June 21, 2024
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Astronomy

Cloverleaf's Mysterious 'Strange Radio Circle' Could Be a Merger of a Dozen Galaxies

A mosaic of Cloverleaf's radio emission at multiple wavelengths: visible light observations from the Legacy Survey DESI (Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument) in white and yellow; XMM-Newton X-rays in blue; and ASKAP (the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder) radius in red. Credit: Xiaoyuan Zhang and Matthias Kluge (MPE), Baerbel Korbalski (CSIRO). In 2020, when astronomers used

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Astronomy

When to see the Full Moon and its phases

A composite image showing the Full Moons in 2020 and 2021 by month. Credit: Soumyadeep Mukherjee. The Full Moon phenomenon arises when our planet, Earth, is precisely sandwiched between the Sun and the Moon. This alignment ensures that the entire side of the Moon facing us shines in the sunlight. Thanks to the Moon's orbit

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Astronomy

Starmus will arrive in the Canary Islands in April 2025

Credit: Daniel López/IAC. Starmus, already recognized as the most ambitious science and music festival in the world, returns to the Canary Islands in April 2025 as one of the great bets for the recovery of the island of La Palma. In collaboration with the Starlight Foundation and with the support of the IAC, “Starmus La

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Astronomy

Massive black holes may eat small galaxies differently than large ones

Dwarf galaxies like NGC 5264 are thought to host smaller versions of the supermassive black holes found at the centers of all massive galaxies. Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA It is well known that all massive galaxies like the Milky Way They host supermassive black holes millions to billions of times the mass of the Sun

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Astronomy

How are astronauts kept healthy in space? Is not easy.

Astronaut David A. Wolf works outside the International Space Station (ISS) in 2002. Credit: NASA. In the next decade, more people than ever will go to space as human spaceflight enters a new era. NASA, the European Space Agency and other government agencies are partnering to develop manned missions beyond the Moon. At the same

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Discovery

Neptune-like planet 'Phoenix' baffles astronomers with its atmosphere

Return to article list The discovery challenges conventional theories about how planets age in extreme radiation-filled environments. TIC365102760 b, shown in this artist's concept, is nicknamed Phoenix due to its ability to be very close to a red giant star and still survive the intense radiation. Credit: Roberto Molar Candanosa/Johns Hopkins University. Astronomers have discovered

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Astronomy

When to see the Full Moon and its phases

A composite image showing the Full Moons in 2020 and 2021 by month. Credit: Soumyadeep Mukherjee. The Full Moon phenomenon arises when our planet, Earth, is precisely sandwiched between the Sun and the Moon. This alignment ensures that the entire side of the Moon facing us shines in the sunlight. Thanks to the Moon's orbit

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Astronomy

Massive black holes may eat small galaxies differently than large ones

Dwarf galaxies like NGC 5264 are thought to host smaller versions of the supermassive black holes found at the centers of all massive galaxies. Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA It is well known that all massive galaxies like the Milky Way They host supermassive black holes millions to billions of times the mass of the Sun

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Astronomy

Ephemeral morning frost discovered on top of Mars' tallest volcanoes

Frost (blue) covers the summit of Olympus Mons, the highest volcano in our solar system. This image was taken by ESA's Mars Express orbiter at 7:20 am local Martian time. The right side of the mountain is illuminated by the rising sun in the east. Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin. In early 2022, the then-Ph.D. Student Adomas

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Discovery

When to see the Full Moon and its phases

A composite image showing the Full Moons in 2020 and 2021 by month. Credit: Soumyadeep Mukherjee. The Full Moon phenomenon arises when our planet, Earth, is precisely sandwiched between the Sun and the Moon. This alignment ensures that the entire side of the Moon facing us shines in the sunlight. Thanks to the Moon's orbit

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