During the formation of a black hole a bright burst of energetic light is produced called a gamma-ray burst. Researchers have built the POLAR instrument to analyze GRBs. The first results reveal that high energy photons coming from GRBs are neither completely chaotic, nor completely organized, but a mixture of the two.
New NASA research confirms that Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 & 2 observations made decades ago. The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn’s magnetic field.
Electrolocation by weakly electric fish shows astonishing similarities to vision.
Weird evolution revealed in now-extinct monkey which inhabited Jamaica until a few hundred years ago.
Scientists have created the soundtrack of the 5,000th Mars sunrise captured by the robotic exploration rover, Opportunity, using data sonification techniques to create a two-minute piece of music.
A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change finds that if Bitcoin is implemented at similar rates at which other technologies have been incorporated, it alone could produce enough emissions to raise global temperatures by 2°C as soon as 2033.
Researchers have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets in the most extreme range of orbits yet observed around it, the first time that so many massive planets have been detected in such a young system — raising interesting questions about how such a system might have formed.