Tag Archives: Spectroscopy

Early JWST targets set the stage for the next decade of observations

Data gathered by the telescope in its first five months of science will show what it’s capable of while enabling insight into ancient galaxies, newborn planets, and more. Continue reading

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A Quick Way to Measure Isotope Ratios

A new laser-based method allows scientists to detect the isotope concentration of different chemicals in a gas in a short time. Continue reading

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Drones Could Spot Crime Scenes from Afar

A system could aid forensic searches and crime-scene mapping by detecting reflections from human materials. Continue reading

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Nobel Prize in Physics honors the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the heart of the Milky Way

By tracking the orbits of stars close to the galactic center, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez ruled out all possibilities besides a black hole. Continue reading

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Phosphine detection highlights unknowns of Venus’s atmosphere

Modeling, lab work, and perhaps a mission to the planet will be required to understand the chemical reactions that take place within Venus’s hot, dense, oxidizing cloud layers. Read more in Physics Today…

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Food residues help date ancient pottery

Radiocarbon dating of carefully extracted fatty-acid compounds could become a robust archaeological tool. Continue reading

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Mapping the Remains of Supernovae

A new tool provides detailed, 3-D chemical view of exploded star systems. Continue reading

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Iron-rich object closely orbits a white dwarf

The newly discovered object could be the core of a planet that survived the transition of its host star into a red giant. Continue reading

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A glimpse of a planetary system’s final stages

Detailed spectroscopy measurements may help astronomers discover bodies orbiting white dwarfs. Continue reading

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Molecular Processes, Global Effects

Streamlined proposal call focuses on aerosol sampling at DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility site with analysis at Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory. Continue reading

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