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Astronomers measure wind speed on a brown dwarf (w/video)

Based on facts known about the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn in our own Solar System, a team of scientists realized that they possibly could measure a brown dwarf's wind speed by combining radio observations from the VLA and infrared observations from Spitzer.

Apr 10th, 2020

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Doubts about basic assumption for the universe

No matter where we look, the same rules apply everywhere in space: countless calculations of astrophysics are based on this basic principle. A recent study, however, has thrown this principle into question. Should the measured values be confirmed, this would toss many assumptions about the properties of the universe overboard.

Apr 8th, 2020

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Bacteria in rock deep under sea inspire new search for life on Mars

Newly discovered single-celled creatures living deep beneath the seafloor have given researchers clues about how they might find life on Mars. These bacteria were discovered living in tiny cracks inside volcanic rocks after researchers persisted over a decade of trial and error to find a new way to examine the rocks.

Apr 3rd, 2020

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Astronaut urine to build moon bases

The modules that the major space agencies plan to erect on the Moon could incorporate an element contributed by the human colonizers themselves: the urea in their pee. Researchers have found that it could be used as a plasticizer in the concrete of the structures.

Mar 27th, 2020

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