The top stories, the best sites.
             feeds for your website / blog
Poll: What's the future for Trump and the U.S.?
articles

content feeds for your site



dailygalaxy.com      in your list

The Daily Galaxy - Great Discoveries Channel -Your Daily Dose of Awe: Science, Space, Tech

The Daily Galaxy -Great Discoveries Channel, is an eclectic text and video presentation of news and original insights on science, space exploration, and the environment and their reflections in popular culture (film, books, events). Eclectic text and video blog of news and insights on science, space, technology and popular culture.



Mystery of Sun's Erupting Plasma Jets Solved --"Reach Heights of 6,000 Miles"  

At any given moment, as many as 10 million wild jets of solar material burst from the sun's surface. They erupt as fast as 60 miles per second, and can reach lengths of 6,000 miles before collapsing. These are spicules, and despite their grass-like abundance, scientists didn't understand how they form. Now, for the first time, a computer simulation -- so detailed it took a full year to run -- shows how spicules form, helping scientists understand how spicules can break free of the sun's

2017-06-22 19:08:08
`
2 

The Curious Case of the Warped Kuiper Belt --"Is There an Earth-Sized Planet Far Beyond Pluto?"  

  The plane of the solar system is warped in the outer reaches of the Kuiper Belt, signaling the presence of an unknown Mars-to-Earth-mass planetary object far beyond Pluto, according to new research from the University of Arizona. An unknown, unseen "planetary mass object" may lurk in the outer reaches of our solar system, according to new research on the orbits of minor planets. This object would be different from -- and much closer than -- the so-called Planet Nine, a planet whose

2017-06-22 07:04:10
`
1 

NASA --Artificial Intelligence is Changing How We Explore Mars & Beyond   

A glimpse of how we'll explore the cosmos in the future is here: A.I. software on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has helped it zap dozens of laser targets on the Red Planet this past year, becoming a frequent science tool when the ground team was out of contact with the spacecraft. This same software has proven useful enough that it's already scheduled for NASA's upcoming mission, Mars 2020. Adding intelligence to robotic probes could enable probes sent to targets as far away Proxima b in th

2017-06-22 06:45:26
`
2 

Deadly "Killer" Heat Threatens 30% of World's Population --"Will Reach 74% by 2100"  

  "Lethal heatwaves are very common. I don't know why we as a society are not more concerned about the dangers," says Camilo Mora of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, lead author of an important new study. "The 2003 European heatwave killed approximately 70,000 people—that's more than 20 times the number of people who died in the September 11 attacks." Without major reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases such as CO2, up to three in four people will face the threat...

2017-06-22 06:04:23
`
1 

"Surprising Discovery" --NASA/Hubble: Massive Dead Galaxy Challenges Current Theories   

  "This new insight may force us to rethink the whole cosmological context of how galaxies burn out early on and evolve into local elliptical-shaped galaxies," said study leader Sune Toft of the Dark Cosmology Center at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. "Perhaps we have been blind to the fact that early 'dead' galaxies could in fact be disks, simply because we haven't been able to resolve them." By combining the power of a "natural lens" in space wi...

2017-06-22 04:00:00
`
2 

"The Nocturnal Sun" --Scientists Solve Ancient Mystery of Bright Nights   

    Historical accounts of bright nights go back centuries. Pliny the Elder described bright nights, saying, "The phenomenon commonly called 'nocturnal sun', i.e. a light emanating from the sky during the night, has been seen during the consulate of C. Caecilius and Cn. Papirius (~ 113 BCE), and many other times, giving an appearance of day during the night." European newspapers and the scientific literature also carried observations of these events in 1783, 1908 and 1916. Datin

2017-06-21 09:52:12
`
2 

World's Space Scientists Warn "Near-Earth-Object Certain to Strike Earth"   

    Alan Fitzsimmons from the Queen's University Belfast Astrophysics Research Center has said it is a case of when an asteroid collision will happen, rather than if it will happen. In 1908, a small asteroid exploded over Tunguska in Siberia and devastated 800 square miles. A leading astrophysicist, Fitzsimmons is warning that a similar unexpected strike in today's world could easily destroy a major city and a larger asteroid could be more dangerous. A leading astrophysicist fr

2017-06-21 07:46:21
`
2 

NASA's Future Science Missions to the 'Ice Giants' of Our Solar System --"Massive Oceans Exist Beneath Their Clouds"  

    A NASA-led and NASA-sponsored study of potential future missions to the mysterious "ice giant" planets Uranus and Neptune (above) has been released—the first in a series of mission studies NASA will conduct in support of the next Planetary Science Decadal Survey. The results of this and future studies will be used as the Decadal Survey deliberates on NASA's planetary science priorities from 2022-2032. The study identifies the scientific questions an ice giant mission should...

2017-06-21 06:40:09
`
4 

NASA: Most Powerful Telescope Ever Sent to Mars Tracks Curiosity Rover's Climb Up Mount Sharp   

    Using the most powerful telescope ever sent to Mars, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught a view of the Curiosity rover this month amid rocky terrain of Mount Sharp towering three miles above the ancient lakeshore of Gale Crater.  "Gale crater once held a lake with water that we would even have been able to drink, but we still don't know how long this habitable environment" endured, said Jens Frydenvang, a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Univer

2017-06-21 05:52:56
`
3 

"Living Organisms?" --Scientists Create 4-Dimensional Models of Earth's Cities  

Several thousand years ago the evolution of social organizations in the form of cities brought a new dynamic to the planet that seems to be uniquely human: People actually do walk on average faster in larger cities whereas heart rates decrease as animal size increases. With the city, it seems, mankind has created an "organism" operating beyond the bounds of biology, said Geoffrey West, theoretical physicist , former president of the Santa Fe Institute and Stanford University faculty memb

2017-06-20 09:08:48
`
3 

Red Dots Mission: The New Hunt for Earth-Like Planets Orbiting Nearby Red Dwarf Stars --"Could Harbor Life a Billion Years Older Than Earth's" (VIDEO)  

    The recent discovery of Proxima b1, a habitable Earth-mass planet next to the nearest star, opened a unique opportunity in the search for extra-terrestrial life. It is much easier to study nearby habitats for life, either by remote sensing of the feeble radiation signals from biologically-produced molecules (e.g. oxygen) or by sending spacecrafts that will image the planet's surface or collect samples from its atmosphere through a close encounter. A new international campa...

2017-06-20 06:00:27
`
2 

China Launches Foundation for the Quantum Internet --"Surges Ahead of Other World Powers" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)  

China has scored a huge win against hackers and spooks as it surges ahead of other world powers in a new kind of space race. By launching quantum-enabled satellites, China has set the foundation for a super secure network that uses an encryption technique based on the principles of a field known as quantum communication. "Definitely, I think there will be a race," said Chaoyang Lu, a physicist at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, who works with the team be...

2017-06-20 03:00:00
`
2 

"Milky Way Galaxy is Dominated By Two Types of Alien Worlds" --Rocky Earth-Like Planets and Gas-Enshrouded Mini-Neptunes  

    New research from Caltech shows that our galaxy has a strong preference for two types of planets: rocky planets up to 1.75 times the size of Earth, and gas-enshrouded mini-Neptune worlds, which are from 2 to 3.5 times the size of Earth (or somewhat smaller than Neptune). Our galaxy rarely makes planets with sizes in between these two groups. Since the mid-1990s, when the first planet around another sun-like star was discovered, astronomers have been amassing what is now a la

2017-06-19 11:49:27
`
4 

NASA Alert: Kepler Mission Finds 10 New Earth-Sized Planets in Habitable Zone --"Will Help Future Missions Image Our Twin"  

"The Kepler data set is unique, as it is the only one containing a population of these near Earth-analogs - planets with roughly the same size and orbit as Earth," said Mario Perez, Kepler program scientist in the Astrophysics Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate. "Understanding their frequency in the galaxy will help inform the design of future NASA missions to directly image another Earth." This morning, NASA's Kepler space telescope team released a mission catalog of planet ...

2017-06-19 09:34:34
`
1 

EcoAlert: Mysterious Hot Spots of the Ice Age --"CO2 Tipping Points Caused Abrupt Paleoclimate Temperature Shifts"  

"This does not necessarily mean that a similar response would happen in the future with increasing CO2 levels, since the boundary conditions are different from the ice age," added by Professor Gerrit Lohmann, leader of the Paleoclimate Dynamics group at the Alfred Wegener Institute. "Nevertheless, our study shows that climate models have the ability of simulating abrupt changes by gradual forcing as seen in paleoclimate data." Scientists believe they have discovered the reason behind my

2017-06-19 08:56:55
`
4 

Super-Earths 10 Times More Massive than Earth --"Magnetic Fields Could Allow Them to Harbor Life"   

      With the discovery of thousands of planets beyond the solar system, scientists are eager to learn if rocky "super-Earths," up to 10 times more massive than Earth, might also be able to harbor life. Along with its aesthetic function of helping create the glorious Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, the powerful magnetic field surrounding our planet has a fairly important practical value as well: It makes life possible. By deflecting harmful charged particles from the

2017-06-19 07:39:47
`
1 

Last Week's Top 5 Space & Science Headlines --"From Vast Ocean 30 Trillion Times Earth's to Rise of a New Intelligent Species"  

    Vast "Ocean" of Water Detected at Nearby Galaxy's Core --"30 Trillion Times Earth's Oceans, With a Diameter 15 Million Times Distance of Earth to the Sun" Human Brain Discovered to Operate in 11 Dimensions --"Multiverse-Like Structures a World We Never Imagined" "We are Not in the Middle of a Sixth Mass Extinction" --Earth's Past Armageddons Unfolded Like Human Power-Grid Failures "Quantum Space Race" --China's Scientists Generate 'Spooky' Entanglement in Space F...

2017-06-19 03:00:00
`
4 

(WATCH TODAY JUNE 19) Live Streamed Via NASA TV --"Kepler Mission to Reveal New Planet Discoveries"  

  While NASA and the JPL have disclosed little information about the findings, the new results from the Kepler mission are said to be 'the most complete and reliable accounting of distant worlds. Scientists from the Astrophysics Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, as well as the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Caltech will speak at the event on Monday as they reveal the latest planet candidate results. The ...

2017-06-19 02:00:00
`
4 

"We are Not in the Middle of a Sixth Mass Extinction" --Earth's Past Armageddons Unfolded Like Human Power-Grid Failures  

"People who claim we're in the sixth mass extinction don't understand enough about mass extinctions to understand the logical flaw in their argument," said Smithsonian paleontologist, Doug Erwin. "To a certain extent they're claiming it as a way of frightening people into action, when in fact, if it's actually true we're in a sixth mass extinction, then there's no point in conservation biology." Five times in earth's history the majority of animal life has been wiped...

2017-06-18 07:43:55
`
5 

“Quantum Space Race" --China's Scientists Generate 'Spooky' Entanglement in Space For First Time (WATCH Weekend 'Galaxy' Stream)  

  In a new study in the journal Science, Jian-Wei Pan, a physicist at the University of Science and Technology of China reports that his team was able to entangle photons aboard a satellite 300 miles above Earth and then beam those particles to three ground stations across China—each separated by more than 700 miles triggering what might prove to be a global "quantum space race" by retaining their weird connection even after they'd been separated by a distance 10 times the previou...

2017-06-17 08:57:10
`
10 

Startalk Radio -- Exploring Climate On Earth and Our Solar System: "Ancient, Current, and Cosmic"  

How do Earth's interconnected systems of life, land, sea, and air interact to create weather and climate? It's not an easy question to answer, so Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Scott Adsit have assembled an illustrious group of experts to explore the topic, including former NOAA administrator Kathy Sullivan, climate scientist Radley Horton, meteorologist Nick Gregory, paleoclimatologist Linda Sohl, and astrobiologist David Grinspoon. But first, you'll hear about Kathy's experien...

2017-06-17 06:08:51
`
11 

NASA's MAVEN Mission: How Mars Went from a Wet Habitable World to a Barren Desert --"Top Ten Discoveries"  

On June 17, NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission) will celebrate 1,000 Earth days in orbit around the Red Planet. Since its launch in November 2013 and its orbit insertion in September 2014, MAVEN has been exploring the upper atmosphere of Mars. MAVEN is bringing insight to how the sun stripped Mars of most of its atmosphere, turning a planet once possibly habitable to microbial life into a barren desert world. "MAVEN has made tremendous discoveries about the Mar

2017-06-16 10:38:25
`
4 

"Into the Unknown" --JWST to Target Very First Galaxies After the Big Bang to Chemical Fingerprints of Life On Enceladus and Exoplanets Like TRAPPIST-1e (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)  

    Mission officials for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, which will be 100 times more powerful than Hubble,  announced some of the science targets the telescope will observe following its launch and commissioning. These specific observations are part of a program of Guaranteed Time Observations (GTO), which provides dedicated time to the scientists that helped design and build the telescope's four instruments. "From the very first galaxies after the Big Bang, to search

2017-06-16 06:58:53
`
10 

Stephen Hawking was Wrong: "Spacetime was Infinite at the Big Bang"  

According to Einstein's theory of relativity, the curvature of spacetime was infinite at the big bang. In fact, at this point all mathematical tools fail, and the theory breaks down. However, there remained the notion that perhaps the beginning of the universe could be treated in a simpler manner, and that the infinities of the big bang might be avoided. This has indeed been the hope expressed since the 1980s by the well-known cosmologists James Hartle and Stephen Hawking with their "no-

2017-06-15 10:45:24
`
1 

"Chaos" --Astronomers Find Evidence of Emerging Stars Impact on Magnetic Fields   

For decades, scientists thought that the magnetic field lines coursing around newly forming stars were both powerful and unyielding, working like jail bars to corral star-forming material. More recently, astronomers have found tantalizing evidence that large-scale turbulence far from a nascent star can drag magnetic fields around at will. Now, a team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has discovered a surprisingly weak and wildly disorganized magne

2017-06-15 07:31:00
`
8 

"A Cosmic Battle" --China's Astronomers Clash Over Plans for World's Largest Telescope  

China's astronomers are united in wanting a world-class giant optical telescope, one that would serve notice that they are ready to compete on the global stage. But a squabble has opened up over the telescope's design. On one side is an established engineering team, led by a veteran optics expert responsible for the nation's largest existing telescope, that is eager to push ahead with an ambitious design. On the other are astronomers reveling in a grassroots priority-setting exercise—u...

2017-06-15 05:52:41
`
58 

Human Brain Constantly Rewires to Build a Multi-Dimensional Network --"Could Never Be Produced By Chance"  

    In 2015, Blue Brain published the first digital copy of a piece of the neocortex - the most evolved part of the brain and the seat of our sensations, actions, and consciousness. In this latest research, using algebraic topology, multiple tests were performed on the virtual brain tissue to show that the multi-dimensional brain structures discovered could never be produced by chance. "Algebraic topology is like a telescope and microscope at the same time. It can zoom into netw

2017-06-14 10:35:08
`
11 

StarTalk Radio: "What Does It Mean to Be Human --Could Another Intelligent Species Rise to Power?"  

What does it mean to be human? Primatologist Natalia Reagan tries to unlock the answers, with a little help from paleoanthropologist Marc Kissel, diving deep into the history of the hominoid lineage. You'll hear about the evolution of wisdom, the importance of "symbolic thinking," and why societal examples of behavior are more important than individual examples of behavior when studying the fossil record. You'll also hear how Marc's work on Notre Dame's "Evolution of Wisdom...

2017-06-14 09:54:41
`
2 

Search for Life on the Solar System's Icy 'Ocean' Moons --"Tidal Heat is the Key"  

  The icy moons in the outer solar system hold the potential for life, given that they may contain oceans of water. But life also needs a source of energy input to perform essential functions such as growth, reproduction and movement. A recent paper looked at how tidal heating could take place in the oceans of Saturn's moons Titan and Enceladus (above), which are well-studied by NASA's and the European Space Agency's Cassini mission. While scientists have some idea how thick these oc

2017-06-14 08:17:11
`
3 

Mystery of Our Sun's Destructive Birth Twin, Nemesis --"A Giant Molecular Cloud Filled with Infant Stars Points to Its Existence"  

  Astronomers have long searched for a companion to our sun, a star dubbed Nemesis because it was supposed to have kicked an asteroid into Earth's orbit that collided with our planet and exterminated the dinosaurs. It has never been found. "We are saying, yes, there probably was a Nemesis, a long time ago," said Steven Stahler, a UC Berkeley research astronomer. So, was our Sun born with a twin? Almost certainly yes -- though not an identical twin. And so did every other sunlike star

2017-06-14 06:53:53
`
6 

NASA Kepler Mission to Reveal New Planet Discoveries --Will Live Stream Monday, June 19th Conference (WATCH)  

      While the space agency has disclosed little information about the findings, the new results from the Kepler mission are said to be 'the most complete and reliable accounting of distant worlds. Scientists from the Astrophysics Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, as well as the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Caltech will speak at the event on Monday as they reveal the latest planet candidate...

2017-06-13 09:39:19
`
10 

Astronomers Peer Across Cosmic Time to Study 65 of the Biggest Galaxies in the Universe  

    A new study led by Michael West of Lowell Observatory reveals that the most massive galaxies in the universe have been aligned with their surroundings for the past ten billion years. It is the furthest back in time that this phenomenon has ever been seen. While most galaxies are randomly oriented in space, astronomers have long known that the biggest ones often point towards their neighbors. But when and how these alignments occurred remains a mystery. To peer across cosmic

2017-06-13 06:43:29
`
29 

Human Brain Discovered to Operate in 11 Dimensions --"Multiverse-Like Structures a World We Never Imagined”  

    "We found a world that we had never imagined, said Henry Markram, director of Blue Brain Project. "There are tens of millions of these objects even in a small speck of the brain, up through seven dimensions. In some networks, we even found structures with up to eleven dimensions." Swiss Scientists studying the brain using an advanced mathematical system have discovered that it operates on up to 11 different dimensions, creating multiverse-like structures. The researchers wer

2017-06-12 10:44:38
`
7 

Vast "Ocean" of Water Detected at Nearby Galaxy's Core --"30 Trillion Times Earth's Oceans, With a Diameter 15 Million Times Distance of Earth to the Sun"  

A new study led by Miguel Pereira Santaella, Research Associate at the Oxford University Department of Physics used the ALMA Observatory and detected the (670 μm) water transition in space, for the first time. The molecules were spotted in a nearby spiral galaxy (160 million light years away) at a point where the universe is vastly expanded, and the atmosphere is therefore at its most transparent (red-shifted at 676 μm). The water vapor emission in this galaxy originates at its core, ...

2017-06-12 08:04:46
`
4 

Last Week's Top 5 Space & Science Headlines (Read/Watch)  

Alien Decryption Challenge --"Could the Citizens of Earth Decode a Message from a Civilization a Billion Years Older than Ours?" (AUDIO/Week's Most Popular) After the Big Bang --"Is Inflation the Greatest Mystery of Cosmology?" (Watch Today's 'Galaxy' Stream) NASA: SpaceX Dragon to Deliver Ground-Breaking Science Research to Space Station --"Neutron Stars to Human Survival" Trappist-1 Star System of Seven Earth-Like Planets --Astronomers Say Their Formation "Helps Explain How Unique Ou

2017-06-12 06:20:06
`
16 

EcoAlert: China's Floating Solar Farm "Underscores It's Ambition to Lead World in Clean Energy"  

The world's largest floating solar farm highlights China's ambition to acquire and lead the planet in clean energy following Trump's decision to withdraw the USA from the Paris Climate accords. The solar power plant is equipped with the 160,000 panels that can generate 40-megawatt electricity. The panels are rested on the lake in the Anhui province that emerged after the collapse of that coal mine. The solar power plant is expected to generate 800 megawatts a year. In 2016, Britain buil

2017-06-12 03:00:00
`
1 

Alien Decryption Challenge --"Could the Citizens of Earth Decode a Message from a Civilization a Billion Years Older than Ours?" (AUDIO/Week's Most Popular)  

      Last year, Rene Heller from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research created a simulated message from an alien civilization a billion years older than Earth, and released it on Twitter and Facebook for the world crowdsource and decode. "On Tuesday, 26 April 2016, I submitted a fake SETI message to the social media Twitter and Facebook and called it the SETI Decrypt Challenge," say Heller, asking the citizens of Planet Earth to imagine that Earth has rec...

2017-06-11 08:00:00
`
6 

After the Big Bang --"Is Inflation the Greatest Mystery of Cosmology?" (Watch Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)  

    In the first moments after the Big Bang, the Universe was able to expand even billions of billions of billions of times faster than today. Such rapid expansion should be due to a primordial force field, acting with a new particle: inflaton. From the latest analysis of the decay of mesons, carried out in the LHCb experiment by physicists from Cracow and Zurich, it appears, however, that the most probable light inflaton, a particle with the characteristics of the famous Higgs b

2017-06-11 06:33:39
`
8 

NASA's Artists --Visualizing Newly Discovered Alien Worlds   

    The first artist to paint a galaxy was Vincent Van Gogh's depiction of Andromeda in his iconic Starry Night. Today, while astronomers have identified over 1000 planets around other stars, they're all too small and distant to fill even a single pixel in our most powerful telescopes. That's why science must rely on artists to help us imagine these strange new worlds. Shown above is the first planet to be seen in transit (crossing its star) and the first planet to have it li...

2017-06-10 09:35:17
`
7 

NASA's Artists --Visualizing Newly Discovered Alien Worlds (WATCH Weekend 'Galaxy' Stream)  

    The first artist to paint a galaxy was Vincent Van Gogh's depiction of Andromeda in his iconic Starry Night. Today, while astronomers have identified over 1000 planets around other stars, they're all too small and distant to fill even a single pixel in our most powerful telescopes. That's why science must rely on artists to help us imagine these strange new worlds. Shown above is the first planet to be seen in transit (crossing its star) and the first planet to have it li...

2017-06-10 09:35:17
`
5 

NASA: SpaceX Dragon to Deliver Ground-Breaking Science Research to Space Station --"Neutron Stars to Human Survival"  

SpaceX is scheduled to launch its Dragon spacecraft for its eleventh commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station June 1 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center's historic pad 39A. Dragon will lift into orbit atop the Falcon 9 rocket carrying crew supplies, equipment and scientific research to crew members living aboard the station. The flight will deliver investigations and facilities that study neutron stars, osteoporosis, solar panels, tools for Earth-observation, and more.

2017-06-10 06:44:52
`
19 

Revolutionary Supercomputer Code Simulates Entire Cosmos --"25 Billion Virtual Galaxies"  

Over a period of three years, a group of astrophysicists from the University of Zurich has developed and optimised a revolutionary code to describe with unprecedented accuracy the dynamics of dark matter and the formation of large-scale structures in the Universe. From the data, researchers will obtain new information on the nature of this mysterious dark energy, but also hope to discover new physics beyond the standard model, such as a modified version of general relativity or a new typ

2017-06-09 09:19:10
`
30 

The Alien Message Challenge --"Could the Citizens of Earth Decode a Message from a Civilization a Billion Years Older than Ours?" (LISTEN)  

      Last year, Rene Heller from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research created a simulated message from an alien civilization a billion years older than Earth, and released it on Twitter and Facebook for the world crowdsource and decode. "On Tuesday, 26 April 2016, I submitted a fake SETI message to the social media Twitter and Facebook and called it the SETI Decrypt Challenge," say Heller, asking the citizens of Planet Earth to imagine that Earth has rec...

2017-06-09 06:50:17
`
28 

What Lies Beyond? --Physicists "Observe Something Beyond the Standard Model"  

To anyone but a physicist, it sounds like something out of "Star Trek." But lepton universality is a real thing. It has to do with the Standard Model of particle physics, which describes and predicts the behavior of all known particles and forces, except gravity. Among them are charged leptons: electrons, muons and taus. A fundamental assumption of the Standard Model is that the interactions of these elementary particles are the same despite their different masses and lifetimes. That's

2017-06-09 03:00:00
`
10 

Trappist-1 Star System of Seven Earth-Like Planets --Astronomers Say Their Formation "Helps Explain How Unique Our Own solar System Is"  

In February 2017, an international team of astronomers announced the discovery of a system of seven exoplanets as big as the Earth around a small star, Trappist-1. It was against the prevailing theories of planet formation that so many relatively large planets orbited so close around a small star. Researchers from the University of Amsterdam now come up with a model that explains how the planetary system could have originated. Until now, there were two prevailing theories for the format

2017-06-08 09:22:31
`
36 

European Southern Observatory --"Astronomers Find Ingredient of Life Around Infant Sun-Like Stars"  

"This star system seems to keep on giving! Following the discovery of sugars, we've now found methyl isocyanate. This family of organic molecules is involved in the synthesis of peptides and amino acids, which, in the form of proteins, are the biological basis for life as we know it," explain astronomers Niels Ligterink at the Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands and Audrey Coutens at University College London. Two teams of astronomers have harnessed the power of the Atacama Large Mill

2017-06-08 08:00:08
`
19 

New Discovery Shows Homo Sapiens Evolved Much Earlier --"The Story of Our Species More Complex Than We Used to Think"  

    "What people, including myself, used to think was that there was a cradle of humankind in East Africa about 200,000 years ago, and all modern humans descend from that population," says palaeoanthropologist Philipp Gunz from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, who was involved in the new excavation. "The new finds indicate that Homo sapiens is much older and had already spread across all of Africa by 300,000 years ago. They really show that ...

2017-06-08 06:39:25
`
91 

“6EQUJ5" --Found! Source of the Infamous "WOW" Signal That Might Have Changed the Course of Human History (Today's Most Popular)  

      In 2016, the Center for Planetary Science proposed a hypothesis arguing a comet and/or its hydrogen cloud were a strong candidate for the source of the "Wow!" Signal. From 27 November 2016 to 24 February 2017, the Center conducted 200 observations in the radio spectrum to validate the hypothesis. The investigation discovered that comet 266/P Christensen emitted a radio signal at 1420.25 MHz hydrogen line, the vibration frequency of hydrogen, the most common molecu...

2017-06-07 08:03:28
`
26 

Milky Way Exists in the Largest Known Void in the Universe -- "Measuring Roughly 1 Billion Light Years"  

    The void that contains our Milky Way Galaxy with a radius measuring roughly 1 billion light years is the largest void known to science, shaped like a sphere with a shell of increasing thickness made up of galaxies, stars and other matter. A new University of Wisconsin study is part of a much bigger effort to better understand the large-scale structure of the universe. The structure of the cosmos is Swiss cheese-like in the sense that it is composed of "normal matter" in the

2017-06-07 06:02:46
`
37 

Massive Galaxy Clusters Observed Colliding at Near Speed of Light --"Biggest Bangs in the Universe Since the Big Bang"    

The two merging galaxy clusters individually consist of hundreds of galaxies, each as large or larger than our own Milky Way galaxy, said Burns of CU Boulder's Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy. Individual galaxy clusters, which can include thousands of galaxies, are the largest gravitationally bound objects in the universe. "Energetically speaking, galaxy cluster merging events are the biggest bangs in the universe since the Big Bang," said Burns. "These are massive, very dyna

2017-06-06 20:56:29
`
24 

Earth-Sized Worlds Might Circle Billions of Red Dwarf Stars --"But are They Really As Friendly to Life as They Seem?"  

Cool dwarf stars are hot targets for exoplanet hunting right now. The discoveries of planets in the habitable zones of the TRAPPIST-1 and LHS 1140 systems, for example, suggest that Earth-sized worlds might circle billions of red dwarf stars, the most common type of star in our galaxy. But, like our own sun, many of these stars erupt with intense flares. Are red dwarfs really as friendly to life as they appear, or do these flares make the surfaces of any orbiting planets inhospitable? T

2017-06-06 20:09:39
`
43 

StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson --The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence  

Are they out there? If they are, where are they? Are we alone? Are we listening? StarTalk Radio host Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with astronomer Jill Tarter, former director of the SETI Institute, to find out about the search for extraterrestrial intelligence in the universe. You'll find out how the movie Contact sparked a growth in public enthusiasm towards the search for alien intelligence, why Jill stopped studying brown dwarf stars and switched to searching for aliens, and whethe...

2017-06-06 10:36:41
`
25 

Why Does the Cosmos Still Exist? --"Galaxies, Stars, Human Species Should Have Been Annihilated by Anti-Matter"  

The Standard Model of particle physics describes the basic building blocks of matter and how they interact. It also makes a point that for every particle created, there is an anti-particle. However, the Standard Model does not explain why our Universe still exists today, since the matter and anti-matter symmetry implies that matter--including galaxies, stars, and even humans--should have been annihilated by the equal amounts of anti-matter. The different rates of neutrino and anti-ne

2017-06-06 09:08:47
`
6 

Hubble Zooms in On Alien Atmospheres --"Something is Changing the Way These Planets Look"  

Is it a case of nature versus nurture when it comes to two "cousin" exoplanets? In a unique experiment, scientists used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to study two "hot Jupiter" exoplanets. Because these planets are virtually the same size and temperature, and orbit around nearly identical stars at the same distance, the team hypothesized that their atmospheres should be alike. What they found surprised them. Lead researcher Giovanni Bruno of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Balt

2017-06-06 07:50:51
`
10 

"It Came From Outer Space" --NASA's NEOWISE Spacecraft Discovers 28 Previously Unknown Near Earth Objects  

Sixty-five-million years ago the Chicxulub Asteroid smashed into Earth releasing the equivalent of 10 Billion Hiroshima bombs. This week, NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission has released its third year of survey data, with the spacecraft discovering 97 previously unknown celestial objects in the last year. Of those, 28 were near-Earth objects, 64 were main belt asteroids and five were comets. Earth is struck by an asteroid 60 meters wide approximat

2017-06-06 06:52:35
`
19 

Strange New Planet Discovered --"Hotter Than Most Stars"  

    "It's a planet by any of the typical definitions based on mass, but its atmosphere is almost certainly unlike any other planet we've ever seen just because of the temperature of its day side," said Scott Gaudi, professor of astronomy at The Ohio State University and a leader of the study. A newly discovered Jupiter-like world is so hot that it's stretching the definition of the word "planet." With a day-side temperature of 4,600 Kelvin (more than 7,800 degrees Fahrenheit), p

2017-06-05 09:56:51
`
20 

NASA Captures Amazing View of Earth from Mars  

      From the most powerful telescope orbiting Mars comes a new view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on the planet and the relative size of the moon. The image combines two separate exposures taken on Nov. 20, 2016, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The images were taken to calibrate HiRISE data, since the reflectance of the moon's Earth-facing side is well known. For presentation,

2017-06-05 06:08:41
`
28 

"Failed Biospheres" --Past 'Water Worlds' of Venus & Mars: Is Planet Earth Next? (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)  

We have, unconsciously, been making a new planet, says astrobiologist David Grinspoon. "Our challenge now is to awaken to this role and grow into it, becoming conscious shapers of our world. There are some ways in which our evolutionary history and our unique plasticity as a species may equip us for the job. Before we were modern humans we were hominids who were nearly wiped out by climate change but survived by constructing new material and social technologies and finding new ways to

2017-06-04 07:08:49
`
25 

"Failed Biospheres" --Past 'Water Worlds' of Venus & Mars: Is Planet Earth Next? (WATCH Weekend Feature)  

  We have, unconsciously, been making a new planet, says astrobiologist David Grinspoon. "Our challenge now is to awaken to this role and grow into it, becoming conscious shapers of our world. There are some ways in which our evolutionary history and our unique plasticity as a species may equip us for the job. Before we were modern humans we were hominids who were nearly wiped out by climate change but survived by constructing new material and social technologies and finding new wa

2017-06-04 07:08:49
`
23 

This Week's Top Space & NASA News --"From Mystery Object at Heart of All Galaxies to Mars' Lake With Drinkable Water"  

    Some Astronomers Suggest: "A Strange, Unknown Supermassive Object May Exist At The Heart of Almost All Galaxies" NASA Alert! Crack in Massive Antarctic Larsen Ice Shelf Grows 17 Miles Past Week --"The 10,000-Year-Old Remnant is Disintegrating" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream) Mars Curiosity-Mission Gale Crater Discovery --"Once Harbored a Lake with Drinkable Water" 'Molecular Black Hole' Created By World's Most Powerful Laser at SLAC National Accelerator Lab --"Like Bea

2017-06-03 06:30:55
`
56 

NASA's Search for Planet 9 Heats Up Via Videos Captured by the WISE Mission in the Vast Unexplored Region Between Neptune and Proxima Centauri (WATCH)  

    "There are just over four light-years between Neptune and Proxima Centauri, the nearest star, and much of this vast territory is unexplored," said lead researcher Marc Kuchner, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "Because there's so little sunlight, even large objects in that region barely shine in visible light. But by looking in the infrared, WISE may have imaged objects we otherwise would have missed." This past February, NASA invited the public to

2017-06-03 06:04:46
`
58 

LIGO Detects 3rd Set of Gravitational Waves --"Opens an Entirely New Way of Observing the Universe"  

    Astrophysicists everywhere are thrilled about yesterday's news that the LIGO experiment has detected its third set of gravitational waves. Predicted more than a century ago by Albert Einstein, and finally detected by LIGO for the first time in 2015, gravitational waves have opened an entirely new way of observing the universe's most violent events. The origin of each of the trio of gravitational wave events LIGO has recorded to date appears to be the cataclysmic collision of

2017-06-02 09:04:33
`
12 

NASA Alert! Crack in Massive Antarctic Larsen Ice Shelf Grows 17 Miles Past Week --"The 10,000-Year-Old Remnant is Disintegrating" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)  

    "These are warning signs that the remnant is disintegrating," said Ala Khazendar of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). "Although it's fascinating scientifically to have a front-row seat to watch the ice shelf becoming unstable and breaking up, it's bad news for our planet. This ice shelf has existed for at least 10,000 years, and soon it will be gone." A new NASA study finds the last remaining section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in ...

2017-06-02 07:12:55
`
10 

NASA Mars' Gale Crater Probe --"Reveals Chemical Ingredients and Energy Source for Life"  

    The primary goal of NASA's Curiosity rover when it landed inside Gale Crater in 2012 was to determine whether Mars has ever offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life. In its first year, on the crater floor at "Yellowknife Bay," the rover found evidence of ancient freshwater river and lake environments with all the main chemical ingredients for life and a possible energy source for life. Curiosity has since driven to the base of Mount Sharp, a layered mount

2017-06-01 17:32:44
`
8 

'Molecular Black Hole' Created By World's Most Powerful Laser at SLAC National Accelerator Lab --"Like Beaming the Sun Onto a Thumbnail"  

    When scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory focused the full intensity of the world's most powerful X-ray laser on a small molecule, they got a surprise: A single laser pulse stripped all but a few electrons out of the molecule's biggest atom from the inside out, leaving a void that started pulling in electrons from the rest of the molecule, like a black hole gobbling a spiraling disk of matter. Within 30 femtoseconds - millionths of a

2017-06-01 08:09:31
`
22 

"Destination: Pulsar!" --NASA To Launch NICER Mission --The 1st Ever to a Neutron Star (VIDEO)  

    Nearly 50 years after British astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell discovered the existence of rapidly spinning neutron stars, first thought to be signals from an alien civilization, NASA will launch the world's first mission devoted to studying these unusual objects. The agency also will use the same platform to carry out the world's first demonstration of X-ray navigation in space. The agency plans to launch the two-in-one Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer, or NICER, a...

2017-06-01 06:41:17
`
16 

NASA Observes Remnants of Ancient Poles & Equator on Saturn's Enceladus--"May Have Tipped Over in Distant Past"  

    Saturn's icy, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus may have tipped over in the distant past, according to recent research from NASA's Cassini mission. Researchers with the mission found evidence that the moon's spin axis -- the line through the north and south poles -- has reoriented, possibly due to a collision with a smaller body, such as an asteroid. Examining the moon's features, the team showed that Enceladus appears to have tipped away from its original axis by about 55 degree

2017-05-31 05:59:29
`
39 

Ancient Sea Creature Discovered Off Coast of Scotland -- "Reveals How Evolution Formed the Modern Brain"  

    An ancient sea creature, discovered off the coast of Scotland in 2011, has shed new light on how evolution formed the modern brain. An international team of scientists have examined the amphioxus, also known as the Lancelet, which was thought to be a brainless, faceless fish. Instead, they found it has a very complex brain which confounds previous understanding of how vertebrate brains evolved. Despite its appearance, amphioxus is not a fish. It has a primitive spinal cord w

2017-05-31 03:00:00
`
39 

Eclipse of Distant Star "Caused By Giant Ringed Planet 50 Times Size of Jupiter"  

    A giant gas planet - up to fifty times the mass of Jupiter, encircled by a ring of dust - is likely hurtling around a star more than a thousand light years away from Earth, according to new research by an international team of astronomers, led by the University of Warwick. Hugh Osborn, a researcher from Warwick's Astrophysics Group, has identified that the light from this rare young star is regularly blocked by a large object - and predicts that these eclipses are cause...

2017-05-31 02:30:00
`
7 

Some Astronomers Suggest: "A Strange, Unknown Supermassive Object May Exist At The Heart of Almost All Galaxies"  

    Supermassive black holes are thought to lie at the heart of almost all galaxies. But some theorists suggest that there's something else there instead—not a black hole, but an even stranger supermassive object that has somehow managed to avoid gravitational collapse to a singularity surrounded by an event horizon. The idea is based on modified theories of General Relativity, Einstein's theory of gravity. Astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin and Harvard Universit...

2017-05-30 11:52:05
`
14 

Mars Curiosity-Mission Gale Crater Discovery --"Once Harbored a Lake with Drinkable Water"  

"Gale crater once held a lake with water that we would even have been able to drink, but we still don't know how long this habitable environment" endured, said Jens Frydenvang, a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Copenhagen. " What this finding tells us is that, even when the lake eventually evaporated, substantial amounts of groundwater were present for much longer than we previously thought—thus further expanding the window for when life might have exi...

2017-05-30 09:35:35
`
8 

"Apeman to Spaceman" --'Changes in Earth's Orbit and Climate Made Us Intelligent' (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)  

    The wobbles and variations in the orbit of the Earth as it goes round the Sun have caused many periods of rapid and violent climate change. About two million years ago, something extraordinary started happening in the Great Rift Valley in East Africa. Our ape ancestors began to evolve from animals with brain power close to that of a chimpanzee, to apes that would ultimately become human - able to talk, and construct complex tools, from spears to spaceships. Recent scientif

2017-05-29 06:57:30
`
28 

"A Strange Alien World" --NASA's Newly Released Juno Flyby Photos of Jupiter  

Enter an alien world of Mars-sized polar cyclones, colossal swirling storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant, and a gigantic magnetic field that may indicate it was generated closer to the planet's surface than previously thought. "Every 53 days, we go screaming by Jupiter, get doused by a fire hose of Jovian science, and there is always something new," said Juno principal investigator Scott Bolton from the Southwest Research Institute. "On our next flyby ...

2017-05-28 09:46:31
`
69 

Last Week's Top Space & NASA Headlines --"From Strange Signals from Alien Worlds to Day the Dinosaurs Died"  

    FRB's --"Strange Signals from Alien Worlds" (WATCH) Hyper-Growth Galaxies from Early Universe --"Formed in Unusual Regions of the Cosmos" NASA Reveals 'Stunning' Jupiter Juno-Mission Science Discoveries --"Swirling Polar Stmors the Size of Mars" NASA Tracks Strange Supermassive Black Hole Moving Away From Elliptical Galaxy's Center (VIDEO) "The Day the Dinosaurs Died" -- Chicxulub Asteroid Impact Equivalent to 10 Billion Hiroshima Bombs Hit Worst Possible Place

2017-05-28 06:19:35
`
15 

Human Milestone! Construction Begins on the Enormous 'Extremely Large Telescope' --"Will Make Discoveries We Simply Cannot Imagine" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)  

    Scientists are a step closer to understanding the inner-workings of the universe following the laying of the first stone, and construction starting on the world's largest optical and infrared telescope. With a main mirror 39 meters in diameter, the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), is going to be, as its name suggests, enormous. Unlike any other before it, ELT is also designed to be an adaptive telescope and has the ability to correct atmospheric turbulence, taking telescope e

2017-05-27 10:24:23
`
92 

"What Lies Beneath is Breathtaking!" --NASA Peers Below Jupiter's Clouds and Sees a Whole New Complex, Gigantic and Turbulent World  

    The early science results from NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant, and a mammoth, lumpy magnetic field that may indicate it was generated closer to the planet's surface than previously thought. Scientists working on NASA's Juno mission say its initial observations at Jupiter's poles ...

2017-05-26 07:56:11
`
10 

Astronomers Observe Birth of a Massive 'LIGO-Sized' Black Hole in Realtime --"First Ever Witnessed" (VIDEO)  

    Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. It took the combined power of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), and NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to go looking for remnants of the vanquished star, only to find that it disappeared out of sight. It went out with a whimper instead of a bang: The star, which was 25 times as massive as our sun, should have exploded in a very bright supernova. Instead, it fizzled out -- and then

2017-05-25 21:13:04
`
15 

NASA Reveals 'Stunning' Jupiter Juno-Mission Science Discoveries --"Swirling Polar Storms the Size of Mars"  

"What we've learned so far is earth-shattering. Or should I say, Jupiter-shattering," said Bolton, Juno's principal investigator. "Discoveries about its core, composition, magnetosphere, and poles are as stunning as the photographs the mission is generating." NASA's Juno mission, led by Southwest Research Institute's Dr. Scott Bolton, is rewriting what scientists thought they knew about Jupiter specifically, and gas giants in general, according to a pair of Science papers released to

2017-05-25 11:24:16
`
47 

FRB's --"Strange Signals from Alien Worlds" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)  

    Fast Radio Bursts are millisecond-duration pulses of unknown origin that were discovered by pulsar astronomers in 2007. A decade on from the discovery, with only 20 further bursts currently known, fast radio bursts remain enigmatic sources which parallel the early days of gamma-ray burst astronomy in the early 1970s. Each burst lasts for a fraction of a second releasing more energy in that time than the sun will radiate in 10,000 years. Recent studies (see below) speculated t

2017-05-25 07:45:00
`
14 

Hyper-Growth Galaxies from Early Universe --"Formed in Unusual Regions of the Cosmos"  

    An international team of astronomers has discovered a new kind of galaxy which, although extremely old--formed less than a billion years after the Big Bang--creates stars more than a hundred times faster than our own Milky Way. "Very likely it is not a coincidence to find these productive galaxies close to bright quasars. Quasars are thought to form in regions of the universe where the large-scale density of matter is much higher than average. Those same conditions should a

2017-05-25 06:39:40
`
41 

Cassini Solstice Mission --NASA Observes Saturn's Summer Close Up for the First Time  

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft still has a few months to go before it completes its mission in September, but the veteran Saturn explorer reaches a new milestone today. Saturn's solstice—that is, the longest day of summer in the northern hemisphere and the shortest day of winter in the southern hemisphere—arrives today for the planet and its moons. The Saturnian solstice occurs about every 15 Earth years as the planet and its entourage slowly orbit the sun, with the north and...

2017-05-25 03:00:00
`
29 

NASA Tracks Strange Supermassive Black Hole Moving Away From Elliptical Galaxy's Center (VIDEO)  

    Supermassive black holes are generally stationary objects, sitting at the centers of most galaxies. However, using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, astronomers recently hunted down what could be a supermassive black hole that may be on the move. This possible renegade black hole, which contains about 160 million times the mass of our Sun, is located in an elliptical galaxy about 3.9 billion light years from Earth. Astronomers are interested in

2017-05-24 09:41:00
`
38 

"The Day the Dinosaurs Died" -- Chicxulub Asteroid Impact Equivalent to 10 Billion Hiroshima Bombs Hit Worst Possible Place on Earth (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy'Stream)  

Scientists drilled into the Chicxulub crater buried underneath the Yucatan Peninsula recovered rocks from under the Gulf of Mexico that were hit by an asteroid 66 million years ago creating the niche that made the rise of homo sapiens possible. The 15 km-wide asteroid could not have hit a worse place on Earth. "All these fossils occur in a layer no more than 10cm thick," said palaeontologist Ken Lacovara. "They died suddenly and were buried quickly. It tells us this is a moment in geo...

2017-05-24 06:56:46
`
25 

Mystery in Galaxy Cygnus A --"Unknown Object of Extraordinary Brightness Discovered"  

"To our surprise, we found a prominent new feature near the galaxy's nucleus that did not appear in any previous published images. This new feature is bright enough that we definitely would have seen it in the earlier images if nothing had changed," said Rick Perley Rick of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). "That means it must have turned on sometime between 1996 and now," he added. Pointing the Very Large Array (VLA) at the famous galaxy Cygnus, one of the strongest r

2017-05-23 12:01:53
`
11 

WATCH Tuesday's 'Facebook Live' Virtual Tour of NASA's Centers --"At the Cutting Edge of Our Deep Space Destiny"  

Starting at 1:30 p.m. EDT, NASA's social media team will take visitors behind the scenes for a virtual tour of NASA and a look at the cutting-edge work here and on humanity's destiny in deep space. These Facebook Live events will be hosted on each center's Facebook page and will run about 15 minutes each. The following list of virtual tours includes times, centers and highlights of each tour. All times are EDT: 1:30 p.m. -- Glenn Research Center, in Cleveland, will host a tour of its

2017-05-23 09:08:16
`
45 

(LISTEN THURSDAY) NASA to Livestream First Science Results from Juno Mission to Jupiter  

Scientists from NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter will discuss their first in-depth science results in a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 25, when multiple papers with early findings will be published online by the journal Science and Geophysical Research Letters. Juno launched on Aug. 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and arrived in orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016. In its current exploration mission, Juno soars low over the planet's cloud ...

2017-05-23 08:42:29
`
48 

Supernova Explosions Over Millions of Years --"Source of Antimatter in the Milky Way"  

      Scientists have known since the early 1970s that the inner parts of the Milky Way galaxy are a strong source of gamma-rays, indicating the existence of antimatter, but there had been no settled view on where the antimatter came from. Now, a team of international astrophysicists led by The Australian National University (ANU) has shown how most of the antimatter in the Milky Way forms. Antimatter is material composed of the antiparticle partners of ordinary matter -...

2017-05-23 07:05:42
`
27 

"Synestia" --A New Planet-Sized Object in the Cosmos Identified  

    There's something new to look for in the heavens, and it's called a "synestia," according to planetary scientists Simon Lock at Harvard University and Sarah Stewart at the University of California, Davis. A synestia, they propose, would be a huge, spinning, donut-shaped mass of hot, vaporized rock, formed as planet-sized objects smash into each other. And at one point early in its history, the Earth itself was likely a synestia, said Stewart, who is a professor in the Depart

2017-05-23 03:00:00
`
66 

LIGO Can Probe the Cosmos for Exotic Gravitational Waves "Once Thought To Be Invisible"  

    Researchers at the the Monash Centre for Astrophysics have identified a new concept - 'orphan memory' - which changes the current thinking around gravitational waves. Einstein's theory of general relativity predicts that cataclysmic cosmic explosions stretch the fabric of spacetime. The stretching of spacetime is called 'gravitational waves.' After such an event, spacetime does not return to its original state. It stays stretched out. This effect is called 'memory.' The term

2017-05-22 08:36:50
`
45 

'Naked Singularities' Outside a Black Hole --"Could Cause the Laws of Physics to Break Down"  

    Researchers, from the University of Cambridge, have used computer simulations to predict the existence of a so-called naked singularity, normally only found at the center of black holes and hidden from view - could exist in highly curved three-dimensional space, which interferes with Einstein's general theory of relativity causing the laws of physics to break down. Einstein's general theory of relativity underpins our current understanding of gravity: everything from the e...

2017-05-22 08:01:41
`
63 

XENON1T: World's Largest Dark Matter Detector --"Listens for Its Very Weak Voice"  

The best result on dark matter so far—and we just got started." This is how scientists behind XENON1T, now the most sensitive dark matter experiment world-wide, commented on their first result from a short 30-day run presented today to the scientific community. Laura Baudis, professor at the University of Zürich and professor Manfred Lindner from the Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, emphasize that this allowed XENON1T to achieve record "silence," which is necessa...

2017-05-21 08:17:35
`
71 

Origins of Life --Building Blocks of RNA Cornerstone of All Life on Earth "Formed as a Single Process"   

RNA is the corner stone of all life on Earth and probably carried the first information at the outset of life, but making RNA requires both purine and pyrimidine nucleotides to be simultaneously available. A solution to this problem has remained elusive for more than 50 years. A single process for how a group of molecules called nucleotides were made on the early Earth, before life began, has been suggested by a UCL-led team of researchers. Nucleotides are essential to all life on Earth

2017-05-21 06:54:51
`
61 

Astronomers on Alert --"Strangest Star in the Milky Way Dimming Again This Week" (WATCH Weekend 'Galaxy' Stream)  

    Tabby's Star, KIC 8462852, located deep in an outer spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy, some 1,480 light-years from Earth is entering another of its irregular dimmings, dipping suddenly by 3 percent in just a few days. Penn State astronomer Jason Wright fielded questions during his visit to UC Berkeley SETI's Breakthrough Listen Lab via a livestream Friday afternoon about the event. Efforts to check for signals that could come from an intelligent civilization, have failed so

2017-05-20 08:40:08
`
32 

This Week's Top Space & NASA News --Weekend Feature  

Exploring the Atmosphere of Earth-Like Planet Proxima b and Its Potential for Life --"Orbiting Our Closest Neighboring Star" (VIDEO) Spacetime is "Constantly Moving, Similar to Waves in the Ocean" Vast Magnetic Field Linking the Milky Way to Its Satellite Galaxies --"Observed for 1st Time" "For Starships of the Future" --Astronomers Map Supermassive Black Holes in the Distant Universe Greening of Antarctica --"Plant Life is Growing Rapidly Due to Climate Change" Solar System Obser

2017-05-20 07:46:03
`
60 

"For Starships of the Future" --Astronomers Map Supermassive Black Holes in the Distant Universe  

    Scientists from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) have constructed the first map of the universe based on the positions of supermassive black holes, which reveals the large-scale structure of the universe and precisely measures the expansion history of the universe back to when the universe was less than three billion years old. It will help improve our understanding of 'Dark Energy', the unknown process that is causing the universe's expansion to speed up. As part of the

2017-05-19 10:03:59
`
39 

Greening of Antarctica --"Plant Life is Growing Rapidly Due to Climate Change"  

Plant life on Antarctica is growing rapidly due to climate change, scientists have found. "The sensitivity of moss growth to past temperature rises suggests that ecosystems will alter rapidly under future warming, leading to major changes in the biology and landscape of this iconic region," said Professor Dan Charman, who led the research project at the University of Exeter. "In short, we could see Antarctic greening to parallel well-established observations in the Arctic. "Although the

2017-05-19 07:31:51
`
12 

Solar System Observed Similar to Ours During Its Late Heavy Bombardment Epoch  

An international team of astronomers, including researchers from the University of Cambridge, has made the most detailed image of the ring of dusty debris surrounding a young star and found that the ice content of colliding comets within it is similar to comets in our own solar system. The presence of this well-defined debris disc around the star, Fomalhaut, along with its curiously familiar chemistry, may indicate that this system is undergoing its own version of the Late Heavy Bombardment

2017-05-19 06:58:23
`
49 

Hubble Reveals a Moon Orbiting a Dwarf Planet in Frigid Outskirts of Our Solar System  

The combined power of three space observatories, including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, has helped astronomers uncover a moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet, catalogued as 2007 OR10. The pair resides in the frigid outskirts of our solar system called the Kuiper Belt, a realm of icy debris left over from our solar system's formation 4.6 billion years ago. With this discovery, most of the known dwarf planets in the Kuiper Belt larger than 600 miles across have companions. Th

2017-05-18 10:31:52
`
26 

CERN Accelerates LHC's Search for Supersymmetry --"Would Transform Our Understanding of Matter and Fundamental Forces of the Cosmos"  

Supersymmetry is an extension to the Standard Model that may explain the origin of dark matter and pave the way to a grand unified theory of nature. For each particle of the Standard Model, supersymmetry introduces an exotic new "super-partner," which may be produced in proton-proton collisions. Searching for these particles is currently one of the top priorities of the LHC physics program. A discovery would transform our understanding of the building blocks of matter and the fundamental

2017-05-18 09:37:22
`
27 

NASA Advances Mission to Land on Jupiter's "Ocean Moon" Europa --"Priority: Search for Evidence of Life" (WATCH VIDEO)  

NASA is asking scientists to consider what would be the best instruments to include on a mission to land on Jupiter's icy moon, Europa. The proposed Europa lander is separate from and would follow its predecessor -- the Europa Clipper multiple flyby mission - which now is in preliminary design phase and planned for launch in the early 2020s. Arriving in the Jupiter system after a journey of several years, the spacecraft would orbit the planet about every two weeks, providing opportun...

2017-05-18 08:09:33
`
10 




Top Activity Today

register to participate
xpfree
linkreferral.com
EMR_Records
1bestofone.blogspot.com/2013/0...
badrlahmidi
vipfreebies.blogspot.co.uk/
EZTreeCare
ez-treecare.com
scommetix
tiny.cc/as8m2w
masai
adhitprofits.com/?ref=oztecdir...
saltutkamil86
saltutkamil.blogspot.com
clubb702
moneyjob.online/?id=clubb702
bryanrust
predsfanatics.com/89-roman-j
Jorge
Kleeproductions.webs.com


Activity Feed











anonymous  liked the article 'TITANS TV Series Character Breakdowns Reveal Some Intriguing...' in comics

anonymous  liked the article 'WATCH: Milan fans show anger against young star by throwing ...' in sports

anonymous  liked the article 'Midnight in North' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'Elliptical Workouts For the Beginner to the Advanced' in health

anonymous  liked the article 'Hulk Commission color' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'Joan Collins Is Selling Her Luxurious West Hollywood Condo' in home

anonymous  liked the article 'Simply Shell Stitch Slouchy Hat' in crafts

anonymous  liked the article 'FDA Committee Sides With Big Pharma… Again' in health

anonymous  liked the article 'Librarians become first responders as epidemic infiltrates y...' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'WaPo: Putin directed election hacks' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Blaze Pizza: Pi Day Sale: Pizzas $3.14 Each (Valid 3/14 Onl...' in shopping

anonymous  liked the article 'Native advertising 101: the good, the bad and the ugly' in web marketing

anonymous  liked the article '29 Times @ElizaBayne Was The Funniest Person On Twitter' in humor

anonymous  liked the article 'What do guys do/think of after a breakup?' in family

anonymous  liked the article 'Do guys date girls who happen to be their close friends? or ...' in family

anonymous  liked the article 'Tips to Make Social Media Work for Your Business Without Bre...' in business

anonymous  liked the article 'Pirates Reportedly Reach Agreement With First-Rounder Shane ...' in baseball

anonymous  liked the article 'Is Trans Over?' in lgbt

anonymous  liked the article '9 Social Media Stories You Might Have Missed in May by @theb...' in web marketing

anonymous  liked the article 'Watercolor Barn Owl' in art

anonymous  liked the article '10 Impressively Subtle Sight Gags In Marvel Movies' in humor

anonymous  liked the article 'FDA Delays the Rollout of the New Nutrition Fact Labels' in business

anonymous  liked the article 'Ty Lue cracks joke to reporter LeBron James jabbed' in sports

anonymous  liked the article '74.00 Acres Hunting Land, Timber in Walthall County, Mississ...' in real estate

anonymous  liked the article 'The Year of Online Video: What We Saw and What's Next for Br...' in web marketing

anonymous  liked the article 'Choosing a Domain Name for Chinese Websites: Part 2' in web marketing

anonymous  liked the article '5 Essentials for the Perfect Spring Break Road Trip' in vehicles

anonymous  liked the article 'Did you feel weird when you heard your ex was engaged?' in family

anonymous  liked the article 'There's a mysterious recurring code in 'A Series of Unfortun...' in business

anonymous  liked the article 'Commission: Isearn' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'Everything You Can (and Can't) Do With the New Nokia 331...' in tech

anonymous  liked the article 'Registered Paso Fino Stud' in animals

anonymous  liked the article '600 pounds of meth-laced lollipops seized' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Taste the States: 50 Iconic American Desserts' in food

anonymous  liked the article 'Karrueche Tran Reveals She Was Beaten By Chris Brown; Judge ...' in entertainment

anonymous  liked the article 'Spotlight on green news & views: NY Council votes fo...' in politics

anonymous  liked the article 'Edwards still hungry as ever' in mma

anonymous  liked the article 'The vision must...' in real estate

anonymous  liked the article '3-Years Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine $18' in shopping

anonymous  liked the article 'Bellator 170 video highlights, including Tito Ortiz's big wi...' in mma

anonymous  liked the article 'UFC Statement on Thibault Gouti' in mma

anonymous  liked the article 'UFC statement on Amanda Ribas' in mma

anonymous  liked the article 'Is it possible to be in love with two people at the same tim...' in family

anonymous  liked the article 'Washington Is A Complete Mess, Must Trade Kirk Cousins Now' in sports

anonymous  liked the article 'Flemish Giant Rabbit' in animals

anonymous  liked the article 'Migos Say Culture 2 “Dropping Soon”' in music

anonymous  liked the article '3 Troubling Questions Jeff Sessions Will Have to Answer' in politics

anonymous  liked the article '3-D images show how sperm binds to the egg surface' in science

anonymous  liked the article 'Kohl's - ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 5 Trail Running Shoes $38.9...' in shopping

anonymous  liked the article 'Arizona man takes a break from high-speed car chase for a bu...' in vehicles

anonymous  liked the article '70 More MomoCon Cosplay Photos!' in movies

anonymous  liked the article 'Beautiful Sheltie Puppies' in animals

anonymous  liked the article 'WONDER WOMAN Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set Revealed' in comics

anonymous  liked the article 'Human remains found in Civil War sub' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Flashy Buckskin Morgan Colt' in animals

anonymous  liked the article 'Amy Schumer’s appearance on ‘Family Feud’ was as inapp...' in humor

anonymous  liked the article 'Runners, Please Don't Skip This After Your Next Run!' in health

anonymous  liked the article 'Manuwa vs. Oezdemir set for UFC 214' in mma

anonymous  liked the article 'Gangman style' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Trump visits Scalise, says he's 'in very tough shape'' in politics

anonymous  liked the article 'Sports Betting Software Colorado ' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Patch 7.2.5 Releases June 13th, Unholy Determination Removed...' in video games

anonymous  liked the article 'Stela Coin Purse' in crafts

anonymous  liked the article 'Saw 8 Will Now Be Titled ‘Jigsaw’' in movies

anonymous  liked the article 'Planet Dolan Comic Entry - Romance' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'MLB Draft: How to watch, what to watch for' in baseball

anonymous  liked the article 'Pantene Hair Care, Only $1.39 at Kroger!' in shopping

anonymous  liked the article 'default risk is up' in real estate

anonymous  liked the article 'Inside the Lives of White Supremacist Women' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Winter solstice: Everything you need to know about the short...' in weather

anonymous  liked the article '10 Times People Put Their Differences Aside And Helped One A...' in fun facts

anonymous  liked the article 'Halsey Becomes First Female Artist to Hit No. 1 on Billboard...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Why Avail Digital Marketing Services For Expanding Your Busi...' in web marketing

anonymous  liked the article '2017 growth hacks: Optimizing organic market share' in web marketing

anonymous  liked the article 'Belgian Malinois Pups' in animals

anonymous  liked the article '2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD Diesel 4×4 Crew Cab Tested: New Engi...' in vehicles

anonymous  liked the article 'Eli Manning memorabilia trial delayed' in football

anonymous  liked the article 'Derek Carr pushes bar $271,000 higher' in football

anonymous  liked the article 'Meet Sister Lucy Britto, the Indian nun who's in charge of t...' in religion

anonymous  liked the article 'Trump, GOP Press for Coalition to Pass Health Bill' in politics

anonymous  liked the article 'See How Dan Fink Transformed the Dancers' Lounge at the Amer...' in home

anonymous  liked the article 'Fantasy Site Merger Challenged' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Is any team having more fun than the Houston Astros?' in sports

anonymous  liked the article 'Baby velociraptor-plushie PATTERNS' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'A Stressed Mother's Gain: Part 1' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'Barack Obama, Donald Trump and the Difficult History of Pres...' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Top 10 Black Slaveowners' in fun facts

anonymous  liked the article '(337): I was told today that...' in humor

anonymous  liked the article 'Rounds of Heavy Storms, Flood Risk to Return to Central Stat...' in weather

anonymous  liked the article '7 WTF Game Of Thrones Theories (That'll Probably Come True)' in humor
All Rights Reserved.   Terms Of Use   Contact Us