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Radical theory says our Universe sits on an inflating bubble in an extra dimension

A new paper uses string theory to propose a new model of the Universe.The researchers think our Universe may be riding a bubble expanded by dark energy.All matter in the Universe may exist in strings that reach into another dimension. None Our Universe may be having itself quite a great time it seems. Cosmologists from Uppsala University came up with a new model that proposes the Universe may be riding on an ever-expanding bubble in an extra dimension. In particular, according to this theory, pu...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Dark Matter, Cosmology, String Theory, Cosmos, Uppsala University, Michio Kaku, Dark Energy, Marjorie Schillo

Five developments in space, time and fusion

Projects from gravitational wave detection to viewing the Milky Way and generating thermonuclear power march aheadCern has announced plans for a Future Circular Collider. The £17.8bn machine would smash particles together inside a 62-mile tunnel – four times the size of the Large Hadron Collider. If funding can be secured, scientists hope the machine would be operational by the 2050s. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Astronomy, Space, Science, Technology, Physics, Cern, Nuclear Power, Particle physics, Hubble Space Telescope

A Total Lunar Eclipse Will Coincide With a Supermoon This Sunday

The whole eclipse starts Sunday night or early Monday depending on location
Tags: Astronomy, News, Uncategorized, Overnight, Onetime

Total lunar eclipse Sunday January 20 will be 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'

Starting Sunday evening, Jan. 20, 2019, North and South America will have a chance at seeing 2019's only total lunar eclipse, from start to finish. Our Earth, Moon and Sun line up on Sunday night for the only total lunar eclipse of of the year. Catch it if you can. And especially because it's a “supermoon.” That's when the moon is closer to Earth, and therefore looks larger and more bright than it normally does. Weather in much of the United States during the eclipse is expected to make fo...
Tags: Europe, Weather, Post, Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Africa, Ap, Earth, United States, Moon, South America, North, Eclipse, Rice University

Saturn's Rings Could Have Formed During the Dinosaur Age, New Analysis Suggests

Saturn’s rings might have formed relatively recently—like, in the past hundred million years or so—according to new research.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Physics, Saturn, Cassini, Saturns Rings

TESS telescope has found eight new planets, six supernovae

The Kepler program closed down in August, 2018, after nine and a half years of observing the universe.Picking up where it left off, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has already found eight planets, three of which scientists are very excited about, and six supernovae.In many ways, TESS is already outperforming Kepler, and researchers expect it to find more than 20,000 exoplanets over its lifespan. None In 2009, we only knew of the existence of 350 exoplanets, or planets outside of...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Nasa, Innovation, Planets, Jupiter, Kepler, Telescopes, Tess, Cosmos, George Ricker, SpaceX NASA

This solar system photo was composited from photos shot from a photographer’s backyard

Photographer Andrew McCarthy has recently published a breathtaking image of the Solar System. The photo is a composite made from the images he took, but what makes it even more impressive is that all the photos were taken from his own backyard. Andrew shared some details with DIYP and explained how he got all the […] The post This solar system photo was composited from photos shot from a photographer’s backyard appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Astronomy, Inspiration, Astrophotography, Planets, Milky Way, Iss, Night, Solar System, Planet, Andrew Mccarthy, Andrew, Night Sky, Night Sky Photography, Astrophotographer

'Wet Sidewalk Effect' Solves Mystery of Rain on Saturn's Moon Titan

Scientists have found evidence of seasons on the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan, thanks to observations akin to sunlight reflecting off of wet pavement.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Astronomy, Space, Science, Nasa, Saturn, Titan, Cassini, Space Weather

Artificial Meteor Showers Are the Atmospheric Spectacles No One Asked For

Tomorrow morning, an Epsilon-4 rocket will blast off from the JAXA Uchinoura Space Center in Japan. Onboard is a satellite capable of generating artificial meteor showers by dropping tiny pellets from orbit. The resulting light show should produce streaks brighter than natural shooting stars—but will anyone even care?Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Japan, Science, Space Junk, Epsilon, Junk Ideas, Space Entertainment, Astro Live Experiences, JAXA Uchinoura Space Center

This Quadruple Star System Is Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen Before

Astronomers using the ALMA telescope have discovered an oddly tilted planet-forming disk within a double binary star system, a configuration that up until this point only existed in theory.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Physics, Planetary Science, Alma, Planet Formation, Protoplanetary Disks, Circumbinary Protoplanetary Disks

What's the Loudest Sound in the Universe?

The human tolerance for sound is, on a galactic level, puny. Volcano eruptions, jackhammer-intensive construction work, My Bloody Valentine concerts—these tinnitus-inducing phenomena are barely whispers besides the majestic, roiling bursts and collisions going on in outer space.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Sound, Acoustics

The Worst Pain in the World, Bendable Phones, and Joshua Tree: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Ten hut, Gizmodo readers! Do you have a New Year’s Resolution you should be working on? Do not answer that rhetorical question, because yours are the feeble dreams of weaklings and mine is to whip this sorry, good-for-nothing blog audience squad into shape!Read more...
Tags: Food, Gadgets, Comics, Astronomy, TV, Science, Technology, Privacy, Syfy, Ces, Glass, Surveillance, Physics, Birds, International Space Station, Ocean

The far side of the moon gets its first earthly visitor – video

China’s space agency has released a video of its Chang’e 4 spacecraft landing on the side of the moon permanently hidden from Earth’s view. On Friday, the National Space Administration released images from the lunar surface. ‘Total success’: China broadcasts new images from far side of moon Continue reading...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, China, World news, Earth, Asia Pacific, Chang, National Space Administration

Our Sun Could One Day Turn Into a Crystal Ball

At the end of its life, our Sun could end up as a crystal—and physicists now have observational evidence to back up that theory.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Whoa, White Dwarfs, Particle Astrophysics

'Total success': China broadcasts new images from far side of moon

Pictures taken by Chang’e 4 lander and rover beamed back to Earth and shown on state TVChina on Friday broadcast pictures taken by its rover and lander on the far side of the moon, in what its space programme hailed as another triumph for the groundbreaking mission.The pictures, shown on the state broadcaster CCTV, showed the Jade Rabbit 2 rover and the Chang’e 4 spacecraft that transported it during the first soft landing on the side of the moon that always faces away from Earth. Continue read...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, China, World news, Earth, Asia Pacific, Cctv, The moon, Chang

Scientists close to first sighting of black hole in the Milky Way

International team say ‘spectacular’ data hints at historic breakthroughAstronomers attempting to capture the first images of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way have given early hints that the ambitious project has been successful.The observations, by the Event Horizon Telescope, are expected to be unveiled in March in one of the most eagerly awaited scientific announcements of 2019. Now, a senior scientist on the project has said “spectacular” data was gathered during observations of ...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, World news, Black Holes

A Star Fell Into a Black Hole, Revealing Its Super-Fast Spin

Scientists have measured a fundamental property of a supermassive black hole—how fast it spins—by measuring a star slamming into it.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Black Holes, Astrophysics, TDE, Tidal Disruption Events, Star Fell Into

Hubble Space Telescope Faces More Hardware Trouble

The Hubble Space Telescope team has temporarily suspended operations of Wide Field Camera 3 following a hardware glitch.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Nasa, Hubble Space Telescope, Astrophysics

Astronomers spot more mysterious radio signals from far outside the galaxy

Whenever some new “cosmic puzzle” crops up, you always have to be ready for the other shoe to drop. But just because something isn’t an alien message or Ringworld doesn’t mean it can’t be interesting science. Today’s shoe drop concerns “fast radio bursts” coming from a distant galaxy — but don’t expect a secret message from an advanced civilization. Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are short, intense blasts of radio waves that come from far outside our galaxy. No one knows what causes them, but they’...
Tags: TC, Astronomy, Space, Science, Tech, Mit, Puerto Rico, Arecibo, Chime, Kiyoshi Masui

Mysterious fast radio bursts from deep space ‘could be aliens’

Repeating bursts of radio waves detected for first time since initial accidental discovery in 2007Astronomers have detected mysterious, ultra-brief repeating energy bursts from deep space for only the second time in history, and some experts suggested they could be evidence of advanced alien life.The origin of fast radio bursts (FRBs), millisecond-long pulses of radio waves, is unknown, but most scientists say they are generated by powerful astrophysical phenomena emanating from billions of ligh...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Alien Life, Milky Way

Repeating fast radio bursts from deep space ‘could be aliens’

Mysterious radio waves detected for first time since accidental discovery in 2007Mysterious repeating energy bursts from deep space that some experts have suggested could be evidence of advanced aliens have been detected for only the second time in history.Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are millisecond-long flashes of radio waves whose origin is unknown. Continue reading...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Alien Life

Mysterious repeating signal from distant galaxy detected by new radio telescope

One distant galaxy, one "very unusual repeating signal." But it's never aliens. ...a very unusual repeating signal, coming from the same source about 1.5 billion light years away. Such an event has only been reported once before, by a different telescope. ... The CHIME observatory, located in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, consists of four 100-metre-long, semi-cylindrical antennas, which scan the entire northern sky each day.
Tags: Post, Astronomy, Space, News, Aliens, British Columbia, Seti, Okanagan Valley, It's Never Aliens

Astronomers Just Detected a Mysterious Repeating Cosmic Radio Burst—Again

Canadian scientists have detected 13 new fast radio bursts, those mysterious, split-second, high-energy pulses that reach us from unknown origins billions of light-years away. Intriguingly, one of these newly documented bursts is a repeater, becoming just the second-known repeating fast radio burst among the 60…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Cosmology, Chime, Fast Radio Bursts, Frbs, Celestial Emissions, Cosmic Mysteries

International Space Station Telescope Makes Amazing Observation of Black Hole Eating Stuff

A telescope on the International Space Station made an incredible high-resolution measurement of the x-rays resulting from a black hole sucking up matter that could have important implications for astronomers’ understanding of these mysterious objects.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, International Space Station, Iss, Black Holes, Astrophysics

Government Shutdown Puts Damper on America's Major Astronomy Conference

As the U.S. government shutdown drags on, scientists are beginning to see the effects of the closure firsthand.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, America, Science policy, Government Shutdown, Shutdown

The Matrix PowerWatch 2 is a vampiric timepiece that sucks your life-force

When Matrix came out with its first PowerWatch the watch world was enamored. The self-powered smart watch would suck energy from your skin by using the temperature differential between your skin and the air, allowing it to run indefinitely without charging. Now the team has added a solar feature to their latest PowerWatch 2 which lets the watch both steal energy from your soul and the sol. The watch is on Indiegogo now for $199 and it’s already raised $445,000. It will ship in March. [gallery id...
Tags: Apple, Google, Energy, TC, Astronomy, Technology, Smartwatch, Tech, Watch, Sun, Indiegogo, Gps, Cto

The meteor shower that brought Tunguska is due in June

Analysis of the Tunguska tree-fall patters suggests a familiar source for the asteroid that caused it Its timing also fits perfectly with a late June annual meteor shower Nonetheless, it's more interesting than dangerous. Put down that helmet. It's just after seven in the morning on June 30, 1908 as a man sits on the front porch of a trading post in Vanavara, Siberia. That is, until a sudden blast of heat at 7:17 hurls him from his seat. It comes from a huge asteroid exploding about 28,000 feet...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, History, Nasa, Earth, Discovery, Innovation, Natural Disaster, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Chelyabinsk, American Geophysical Union, Kulik, Paul Chodas, Peter Brown, Tunguska

China Successfully Deploys Jade Rabbit 2 Rover on Moon's Far Side

For the first time in history, a mobile probe is active on the far side of the Moon.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, China, Moon, Planetary Science, Change 4, Jade Rabbit 2 Rover, Jade Rabbit 2, Lunar Landers

Great scientific discoveries hide in boring places

In 1964, two American radio astronomers, Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, discovered the Cosmic Microwave Background by accident. Their resulting work earned them the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1978.They had long been trying to get rid of the annoying "noise" in their data (even thinking it was all the pigeon poop in their telescope) only to realize the noise was the treasure. They had stumbled upon the oldest light in the universe, and some of the strongest evidence to support the Big Bang theory...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Data, Nasa, Innovation, Universe, Big Bang, Robert Wilson, Cosmos, Arno Penzias, Michelle Thaller, Ask an astronomer

Nearby galaxy set to collide with Milky Way, say scientists

Collision will ‘cause fireworks’ but probably won’t happen for about 2.5 billion years As if battered post-Christmas finances, a looming disorderly Brexit and the prospect of a fresh nuclear arms race were not enough to dampen spirits, astronomers have declared that a nearby galaxy will slam into the Milky Way and could knock our solar system far into the cosmic void.The unfortunate discovery was made after scientists ran computer simulations on the movement of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), ...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, LMC