Outer space

Hear the Mesmerizing Sounds of the Universe Through the Webb Space Telescope

Scientists and musicians have created sonifications of images and data of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA New Tracks Combine Science and Art, Improving Experiences for Blind and Low-Vision Communities A team of experts, including scientists and musicians, has created a new way to explore the images and data of[{” attribute=””>NASA’s exoplanet WASP-96 b. …

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Cooling glass beads to investigate quantum entanglement

University of Adelaide researchers are part of an international team making strides in understanding the quantum world. Their chosen method of investigation? A “microfridge” capable of cooling tiny objects to the coldest temperature in the universe. Quantum mechanics has for the last hundred years helped shape our understanding of the fact that the universe is …

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How weather in outer space could cost Midwestern farmers $1 billion | KCUR 89.3

HAYES, KANSAS β€” Kansas farmers battered by drought and heat now have more weather to worry about β€” in outer space. An expected surge in solar flares over the next several years will likely send massive bursts of radiation hurtling towards our atmosphere. And that would threaten satellite signals. That matters to farmers because much …

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Astronomers Construct First Ever 3D View of Binary Star-Planet System

It all started with a wobble. Some 20 light-years away from Earth, which is quite close on a cosmic scale, scientists noticed a star acting a little funny. Something almost imperceptibly small appeared to be tugging on it, forcing it to “wobble” in its stellar neighborhood, as astronomers would whimsically say. Aha, an exoplanet. This …

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Illinois researchers 3D print carbon nanotubes

The unsung hero of materials science can clean up chemical spills and weather the temperature swings of outer space. It’s adaptive enough to outfit an aircraft or contour to the human body. And, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, it’s manufacturable with powder, ink, and 3D printing. Researchers in the Lyding Group discovered an efficient, …

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First full 3D view of binary star-planet system from VLBA

Credit: Sophia Dagnello, NRAO/AUI/NSF. By precisely tracing a small, almost imperceptible, wobble in a nearby star’s motion through space, astronomers have discovered a Jupiter-like planet orbiting that star, which is one of a binary pair. Their work, using the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), produced the first-ever determination of the complete, 3-dimensional …

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‘The Milky Way’ wants you to get to know your home in the universe

The Milky WayMoiya McTierGrand Central Publishing, $27 Meet the Milky Way in its own words. The Milky Way: An Autobiography of Our Galaxy takes a tour of our home in the cosmos from an unexpected perspective. Astrophysicist and folklorist Moiya McTier presents herself not as the author, but as the lucky human vessel through which …

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