Space Exploration and Technologies News – overview page 1 | Nanowerk

Space Exploration News – Latest Headlines

RSS Subscribe to our Space Exploration News feed

A binary star as a cosmic particle accelerator

Scientists have identified the binary star Eta Carinae as a new kind of source for very high-energy (VHE) cosmic gamma-radiation. Eta Carinae emits gamma rays with energies up to 400 gigaelectronvolts (GeV), some 100 billion times more than the energy of visible light.

Jul 1st, 2020

Read more

Case for axion origin of dark matter gains traction

In a new study of axion motion, researchers propose a scenario known as 'kinetic misalignment' that greatly strengthens the case for axion/dark matter equivalence. The novel concept answers key questions related to the origins of dark matter and provides new avenues for ongoing detection efforts.

Jun 26th, 2020

Read more

Hubble watches the 'flapping' of cosmic bat shadow

The young star HBC 672 is known by its nickname of Bat Shadow because of its wing-like shadow feature. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has now observed a curious 'flapping' motion in the shadow of the star's disc for the first time.

Jun 25th, 2020

Read more