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Two strains of oil eating bacteria found in Antarctica [Asia Research News 2019 Magazine]
13-March-2019
 
ALMA Observes the Formation Sites of Solar-System-like Planets
13-March-2019

Researchers spotted the formation sites of planets around a young star resembling our Sun. Two rings of dust around the star, at distances comparable to the asteroid belt and the orbit of Neptune in our Solar System, suggest that we are witnessing the formation of a planetary system similar to ours.

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Contact: Hitoshi Yamaoka Institution: National Astronomial Observatory of Japan
 
Astronomers Discover 83 Supermassive Black Holes in the Early Universe
13-March-2019

A team of astronomers has discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes (SMBHs) in the early Universe. This increases the number of black holes known at that epoch considerably, and reveals, for the first time, how common SMBHs were early in the Universe's history.

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Contact: Hitoshi Yamaoka Institution: National Astronomial Observatory of Japan
 
Fusion Science and Astronomy Collaboration Enables Investigation of the Origin of Heavy Elements
13-March-2019

A team of experts in nuclear fusion and astronomy has computed high-accuracy atomic data for analyzing light from a kilonova, a birth place of heavy elements. They found that their new data set could predict kilonovae brightness with much better accuracy than before. This aids our understanding of the cosmic origins of heavy elements.

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Contact: Hitoshi Yamaoka Institution: National Astronomial Observatory of Japan
 
Protecting rice plants by exploiting their natural defences [Asia Research News 2019 Magazine]
11-March-2019

An analysis of the chemical signals sent out by rice plants under attack by the brown planthopper could help in the natural control of this insect pest.

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Contact: Pertanika Journals Institution: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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