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What Makes the Strong Force So Special?
All four known forces of nature have their own unique place — and the strong nuclear force governs the very small.
The Moon Shines with Jupiter and Saturn This Week! Here's How to See It
The waning gibbous moon will soon visit the two largest gas giants of our solar system.
Chang’e-4 Updates: Yutu-2 Roves into Overtime, Returns More Images
China’s Chang’e-4 lander and Yutu-2 rover are continuing to function well and have completed their fourth lunar day.
Satellites are checking if boats in remote places are fishing legally
The Indonesian government is using tiny internet-providing satellites to check if boats in the middle of the ocean are fishing legally
Hubble Observes Globular Cluster Messier 75
NASA has released an absolutely beautiful photo taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the globular cluster Messier 75. Messier 75 lies in the constellation of Sagittarius, around 67,000 light-years away from Earth. Also known as M75 or NGC 6864, it is a globular cluster — a spherical collection of stars bound together by [...]
Earth vs. asteroids: humans strike back
Incoming asteroids have been scarring our home planet for billions of years. This month humankind left our own mark on an asteroid for the first time: Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft dropped a copper projectile at very high speed in an attempt to form a crater on asteroid Ryugu. A much bigger asteroid impact is planned for the coming decade, involving an international double-spacecraft mission.
Zebra-stripe sources in the double-plasma resonance model of solar radio zebras
Authors: M. Karlický and L. Yasnov.
Astronomy & Astrophysics Vol. 624 , page A119
Keywords: Sun: flares ; Sun: radio radiation.
Explicit Bayesian treatment of unknown foreground contaminations in galaxy surveys
Authors: Natalia Porqueres, Doogesh Kodi Ramanah, Jens Jasche and Guilhem Lavaux.
Astronomy & Astrophysics Vol. 624 , page A115
Keywords: methods: data analysis ; methods: statistical ; galaxies: statistics ; cosmology: observations ; large-scale structure of Universe.
Data-driven model of the solar corona above an active region
Authors: J. Warnecke and H. Peter.
Astronomy & Astrophysics Vol. 624 , page L12
Keywords: magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) ; Sun: magnetic fields ; Sun: corona ; methods: numerical.
On This Day in Space! April 21, 1997: 1st Space Funeral Launches on 'Founders Flight'
On April 21, 1997, the cremated remains of 24 people were launched into space in the first-ever space funeral. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space videos series!