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Astronomers Create Largest 3D Map of the Universe

Posted May 24th, 2017 at 4:15 pm (UTC-4)

A team of astronomers working with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) created the largest ever three-dimensional map of the universe. Released along with an accompanying study, the astronomers say the new map is the first to exclusively use the positions of quasars to chart the significant structures of the Universe. “Because quasars are so […]

Radioactive Material Found in Fracking Waste; Searching Space for H20

Posted December 21st, 2016 at 4:30 pm (UTC-4)

Radioactive Isotopes Found in Fracking Waste US oil and natural gas production, has been boosted in recent years by a drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, commonly called “fracking.” But this practice has also been criticized for its possible impact on the environment because of the wastewater this method generates. A new study published in […]

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

Posted May 6th, 2016 at 4:00 pm (UTC-4)

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 […]