Hurricanes orbiting Jupiter’s poles still baffle astronomers

Infrared image of Jupiter’s northern hemisphere as seen by Jerram. attributed to him: natural astronomy (2022). DOI: 10.1038 / s41550-022-01774-0 A team of multi-institutional space scientists in the United States, working with a colleague from Italy and one from France, used modeling to partly explain the resilience of hurricanes orbiting around Jupiter’s poles. In their … Read more

The discovery of a “heat wave” on a planetary scale in the atmosphere of Jupiter

Europlanet Media Center A panoramic view of the upper atmosphere temperatures of Jupiter, 1,000 km above the cloud tops. Jupiter appears above the visible image of the context. In this shot, the auroral region (near the North Pole, in yellow/white) appears to have cast a massive planetary-scale heating wave toward the equator. This feature is … Read more

Scientists trace high-energy particles to the sun’s plasma

Scientists may have discovered when and how the high-energy particles that bombard the Earth and other objects emerge from violent environments like sun atmosphere. These high-energy particles pose a threat to sensitive satellite technology And astronauts, and can even affect aircraft flying over the North Pole. Although researchers have been studying these particles for decades, … Read more

Surprising new features of mysterious fast radio bursts challenge current understanding

Technical rendering of the Five Hundred Meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) in China. Credit: Jingchuan Yu Fast Radio Bursts – A deep and puzzling puzzle An international team of scientists reveals the evolving, magnetized environment and location of a surprising source of fast radio bursts in deep space – observations that challenge current understanding. … Read more

NASA prepares to deflect an asteroid, in a major test of planetary defense

A man sits at his work station inside the mission operations center of the Dual Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft, which is rapidly approaching its target. I bet dinosaurs wish they’d thought about that. On Monday, NASA will attempt a feat humanity has never accomplished before: deliberately smashing a spacecraft into an asteroid to twist … Read more

The deepest scientific drilling in the ocean sheds light on the upcoming Great Japan Earthquake

The deep-sea scientific drilling ship Chikyu, which in 2018 conducted the deepest drilling of an earthquake fault in the subduction zone. Credit: Satoshi Kaya / Flickr Scientists who have delved deeper into an undersea earthquake fault than ever before have found that tectonic stress in Japan’s Nankai subduction zone is lower than expected, according to … Read more

“Father of Quantum Computing” Wins $3 Million Physics Prize | Physics

A theoretical physicist who had never had a regular job won the most lucrative prize in science for his pioneering contributions to the field of quantum computing. David Deutsch, who belongs to Oxford universitythe $3 million (about £2.65 million) breakthrough prize in fundamental physics along with three other researchers laid the foundations for the broader … Read more

Basic research improves understanding of new optical materials

Unit cells and electron micrographs of alkaline earth chalcogenide (AeCh) nanocrystals. Credit: US Department of Energy Ames National Laboratory Research into the synthesis of new materials could lead to more sustainable and environmentally friendly items such as solar panels and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Scientists from Ames National Laboratory and Iowa State University have developed a … Read more

Catching neutrinos in the LHC

CERN physicist Jimmy Boyd enters a tunnel near the ATLAS detector, an experiment at the world’s largest particle accelerator. From there, it turns into an underground space called TI12. “This is a very special tunnel,” Boyd says, “because that’s where the old transmission line of the Large Electron-Positron Collider used to be, before the Large … Read more