Astrophysicists turn fast radio bursts into cosmic probes

The Synoptic Deep Array in California’s Owens Valley can locate the point in the sky where a fast radio burst is occurring. When completed, it will consist of 110 bowls, each measuring 4.65 meters wide.Credit: Greg Hallinan Powerful millisecond flashes of radiation known as fast radio bursts (FRBs) have baffled scientists since their discovery in … Read more

A dark matter particle may finally shed light on a cosmic mystery

A new model of dark matter proposes a new candidate for the particles that make up this mysterious form of matter, which could mean it could be detected by future experiments. Even though it makes up 85% of the matter in the universe, dark matter has remained frustratingly undetectable thanks to the fact that it … Read more

A 3D map of the cosmic magnetic field has been unveiled by the Superbubble

Astronomers mapped the local bubble’s magnetic field using data obtained by Planck and Gaia. Here, the short pink and purple vector lines on the bubble surface represent the direction of the detected magnetic field. The bubble is located inside the Milky Way. Credit: Theo O’Neill/Telescope Worldwide Cosmic Superbubble’s magnetic field plotted in 3D for the … Read more

A Filmmaker Asks The Internet For Hindi Movies Based On The ‘Chak De’ Genre

latest update: January 19, 2023, at 10:50 IST Hindi films inspired by a discredited male coach who takes female athletes to victory have emerged as a foreign filmmaker’s “favorite subgenre”. The internet obliges her with many suggestions (Image credit: Twitter/@MelanieJEaston) An Australian filmmaker loves the indie genre where a disgraced male coach leads underdog female … Read more

Exploring the mechanism of cosmic magnetic fields in the laboratory

Evolution of the measured assembly of the electron probe. credit: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2023). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.221171311 This new work offers a potential solution to this troubling problem regarding the origin of seed magnetic fields at the microgauss scale. The research used a new platform with great potential to study the ultrafast … Read more

Astronomers have detected a mysterious cosmic explosion

Artist’s conception of a gamma-ray burst caused by the violent collision of two massive neutron stars, after their apocalyptic emergence. In addition to high-energy radiation and matter ejected in a narrow jet, the event is thought to be the universe’s main factory for heavy elements, including gold and platinum. Credit: A. Simonnet (Sonoma State University) … Read more

Astronomers say the bright green comet is a rare cosmic “messenger”.

A comet not seen from Earth in tens of thousands of years can be seen in the sky this month. Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) was discovered on March 2, 2022 by astronomers Frank Massey and Bryce Paulin using the Zwicky Transit Facility (ZTF) at Palomar Observatory in California. At the time, the comet was located … Read more