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NASA Telescopes Capture Birth of Black Hole or Neutron Star

NASA Telescopes Capture Birth of Black Hole or Neutron Star

Don't have a cow, man. NASA's Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System telescope in Hawaii picked up a brief and unusual burst in the night sky on June 16, 2018, the USA space agency said in a statement . Margutti noted that science has known from theory that when a star dies it forms either a black hole or neutron star, but neither had ever been observed right after they are born. Consulte Mais Informação

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SpaceX rocket blasts final round of Iridium satellites into orbit

SpaceX rocket blasts final round of Iridium satellites into orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch today from complex 4-East at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Friday's launch was SpaceX's eighth and final in a series for Iridium, which is headquartered in Virginia. To watch the launch, check out www.spacex.com/webcast approximately a half hour before the expected launch. For added fun, you can also tune into Iridium's launch soundtrack, featuring music suggestions cultivated from fan suggestions. Consulte Mais Informação

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Mystery repeating energy bursts in deep space 'could be aliens'

Mystery repeating energy bursts in deep space 'could be aliens'

The new signal is known as FRB 180814.J0422+73. Or, more accurately, it was the only one. Kaspi said CHIME quickly detected a source that sent out a series of six fast radio bursts . 400 Mhz is the lower limit of the CHIME experiment at the moment, so other FRBs at lower frequencies could simply be going undetected. Another interesting twist has to do with the radio frequencies of the newly detected bursts. Consulte Mais Informação

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Chinese lunar probe snaps breathtaking panoramic PHOTOS of Moon’s far side

Chinese lunar probe snaps breathtaking panoramic PHOTOS of Moon’s far side

It is the first time a soft landing has been performed on the Moon's far side - also known as the dark side because it faces away from Earth and remains comparatively unknown - due to challenges relaying signals. Expected on Friday are the release of images from one or both of the lander's Terrain Camera (TCAM) and the rover's Panoramic Camera (PCAM). "Researchers have completed the preliminary analysis of the lunar surface topography around the landing site based on the image taken by the ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Ocean temperatures rising faster than previously thought

Ocean temperatures rising faster than previously thought

The thermal expansion - water swelling as it warms - would raise sea level 30 centimeters, above any sea level rise from melting glaciers and ice sheets. He told Reuters that records for ocean warming had been broken nearly yearly since 2000. For the new study , scientists used data collected by a high-tech ocean observing system called Argo , an global network of more than 3,000 robotic floats that continuously measure the temperature and salinity of the water. Consulte Mais Informação

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Thousands of stars, including the sun, could turn into huge crystals

Thousands of stars, including the sun, could turn into huge crystals

The crystal spheres are made of carbon and oxygen under such high density their crystal structure will make them appear to be like a metal - although it is possible that diamonds may also form as the star cools. The data found a "pile-up", or a rather larger number of white dwarfs with "specific colors and luminosities that do not correspond to any single mass or age". Consulte Mais Informação

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Hubble Telescope discovers ancient quasar with brightness of 600-trillion suns

Lead author Xiaohui Fan, from the University of Arizona, said he did not expect to find many quasars brighter than this in the entire universe. He added: "That's something we have been looking for a long time". The old, trusty telescope also suffered a setback in early October a year ago, when one of its gyroscopes span out of control . The light from quasar J0439+1634, about 12.8 billion light-years away, bends as it passes by a galaxy roughly six billion light-years away. Consulte Mais Informação

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SpaceX Pushes Back 'Especially Dangerous' Dragon Test

SpaceX Pushes Back 'Especially Dangerous' Dragon Test

Around 90 percent of all NASA employees have been furloughed in the shutdown, slowing down the Agency's actions to a crawl. So far, the official schedule has not been modified. It has been eight years since Atlantis was launched on the last space shuttle from the same pad on July 8, 2011. If the uncrewed tests are successful, SpaceX will carry on with the next test flight. Consulte Mais Informação

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Speaker Bercow caught in Brexit storm

Speaker Bercow caught in Brexit storm

MPs have just begun five days of debate on the Brexit agreement ahead of the crunch vote on January 15. A series of MPs rose to complain that the Government motion should not have been amendable. With less than three months before Britain leaves the European Union, there is no indication the country will have any arrangements in place, with the European Union governing issues such as border controls, banking relations and even whether Britons will be able to use their cellphones in Europe. Consulte Mais Informação

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LIFE IN SPACE?: Unknown radio signals from distant galaxy found

LIFE IN SPACE?: Unknown radio signals from distant galaxy found

While most FRBs have been spotted at wavelengths of a few centimetres, the latest FRBs were detected at wavelengths of almost a metre, which opens up new lines of inquiry, according to the CHIME team. Together they could offer some evidence of the extreme or unusual environment they are coming from - or the mysterious technology that some claim alien civilisations could be launching them into space with. Consulte Mais Informação

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The Dominic Grieve amendment explained: Could it prevent a no deal Brexit?

The Dominic Grieve amendment explained: Could it prevent a no deal Brexit?

The prime minister has already pulled the vote once with defeat looming, and a loss for the government would plunge Britain into "uncharted territory", according to May, putting the whole process up for grabs. The government said it was an "inconvenience" but would not stop preparations for leaving the EU. One Cabinet source told Poltics Home: "The view was that a border poll in Northern Ireland was all-but inevitable if there is a no-deal Brexit because Sinn Fein would demand it ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Unsafe jellyfish stings spike in Queensland

Unsafe jellyfish stings spike in Queensland

More than 2500 people have been treated for bluebottle stings on the Gold and Sunshine coasts in Queensland . Four major beaches were closed for swimming as poisonous jellyfish continued to sweep upto shores. The number of bluebottle stings recently has surprised authorities. It is thought that the extreme number of stings over the weekend was due to strong onshore winds coming in from the north-east, bringing a large number of the creatures into contact with swimmers. Consulte Mais Informação

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Quebec woman and Italian boyfriend missing in Burkina Faso

Quebec woman and Italian boyfriend missing in Burkina Faso

Sherbrooke native Edith Blais and her Italian friend Luca Tacchetto were travelling in the West African nation when all communication with their families "abruptly stopped" on December 15, her sister Melanie Bergeron Blais said. The Canadian government warns people to avoid all non-essential travel to that country , especially near the border with Mali, Benin and Togo because of terrorism and kidnapping threats. Consulte Mais Informação

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First partial solar eclipse of 2019 to be observed today

First partial solar eclipse of 2019 to be observed today

This partial solar eclipse is the first of six that will occur in 2019. Details on what is a partial solar eclipse , India timings, where will it be visible, and how to watch . January is going to be an interesting month for sky gazers because along with the partial solar eclipse , a total lunar eclipse will also occur. Partial solar eclipse on January 6: Is it safe to watch? But modern science refuses all the myths and superstitions around the solar eclipse . Consulte Mais Informação

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