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New Images of the Distant Ultima Thule Object Have Surprised Scientists

Iwastheone shares a report from Ars Technica: Back in early January, when scientists pulled down their first batch of data from the New Horizons spacecraft, they celebrated an odd snowman-shaped object in the outer Solar System. From this first look, it appeared as though Ultima Thule, formally named 2014 MU69, consisted of two spheres in contact with one another -- a contact binary. Now that scientists have downloaded more data from the distant spacecraft, however, our view of Ultima Thule has ...
Tags: Tech, Kuiper Belt, Ultima Thule, Alex Parker


Pancakes in space? No that's just the mysterious MU69

It's a strange little world. At 4 billion miles from Earth, MU69 (also nicknamed Ultima Thule) is the farthest-away object a human spacecraft has ever visited. For the past few years, scientists have labeled MU69 as an unknown, mysterious "puzzle." After the 13-year-old New Horizons spacecraft eventually swooped by the frozen rock on New Years Day 2019, the object graduated to a snowman-shaped frozen rock. Now, after receiving new images of MU69, planetary scientists suspect that both of it...
Tags: Science, Earth, New Horizons, Kuiper Belt, Thule, Alan Stern, Ultima Thule, Alex Parker, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab


How do you make your Christmas dinner Insta-ready?

Masterchef quarter-finalist and Instagram foodie Alex Parker gives his top tips on creating the perfect roast this Christmas.
Tags: News, Alex Parker


A NASA moon mission got smacked by a piece of space debris and lived to tell the tale

Way back in October 2014, one of NASA's spacecraft had a very bad day.  The space agency's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) — which launched on its mission to study the moon in 2009 — was actually smacked in the camera by a tiny piece of fast-moving space debris on Oct. 13, 2014.  But amazingly, it lived to tell the tale.  SEE ALSO: The Best Moons in the Solar System A photo taken that day by the LRO's camera in question shows a kind of incredible looking zigzag pattern distorti...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Mark Robinson, John Keller, Alex Parker, LRO, NASA Goddard Arizona State University


Jupiter from New Horizons

Using new image processing techniques, Alex Parker brings new life to an old image of Jupiter captured by the New Horizons mission on its way to Pluto over a decade ago.
Tags: Jupiter, Pluto, Alex Parker


These Are The Dumbest, Most Useless Things Twitter Users Bought (Other Than Juicero)

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Tags: News, Minnesota, Cleveland Browns, Toronto, Cnn, Huffington Post, Elizabeth, Jennifer, Coors Light, Akron OH, Nick Baumann, Bougie, Scooba, Taylor Huckaby, Alex Parker, Juicero


This blue-sky image of Pluto is absolutely stunning (ars technica)

Enlarge / New Horizons' high-resolution farewell to Pluto. (credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University APL/Southwest Research Institute) Even though all of the New Horizons spacecraft data taken during its 2015 flyby of Pluto has been downloaded to Earth for months, scientists are still piecing it all together. Now two scientists, Tod Lauer and Alex Parker, have processed some of the New Horizons data to produce a stunning look back at the dwarf planet. This departure shot was constructed from a mo...
Tags: News, Earth, New Horizons, Pluto, Eric Berger, Alex Parker, Tod Lauer


'Hamilton' Cast's Message To Pence Is What Free Speech Looks Like

Tonight, VP-Elect Mike Pence attended #HamiltonBway. After the show, @BrandonVDixon delivered the following statement on behalf of the show. pic.twitter.com/Jsg9Q1pMZs— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) November 19, 2016 Friday night, Vice President-elect Mike Pence took a moment out of his Trump administration-building duties to attend a performance of the musical “Hamilton.” Many politicians have taken a seat at Richard Rodgers Theatre for the same musical. But Pence’s experience was a little diff...
Tags: News, Congress, New York City, America, United States, Broadway, University of Pennsylvania, Donald Trump, Miranda, Huffington Post, American, West Indies, Hamilton, Trump, Mike Pence, Katherine Brooks


Moon found around dwarf planet Makemake in the Kuiper Belt so now all four dwarf planets (Pluto, Eris, Makemake, and Haumea) have confirmed moons

A Southwest Research Institute-led team has discovered an elusive, dark moon orbiting Makemake, one of the "big four" dwarf planets populating the Kuiper Belt region at the edge of our solar system.Makemake's moon -- nicknamed MK2 -- is very dark, 1,300 times fainter than the dwarf planet.A nearly edge-on orbital configuration helped it evade detection, placing it deep within the glare of the icy dwarf during a substantial fraction of its orbit. Makemake is one of the largest and brightest k...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Nasa, Hubble, Innovation, Kuiper Belt, Makemake, Telescopes, Southwest Research Institute, Imaging, Alex Parker


Astronomers Discover Tiny, Shy Moon Hiding In The Shadows Of The Solar System

It turns out Makemake -- an atmosphere-less dwarf planet in the outermost reaches of our solar system -- has been hiding a companion. There, circling some 13,000 miles from the icy planetoid, scientists spotted a small moon, nicknamed MK2. The moon's discovery, announced Tuesday by Hubble Space Telescope scientists, comes more than a decade after astronomers first spotted Makemake in 2005.  Alex Parker, a planetary astronomer at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, told Nation...
Tags: News, Hubble Space Telescope, National Geographic, Huffington Post, Neptune, Kuiper Belt, Makemake, Chris D Angelo, Parker, Easter Island, Boulder Colorado, Rapa Nui, Southwest Research Institute, Alex Parker


Combination of sugar and polyphenols may prevent occurrence of neurodegenerative disease

Catherine Aaron and Gabrielle Beaudry were 17 when they knocked on the door of the laboratory of Alex Parker, a neuroscience researcher at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre. While students at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf in Montreal, they were looking for a mentor for an after-school research project. Two and half years later, the results of this scientific adventure were published today in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Tags: Montreal, Alex Parker, Catherine Aaron, Gabrielle Beaudry, Collège Jean de Brébeuf


Man, 64, arraigned in connection to March slaying

Stanley Poplar was arraigned March 25, on counts of first-degree premeditated murder, felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and felony firearm, police said Tuesday, April 12. He was held without bond in Genesee County Jail and is due back in court for an exam next Monday, April 18, for an exam. The charges stem from the shooting death of 29-year-old Alex Parker on Saturday, March 19. In the incident, police were called to the 500 block of East Dewey Street in Flint around...
Tags: Flint, Genesee County Jail, Alex Parker, Stanley Poplar, East Dewey Street


Maple syrup protects neurons and nurtures young minds

Catherine Aaron and Gabrielle Beaudry were 17 when they knocked on the door of the laboratory of Alex Parker, a neuroscience researcher at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM). While students at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf in Montreal, they were looking for a mentor for an after-school research project. Two and half years later, the results of this scientific adventure were published today in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Tags: Montreal, Alex Parker, Catherine Aaron, Gabrielle Beaudry, Collège Jean de Brébeuf


Scientists Put 'Boaty McBoatface' To Shame With Their Own Name Game

The Internet recently sailed away with our hearts when it voted "RRS Boaty McBoatface" as the most popular entry in a contest to name a British polar exploration ship.   Since then, scientists have joined in on the fun with a name game of their own.  Using the hashtags #TheInternetNamesAnimals and  #T heInternetNamesSpace , people in the science community took to Twitter to share their funny ideas. Some people really stuck with the Boaty McBoatface formula:  Comet McCometface #TheInternetNames...
Tags: Huffington Post, Kimberly Yam, David Wilson, Boaty Mcboatface, Alex Parker, Bronwen Scott, Derek Hennen, Miriam Kramer, Jarod K Anderson