An international team of researchers has detected gas containing oxygen in a galaxy 13.1 billion light years from Earth, providing a glimpse into what the universe was like in ancient times, reports a new study published in this week’s Science. The universe we know today is abundant with different chemical elements. But at the beginning […]Read more "Scientists Detect Most Distant Signs of Oxygen in the Universe"
Kevin Bullis | MIT Review A promising advance that came to nothing suggests what it will take to make cheap batteries for electric cars. Electric cars are quick and quiet, with a range more than long enough for most commutes. If you want a car with extremely fast acceleration, the Tesla Model S is hard to […]Read more "Why We Don’t Have Battery Breakthroughs"
At a cosmologically crisp one degree Kelvin (minus 458 degrees Fahrenheit), the Boomerang Nebula is the coldest known object in the Universe – colder, in fact, than the faint afterglow of the Big Bang, which is the natural background temperature of space. The Boomerang Nebula, called the “coldest place in the Universe,” reveals its true […]Read more "ALMA reveals ghostly shape of ‘coldest place in the universe’"
Astronomers may be witnessing the formation of a planet in action in a nearby solar system. An artist’s impression of the disc and gas streams around HD 142527. Astronomers have seen vast streams of gas flowing across the gap in the disc. These are the first direct observations of these streams, which are expected to be created by giant planets […]Read more "Giant planet’s start seen swirling around star"