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Astronomers Detect Biggest Explosion in the History of the Universe

Posted by on February 28, 2020 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Astronomers Detect Biggest Explosion in the History of the Universe

This extremely powerful eruption occurred in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster, which is located about 390 million light-years from Earth. Galaxy clusters are the largest structures in the Universe held together by gravity, containing thousands of individual galaxies, dark matter, and hot gas. #space

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The Moon Will ‘Eclipse’ Mars Before Dawn Tuesday! Here’s How to See It.

Posted by on February 21, 2020 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 1 Comment
The Moon Will ‘Eclipse’ Mars Before Dawn Tuesday! Here’s How to See It.

The waning crescent moon and the planet Mars will put on a show Feb. 18, appearing quite close to each other in the southeastern sky. The moon will pass in front of Mars, blocking the planet from view, but for the eastern half of the U.S., this will occur during daylight and will not be visible without a telescope. #eclipse

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Fast Radio Burst from Deep Space With Steady 16-day Cycle Observed

Posted by on February 14, 2020 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Fast Radio Burst from Deep Space With Steady 16-day Cycle Observed

A large team of space scientists working in Canada has found evidence of a fast radio burst with a steady 16-day cycle. The team has published a paper describing their findings on the arXiv preprint server. #messagesfromspace

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How the Universe Works & The Theory of Everything Explained In 150 Seconds (Video)

Posted by on February 10, 2020 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 3 Comments
How the Universe Works & The Theory of Everything Explained In 150 Seconds (Video)

No time to read Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time? Here are Hawking’s big ideas… made simple via animation. #StephenHawking #theoryofeverything

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New Hubble Measurements Confirm Universe Is Expanding Faster Than Expected

Posted by on January 26, 2020 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 2 Comments
New Hubble Measurements Confirm Universe Is Expanding Faster Than Expected

New measurements from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope confirm that the Universe is expanding about 9% faster than expected based on its trajectory seen shortly after the big bang, astronomers say. #universe

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The Gift of Perspective

Posted by on December 27, 2019 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
The Gift of Perspective

The astronauts who brought us this awesomeness went into space as pilots and came back as poets, believing that the cosmic gift of novel perspective might be humankind’s saving grace from the ravages of conflict and degradation. #earthfromspace

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Planets Far Beyond Our Galaxy Discovered For The First Time By Astrophysicists

Posted by on November 29, 2019 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Planets Far Beyond Our Galaxy Discovered For The First Time By Astrophysicists

The newly discovered planets ranged from the size of the moon to the size of Jupiter, and their galaxy is 3.8 billion light-years away from our own. #exoplanets

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Mercury Transit 2019: Where and How to See It on Nov. 11

Posted by on November 10, 2019 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Mercury Transit 2019: Where and How to See It on Nov. 11

On Nov. 11, people across most of the world can catch the planet Mercury passing across the sun. This rare event won’t be seen from Earth again until 2032. #mercurytransit

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Ancient Stars Shed Light on Earth’s Similarities to Other Planets

Posted by on October 27, 2019 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Ancient Stars Shed Light on Earth’s Similarities to Other Planets

Earth-like planets may be common in the universe, a new study implies. The team of astrophysicists and geochemists presents new evidence that the Earth is not unique. #exoplanets

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We’re About to Find Life on Mars but the World is “Not Prepared,” NASA Scientist Warns

Posted by on October 3, 2019 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
We’re About to Find Life on Mars but the World is “Not Prepared,” NASA Scientist Warns

As we humble earthlings begin to learn more about the universe and potentially stand on the cusp of great discoveries about the planet Mars, we may not be prepared for what’s in store of us, warns the chief scientist of U.S. space agency NASA. #lifeonmars

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‘Lucky’ Observation: Scientists Watch A Black Hole Shredding A Star

Posted by on September 27, 2019 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
‘Lucky’ Observation: Scientists Watch A Black Hole Shredding A Star

A NASA satellite searching space for new planets gave astronomers an unexpected glimpse at a black hole ripping a star to shreds. #blackhole

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Scientists Take Viewers on a Virtual Trip to the Center of the Milky Way in this 2-Minute Video

Posted by on September 18, 2019 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Scientists Take Viewers on a Virtual Trip to the Center of the Milky Way in this 2-Minute Video

The Galactic Center visualization is a 360-degree movie that immerses the viewer into a simulation of the center of our Galaxy. The viewer is at the location of Sgr A* and is able to see about 25 Wolf-Rayet stars (white, twinkling objects) orbiting Sgr A* as they continuously eject stellar winds (black to red to yellow color scale). #milkyway

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Earth’s First Luxury Space Hotel Could Launch As Soon As 2022

Posted by on September 13, 2019 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
Earth’s First Luxury Space Hotel Could Launch As Soon As 2022

As neat as it sounds, the Aurora Station space hotel is still a concept. If it becomes a reality, however, Orion Span will likely partner with private companies for transportation, such as Virgin Galactic. “That will be through partnerships with SpaceX, Blue Origin or a space agency,” said Orion Span’s CEO, Frank Bunger. As of yet, no partnerships have been announced. #spacehotel

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New Data Shows the Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Weakening

Posted by on September 9, 2019 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 3 Comments
New Data Shows the Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Weakening

Recent measurements revealed that our geomagnetic field is weakening by around 5% a year, which is nearly ten times faster than previous estimates. #magneticfield

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The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than Expected

Posted by on September 6, 2019 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than Expected

One possibility to explain the speed in which the universe is expanding – is that dark energy, already known to be accelerating the cosmos, maybe shoving galaxies away from each other with even greater — or growing — strength. This means that the acceleration itself might not have a constant value in the universe but changes over time in the universe. #theuniverse

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