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Lowering environmental impact: Combining SESAR solutions in an operational environment

Wilfred Rouwhorst, Project Coordinator of PJ.37 ITARO, discusses the importance of boosting SESAR Solutions toward pre-deployment whilst minimising the environmental impact.
infrared light, spitzer space

Viewing the Universe in infrared light

Giovanni G. Fazio, Senior Physicist, Center for Astrophysics, tells us all about The Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) on the Spitzer Space Telescope.
sustainable concrete, astronaut blood

Scientists invent sustainable concrete made from astronaut blood

Scientists at The University of Manchester have figured out how to make sustainable concrete - with a mixture of astronaut blood and space dust.
lunar water, lunar exploration

Fly me to the moon: Securing potential lunar water sites for research

Athena Coustenis, Niklas Hedman and Gerhard Kminek for the COSPAR Panel on Planetary Protection discuss updates in the Planetary Protection Policy to ensure sustainable scientific lunar exploration.
giant rydberg atoms, rice university

Giant Rydberg atoms: From scientific curiosity to quantum sensors

F Barry Dunning and Thomas C Killian from the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Rice University depict the benefits of research into the remarkable physical and chemical properties of Rydberg atoms.
jupiter heat, aurorae

Scientists solve decades-long mystery of how Jupiter heats itself

Scientists, in collaboration with NASA, have finally solved the decades-long mystery of how the planet Jupiter heats itself.
einstein's theory of relativity, x-ray light

New black hole observation proves Einstein’s theory of relativity

A Stanford University astrophysicist, Dan Wilkins, observed the first detection of light from behind a black hole - proving that Einstein's general theory of relativity works.
andromeda galaxy, sardinia radio

Scientists reveal most-detailed image of Andromeda galaxy

This study, led by University of British Columbia physicist Sofia Fatigoni, is the first to capture such a clear image of the Andromeda galaxy.
NASA telescope water, ganymede jupiter

NASA telescope finds new evidence of water on Ganymede

Hubble recently found evidence of water vapour on Ganymede, Jupiter's moon - using a mix of new and old observations.
ESO telescope, alma

ESO telescope captures powerful images of nearby galaxies

The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (ESO's VLT) has captured new images of nearby galaxies, allowing scientists to locate the exact locations of young stars.
moon wobble, floods

Scientists say “moon wobble” will create extreme floods in 2030s

According to a study by the University of Hawaii, a natural "moon wobble" will create extreme flooding for US coastal regions in the mid-2030s.
free-floating planet, no star

Scientists find evidence of mysterious “free-floating” planets

Iain McDonald used NASA Kepler Space Telescope data to find evidence of a mysterious group of "free-floating" planets.
star cluster palomar 5, black holes

Astrophysicists discover something new in star cluster Palomar 5

New data suggests that there is a population of black holes in star cluster Palomar 5, which is "roughly three times larger than expected".
astrophysics award, caroline herschel

UK creates £10,000 astrophysics award for female scientists

The £10,000 award, named after the noted Caroline Herschel, will be given to a UK or Germany-based female scientist who pushes the boundaries of astrophysics further.
expanding universe debate, hubble constant

Could the expanding universe debate be solved?

Astrophysicists have argued for ten years about the speed of the universe expanding - now, a study by Wendy Freedman at the University of Chicago finds that the standard model could be close to the truth.
neutron star mergers, gravitational

Scientists find first black hole-neutron star mergers

In a galaxy 900 million light-years away, there were two black hole-neutron star mergers - creating gravitational waves that hit Earth only in January, 2020.
aliens earth, earth transit zone

Scientists reveal that aliens may have seen Earth already

A team at Cornell University reveal that aliens, specifically located in 1,715 nearby star systems, could have already seen Earth by watching our planet cross the Sun.
secrets of new particles, helsinki institute of physics

Physics: Unveiling the secrets of new particles

Here, Katri Huitu and Kenneth Österberg from the Helsinki Institute of Physics, Finland, discuss an important discovery of the Odderon and related activities of the Institute searching for the secrets of new particles and fundamental laws of Nature.
extra-solar planets, exoplanets

Probing the atmosphere of extra-solar planets

Senior Researcher Pierre-Olivier Lagage discusses how, after the detection of exoplanets, the characterisation of their atmosphere is the next step to understanding alien worlds.
measure dark matter, alternative gravity

Scientists find new way to measure dark matter

Scientists reveal that billions of stars at the centre of the Milky Way are spinning more slowly - they believe it is being counterweighted by dark matter, slowing by 24% since it was created.

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