NASA re-establishes contact with Mars Ingenuity Helicopter

The official mission logbook now lists the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s 52nd flight as a success. The trip took place on April 26 but mission controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California lost communication with the chopper as it dropped towards the Mars surface for landing. The Perseverance rover was at a different […]

NASA’s retired Compton mission reveals superheavy neutron stars

Astronomers studying archival observations of powerful explosions called short gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) have detected light patterns indicating the brief existence of a superheavy neutron star shortly before it collapsed into a black hole. This fleeting, massive object likely formed from the collision of two neutron stars. “We looked for these signals in […]

Study confirms light from outside our galaxy is brighter than expected

Scientists analyzed new measurements showing that the light emitted by stars outside our galaxy is two to three times brighter than the light from known populations of galaxies, challenging assumptions about the number and environment of stars in the universe. Results of the study led by researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology have been posted to ArXiv and accepted […]

Astronomers find that two exoplanets may be mostly water

A team led by UdeM astronomers has found evidence that two exoplanets orbiting a red dwarf star are “water worlds,” planets where water makes up a large fraction of the volume. These worlds, located in a planetary system 218 light-years away in the constellation Lyra, are unlike any planets found in our solar system. The team, led by PhD […]

Team of scientists observe inner-most structure of quasar jet

An international team of scientists has observed the narrowing of a quasar jet for the first time by using a network of radio telescopes across the world. The results suggest that the narrowing of the jet is independent of the activity level of the galaxy which launched it. Nearly every galaxy hosts a supermassive black hole in its center. In […]

Artificial intelligence may improve diabetes diagnosis: Study

According to a new study, researchers using a fully-automated artificial intelligence (AI) deep learning model were able to identify early signs of diabetes”>type 2 diabetes on abdominal CT scans. The study was published in the journal, ‘Radiology’. Type 2 diabetes affects approximately 13 percent of all U.S. adults and an additional 34.5 percent of adults […]

Scientists reveal Mercury has geomagnetic storms similar to those on Earth

A team of scientists has identified that Mercury, the solar system’s smallest planet has geomagnetic storms similar to those on Earth. The findings of the research were published in the journal, ‘Nature Communications’. The findings have answered whether other planets, including those outside our solar system, can have geomagnetic storms regardless of the size of their magnetosphere or […]

Researchers discover a new form of ice

Researchers have discovered a new form of ice, which could have implications for our understanding of distant, water-rich planets. The findings of the study were published in the journal ‘Physical Review B’. Solid water, or ice, is like many other materials in that it can form different solid materials based on variable temperatures […]