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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Jets from Unusual Galaxy Centaurus A
January 17, 2021

Jets from Unusual Galaxy Centaurus A The jets emanating from Centaurus A are over a million light years long. These jets of streaming plasma, expelled by a giant black hole in the center of this spiral galaxy, light up this composite...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. The Mind-Expanding Power of Complementarity (Tue Jan 12 1:00 pm)
    Embracing divergent perspectives at the same time is a key to understanding reality -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. New Views of Quantum Jumps Challenge Core Tenets of Physics (Tue Dec 29 6:30 am)
    One of the most basic processes in all of nature—a subatomic particle’s transition between discrete energy states—is surprisingly complex and sometimes predictable, recent work shows -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  3. Trump Signs Directive to Bolster Nuclear Power in Space Exploration (Mon Dec 21 2:45 pm)
    One goal laid out in the new policy is the testing of a fission power system on the moon by the mid- to late 2020s -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Gravitational Waves Probe Exotic Matter inside Neutron Stars (Thu Dec 17 1:00 pm)
    A new analysis of light and gravitational waves from colliding neutron stars helps reveal what’s inside these ultradense objects -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Physicists Achieve Best Ever Measurement of Fine-Structure Constant (Wed Dec 16 5:45 am)
    Three times more precise than the previous record-holding determination, the result closely agrees with theoretical predictions but could still reveal pathways to new physics -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

PhysicsWorld Headline News (Top 5 items)

  1. Physicists beat Lorentz reciprocity for microwave transmission (Thu Feb 22 8:27 am)
    New device could boost telecommunications and be adapted for photonics
  2. Japan's SuperKEKB set for first particle collisions (Wed Feb 21 8:45 am)
    Revamped accelerator will soon be smashing electrons and positrons together
  3. Wood-based 'supermaterial' is stronger and tougher than steel (Wed Feb 21 8:10 am)
    New material is made by compressing treated wood
  4. Three photons bind together to make a ?molecule? of light (Tue Feb 20 10:06 am)
    Technique could be used to create quantum-information systems
  5. Nuclear excitation by electron capture seen at long last (Tue Feb 20 7:55 am)
    Breakthrough could lead to new type of energy source

EurekaAlert Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Sciences News (Top 5 items)

  1. Better diet and glucose uptake in the brain lead to longer life in fruit flies (Fri Jan 15 11:00 pm)
    (Tokyo Metropolitan University) Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose uptake have significantly longer lifespans. Looking at the brain cells of aging flies,...
  2. Conductive nature in crystal structures revealed at magnification of 10 million times (Thu Jan 14 11:00 pm)
    (University of Minnesota) In groundbreaking materials research, a team led by University of Minnesota Professor K. Andre Mkhoyan has made a discovery that blends the best of two sought-after qualities for touchscreens and smart windows--transparency...
  3. T cells linked to myelin implicated in MS-like disease in monkeys (Thu Jan 14 11:00 pm)
    (Oregon Health & Science University) Scientists have uncovered new clues implicating a type of herpes virus as the cause of a central nervous system disease in monkeys that's similar to multiple sclerosis in people. By linking two specific...
  4. Howard University professor to receive first Joseph A. Johnson Award (Thu Jan 14 11:00 pm)
    (American Institute of Physics) The American Institute of Physics and the National Society of Black Physicists congratulate physicist Thomas A. Searles as the winner of the inaugural Joseph A. Johnson III Award for Excellence. Named to honor...
  5. Controlling chemical catalysts with sculpted light (Thu Jan 14 11:00 pm)
    (Stanford University) Using state-of-the-art fabrication and imaging, researchers watched the consequences of adding sculpted light to a catalyst during a chemical transformation. This work could inform more efficient -- and potentially new...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Graduate student groups from 15 states awarded for science policy initiatives to engage (Thu Jan 14 11:00 pm)
    (Research!America) Research!America and the Rita Allen Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Civic Engagement Microgrant Initiative. Now in its third year, the microgrant program provides funding to graduate student...
  2. Hubble pinpoints supernova blast (Thu Jan 14 11:00 pm)
    (ESA/Hubble Information Centre) The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has observed the supernova remnant named 1E 0102.2-7219. Researchers are using Hubble's imagery of the remnant object to wind back the clock on the expanding remains of this...
  3. Study: X-Rays surrounding 'Magnificent 7' may be traces of sought-after particle (Thu Jan 14 11:00 pm)
    (DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) A new study, led by a theoretical physicist at Berkeley Lab, suggests that never-before-observed particles called axions may be the source of unexplained, high-energy X-ray emissions surrounding a...
  4. Astronomers document the rise and fall of a rarely observed stellar dance (Wed Jan 13 11:00 pm)
    (University of Washington) Astronomers have catalogued 126 years of changes to HS Hydra, a rare evolving eclipsing binary star system. Analyzing observations from astro-photographic plates in the late 1800s to TESS observations in 2019, they...
  5. Researchers rewind the clock to calculate age and site of supernova blast (Wed Jan 13 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Astronomers are winding back the clock on the expanding remains of a nearby, exploded star. By using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, they retraced the speedy shrapnel from the blast to calculate a more accurate...

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