Astronomy

Mystery of coronae around supermassive black holes deepens

1 hour ago   |   Phys.org

Researchers from RIKEN and JAXA have used observations from the ALMA radio observatory located in northern Chile and managed by an international consortium including the...
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The Saturn Nebula reveals its complexity

1 hour ago   |   Phys.org

A planetary nebula is the corpse that remains when a star dies. When planetary nebulae were observed for the first time with a telescope, they presented a roughly circular...
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'Farout' is the farthest Solar System object known to date

2 hours ago   |   Engadget

The reach of the Solar System extends well beyond the full-size planets, and that's becoming clearer than ever with a new discovery. Astronomers have detected 2018 VG18...
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New bright high-redshift quasar discovered using VISTA

2 hours ago   |   Phys.org   |   2 articles

Using the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy , astronomers have detected a new bright quasar at a redshift of about 6.8. The newly identified quasar...
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MuSCAT2 to find Earth-like planets in the TESS era

4 hours ago   |   Phys.org

A Japan-Spain team has developed a powerful 4-color simultaneous camera named MuSCAT2 for the 1.52-m Telescopio Carlos Sánchez at the Teide Observatory, Canaries, Spain. The...
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Rare relic is one of only three fossil clouds known in the universe

6 hours ago   |   Phys.org

A relic cloud of gas, orphaned after the Big Bang, has been discovered in the distant universe by astronomers using the world's most powerful optical telescope, the W. M. Keck...
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NASA says Saturn's rings are disappearing right before our eyes

NASA says Saturn's rings are disappearing right before our eyes

14 hours ago   |   TheBoyGeniusReport

Of all the planets in our Solar System, you'd have to agree that Saturn is the most immediately recognizable. With its iconic rings, you can pick Saturn out in an instant, but...
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Astronomers Discover ‘Farout,' the Most-Distant Solar System Object

Astronomers Discover ‘Farout,' the Most-Distant Solar System Object

20 hours ago   |   Geek   |   3 articles

A group of astronomers have discovered “Farout,” the most-distant object ever observed in our solar system. On Monday, the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet...
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Outer solar system experts find 'far out there' dwarf planet

23 hours ago   |   Phys.org   |   3 articles

A team of astronomers has discovered the most-distant body ever observed in our Solar System. It is the first known Solar System object that has been detected at a distance...
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Alien imposters: Planets with oxygen don't necessarily have life

1 day ago   |   Phys.org

In their search for life in solar systems near and far, researchers have often accepted the presence of oxygen in a planet's atmosphere as the surest sign that life may be...
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Scientists have charged a phone and a Fitbit with solar-powered clothes

Scientists have charged a phone and a Fitbit with solar-powered clothes

Scientists from Britain's Nottingham Trent University have discovered a way to incorporate solar panels into clothing, and they've even managed to charge a phone and Fitbit... Read more ...

AT&T's 5G network goes live in 12 US cities - but you can't use it yet

AT&T's 5G network goes live in 12 US cities - but you can't use it yet

AT&T says its 5G network went live in parts of 12 cities this morning, making it the first wireless carrier to launch a mobile network based on the 5G standard. A small number... Read more ...

You can now get Apple Music on your Amazon speakers

You can now get Apple Music on your Amazon speakers

Apple and Amazon appear to be playing nice in time for Christmas, with the news that Apple Music has landed on Amazon Echo speakers across the US. The new update started... Read more ...

Twitter rolls out ‘sparkle button' to let users hide the algorithmic feed

Twitter rolls out ‘sparkle button' to let users hide the algorithmic feed

Twitter is giving users the ability to easily switch between seeing the latest tweets first and seeing the company's algorithmically chosen “Top Tweets” when they open the... Read more ...

This huge 58-inch 4K TV with Roku and HDR built-in is on sale for $350

This huge 58-inch 4K TV with Roku and HDR built-in is on sale for $350

TVs that check all the boxes can cost an arm and a leg, but today, you can grab a big, feature-laden smart set for cheap. Best Buy is selling a 58-inch Sharp TV with Roku for... Read more ...

Historic Israeli Moon Mission Will Carry Time Capsule to Space

Historic Israeli Moon Mission Will Carry Time Capsule to Space

Israel's first spacecraft-packed full of national, cultural, and traditional symbols-is scheduled for launch from Cape Canaveral in February. Israel Aerospace Industries and... Read more ...

Microsoft makes Windows 10 October 2018 Update available for everyone

Microsoft makes Windows 10 October 2018 Update available for everyone

Microsoft says the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is officially available for everyone. The company halted the update after reports of file deletion following the initial... Read more ...

Discounts On PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Gift Cards

Discounts On PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Gift Cards

While sales on individual games are always nice, a sale on digital currency is even better. That's because you can use it to buy any game you want, effectively creating your... Read more ...

Windows Central Game Awards 2018

Windows Central Game Awards 2018

We're taking a look back at 2018 of Windows PC and Xbox One gaming, and awarding the best of the best. It has been a fun year for gaming across Microsoft's platforms. From the... Read more ...

Saturn's Rings May Disappear Within 100M Years

Saturn's Rings May Disappear Within 100M Years

Saturn's distinctive rings may disappear sooner than expected. New NASA research confirms the gas giant is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated decades ago... Read more ...