The hottest of the flares was estimated to be roughly 10,000 times more powerful than the largest flare ever recorded leaping from the sun, and astronomers estimate the red dwarf flare was 360 million degrees Fahrenheit, more than 12 times hotter than the sun’s core.
A theoretical physicist at UNC believes she has found a rather large hole in the popular scientific conception of the universe.
A team led by UK Astronomy Technology Centre (ATC) has won a €9m contract to build multi-object optical and near-infrared spectrograph (MOONS) that will help explore the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies.
The duck will be launched using a weather balloon and accompanied by a black box so that information about altitude, temperature, air pressure and magnetic fields can be collected.
Scientists across China and the United States collaborating on the PandaX search for dark matter from an underground lab in southwestern China report results from the first stage of the experiment in a new study published in the Beijing-based journal SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy.
Certain primordial stars—those between 55,000 and 56,000 times the mass of our Sun, or solar masses—may have died unusually. In death, these objects—among the Universe’s first-generation of stars—would have exploded as supernovae and burned completely, leaving no remnant black hole behind.