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James Webb Space Telescope detects dust storm on exoplanet VHS 1256b

For the first time, a raging dust storm has been observed by the James Webb Space Telescope on the exoplanet known as VHS 1256b, which is outside our Solar System.
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How does nuclear energy play a role in our lives?

Michael Good, Associate Professor, School of Sciences and Humanities, at Nazarbayev University, walks us through the topic of nuclear energy and its role in our lives.
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Visualising a black hole collision: “one of the most violent events you can imagine”

A simulation developed in a video depicts how a black hole collision would send gravitational waves through the cosmos.
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The essentiality of diversity in STEM education

Rachel Youngman, leading advocate for equality, diversity, inclusion and ethical leadership and Deputy CEO at the Institute of Physics, explores the essentiality of diversity in STEM education, particularly physics.
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‘Green comet’ to pass close to Earth for the first time in 50,000 years

Already flying above Kent, the UK can witness a “once in a lifetime” green comet on February 1st 2023, last seen in the Stone Age.
This image by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) features the central region of the Chamaeleon I dark molecular cloud, which resides 630 light years away. The cold, wispy cloud material (blue, center) is illuminated in the infrared by the glow of the young, outflowing protostar Ced 110 IRS 4 (orange, upper left). The light from numerous background stars, seen as orange dots behind the cloud, can be used to detect ices in the cloud, which absorb the starlight passing through them

JWST: Capturing the secrets of space ice chemistry on video

Different particles of space ice have been discovered by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in a molecular cloud’s darkest and coldest regions.
The asteroid Ryugu, as seen by Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft on June 30, 2018. (Image credit: JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, University of Aizu and AIST.)

The Ryugu asteroid holds a key to understanding solar system formation

Samples from the 162173 Ryugu asteroid collected by Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft could help us understand the chemical composition of the solar system.
3D illustration of the simulated air blast and generated blast wave 10 seconds following the detonation of a 750 kT nuclear warhead above a typical metropolitan city; the radius of the shock bubble at ground level is 4.6 km.

How to shelter from a nuclear bomb

War in Ukraine and a Russian leader threatening nuclear is frightening; ever wondered how to shelter from a nuclear bomb?

Meteorite hunting: Antarctica reveals five new treasures

According to researchers, Antarctica, although a tough place to work, is one of the best places on the globe to hunt for meteorites.
Contours of magnetic fields that emerge a result self organization microscopic currents resulting from the weibel instability in carbon dioxide laser produced plasma probed by an ultrashort relativistic electron beam image courtesy Chaojie Zhang University California Los Angeles

Exploring the mechanism of cosmic magnetic fields

Recent research shows that magnetic fields can spontaneously emerge in plasma through a mechanism known as the Weibel instability.
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Magnet manufacturing to help reduce Europe’s rare earth element reliance

A new approach to high-performance magnet manufacturing may help Europe on its transition towards net-zero carbon so that it is less dependent on rare earth elements.
Map of polarized microwave emission in the northern hemisphere measured by QUIJOTE. The drapery pattern represents the direction of the Galactic magnetic field. The colour scale represents the intensity of the emission. Credit: QUIJOTE Collaboration

QUIJOTE: Mapping the structure of our galaxy’s magnetic field

Using the QUIJOTE experiment, scientists are now producing the most accurate description until now of the polarization in the microwave emission processes in our galaxy.

Cornwall rocket launch ‘LauncherOne’ fails due to “anomaly”

Virgin Orbit's Cornwall rocket launch fails and burns in the atmosphere casting serious doubts about the future of Sir Richard Branson's mission.
Credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI. Image processing: J. DePasquale (STScI).

Cosmic hourglass captured by the JWST reveals birth of a star

Observing an ethereal cosmic hourglass courtesy of the James Webb Space Telescope has revealed the birth of a very young star or ‘protostar’.
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High-power electrostatic actuators: the future of artificial muscles

Using ferroelectric materials, researchers have been able to create a high-power electrostatic actuator that can generate a strong force at a low driving voltage creating new opportunities for artificial muscles.
Dwarf galaxy Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte as viewed by the Webb telescope’s NIRCam instrument. Countless white stars, interspersed with yellow and orange background galaxies of various shapes, dot the black background. One prominent galaxy is a pale yellow spiral in the top left corner of the image. There is another pale yellow galaxy in the shape of a long bar closer to the center of the image. Another defining feature is a large white star with long diffraction spikes, seen just to the right of the top center.

Viewing the lonely dwarf galaxy in striking detail

An opportunity to further understand the early universe and the lonely dwarf galaxy has been provided by the near-infrared camera of the James Webb Space Telescope.
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Inspecting space oddities using the Hubble Space Telescope

Two galaxies in the Galactic triplet Arp 248, also known as “Wild’s Triplet”, have been photographed by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

Understanding Earth’s formation through its magnetic field

Properties in our planet's magnetic field could unlock the secrets of Earth’s formation 4.5 billion years ago.
The coloured lines show how cosmic rays are deflected in magnetic fields. The white straight lines represent a large-scale magnetic field. In addition, small-scale magnetic fields not shown here act on the paths of the particles (coloured lines). Credit: RUB, Dr. Lukas Merten

New computer simulation aids in the search for the origin of cosmic rays

By simulating the transport of cosmic rays with a new computer program, international scientists are hoping to uncover the sources of these atom fragments.
Rotating Lepton Model of Matter

Rotating Lepton Model of Matter: European innovation potential

Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, calls attention to building a pan-European innovation potential ecosystem in health served with top-notch infrastructures.

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