Watch “The Year’s Biggest Breakthroughs in Physics” on YouTube

The Year’s Biggest Breakthroughs in Physics This year, two teams of physicists made profound progress on ideas that could bring about the next revolution in physics. Another still has identified the source of a long-standing cosmic mystery. 1. Here’s an extremely brief version of the black hole information paradox: Stuff falls into a black hole. […]

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Dark Storm on Neptune Reverses Direction, Possibly Shedding a Fragment… Photo of the week

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope watched a mysterious dark vortex on Neptune abruptly steer away from a likely death on the giant blue planet. The storm, which is wider than the Atlantic Ocean, was born in the planet’s northern hemisphere and discovered by Hubble in 2018. Observations a year later showed that it began drifting […]

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This is Not a Photo of the Milky Way. It’s the Map of 1.8 Billion Stars From Gaia’s Major New Data Release | Universe Today

In 2013, the European Space Agency (ESA) deployed the Gaia mission to space, a next-generation observatory that will spend the next five years gathering data on the positions, distances, and proper motions of stars. The resulting data will be used to construct the largest 3D space catalog ever, totaling 1 billion stars, planets, comets, asteroids, […]

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SpaceX Falcon 9 and Cargo Dragon Stand Ready for CRS-21 Launch – SpaceX

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and cargo Dragon spacecraft stand ready for liftoff at NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida for the company’s 21st Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-21) mission to the International Space Station. Launch is scheduled for today, Dec. 6, at 11:17 a.m. EST… More about this article in the link […]

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An Astronomer Has Searched The Universe For a Potential Message From Its Creator

The Universe is a mysterious place. We don’t know why it exists, and there are a lot of unanswered questions as to the how. But what if it was created, on purpose, by an intelligent entity? Is there some way we could find out? More about this article in the link below… https://www.sciencealert.com/is-there-a-message-from-the-universe-s-creator-in-the-cosmic-microwave-background/amp

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We’ve mapped a million previously undiscovered galaxies beyond the Milky Way. Take the virtual tour here.

Astronomers have mapped about a million previously undiscovered galaxies beyond the Milky Way, in the most detailed survey of the southern sky ever carried out using radio waves. The Rapid ASKAP Continuum Survey (or RACS) has placed the CSIRO’s Australian SKA Pathfinder radio telescope (ASKAP) firmly on the international astronomy map. While past surveys have […]

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Milky Way is being ‘twisted and deformed’ after a collision with another galaxy, scientists say | The Independent

The Milky Way has been left disturbed by a collision with another, smaller galaxy, scientists say. Some 700 million years ago – relatively recent, by the standards of the universe – the Milky Way suffered a crash that has left a long-lasting mark on its shape, scientists say. The discovery changes our understanding of the […]

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Faint ‘super-planet’ discovered by radio telescope for the 1st time | Space

Scientists have discovered a cold, faint “super-planet” that has remained elusive to traditional infrared survey methods.  Observations from the Low-Frequency Array, or LOFAR radio telescope, revealed a brown dwarf, which researchers have designated BDR J1750+3809 and nicknamed Elegast. Brown dwarfs are sometimes referred to as failed stars or super-planets because they are too small to […]

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Scientists Just Discovered Outer Space Isn’t Pitch Black | Travel + Leisure

On Sunday, Nov. 15, four astronauts ascended to space as part of the NASA and SpaceX joint Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station. As they left Earth’s atmosphere, they were greeted by the inky darkness of space. Or were they? More about this article in the link below… https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/space-astronomy/nasa-scientists-discover-outer-space-isnt-pitch-black?amp=true

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STEVE is smearing green ‘streaks’ across the sky, and nobody knows why | Live Science

The green streaks only last for 30 seconds, then vanish. What are they? The mysterious, aurora-like phenomenon called STEVE just got a little weirder. If you don’t know STEVE (short for Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement) by name, you may know it from photos. Unlike the infamous Southern and Northern Lights, which blanket the sky […]

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