Monday January 24-th, 2022

Scientists found an Earth-sized ‘rogue’ planet in the Milky Way

Over four thousand extrasolar planets have been discovered to date. "If the lens were orbiting a star, we would detect its presence in the light curve of the event" - adds dr Poleski. Sky surveys such as the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment...

Earth-Sized Free Floating Rogue Planet Discovered in Milky Way

It's always been theorized that planets could find themselves floating free of the gravitational influence of stars, either forming alone or being ejected from their parent system in some cataclysmic event. These rogue planets help researchers in und...

Gravitational Waves Have Been Observed In Six Months Gravitational Waves Have Been Observed In Six Months

According to astrophysicists, this has been possible due to engineering upgrades in the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, in the US) and Virgo (in Italy) observatories. When tested with the new data - surprise, surprise -...

NASA detects flashes of light in Jupiter's atmosphere NASA detects flashes of light in Jupiter's atmosphere

According to the USA network, "CNN", these fast flashes similar to lightning, which produce ghost-like shapes, also occur on the ground, in the upper atmosphere during large thunderstorms, but this is the first time that they have been observed on an...

Second full moon of this month, or blue moon on Saturday Second full moon of this month, or blue moon on Saturday

Despite common illustrations depicting full moons and Halloween, the occurrence of a full Moon on Halloween night is actually not as common as portrayed, and really only happens about once every 18 to 19 years. Also, there were two Blue Moons in 20...

MI fireball meteorite fragments may shed light on solar system origin MI fireball meteorite fragments may shed light on solar system origin

That means we can find out very quickly. But the Hamburg Alka - collected less than two days after falling to Earth - is a prime example of a large-scale unfavorable weather. The rock was found to be in a "pristine" condition. It's what is known ...

Russia’s Arctic Discharging Large Volumes Of Methane Gas Russia’s Arctic Discharging Large Volumes Of Methane Gas

But the discovery of frozen methane raises fears of a new tipping point that could accelerate global warming . According to the scientists, their findings are preliminary. "For the time being, it is unlikely that the observed methane discharges wo...

Amazon Audible Adds 100,000 Free Podcast Series to Rival Apple Podcasts, Spotify Amazon Audible Adds 100,000 Free Podcast Series to Rival Apple Podcasts, Spotify

With the addition of free, third-party podcasts , Audible has the chance to capture users' attention in its app, then try to upsell them to paid memberships, including the new Plus plan. In addition to podcast series, Amazon Audible provides a varie...

Apophis asteroid closest to colliding with Earth Apophis asteroid closest to colliding with Earth

Now the detection of Yarkosvsky acceleration makes the 2068 impact a possibility. The team's findings are presented in a paper at the 2020 virtual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society . But, studies pr...

Pixel 5 Built With 100% Recycled Aluminum, Says Google Pixel 5 Built With 100% Recycled Aluminum, Says Google

As part of its sustainability goals, the company planned on using recycled materials in all Made by Google products by 2022. Because waste material is also created during the manufacturing process of their hardware, Google has been thinking a...

Scientists discovered 500m skyscaper tall coral reef at Australia's Great Barrier Reef Scientists discovered 500m skyscaper tall coral reef at Australia's Great Barrier Reef

A study published earlier this month found that ocean warming has killed half of the coral in the Great Barrier Reef. The incredible find was made on October 20 by an expedition from the Schmidt Ocean Institute , in the northern region of the Gr...

NASA finds 'unexpected' molecule around Titan NASA finds 'unexpected' molecule around Titan

The molecule discovered in the atmosphere is cyclopropenylidene, or C3H2, and it has only ever been discovered in the cold void of space. Closed-loop molecules are important because they form the backbone rings for the nucleobases of DNA, the complex...

Hurricane Zeta becomes a category 2 storm Hurricane Zeta becomes a category 2 storm

Zeta is beginning its north-northeastward turn and is speeding up and moving at 20 miles per hour. An even faster northeastward motion is expected overnight through Thursday, then a rapid east-northeastward motion is anticipated through Friday.

Louisiana braces for another hurricane as Zeta barrels in Louisiana braces for another hurricane as Zeta barrels in

It has been a particularly active hurricane season. Storm surge warnings were in effect from the mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Navarre, Fla., and in Lake Borgne, Lake Pontchartrain, Pensacola Bay and Mobile Bay. "The good news for us - and look...

Rare Halloween full moon will shine on Saturday Rare Halloween full moon will shine on Saturday

These particles which should be wider than 900 nanometers should be able to affect the scattering of red light in the atmosphere which somehow makes the moon appears blue. "The Hunter's Moon is the full Moon after the Harvest Moon". Interestingly, ...

`Fireball` meteorite in MI found to have extraterrestrial compounds `Fireball` meteorite in MI found to have extraterrestrial compounds

Using NASA's weather radar, meteorite hunters tracked the velocity and trajectory of the meteorite, allowing them to pinpoint the likely location of the fallen object. "We found nothing else had happened since [parent asteroid] It formed 4.5 billion ...

Massive 500-metre-tall coral structure discovered off Australia Massive 500-metre-tall coral structure discovered off Australia

The massive discovery was made on October 20 by scientists mapping the underwater seafloor of the northern Great Barrier Reef aboard the Institute's research vessel Falkor , which is now on a year-long exploration of the ocean surrounding Australi...

Bayer acquires AskBio to broaden innovation base in cell & gene therapy Bayer acquires AskBio to broaden innovation base in cell & gene therapy

On top of the upfront payment, Bayer will also pay up to an additional $2bn dependent on success milestones. AskBio Chief Executive Officer Sheila Mikhail noted that her company will retain its independent structure, which she said will allow the...

Water found on the moon Water found on the moon

They said, "The amount of water detected is equivalent to about a 12 oz bottle trapped in a cubic meter of soil". Using its Faint Object infraRed CAmera for the SOFIA Telescope (FORCAST), the researchers said SOFIA was able to pick up the specifi...

Scientists Find Water On Sunlit Surface Of Moon Scientists Find Water On Sunlit Surface Of Moon

Previously, SOFIA managed to find traces of "some form of hydrogen", but it was too hard to tell the difference between the actual water (H2O) and hydroxyl (OH), which are really similar in terms of chemical composition. Around 60 percent of those ...

'Massive' coral reef taller than the Empire State Building discovered in Australia 'Massive' coral reef taller than the Empire State Building discovered in Australia

The release described the reef as "blade-like", and said it was a little less than a mile wide, with it sitting just 131 feet below sea level at its most shallow depth. The collection includes the reef at Raine Island, which is the world's most impor...

Hurricane Zeta makes landfall on Yucatan Peninsula Hurricane Zeta makes landfall on Yucatan Peninsula

This year's wetter-than-average storms have also been moving slower, concentrating rainfall in a smaller area, much to the torment of the beleaguered Gulf States in the southern US. Zeta is only the second named storm in history to take on that monik...

Rare Blue Full Moon to take to the night's sky on Halloween Rare Blue Full Moon to take to the night's sky on Halloween

The Farmer's Almanac said: "For more than half a century, whenever two full Moons appear in a single month (which happens on average every 2 1/2 to 3 years), the second full Moon is christened a "Blue Moon". In comparison, the Gregorian calendar ...

Orionids meteor shower to peak over United Kingdom on October 21 to 22 Orionids meteor shower to peak over United Kingdom on October 21 to 22

According to NASA , the moon will be a growing crescent during the shower summit, so the small moonlight emanating from this lunar streak does not flood the sky during the meteor shower. Nicholas St. Fleur records for the New York Times at the Or...

Gruppis says water from Fukushima reactor could damage human DNA if released Gruppis says water from Fukushima reactor could damage human DNA if released

On March 11, 2011, a nuclear accident occurred at the Fukushima plant, after three of the six reactors were destroyed by a tsunami caused by an natural disaster. South Korea appears to be the only country openly opposing Japan's plan to discharg...

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