How Enceladus got its stripes
New research reveals the physics governing the fissures through which ocean water erupts from the moon's icy surface.
4 hours ago ⋅ Nature Astronomy
When space travel is a blur
Working with the Canadian Space Agency and NASA, two Quebec-based researchers are keeping an eye on astronauts’ ocular health.
6 Dec 2019 ⋅ Experimental Eye Research
Hidden giant planet revealed around tiny white dwarf star
The first evidence of a giant planet orbiting a dead white dwarf star has been found in the form of a disc of gas formed from its evaporating atmosphere.
4 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature
Parker Solar Probe traces solar wind to its source on sun’s surface: coronal holes
Close encounter with sun's corona reveals switchbacks that may accelerate wind particles.
4 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature
QUB’s scientist leads international team to crack 60-year-old mystery of Sun’s magnetic waves
For more than 60 years observations of the Sun have shown that as the magnetic waves leave the interior of the Sun they grow in strength but until now there has been no solid observational evidence as to why this was the case.
2 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature Astronomy
Chinese Academy of Sciences leads discovery of unpredicted stellar black hole
The monster black hole is located 15 thousand light-years from Earth and has been named LB-1.
27 Nov 2019 ⋅ Nature
Reports of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot demise greatly exaggerated
Flaking of familiar vortex considered 'very natural state'.
25 Nov 2019 ⋅ 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamic
Carbon soccer ball with extra proton probably most abundant form in space
When the astronomer Harry Kroto discovered C60 in 1985, he predicted that, due to its high stability, this new form of carbon would be widespread in space.
25 Nov 2019 ⋅ Nature Astronomy
The first global geologic map of Titan completed
Titan is the only planetary body in our solar system other than Earth known to have stable liquid on its surface.
19 Nov 2019 ⋅ Nature Astronomy
How to observe a ‘black hole symphony’ using gravitational wave astronomy
Shrouded in mystery since their discovery, the phenomenon of black holes continues to be one of the most mind-boggling enigmas in our universe.
18 Nov 2019 ⋅ Nature Astronomy