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Ars Technica
2 hours ago
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Daily Telescope: Finally, we've found the core of a famous supernova

SN 1987A, the first observable supernova, still a topic of study
James Webb Space Telescope finds emission lines from a newly born neutron star
www.scientificamerican.com
3 days ago
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JWST Solves Decades-Old Mystery of Nearby Supernova

Supernova 1987A was the closest exploding star event observed in the past four centuries.
The James Webb Space Telescope helped scientists confirm the existence of a dense neutron star in place of a black hole.
www.independent.co.uk
3 days ago
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Astronomers find strong evidence of neutron star in remnant of exploding star

Neutron star at center of Supernova 1987A confirmed after 30-year mystery.
Detection of ionized argon and sulfur atoms near explosion site implies presence of bright radiation from neutron star.
Ars Technica
1 month ago
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Daily Telescope: A stunning image of a star cluster in a nearby galaxy

The image features a nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a nearby small galaxy.
The bright spot in the middle of the image is a bright young star surrounded by diffraction spikes.
www.vice.com
1 month ago
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Astronomers Discover Oldest Black Hole Ever Observed, and It's Feasting

Astronomers have discovered the oldest black hole ever observed, challenging their understanding of their formation and growth.
The black hole is believed to be over 13 billion years old, much older than scientists previously thought possible.
The black hole's rapid growth could be due to its exceptionally high rate of devouring dead stars and other material from its host galaxy.
Ars Technica
2 months ago
Science

Daily Telescope: How small can the smallest star be?

Astronomers are using the James Webb Space Telescope to determine how small a star can be.
The study of extremely small brown dwarfs has led to questions about how they form.
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The New Yorker
4 hours ago
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What a Major Solar Storm Could Do to Our Planet

Disturbances on the sun can severely impact power grid and communication systems.
Preparedness for solar storms is crucial for mitigating potential damage.
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Mail Online
5 hours ago
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Uranus and Neptune have secret MOONS

New moons discovered around Neptune and Uranus point to ongoing celestial discoveries.
Ground-based telescopes reveal faintest moons around ice giant planets, indicating technological advancements in space exploration.
Inverse
4 days ago
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The NASA Mission that Photographed Pluto in 2015 Has Discovered Something Unexpected

The Kuiper Belt may be larger than expected due to high levels of dust discovered by New Horizons spacecraft.
Evidence suggests the presence of Kuiper Belt Objects beyond the traditional edge and a possible second belt.
www.scientificamerican.com
6 days ago
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The Eclipse Is Coming, and Solar Science Will Never Be the Same

Scientists eagerly await the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, for studying the sun's corona.
The corona, the sun's outer atmosphere, remains a mysterious and fascinating subject for astronomers.
www.scientificamerican.com
3 weeks ago
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February 2024: Science History from 50, 100 and 150 Years Ago

NASA plans to launch a 120-inch reflecting telescope in the early 1980s called the Large Space Telescope, which will be able to map the recessional velocities of galaxies and potentially reveal new objects in other galaxies.
The Hubble Space Telescope, originally called the Large Space Telescope, was approved by the National Academy of Sciences in 1969 and was launched in 1990.
www.nytimes.com
3 weeks ago
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6 Great Space Images in January

Sierra Space tested the strain its orbital module can handle.
Japan's SLIM spacecraft landed on the moon and experienced engine problems, but is now working again.
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
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Space out at NASA's immersive exhibits at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland

Chabot Space and Science Center has been an astronomy hub for over a century
Chabot played a crucial role in helping bring the Apollo 13 crew back to Earth
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Mail Online
2 days ago
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Full Snow Moon will light up skies tonight - best time to see it

The Snow Moon is the last full moon in February and a wintery treat in the skies.
The full moon will be bright and visible, no special equipment needed for viewing.
www.scientificamerican.com
2 days ago
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Stunning Comet Could Photobomb This April's Total Solar Eclipse

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks may photobomb the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
Comet 12P is one of the brightest comets in history, making its closest approach to the sun on April 21, less than two weeks after the eclipse.
www.scientificamerican.com
3 days ago
Science

Why Do We Have a Leap Year Anyway?

Leap day occurs every four years on February 29, adding a day to the calendar.
The concept of timekeeping is based on the Earth's movement and orbit around the sun, which involves the day and the year.
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Futurism
3 days ago
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Galactic Wave May Have Crossed Paths With Earth, Scientists Find

Oscillating nature of Radcliffe Wave
Influence of Gaia project in understanding cosmic structures
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
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Old smokers': astronomers discover giant ancient stars in Milky Way

Astronomers have discovered a group of giant elderly stars emitting clouds of dust and gas in the Milky Way.
These stars, called 'old smokers,' were initially fading before suddenly emitting large amounts of matter.
Futurism
1 month ago
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Astronomers Puzzled by Galaxy With No Stars

Astronomers have discovered a galaxy with plenty of gas but no visible stars.
The discovery challenges our understanding of how stars and galaxies are formed.
Inverse
1 month ago
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Astronomers Accidentally Stumble Upon an 'Invisible' Galaxy

Astronomers at the Green Bank Observatory accidentally discovered a previously unknown celestial object while searching for low surface brightness galaxies.
The celestial object, named J0613+52, has no discernible starlight but is filled with swirling gas, making it a potential nearby primordial galaxy.
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Mail Online
4 days ago
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An asteroid the size of a BUS will skim past Earth today

Asteroid 2024 DW is the size of a bus and will pass by Earth at a distance closer than the moon.
Despite its speed and proximity, the asteroid is not expected to pose a threat to Earth.
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3 days ago
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Adorable Little Planet Push-Pins Will Bring A Bit Of Outer Space To Your Boring Old Desk - Yanko Design

Adding cute stationery designs to your desk can boost mood and productivity.
Planet Pins by Duncan Shotton are colorful hand-painted pins inspired by the solar system.
Futurism
4 days ago
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Scientists Befuddled by Impossible Galaxy Seen by James Webb

Galaxy formation challenges models
Dark matter influence questioned
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time.com
6 days ago
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Astronomers Find What May Be the Universe's Brightest Object With a Black Hole Devouring a Sun a Day

The brightest quasar in the universe discovered, 500 trillion times brighter than the sun, black hole 17 billion times more massive than the sun.
www.space.com
5 days ago
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The Brightest Quasar Ever Seen Eats a 'Sun' Every Day

J0529-4351 is the brightest and most luminous quasar ever discovered, with a supermassive black hole consuming the equivalent of one sun's mass per day.
The newly discovered quasar is located so far from Earth that its light has taken 12 billion years to reach us, providing a glimpse of the universe at just under 2 billion years old.
www.npr.org
6 days ago
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Scientists have found a black hole so large it eats the equivalent of one sun per day

Discovery of the fastest-growing black hole ever recorded
Black holes form bright objects called quasars.
Mail Online
5 days ago
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Black hole gobbles up one sun every single day, scientists say

Black hole consuming a star a day 12 billion light years away with a mass 17 billion times that of the sun.
Discovery of 'most hellish place in the universe' by a team at ANU led by Assoc. Prof. Christian Wolf.
www.theguardian.com
6 days ago
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Astronomers discover universe's brightest object a quasar powered by a black hole that eats a sun a day

A quasar 500tn times brighter than the sun discovered by Australian scientists.
The quasar is powered by the fastest growing black hole ever found, consuming a sun's worth of mass daily.
Inverse
1 month ago
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Astrophysicists Aren't Quite Sure What This Mysterious Space Object Is

Astronomers have discovered the remains of a dead star that could be the most massive neutron star ever discovered or the tiniest black hole.
The discovery could shed light on the final moments of a giant star's collapse into a dense ball of extreme physics.
The object has a unique backstory that may hold the key to understanding the cosmic mystery.
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english.elpais.com
6 days ago
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The brightest object in the universe is a quasar with a black hole inside

The quasar J0529-4351 is the brightest and fastest-growing known quasar, with intense light emissions from a massive black hole.
Quasars were initially mistaken for nearby stars due to their brightness but are now recognized as powerful and distant objects.
Mail Online
5 days ago
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How NASA would warn the public about an apocalyptic asteroid strike

A global network of astronomers tracks near-Earth objects.
NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office is in charge of warning and coordinating response in the event of an asteroid threat.
Ars Technica
2 weeks ago
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Daily Telescope: A solar eclipse from the surface of Mars

The image shows Mars' moon Phobos passing in front of the Sun.
The image was taken by NASA's Mars Perseverance rover using its Left Mastcam-Z camera.
The Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
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'One of the best' meteor showers peaks this week. Here's where to watch in California

The Geminid meteor shower will peak this week, and Wednesday night will be the best time to view the meteors.
The Geminid meteor shower is caused by an asteroid called 3200 Phaethon.
www.nature.com
5 days ago
Science

The Decimal Point Is 150 Years Older than Historians Thought

The decimal point was invented earlier than previously thought, traced back to Italian mathematician Giovanni Bianchini in the 1440s.
Bianchini's role in the history of mathematics is more significant than previously recognized, impacting modern science and technology.
Ars Technica
5 days ago
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Newly spotted black hole has mass of 17 billion Suns, adding another daily

Quasars are super bright objects produced by actively feeding supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies.
J0529−4351 is the brightest quasar ever observed, initially mistaken for a star due to its appearance.
www.vice.com
6 days ago
Science

Australian Researchers Discover 'Fastest Growing' Black Hole Ever Recorded

The fastest-growing black hole discovered is 17 billion times the mass of the Sun, consuming matter at one Sun per day.
The quasar linked to the black hole emits 500 trillion times the light of our Sun, making it the most luminous known object in the universe.
Futurism
1 week ago
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Scientists Discover Sandwich-Shaped Star

Star resembling a sandwich found 800 light years away, offering insight into early star system formation.
Named 'Dracula's Chivito' due to its 'fangs' resembling a sandwich, akin to 'Gomez's Hamburger' discovered in 1985.
www.scientificamerican.com
1 week ago
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Three Times That Solar Eclipses Transformed Science

Total solar eclipses have been observed throughout history and have inspired fear, wonder, and reverence.
Total solar eclipses have played a role in advancing our understanding of physics and the natural world.
www.scientificamerican.com
1 week ago
Science

See What the Solar Eclipse Will Look Like across Most of the U.S.

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will occur, with the moon passing between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow across North America.
The total eclipse will only be visible along a narrow strip of land 100 miles wide, but everywhere else will experience a partial eclipse.
To view the partial eclipse, find a clear sky, protect your eyes with appropriate eyewear, or use indirect viewing methods like a colander with pinholes.
Mail Online
1 week ago
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Astronomer predicts just how soon humans will travel to Mars

Astronomer David Whitehouse predicts that humans will travel to Mars in the 2040s, with the success of upcoming moon explorations leading to a better understanding of how to survive the journey to Mars.
The length of time to travel to Mars is a major challenge, as there is little information on how a one-year journey in space would affect the human body.
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1 week ago
Design

Urwerk's UR-100V LightSpeed clocks speed of light as it beams through our solar system - Yanko Design

The UR-100V LightSpeed is a timepiece inspired by the concept of light and the time it takes for sunlight to reach each planet in our solar system.
The watch features a miniature solar system on the dial, with indications of the time it takes for light to reach each planet, ranging from minutes to hours.
www.scientificamerican.com
2 weeks ago
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How April's Eclipse Will Solve Solar Mysteries

The upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8 will be a rare and special event that is not seen very often.
Witnessing a total solar eclipse is a surreal, beautiful, and mind-blowing experience that leaves people speechless and emotional.
www.scientificamerican.com
2 weeks ago
Ruby on Rails

The Forgotten Star of Radio Astronomy

Ruby Payne-Scott helped revolutionize astronomy by pioneering radio astronomy, which allowed scientists to explore the universe using radio waves instead of light waves.
To keep her job as a woman working in the 1940s, Payne-Scott had to keep her work in radio astronomy a secret.
ABC7 San Francisco
2 weeks ago
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Saturn's Death Star-looking moon may have vast underground ocean

Astronomers have found evidence of a hidden ocean beneath the icy exterior of Saturn's moon Mimas.
The ocean fills half of Mimas' volume and is believed to be 12 to 18 miles beneath the frozen crust.
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2 weeks ago
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Saturn's Death Star-looking moon may have vast underground ocean

Saturn's moon Mimas likely has a hidden ocean beneath its icy exterior.
The ocean is believed to fill half of Mimas' volume, but represents only a small percentage of Earth's oceans.
www.theguardian.com
2 weeks ago
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Saturn's Death Star' moon has hidden ocean under its crust, say scientists

Mimas, a moon of Saturn, has a hidden ocean buried beneath its crust, joining other moons in Saturn and Jupiter known to have subterranean oceans.
The subsurface ocean was discovered through analyzing Mimas's spin and orbit, which cannot be explained by a rigid interior.
Ars Technica
3 weeks ago
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Why interstellar objects like 'Oumuamua and Borisov may hold clues to exoplanets

Interstellar interlopers are objects that are not gravitationally bound to the Sun or any other celestial body and travel through interstellar space.
There could be around 10,000 'Oumuamua-size interstellar objects within the orbit of Neptune alone, suggesting that interstellar interlopers are more common than previously thought.
www.scientificamerican.com
3 weeks ago
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Alien World Denser Than Steel Confounds Our Understanding of Planet Formation

TOI-1853 b, a dense exoplanet, challenges scientists' understanding of planetary formation models.
The planet's density and close proximity to its sun make it a mystery for astronomers.
Inverse
3 weeks ago
Science

Hubble Captured A Near-Perfect Spiral Galaxy Just After A Supernova

Astronomers observed a supernova in the spiral galaxy UGC 11105 in 2019
The supernova actually occurred at least 110 million years ago, but its light took that long to reach Earth
Inverse
3 weeks ago
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After Swapping Cameras, Astronomers Spot Stars Being Ripped Apart All Around Us

Supermassive black holes devour a star once every 50,000 years on average.
Researchers have identified 18 new tidal disruption events using infrared data from NASA's NEOWISE.
Inverse
4 weeks ago
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The Solar System used to have nine planets. Maybe it still does? Here's your catch-up on space today

Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006
Astronomers have better media support now and there are five known dwarf planets in the Solar System
New York Post
4 weeks ago
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Newly discovered space object is either lightest black hole or heaviest neutron star

A mysterious unknown object has been discovered in our galaxy, potentially a breakthrough in the study of black holes.
The object is heavier than neutron stars but lighter than the smallest black holes, possibly representing a never-before-discovered radio pulsar - black hole binary.
Theregister
4 weeks ago
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Hubble spots smallest ever exoplanet with atmospheric water

Hubble Space Telescope discovers water vapor on smallest-ever exoplanet
This discovery brings us closer to characterizing Earth-like worlds
time.com
1 month ago
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What is a Wolf Moon? And When You Can See it This Week

The first full moon of 2024, known as the wolf moon, will be visible from Wednesday night to Friday. No special equipment is needed to view it.
The wolf moon gets its name from the howling of wolves in winter. It has different names in different regions and holds cultural significance.
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
Science

Giant Ultrafaint Galaxy Could Offer Dark Matter Clues

Astronomers have discovered a massive and ghostly galaxy that was so dim it went unnoticed for almost a decade.
The galaxy, named Nube, is estimated to be about 300 million light-years away from Earth and is considered the biggest ultradiffuse galaxy ever found.
Futurism
1 month ago
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Astronomers Puzzled by Inexplicable Deep Space Object

Astronomers have discovered an object that falls into a 'black hole mass gap,' too heavy to be a neutron star but too light to be a black hole.
This discovery challenges current theories about the formation and classification of celestial objects, and could lead to a reevaluation of Einstein's theory of general relativity.
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
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This Nearby Brown Dwarf May Have Auroras--And a Moon, Too

Brown dwarfs exist in a category between planets and stars, and are often referred to as 'failed stars.' They emit an enduring infrared glow that makes them easier to spot in those wavelengths.
Despite being discovered nearly three decades ago, there is still much that astronomers do not know about brown dwarfs.
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1 month ago
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Scientists Discovered an 'Ultra-Large Structure' in Space That Shouldn't Exist

Astronomers have discovered a new ultra-large structure in the universe called the Big Ring
The existence of multiple massive structures challenges the assumptions of the Standard Model of Cosmology
Futurism
1 month ago
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Astronomers Discover Planet With Long Tail

Astronomers have discovered a strange exoplanet with a 350,000-mile-long tail made of helium gas.
The planet, known as WASP-69b, is less dense than Jupiter and has a surface temperature of 17,500 degrees Fahrenheit.
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
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Bizarre Dark Object Could Be First-Known 'Empty' Galaxy from the Early Universe

A galaxy has been discovered that is essentially devoid of stars.
The galaxy is invisible to the naked eye and made almost wholly of gas and dark matter.
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
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The New Story of the Milky Way's Surprisingly Turbulent Past

Astronomers have been working to piece together what the Milky Way looks like from inside the galaxy.
New surveys, like the European Space Agency's Gaia observatory, are collecting vast amounts of data on stars in the Milky Way.
Ars Technica
1 month ago
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Astronomers found ultra-hot, Earth-sized exoplanet with a lava hemisphere

Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized exoplanet with a hemisphere of molten lava.
TESS is designed to identify planets orbiting bright stars relatively close to Earth and figure out their compositions and atmospheres.
Ars Technica
1 month ago
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Astronomers think they finally know origin of enormous "cosmic smoke rings"

Odd radio circles are enormous regions of radio waves with galaxies at their centers.
Scientists believe that the odd radio circles are caused by outflowing galactic winds from exploding stars in starburst galaxies.
Inverse
1 month ago
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These Seven Galaxies Snuggled Together Is the Birthplace of the Most Powerful Fast Radio Burst

Astronomers have traced the origin of a powerful fast radio burst (FRB) and discovered seven galaxies clustered together, unlike any other known FRB origin site.
Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are millisecond-long flashes of intense energy that are still a mystery in astronomy. Knowing their origin helps explain why they exist.
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
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How Astronomers Are Saving Astronomy From Satellites For Now

Astronomers initially believed they observed a burst of highly energetic light in a distant galaxy, but it was later determined to be a passing satellite.
The increasing number of satellites in Earth's orbit, particularly those from companies like SpaceX, is interfering with ground astronomy's ability to study the cosmos.
Inverse
2 months ago
Science

The 12 Best Space Images of 2023, Ranked

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and Hubble Space Telescope continue to provide stunning images of the cosmos.
The 12 best space images of 2023 include a dancing galaxy pair, taffy-like galaxies, and the Spare Tire Nebula.
Ars Technica
2 months ago
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Hubble back in service after gyro scare-NASA still studying reboost options

The Hubble Space Telescope has resumed science observations after fixing a problematic gyroscope.
The gyros in Hubble's pointing system measure the spacecraft's turning and help aim the telescope.
Ars Technica
2 months ago
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Daily Telescope: An ancient galaxy behind a veil of dust

Astronomers have observed a dusty galaxy that existed just 900 million years after the Big Bang.
The James Webb Space Telescope has allowed astronomers to see this type of galaxy that was previously invisible to the Hubble Space Telescope.
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Science

In the Search for Life beyond Earth, NASA Dreams Big for a Future Space Telescope

A team of astronomers is working on designing a telescope to find signs of life on planets orbiting other stars.
The telescope, called the Habitable Worlds Observatory (HWO), is targeted for launch around 2040 and aims to hunt for life on 25 Earthlike worlds.
Inverse
2 months ago
Science

Astronomers Find A Giant Planet in a Place It Shouldn't Be

A tiny star called LHS-3154 has a planet nearly as massive as Neptune, which challenges current theories on planet formation around small stars.
Most simulations suggest that small stars cannot pull together enough material to form giant planets like LHS-3154b.
www.space.com
2 months ago
Science

Six-Planet System in Perfect Harmony Shocks Scientists

Astronomers discover a star system with six planets located 100 light-years away from Earth.
The star system is unique because all six planets orbit very close to their host star and their orbits could fit within the distance between Mercury and the Sun.
time.com
2 months ago
Science

A Six-Planet Solar System in Perfect Synchrony Has Been Found in the Milky Way

Astronomers have discovered a rare solar system with six planets that move in perfect synchrony.
This discovery can help explain the formation of solar systems in the Milky Way galaxy.
The planets in this solar system are not in the habitable zone and are believed to be gas giants with solid cores.
Inverse
2 months ago
Science

Astronomers Discover Six Alien Planets Orbiting In Perfect Synchrony

Six planets have been discovered orbiting a nearby star in a series of resonant orbits, known as sub-Neptunes.
The HD110067 system is a common example of how star systems look in their early years of life.
The chained orbital resonances in the system allow astronomers to predict the orbits of the planets.
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Science

A Star With Six Planets That Orbit Perfectly in Sync

Astronomers have discovered a star system with six planets in perfect resonance, offering a unique opportunity to study the evolution of these worlds.
Resonant planetary systems are rare in the Milky Way, with only 1% of systems preserving this symmetry.
The orbits of the planets in the newly discovered star system are in sync, making it an extremely rare find.
Inverse
2 months ago
Science

NASA's Next Space Mission Will Rely on Centuries-Old Aviation

NASA is launching giant balloons from Antarctica as part of their annual Antarctic Long Duration Balloon Campaign.
The balloons will carry instruments to study the center of our galaxy, cosmic rays, and the sounds of the stratosphere.
NASA chose Antarctica for its constant sunlight and uninterrupted airspace, as well as the beginning of summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
Washington Post
2 months ago
Science

Astronomers discover six planets orbiting a nearby sun-like star

Astronomers have discovered a system of six planets orbiting a nearby sun-like star, providing insights into planet formation.
The planets are between the sizes of Earth and Neptune and are locked into a rare resonance with each other as they orbit the star.
These planets have remained in a stable orbital pattern for at least 4 billion years, suggesting they have been free from major disturbances.
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Science

What the heck is going on?' Extremely high-energy particle detected falling to Earth

Astronomers have detected a rare and extremely high-energy particle falling to Earth from space, named Amaterasu.
It is one of the highest-energy cosmic rays ever detected, with an energy exceeding 240 exa-electron volts (EeV).
The origins of these ultra-high-energy particles remain unknown, but experts believe they can only be produced by very powerful celestial events.
Ars Technica
3 months ago
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Meet "Amaterasu": Astronomers detect highest energy cosmic ray since 1991

Astronomers have detected an ultra-high-energy cosmic ray with a energy level of 244 EeV, the most energetic since 1991.
The cosmic ray has been named the 'Amaterasu' particle, after the Shinto sun goddess.
Cosmic rays are highly energetic particles that break apart into showers of other particles when they strike the Earth's atmosphere.
www.nature.com
3 months ago
Science

Mysterious 'Tasmanian Devil' Space Explosion Baffles Astronomers

Astronomers have observed a luminous fast blue optical transient (LFBOT) nicknamed the Tasmanian devil that repeatedly flashed at peak brightness in space.
The observation of the Tasmanian devil's flaring events could help scientists understand the cause of LFBOTs, which are still not fully understood.
The leading theories for the cause of LFBOTs are failed supernovae, intermediate-mass black holes, or interactions with Wolf-Rayet stars.
www.scientificamerican.com
3 months ago
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The Most Shocking Discovery in Astrophysics Is 25 Years Old

Astronomers in the 1990s tackled the question of the fate of the universe by studying supernovae
Two rival collaborations independently reached the conclusion about the slowing down of the universe's expansion
Ars Technica
3 months ago
Science

Daily Telescope: A snapshot of 500,000 stars near the center of the galaxy

The James Webb Space Telescope has captured an image of a star-forming region named Sagittarius C, 300 light-years from the Milky Way's central black hole.
The image contains about 500,000 stars and will provide important insights into stellar formation.
The image shows a dense cluster with a massive protostar and smaller infrared-dark clouds where future stars are forming.
Inverse
3 months ago
Science

This Stunning, High-Resolution Image Reveals The Bizarre Aging Process of Stars

Astronomers at ALMA captured one of the highest-resolution images of a star other than the Sun, showing the red supergiant R Leporis and its halo of gas.
R Leporis appears intensely red due to carbon soot in its outer layers, absorbing blue light and allowing red light to filter through.
The new ALMA image shows R Leporis slowly letting go of its outermost layers, with gas escaping to the surrounding space.
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
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Planet where it rains sand revealed by Nasa telescope

Nasa's James Webb space telescope has made groundbreaking observations of the planet Wasp-107b.
Wasp-107b is a large but very light planet located 200 light years away from Earth.
The planet features silicate sand clouds and rain, scorching temperatures, raging winds, and the smell of sulphur dioxide.
Mail Online
3 months ago
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NASA discovers bizarre planet with FLUFFY clouds made from sand

WASP-107b is a Jupiter-sized exoplanet with a unique atmosphere that contains silicate sand clouds, water vapor, and sulfur dioxide.
The James Webb Space Telescope detected no trace of methane in the atmosphere of WASP-107b, suggesting an unknown mechanism for heat distribution in the planet's dynamic atmosphere.
This is the first time astronomers have analyzed the chemical composition of cloud formations on an exoplanet.
Inverse
3 months ago
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It Rains Molten Sand on This Backward Alien Planet, Webb Telescope Data Reveals

WASP-107b is a gas giant planet that orbits its star backward, in what astronomers call a retrograde orbit.
Data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) reveals that WASP-107b has a glowing tail of helium and rains molten sand.
Astronomers used JWST's Mid InfraRed Instrument to study WASP-107b's atmosphere and found that it contains water vapor, sulfur dioxide, and dense clouds of silicate.
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