The brightest gamma-ray burst ever seen, the largest explosion known since the Big Bang, has a unique jet structure unlike any other

The brightest gamma-ray burst ever seen as observed by the Swift X-Ray Telescope around an hour after it erupted.

Scientists may finally know what made the largest explosion in the universe ever seen by mankind so powerful. Astronomers have found that the brightest gamma ray burst (GRB) never seen had a unique jet structure and dragged an unusually large amount of stellar material with it. This could explain the extreme properties of the explosion, … Read more

Cheops explores mysterious hot mini-Neptunes

Cheops explores mysterious hot mini-Neptunes

ESA’s Cheops exoplanet mission has confirmed the existence of four hot exoplanets orbiting four stars in our Milky Way galaxy. These exoplanets range in size from Earth to Neptune and orbit their stars closer than Mercury to our Sun. These so-called mini-Neptunes are unlike any planet in our Solar System and provide a missing link … Read more

The birth of a black hole has created the brightest space explosion ever

The birth of a black hole has created the brightest space explosion ever

A record The most powerful sky-lighting space explosion we’ve ever seen was caused by a structured jet carrying massive amounts of exploded stellar innards aimed directly at Earth, scientists have determined. The gamma-ray burst GRB 221009A, detected in October last yearwas so brilliant that our instruments struggled to measure it. But as clues emerged, scientists … Read more

Nuview reveals backers including actor Leonardo DiCaprio

Nuview reveals backers including actor Leonardo DiCaprio

SAN FRANCISCO Nuview, a startup that intends to establish a constellation of light-sensing and range-finding (lidar) satellites, announced investments from US and European venture capital funds, as well as actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio. We see many opportunities in working with Mr. DiCaprio over the next few years to raise awareness both nationally and … Read more

Caltech claims to have transmitted energy to Earth from satellite

Caltech claims to have transmitted energy to Earth from satellite

Researchers at a US university say they have beamed energy from an orbiting satellite to a detector on Earth, proving that harvesting energy from solar panels in space is technically possible. The eggheads at the California Institute of Technology, aka Caltech, said they used a satellite launched into orbit in January to demonstrate the ability … Read more

Astronomers observe giant tails of helium escaping the Jupiter-like planet

Astronomers observe giant tails of helium escaping the Jupiter-like planet

This article was reviewed based on Science X’s editorial process and policies. The editors have highlighted the following attributes ensuring the credibility of the content: verified peer-reviewed publication trusted source correct OK! Simulated view of the planet HAT-P-32b orbiting its parent star, HAT-P-32A. The planet is nearly twice the size of Jupiter and is losing … Read more

As the solar wind flows from the sun like water from a shower head

As the solar wind flows from the sun like water from a shower head

The high-speed particles spew out of the sun like water from a shower head, scientists reported Wednesday. Data from the Parker Space Probe, a NASA spacecraft that launched in 2018 and is now swooping down to collect readings of the sun’s outer atmosphere, or corona, is providing clues about how the sun generates the solar … Read more

What made the brightest cosmic explosion of all time so great?

What made the brightest cosmic explosion of all time so great?

This article was reviewed based on Science X’s editorial process and policies. The editors have highlighted the following attributes ensuring the credibility of the content: verified peer-reviewed publication trusted source correct OK! Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public domain Few cosmic explosions have attracted as much attention from space scientists as the one recorded on October 22 last … Read more

NASA’s sun-kissing Parker Solar Probe finds the source of the “fast” solar wind.

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NASA’s Parker Solar probe, which touches the sun, flew close enough to our star to pick out the finer details of the solar wind, including its origin, the “coronal holes” in the solar atmosphere. Armed with this information, scientists may now be able to predict better solar storms which can overload dawns on our planet, … Read more