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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Mystic Mountain Monster being Destroyed
May 25, 2020

Mystic Mountain Monster being Destroyed Inside the head of this interstellar monster is a star that is slowly destroying it. The huge monster, actually an inanimate series of pillars of gas and dust, measures light years in length. The...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Astronomers Get Earliest Ever Glimpse of Ancient Giant Galaxy (Wed May 20 11:00 am)
    The disk of gas and stars resembles our own Milky Way but somehow formed when the universe was only about 10 percent of its current age -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. No, No Nobel: How to Lose the Prize (Tue May 19 4:20 pm)
    Physicist Brian Keating talks about his book Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science’s Highest Honor. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Pi in the Sky: General Relativity Passes the Ratio's Test (Tue May 19 7:00 am)
    Using gravitational waves to approximate pi, physicists see no problem with Einstein’s theory -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. How Heavy is the Universe? Conflicting Answers Hint at New Physics (Tue May 12 5:45 am)
    The discrepancy could be a statistical fluke—or a sign that physicists will need to revise the standard model of cosmology -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. New Model Predicts Sudden Rogue Waves (Fri May 8 5:45 am)
    Unified theory describes formation of huge, mysterious waves -- 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. Record-high data transmission using a soliton crystal (Sun May 24 11:00 pm)
    (Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS) Australian and Canadian researchers led by Prof David J. Moss at Swinburne University of Technology and honorary professor at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)...
  2. New double-contrast technique picks up small tumors on MRI (Sun May 24 11:00 pm)
    (University of California - Davis) Early detection of tumors is extremely important in treating cancer. A new technique developed by researchers at UC Davis offers a significant advance in using magnetic resonance imaging to pick out even very...
  3. A new law in laser physics could make eye surgery simpler (Sun May 24 11:00 pm)
    (University of Sydney) Revisiting simple soliton lasers and their relationship to light dispersion has allowed scientists at the University of Sydney to ramp up their power. They hope these quartic-soliton lasers could have uses in eye and...
  4. Understanding ceramic materials' 'mortar' may reveal ways to improve them (Sun May 24 11:00 pm)
    (University of Wisconsin-Madison) New research shows that in the important ceramic material silicon carbide, carbon atoms collect at those grain boundaries when the material is exposed to radiation. The finding could help engineers better understand...
  5. Astronomers see 'cosmic ring of fire,' 11 billion years ago (Sun May 24 11:00 pm)
    (ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3D (ASTRO 3D)) Astronomers have captured an image of a super-rare type of galaxy -- described as a 'cosmic ring of fire' -- as it existed 11 billion years ago.

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Astronomers see 'cosmic ring of fire,' 11 billion years ago (Sun May 24 11:00 pm)
    (ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3D (ASTRO 3D)) Astronomers have captured an image of a super-rare type of galaxy -- described as a 'cosmic ring of fire' -- as it existed 11 billion years ago.
  2. Solving the space junk problem (Sun May 24 11:00 pm)
    (University of Colorado at Boulder) Aging satellites and space debris crowd low-Earth orbit, and launching new satellites adds to the collision risk. The most effective way to solve the space junk problem, according to a new study in the Proceedings...
  3. NASA examines tropical storm Mangga in infrared light (Thu May 21 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite used infrared light to provide forecasters with a look at the temperatures of the cloud tops in Tropical Storm Mangga.
  4. ALMA spots twinkling heart of Milky Way (Thu May 21 11:00 pm)
    (National Institutes of Natural Sciences) Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) found quasi-periodic flickers in millimeter-waves from the center of the Milky Way, Sagittarius (Sgr) A*. The team interpreted...
  5. DESI team prepares for telescope instrument's restart after unexpected shutdown (Thu May 21 11:00 pm)
    (DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Despite a temporary shutdown of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument in Arizona - which was in its final stages of testing in preparation to begin mapping millions of galaxies in 3D when the pandemic...

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