Hedgehog in space

Hedgehog in space

Your best guess is that the landscape is as inhospitable as it gets: an irregular range of sharp boulders and loose rubble piles strewn among jagged crevasses and deep troughs of dust. But then again, it’s just a guess because no one’s ever actually seen this...
Saturn’s enormous B-ring: Great vista, less filling

Saturn’s enormous B-ring: Great vista, less filling

After examining hidden density waves from Saturn’s B-ring – the largest of the planet’s awe-inspiring, cosmic bands – astronomers confirm that this circular object is as lightweight as it is opaque. Their findings are published online in the journal Icarus. Philip...
How light behaves in curved space

How light behaves in curved space

To investigate the influence of gravity on the propagation of light, researchers usually have to examine astronomical length scales and huge masses. However, physicists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Friedrich Schiller University Jena...

RIP Starman

ScienceBlog.com bids a respectful and sad farewell to the Starman, David Bowie today.

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