The ‘radical’ ways sunlight builds bigger molecules in the atmosphere

With summer season approaching, “sea and sun” may invoke pictures of a beach journey. However for researchers, the interactions of the 2 have huge ramifications for the environment and... Read more »

Giant solar tornadoes put researchers in a spin

In spite of their look solar twisters are not turning after all, inning accordance with a European group of researchers. A brand-new analysis of these enormous structures, every one... 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 »

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 »

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 »

15 new planets confirmed around cool dwarf stars

Researchers report the presence of 15 brand-new worlds– consisting of one ‘super-Earth’ that might harbor liquid water– orbiting little, cool stars near our planetary system. These stars, called red... Read more »

Three NASA satellites recreate solar eruption in 3-D

The more solar observatories, the merrier: Researchers have actually established brand-new designs to see how shocks connected with coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, propagate from the Sun– an effort... Read more »

Sounding rocket mission will trace auroral winds

IMAGE: Aurora as seen from Talkeetna, Alaska, on Nov. 3,2015 view more  Credit: Copyright Dora Miller From the ground, the dance of the northern lights, or aurora borealis, can... Read more »

Can strongly lensed type 1a supernovae resolve cosmology’s biggest controversy?

In 1929 Edwin Hubble surprised many people—including Albert Einstein—when he showed that the universe is expanding. Another bombshell came in 1998 when two teams of astronomers proved that cosmic... Read more »