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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 Nature Physics

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 Nature Astronomy

UBC researcher studies yeast to protect astronauts from space radiation

While humans are exposed to small amounts of radiation daily, cosmic radiation is immensely faster and more dangerous, damaging human DNA and raising the risks for cancer and other degenerative diseases.

12 Jan 2020

CNRS: Mars’ water could disappear faster than expected

An international research team has just revealed that water vapour is accumulating in large quantities and unexpected proportions at an altitude of over 80 km in the Martian atmosphere.

9 Jan 2020 Science

New map of Milky Way reveals giant wave of stellar nurseries

Interconnected stellar nurseries form the largest gaseous structure ever observed in the Milky Way galaxy.

7 Jan 2020 Nature

A repeating Fast Radio Burst from a spiral galaxy deepens the mystery of where these signals originate from

Telescopes in the European VLBI Network (EVN) have observed a repeating Fast Radio Burst (FRB) in a spiral galaxy similar to our own. This FRB is the closest to Earth ever localised and was found in a radically different environment to previous studies. The discovery, once again, changes researchers’ assumptions on the origins of these mysterious extragalactic events.

6 Jan 2020 Nature

A thick crustal block revealed by reconstructions of early Mars highlands

This crustal block extends over a vast area equivalent to one and a half times the size of Europe.

6 Jan 2020 Nature Geoscience

Astronomers find wandering massive black holes in dwarf galaxies

In many cases, black hole is in galaxy's outskirts.

5 Jan 2020 Astrophysical Journal

New link found between mass of Supermassive black holes and their host galaxies

A team of astronomers has discovered a novel way to “weigh” supermassive black holes at the centres of galaxies by measuring the distances between the galaxies that contain them.

26 Dec 2019 Nature Astronomy

Lasers learn to accurately spot space junk

Scientists applied a set of algorithms to laser-ranging telescopes and succeeded in increasing accurate detection of the space litter in Earth's orbit threatening spacecraft safety.

24 Dec 2019 Journal of Laser Applications

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