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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945
August 22, 2019

Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945 Large spiral galaxy NGC 4945 is seen edge-on near the center of this cosmic galaxy portrait. In fact, it's almost the size of our Milky Way Galaxy. NGC 4945's own dusty disk, young blue star clusters, and pink...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Astronomers Spy a Black Hole Devouring a Neutron Star (Mon Aug 19 1:00 pm)
    If confirmed, the detection could be the first of its kind and would open new vistas on Einstein’s general theory of relativity and the physics of extreme matter -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Racing toward Absolute Zero (Fri Aug 16 6:00 am)
    A lab at the University of Cambridge is looking for materials that have weird quantum properties at the coldest temperatures possible -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Bridging a Binary Universe (Thu Aug 15 6:00 am)
    Modern physicists continue to enshrine the split between the heavens and the earth perceived by our ancestors -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Catastrophe by Mail (Fri Aug 9 11:00 am)
    A gift led me to think about an old geologic controversy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Earth's Magnetic Field Reversal Took Three Times Longer Than Thought (Wed Aug 7 1:00 pm)
    A new study suggests the last field reversal 773,000 years ago took 22,000 years to occur, which could explain some of the inner workings of our planet’s core -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

PhysicsWorld Headline News (Top 5 items)

  1. Physicists beat Lorentz reciprocity for microwave transmission (Thu Feb 22 8:27 am)
    New device could boost telecommunications and be adapted for photonics
  2. Japan's SuperKEKB set for first particle collisions (Wed Feb 21 8:45 am)
    Revamped accelerator will soon be smashing electrons and positrons together
  3. Wood-based 'supermaterial' is stronger and tougher than steel (Wed Feb 21 8:10 am)
    New material is made by compressing treated wood
  4. Three photons bind together to make a ?molecule? of light (Tue Feb 20 10:06 am)
    Technique could be used to create quantum-information systems
  5. Nuclear excitation by electron capture seen at long last (Tue Feb 20 7:55 am)
    Breakthrough could lead to new type of energy source

EurekaAlert Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Sciences News (Top 5 items)

  1. Chemistry in motion (Thu Aug 22 11:00 pm)
    (University of Tokyo) For the first time, researchers have managed to view previously inaccessible details of certain chemical processes. They have shown there are significant discrete stages to these processes which build on our knowledge...
  2. Researchers identify key areas of measles virus polymerase to target for antiviral drug development (Wed Aug 21 11:00 pm)
    (Georgia State University) Targeting specific areas of the measles virus polymerase, a protein complex that copies the viral genome, can effectively fight the measles virus and be used as an approach to developing new antiviral drugs to treat...
  3. Scurrying roaches help researchers steady staggering robots (Wed Aug 21 11:00 pm)
    (Georgia Institute of Technology) To walk or run with finesse, roaches and robots coordinate leg movements via signals sent through centralized systems. Though their moving parts are utterly divergent, researchers have devised handy principles...
  4. Nano-thermometer takes temperature inside cells (Wed Aug 21 11:00 pm)
    (Rice University) Rice University scientists develop a nano-thermometer able to take temperatures inside cells. The technique takes advantage of the fluorescent properties of a modified molecular rotor and the viscosity of the cell.
  5. WPI mathematician is helping NASA spacecraft travel faster and farther (Wed Aug 21 11:00 pm)
    (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) By combining cutting-edge machine learning with 19th-century mathematics, a Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) mathematician is working to make NASA spacecraft lighter and more damage tolerant by developing...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. In a quantum future, which starship destroys the other? (Wed Aug 21 11:00 pm)
    (Stevens Institute of Technology) Quantum mechanics boasts all sorts of strange features, one being quantum superposition -- the peculiar circumstance in which particles seem to be in two or more places or states at once. Now, an international...
  2. WPI mathematician is helping NASA spacecraft travel faster and farther (Wed Aug 21 11:00 pm)
    (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) By combining cutting-edge machine learning with 19th-century mathematics, a Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) mathematician is working to make NASA spacecraft lighter and more damage tolerant by developing...
  3. NASA's Aqua satellite finds a weaker Chantal, now a depression (Wed Aug 21 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Over the last day, winds outside of Tropical Storm Chantal have been weakening the storm in the North Atlantic Ocean. When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the storm from its orbit in space on Aug. 22, 2019,...
  4. ALMA shows what's inside Jupiter's storms (Wed Aug 21 11:00 pm)
    (National Radio Astronomy Observatory) New radio wave images made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) provide a unique view of Jupiter's atmosphere down to fifty kilometers below the planet's visible (ammonia) cloud...
  5. Storms on Jupiter are disturbing the planet's colorful belts (Wed Aug 21 11:00 pm)
    (University of California - Berkeley) Coordinated observations of Jupiter in early 2017 by six ground-based telescopes and Hubble allowed UC Berkeley astronomers to study the evolution of bright plumes and connect them with cloud movements...

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