Infrared detection of aliphatic organics on a cometary nucleus
The researchers revised several million spectra collected by VIRTIS to obtain the most accurate infrared “vision” of the materials that are present on the surface of the nucleus of comet 67P.
19 Jan 2020
Magnetic storms discovered to originate much closer to Earth than previously thought
The sun permeates space with solar wind energy, which can actually enter Earth’s space environment (the magnetosphere) through an energetic process known as “magnetic reconnection.”
14 Jan 2020
Astronomers witness a “heat-wave” of thermal energy radiating outward from a high-mass protostar
A heatwave of accretion energy traced by masers in the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.
13 Jan 2020