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The bizarre physics of fire ants

The bizarre physics of fire ants

Red imported fire ants are regarded as pests throughout the Southern US, where they’ve thrived since they were inadvertently introduced from South America in the 1930s or ’40s.

New Fast-Radio-Burst Phenomenon Baffles Astronomers –“Reveals a Previously Unknown Hole in the Milky Galaxy”

New Fast-Radio-Burst Phenomenon Baffles Astronomers –“Reveals a Previously Unknown Hole in the Milky Galaxy”

Scientists detected the newest Fast radio burst, 5-millisecond intergalactic blips of radio waves, FRB 150215, on February 15, 2015 with the Parkes Telescope in Australia, but still don’t know the cause of it, or...

“Alpha Centauri Up Close!” –NASA Looks at Using the Sun as a Giant Gravity Lens to Study Alien Planets

“Alpha Centauri Up Close!” –NASA Looks at Using the Sun as a Giant Gravity Lens to Study Alien Planets

The search for a second Earth orbiting another star is one of astronomy’s greatest challenges. It’s a task that each passing day appears close to fruition. Since astronomers spotted the first exoplanet in 1988,...

Hubble Detects Blazingly Hot Exoplanet — “Its Water Atmosphere Glows”

Hubble Detects Blazingly Hot Exoplanet — “Its Water Atmosphere Glows”

Scientists have discovered the strongest evidence to date for a stratosphere on a planet outside our solar system, or exoplanet. A stratosphere is a layer of atmosphere in which temperature increases with higher altitudes....

“Avoiding Andromeda Strain” –NASA Identifies 25 Gaps in Our Knowledge to Guard Earth Against Alien Life & Biological Contamination”

“Avoiding Andromeda Strain” –NASA Identifies 25 Gaps in Our Knowledge to Guard Earth Against Alien Life & Biological Contamination”

One of the greatest fears of the world’s space is a real-life Andromeda Strain, the chilling movie about a US research satellite carrying a deadly extraterrestrial microscopic organism that crashes into a small town in...

Mud Cracks on Mars Suggest a Watery Ancient Past

Mud Cracks on Mars Suggest a Watery Ancient Past

NASA’s Curiosity rover has photographed shallow crevices on Mars that may have formed from ancient mud cracks, yet more evidence that the planet had a watery past. In addition to the network of cracks...

Atlas V Rocket Launches US Missile-Warning Satellite

Atlas V Rocket Launches US Missile-Warning Satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Florida today (Jan. 20) to put a missile-detection and early warning satellite into orbit for the U.S. military. Launch was...

Beaming Moon Over Denver: Skywatcher Snaps a Long Supermoon Exposure

Beaming Moon Over Denver: Skywatcher Snaps a Long Supermoon Exposure

November’s supermoon —a term used to describe a full moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth during the lunar orbit — was the biggest and brightest supermoon in almost 69 years. In fact,...

Organic Molecules Likely Formed On Dwarf Planet Ceres | Video

Organic Molecules Likely Formed On Dwarf Planet Ceres | Video

This new discovery was just announced by team of planetary scientists led by Maria Cristina De Sanctis, an astrophysicist at the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics in Rome. The scientists used data from NASA’s Dawn...