read more

NASA reports trouble with Hubble Space Telescope

This photograph taken by the Hubble Space Telescope on August 25, 2020 shows Jupiter and its moon Europa, captured when the planet was 653 million kilometers (405 million miles) from Earth. The Hubble Space Telescope, which has been peering into the universe for more than 30 years, has been down for the past few days, … Read more

New research adds a wrinkle to our understanding of the origins of matter in the Milky Way

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New findings published this week in Physical Review Letters suggest that carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen cosmic rays travel through the galaxy toward Earth in a similar way, but, surprisingly, that iron arrives at Earth differently. Learning more about how cosmic rays move through the galaxy helps address a fundamental, lingering question … Read more

Student experiments to blast off from NASA Wallops

Visibility map. The RockOn launch may be seen from southern Delaware to the Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel. Credit: NASA After being developed via a virtual learning experience, more than 70 experiments built by university students across the United States are ready for flight on NASA suborbital flight vehicles. The launch of a NASA Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital … Read more

A new resource to accelerate AI application in space science and exploration

As SpaceML continues to grow it will help bridge the gap between data storage, code sharing and server side (cloud) analysis. Credit: FDL/SETI Institute The SETI Institute and Frontier Development Lab (FDL.ai) are announcing the launch of SpaceML.org. SpaceML is a resource that makes AI-ready datasets available to researchers working in space science and exploration, … Read more

Researchers reveal rapid mass transfer between twin components in hierarchical triple system

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain In a study published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Dr. Zhao Ergang and Prof. Qian Shengbang from Yunnan Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed rapid mass transfer between the two twin components in the eclipsing binary system GK Cepheus (GK Cep), suggesting that GK Cep is … Read more