First direct seismic measurements of mars reveal a geologically active planet
Scientific team including UMD geologists analyzed marsquakes from the InSight mission to find a planet with geological activity similar to both Earth and the Moon.
24 Feb 2020 ⋅ Nature Geoscience
LOFAR pioneers new way to study exoplanet environments
Astronomers have discovered unusual radio waves coming from the nearby red dwarf star GJ1151.
17 Feb 2020 ⋅ Nature Astronomy
SwRI models hint at longer timescale for Mars formation
Simulations of early impacts produce a mixed Mars mantle.
12 Feb 2020 ⋅ Science Advances
Astronomical spectroscopy with unmatched precision
In a so far unique campaign, several institutions from two continents have teamed up to perform a comparison of two AstroCombs by Menlo Systems serving as calibrators for the two-channel spectrograph HARPS operating at the 3.6 m telescope of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.
10 Feb 2020 ⋅ Nature Astronomy
One small grain of moon dust, one giant leap for lunar studies
New technique for analyzing Moon rocks lets scientists study them atom by atom.
7 Feb 2020 ⋅ Meteoritics & Planetary Science
Citizen science discovers a new form of the northern lights
Named 'dunes' by the hobbyists, the phenomenon is believed to be caused by waves of oxygen atoms glowing due to a stream of particles released from the Sun.
29 Jan 2020 ⋅ AGU Advances
Extreme-energy accelerators in extragalactic outer space
Blazars are among the most fascinating objects in the universe.
27 Jan 2020 ⋅ Nature Astronomy
Astronomers spot ‘vampire’ star sucking life from victim
The rare event researchers found was a super-outburst from the dwarf nova, which can be thought of as a vampire star system.
26 Jan 2020 ⋅ Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Pristine circumstellar material in the young supernova remnant Cassiopeia A
A group of scientists from Korea and USA detected pristine circumstellar material from the progenitor of Cassiopeia A.
23 Jan 2020 ⋅ Nature Astronomy
Chinese astronomers measure geometric distance to the quasar 3C 273
Since the discovery of quasars more than a half a century ago, measuring their distances has always been a fundamental problem for cosmology.
21 Jan 2020 ⋅ Nature Astronomy