Using many instruments to track a comet

In 16 years of data observations, the Solar Heliophysics Observatory (SOHO) — a joint European Space Agency and NASA mission — – made an unexpected claim for fame: the sighting of new comets at an alarming rate. SOHO has spotted over 2100 comets, mo…

‘Double tsunami’ doubled Japan destruction

Researchers have discovered that the destructive tsunami generated by the March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake was a long-hypothesized “merging tsunami” that doubled in intensity over rugged ocean ridges, amplifying its destructive powe…

Space Agency investigates novel analog self-steered antennas

Bulky present generation satellite dishes and ground terminals could become relics of the past thanks to research currently being conducted for the European Space Agency (ESA) by Queen’s University Belfast’s Institute of Electronics, Communications …

Physicists discover Crab nebula is slowly dimming

BATON ROUGE — The Crab Nebula, once considered to be a source of energy so stable that astronomers used it to calibrate their instruments, is dimming. LSU physicists Mike Cherry, Gary Case and graduate student James Rodi, together with an intern…

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