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Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Comet, the Owl, and the Galaxy
March 24, 2017

The Comet, the Owl, and the Galaxy Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak poses for a Messier moment in this telescopic snapshot from March 21. In fact it shares the 1 degree wide field-of-view with two well-known entries in the 18th century...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Gravitational Waves Send Supermassive Black Hole Flying (Fri Mar 24 2:00 pm)
    The billion-solar-mass object is the largest runaway black hole ever seen -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Astronomers Observe Milky Way?like Galaxies in Early Universe (Thu Mar 23 3:15 pm)
    The ALMA radio observatory has seen young spiral galaxies in unprecedented detail from 12 billion light-years away -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. UV Rays Strip Small Galaxies of Star Stuff (Wed Mar 22 10:27 pm)
    Researchers measured the intensity of the universe's ultraviolet background radiation, and say it may be strong enough to strip small galaxies of star-forming gas. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  4. Q&A: Lawrence Krauss on The Greatest Story Ever Told (Tue Mar 21 9:30 am)
    Hidden, impermanent balances in nature have shaped the history of physics, and could determine our universe’s future -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Chaotic Orbits Could Cause Catastrophic Collision (Mon Mar 20 6:53 pm)
    Researchers used ancient climate cycles to confirm the solar system’s chaotic planetary orbits. An Earth–Mars collision is one distant outcome. Julia Rosen reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

PhysicsWorld Headline News (Top 5 items)

  1. Supermassive black hole was ejected by gravitational waves (Fri Mar 24 11:37 am)
    Collision sent billion-Sun-sized object speeding away from galactic core
  2. Flash Physics: Laser wakefield delivers three beams, cat-litter nanosheets, Canada budget disappoints physicists (Fri Mar 24 8:16 am)
    Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
  3. Molecular motors drive liquid through large channels (Thu Mar 23 1:00 pm)
    Surprising result not expected to occur on macroscopic scales
  4. Flash Physics: Mapping Earth's magnetism, single-molecule vibronic spectroscopy, nanoclip could treat disease (Thu Mar 23 8:14 am)
    Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
  5. Spin glass provides insight into brain activity (Wed Mar 22 11:45 am)
    Model reveals functional role of spin-glass-like states in neurological networks

EurekaAlert Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Sciences News (Top 5 items)

  1. Surprising twist in confined liquid crystals: A simple route to developing new sensors (Thu Mar 23 11:00 pm)
    (Georgia Institute of Technology) Researchers at Georgia Tech found that a class of water soluble liquid crystals, called lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals, exhibited unexpected characteristics that could be harnessed for use in sensors and...
  2. UNC to create and test injectable long-acting implant to prevent HIV/AIDS (Thu Mar 23 11:00 pm)
    (University of North Carolina Health Care) Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a new implantable drug delivery system...
  3. Electrical 'switch' in brain's capillary network monitors activity and controls blood flow (Thu Mar 23 11:00 pm)
    (Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont) New research has uncovered that capillaries have the capacity to both sense brain activity and generate an electrical vasodilatory signal to evoke blood flow and direct nutrients to...
  4. Schizophrenia-associated gene research funded by $3.1 million NIH grant (Thu Mar 23 11:00 pm)
    (Emory Health Sciences) A research team at Emory University is embarking on a multipronged study of 3q29 deletion syndrome, a genetic mutation associated with a 40-fold increased risk for schizophrenia and a range of other neuropsychiatric...
  5. Study confirms prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate addiction recovery (Thu Mar 23 11:00 pm)
    (University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have confirmed that a prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone. In a study published...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. NASA sees System 91P coming together east of Queensland (Thu Mar 23 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The area of tropical low pressure designated System 91P appears to be organizing in NASA satellite imagery on March 24. Visible imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite revealed that the tropical low is...
  2. NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Caleb's heaviest rainfall (Thu Mar 23 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical cyclone Caleb formed on March 23 in the South Indian Ocean southwest of the Indonesian Island of Sumatra. The GPM core observatory satellite had a fairly good view of the newly formed tropical cyclone...
  3. Extreme space weather: Protecting our critical infrastructure (Thu Mar 23 11:00 pm)
    (European Commission Joint Research Centre) Extreme space weather has a global footprint and the potential to damage critical infrastructure on the ground and in space. A new report by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre calls for...
  4. OSIRIS-REx asteroid search tests instruments, science team (Thu Mar 23 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) OSIRIS-REx did not discover any Earth-Trojan asteroids during a two-week search, but the spacecraft's cameras operated flawlessly and demonstrated they can image objects two magnitudes dimmer than originally...
  5. Astronomers identify purest, most massive brown dwarf (Thu Mar 23 11:00 pm)
    (Royal Astronomical Society) An international team of astronomers has identified a record breaking brown dwarf (a star too small for nuclear fusion) with the 'purest' composition and the highest mass yet known. The object, known as SDSS J0104+1535,...

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