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The white dwarf-pulsar binary system PSR J1141-6545 discovered by the CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope. (Image: Mark Myers, ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav))

Astronomers Witness the Dragging of Space-Time

After almost 20 years of patient monitoring, an international team of astronomers has witnessed the very fabric of space-time being dragged around a rapidly-rotating exotic star known as a white dwarf. The effect is a consequence of Einstein’s General Theory…

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Electron-Eating Neon Causes Star to Collapse

An international team of researchers has found that neon inside a certain massive star can eat so many electrons in the core, a process called electron capture, that it causes…

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Prehistoric Hyenas and Humans Share Migration Patterns

New research into the evolutionary history and prehistoric migrations of hyenas reveals surprising similarities between hyenas and prehistoric humans. The results from the University of Copenhagen and University of Potsdam…

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Astronomers Witness the Dragging of Space-Time

After almost 20 years of patient monitoring, an international team of astronomers has witnessed the very fabric of space-time being dragged around a rapidly-rotating exotic star known as a white…

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TESS Dates an Ancient Collision With Our Galaxy

An international team of scientists led by the University of Birmingham adopted the novel approach of applying the forensic characterization of a single ancient, bright star called ν Indi as a probe…

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Iodine May Slow Ozone Layer Recovery

A new paper quantifying small levels of iodine in Earth’s stratosphere could help explain why some of the planet’s protective ozone layer isn’t healing as fast as expected. The paper…

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Scientists Find Evidence That Venus Has Active Volcanoes

New research led by Universities Space Research Association (USRA) and published in Science Advances shows that lava flows on Venus may be only a few years old, suggesting that Venus could be volcanically active today —…