Science

Finding could point to a possible pheromone in people [...]
Thu, Nov 18, 2021
Source: Science / AAAS
Just a week ago, I wrote about research claiming to have found a black hole in a nearby galaxy based on observations of a star orbiting it. Yeah, that may not be the case. Just days after the first paper came out a different team of astronomers shows that the second [...]
Thu, Nov 18, 2021
Source: Bad Astronomy
Starting Thursday night/Friday morning, the sky will put on a show: A lunar eclipse, when the Moon passes into and out of Earth's shadow. This one strongly favors viewers in North America, but will be visible in part from Central and South America and eastern Asia. [...]
Wed, Nov 17, 2021
Source: Bad Astronomy
Our home galaxy is the Milky Way, a truly immense structure over 120,000 light years across. We don't think galaxies as big as ours form all at once, but instead start off as a collection of smaller galaxies that collide, merge, and grow that way. [...]
Tue, Nov 16, 2021
Source: Bad Astronomy
There's a popular hypothesis among planetary scientists that, very early in our solar system's history, the migration of gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn threw a huge wave of giant asteroids into the inner solar system. This created a distinctive and cataclysmic blitz of asteroids late in the formations of [...]
Mon, Nov 15, 2021
Source: Bad Astronomy
An asteroid a bit longer than a basketball court is following Earth around the Sun, and new research shows it may be a chunk of the Moon blasted off into space by a giant impact. [...]
Fri, Nov 12, 2021
Source: Bad Astronomy
Astronomers have found compelling evidence of a black hole in a cluster of stars that's in a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, the first time one has been found on a cluster this young. It's an important discovery, as it will help astronomers understand what young black holes are [...]
Thu, Nov 11, 2021
Source: Bad Astronomy
One of the most obvious things about our solar system is that all the big planets orbit the Sun in very nearly the same plane. If you looked at the solar system “from the side” it would look very nearly flat. [...]
Wed, Nov 10, 2021
Source: Bad Astronomy
The search for technological relics of extraterrestrial civilizations will inspire the public and attract talent to the field of astronomy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Sep 06, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Ordinary human dilemmas are tougher to solve than the most difficult problems of physics and mathematics -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Sep 03, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
A proposal plans to study how to build a giant spacecraft -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Sep 02, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Contrary to what we’ve long assumed, this reservoir of comets surrounding the solar system may have more visitors than permanent residents -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Sep 02, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Ions flowing through atom-thin stacks of carbon confirm classic theories but also yield new surprises -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Sep 02, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Economic inequality, an indulgent trip to space and an ongoing legal battle with NASA are putting the space company in the hot seat -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Aug 26, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Recent work has shown how “naked singularities” might defy the cosmic censorship conjecture -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Aug 23, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Years of weather monitoring suggest a high-altitude locale in Qinghai Province could host future telescopes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Aug 19, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Fred Hoyle and George Gamow were brilliant iconoclasts who reached opposite conclusions about the expanding universe (for the record, Gamow was right) -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Aug 18, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
A battle for the future of American stargazing is about to begin—and the stakes are sky high -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Aug 18, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space

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