SCIENCE

What happens when galaxies collide: Hubble showcases six mergers

To celebrate a new year, the NASA/ESA Space Telescope has published a montage of six beautiful galaxy mergers. Each of these merging systems was studied as part of the recent HiPEEC survey to investigate the rate of new star formation within such systems. These interactions are a key aspect of galaxy evolution and are among the most spectacular events in the lifetime of a galaxy. CREDIT ESA/Hubble, NASA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University), A. Adamo et al.

It is during rare merging events that galaxies undergo dramatic changes in their appearance and in their stellar content. These systems are excellent laboratories to trace the formation of star clusters under extreme physical conditions. The Milky Way typically forms star clusters with masses that are 10 thousand times the mass of our Sun. This doesn’t compare to the masses ...

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Indian-Origin scientist develops nano 3D device to detect Covid-19 virus in 15 seconds

An image of the COVID-19 test chip made by aerosol jet nanoparticle 3D printing. CREDIT Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Lab, College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an advanced nanomaterial-based biosensing platform that detects, within seconds, antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 or the coronavirus. It also helps to assess patient immunological response to the new vaccine. The study, published in the journal Advanced Materials, is Carnegie Mellon’s collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) and the UPMC. The testing platform identifies ...

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Starlink Lift Off Today, Watch it Live

Eong Musk-owned US space agency SpaceX is targeting Friday, August 7 at 1:12 a.m. EDT, 5:12 UTC, for launch of its tenth Starlink mission which will include 57 Starlink satellites and 2 satellites from BlackSky, a Spaceflight customer. Falcon 9 will lift off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A backup opportunity is available on ...

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