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Black Hole Mass Measured; Ice Sheets on Mars; Saliva Diagnoses Disease

Posted May 6th, 2016 at 4:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Astronomers Precisely Measure Black Hole Mass A group of astronomers have been able to determine the precise mass of a distant black hole in the center of an enormous elliptical galaxy 73 million light years away. The galaxy is called NGC 1332 and is located in the direction of the southern constellation Eridanus. To measure […]

Trio of Planets Found Circling “Ultra-cool” Star Might Support Life

Posted May 2nd, 2016 at 2:24 pm (UTC-4)
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An international team of astronomers has discovered three exoplanets that could possibly host alien life. The trio of planets are circling an “ultra-cool” brown dwarf that’s located about 40 light years from Earth, in the constellation of Aquarius. “Ultra-cool” dwarf stars are those that that are much cooler and redder than our Sun, and only […]

Happy 26th Birthday Hubble Space Telescope!

Posted April 22nd, 2016 at 4:15 pm (UTC-4)
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Sunday, April 24, 2016 will mark the 26th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope aboard the space shuttle Discovery mission STS-31.  It was deployed from the shuttle’s payload bay the following day, April 25, 1990 Over its 26 years of service Hubble’s numerous discoveries and the breath-taking and detailed images it has […]

Learning More About Mysterious Planet 9

Posted April 11th, 2016 at 3:50 pm (UTC-4)
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Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown at the California Institute of Technology generated a lot of excitement in the science world back in January when they announced that they had found evidence of a giant planet traveling in an odd, drawn-out orbit in the far reaches of the solar system. So far the new found planet, […]

Laser Cloaking Device; New Device Spots Exoplanets; Malaria Older Than We Thought

Posted April 1st, 2016 at 4:15 pm (UTC-4)
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Lasers Could Hide Earth from Aliens Scientists have been scanning the skies and conducting numerous studies in a search for extraterrestrial intelligent life or ETI’s. Back in 2010 renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking warned that it might be too dangerous for humans to interact with ETI’s. While we’re looking for signs of intelligent […]

Study: Dinosaurs Roamed Before Saturn’s Moons and Rings Formed

Posted March 25th, 2016 at 8:04 pm (UTC-4)
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A new study from researchers at the SETI Institute (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has found that most of Saturn’s 62 moons and perhaps even its celebrated rings may only be a hundred million years old. That’s more recent than when dinosaurs were roaming Earth. One of the study authors, Matija […]

Jupiter’s Northern Lights; Watching Stars Explode & Too Much Sitting Kills

Posted March 23rd, 2016 at 4:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Astronomers Study Jupiter’s ‘Northern Lights’ Earth’s Auroras – Borealis in the northern polar region and Australis in the south – are among the most beautiful and haunting light displays in nature. Now, for the first time, scientists have been able to study Jupiter’s auroras, in x-ray wavelengths thanks to NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory. Auroras both […]

Astronomers Find a Bunch of ‘Monster Stars’ in Star Cluster

Posted March 18th, 2016 at 4:00 pm (UTC-4)
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A group of astronomers probing a young star cluster within the ultraviolet section of the light spectrum just found a bunch of huge ‘monster stars.’ The R136 star cluster, located in the Tarantula Nebula, inside the Large Magellanic Cloud, is about 157,000 light years from Earth. They chose to explore in the ultraviolet range since there are […]

Astronomers Spot 80 of the Oldest Galaxies

Posted March 14th, 2016 at 2:23 pm (UTC-4)
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Advancing technology is making it possible for scientists to investigate the early universe. About 200 million years after the Big Bang, it is thought that clumps of condensed primordial cold gas clouds provided material for the first stars to be born. As stars were created they formed small galaxies. An international team of researchers are […]

Fast Radio Burst Source Found; High Tech Fishing; Stress and Heart Health

Posted February 29th, 2016 at 9:59 am (UTC-4)
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Astronomers Locate Source of a Fast Radio Burst Nearly a decade ago a pair of astronomers were going through some archival data gathered by the 210-foot Parkes radio telescope in Australia when they discovered a mysterious, powerful burst of radio waves that lasted only a few milliseconds. The astronomers determined that these fast radio bursts […]