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Unknown objects at the heart of the Milky Way are beaming radio signals, then mysteriously disappearing

The radio telescope at the Parkes Observatory at sunset near the town of Parkes, Australia, July 15, 2019.Stefica Nicol Bikes/Reuters Mysterious radio waves emanating from the center of the galaxy have astronomers stumped. Four objects have briefly emitted radio signals that don't resemble any known type of star. Scientists think each of the four signals could come from a new type of object unknown to astronomy. Ziteng Wang found a needle in an astronomical haystack.Wang, a physics PhD st...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, News, Australia, Trends, Nasa, Stars, South Africa, Milky Way, Galaxy, Spitzer Space Telescope, Murphy, Wang, Sweet Briar College, University of Sydney, PARKES Australia


Mysterious radio waves are radiating from an unknown object at the heart of the Milky Way, astronomers say

The radio telescope at the Parkes Observatory at sunset near the town of Parkes, Australia July 15, 2019. Stefica Nicol Bikes/Reuters Astronomers detected mysterious radio waves from the center of the galaxy that vary dramatically and seem to shut off at random. The waves' origin is unknown, so they hint at the existence of a new type of celestial object. The signal doesn't look like the kind that comes from stars, planets, or even dead stars. Mysterious radio waves are emanating f...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, News, Australia, Trends, South Africa, Milky Way, Galaxy, Murphy, Wang, University of Sydney, David Kaplan, Parkes, PARKES Australia, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Radio Waves


10 of the most luxurious stargazing resorts around the world

Connecting with nature doesn’t have to mean long hikes to the mountains, kayaking over rapids, or finding your way through thick jungles. It can also mean relaxing in one of the best stargazing places, under a dark sky. While many luxury resorts around the world are committed to sustainability by meticulous recycling and using ecological products, many are also paying attention to another type of natural resource humans are losing: the ability to admire dark skies and the twinkling stars. In...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hollywood, Texas, Sweden, Africa, US, Spain, Thailand, Canada, South Africa, Chile, Luxury, Hawaii, Portugal, Nova Scotia


Rolling blind: what happens when dung beetles get lost?

Dung beetles rely on the Milky Way for direction at night, but new research shows how light pollution is causing them to lose their bearings. This could spell danger for other nocturnal creatures, too The post Rolling blind: what happens when dung beetles get lost? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Beetles, Milky Way, Wits University, Lund University, University of Würzburg, Limpopo, Stockholm University, Night Skies, Top Six, Light Pollution, Dung Beetles, Emily Baird, Claudia Tocco, Artificial Skylight, Astronomical Observations


1800s Astronomical Drawings vs. Modern NASA Images

I love this post from the NYPL comparing astronomical drawings by E.L. Trouvelot done in the 1870s to contemporary NASA images. Trouvelot was a French immigrant to the US in the 1800s, and his job was to create sketches of astronomical observations at Harvard College’s observatory. Building off of this sketch work, Trouvelot decided to do large pastel drawings of “the celestial phenomena as they appear…through the great modern telescopes.” He made drawings of Saturn, Jupiter, aurora borealis, ...
Tags: US, Nasa, Milky Way, Jason Kottke, Harvard College, Saturn Jupiter, Trouvelot


Astronomers Spot Strange ‘Splinter’ in Milky Way Spiral Arm

An unusual “break” has been detected in the nearest galactic spiral arm to Earth. Astronomers have never seen anything quite like it, and they’re not entirely sure how it got there. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Milky Way, Galaxies, Sagittarius, Spitzer Space Telescope, Spiral Galaxies, Spitzer, Michael Kuhn, Galactic Center, Robert Benjamin, Sagittarius A, Galactic Astronomy, Astronomical Objects, Carinasagittarius Arm, Scutumcentaurus Arm


Why Mass Effect is some of the best sci-fi ever made

By turns as cerebral as Star Trek, as hopeful as Asimov and as dramatic as Battlestar Galactica, the video game series deserves a place among the sci-fi greatsOur species will one day end. Whether it’s down to our own hubris, the disastrous effects of unbridled wealth accumulation and social division, war, the climate crisis, plague, a space rock or perhaps unfriendly aliens – we’ll one day be dust caught in cosmic winds, lost to an indifferent universe. On our pale blue dot, the remnants of onc...
Tags: Games, Culture, Milky Way, Asimov, Science fiction TV


The Indiana State Fair is back this year after being cancelled due to COVID-19. I attended for the first time, and it felt like stepping back in time to a world before the coronavirus.

I visited the Indiana State Fair for the first time last week. Áine Cain/Insider and Courtesy of Kevin Greenlee I'm a New Yorker who married a Hoosier and moved to Indianapolis. On Wednesday, I visited the Indiana State Fair for the first time. From fried food feasts to lively livestock, follow me on my journey through the fair. See more stories on Insider's business page. The state fair is a big deal in Indiana.Launched back to 1852 to tout the state's agricultural output, th...
Tags: Usa, Life, New York City, Trends, Indiana, Indianapolis, Features, Culture, Retail, Vatican City, Milky Way, Long Island, State Fair, Department Of Health, Westchester, Hoosiers


This Blasted Star Is Getting the Hell Out of the Milky Way

Careening through the Milky Way at nearly 2 million miles per hour, the star LP 40–365 shows no signs of stopping. A team of astronomers recently figured out that the star was propelled into its current speedrun by a supernova explosion millions of years ago.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Star, Milky Way, Supernova, Physical Sciences, Binary Star, White Dwarf, Stellar Astronomy, Light Sources, Entertainment Culture, Star Types, Stellar Evolution, Exotic Matter, Odelia Putterman


Evening Highlights

Vega stands high overhead this evening, with yellow-orange Arcturus high in the west and pure orange Antares low in the southwest. And under a dark sky, away from city lights, the Milky Way arcs high across the east.
Tags: Space, Milky Way, Antares, Vega


Newly Launched ‘Galileo Project’ Will Hunt for Alien Technologies in Our Midst

A new project seeks to uncover evidence of aliens, not by gazing upon distant star systems but by finding traces of their technologies inside our solar system—and even on Earth.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Articles, Milky Way, Extraterrestrial Life, Astrobiology, Bruker Corp, Human Interest, Avi Loeb, Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence, The Milky Way, Oumuamua, F 22, Unidentified Flying Object, Interstellar object, Frank Laukien


This amazing Milky Way image was taken on an iPhone

Astronomer and author Tom Kerss recently captured a wonderful shot of the Milky Way using his iPhone 12 Pro Max and its RAW capabilities.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Photography, Astronomy, Space, News, Trends, Astrophotography, Milky Way, Tom Kerss, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro


Rebooted Hubble Telescope Wastes No Time, Captures Cool New Pics of Misfit Galaxies

It was looking grim there for a while, but Hubble is back in business after a computer glitch kept the space telescope offline for over a month. With no time to waste, the 31-year-old observatory is already back at work, capturing vivid new images of oddball galaxies.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Hubble, Milky Way, Hubble Space Telescope, Galaxies, Aegis, Edwin Hubble, Spiral Galaxy, Astronomical Objects, Technology Internet, Barred Spiral Galaxies, Julianne Dalcanton, Mayalls Object


At last, a possible explanation for the Milky Way’s heavy elements from 13 billion years ago

Until recently it was thought neutron star mergers were the only way heavy elements (heavier than Zinc) could be produced. These mergers involve the mashup of the remnants of two massive stars in a binary system. But we know heavy elements were first produced not long after the Big Bang when the universe was really young. Back then, not enough time had passed for neutron star mergers to have even occurred. Thus, another source was needed to explain the presence of early heavy elements in the Mil...
Tags: Startups, Space, Milky Way, Next Featured


NASA’s skywatching tips for July feature Venus and the Milky Way

NASA is back with its top tips for what to look out for in the sky this month, with Venus and the Milky Way two particular treats to look forward to.
Tags: News, Trends, Nasa, Milky Way, Venus, Skywatching


Hubble Space Telescope Takes Another Look at 'Weird' Galaxy That Seems to Lack Dark Matter

In 2018, a team of astronomers reported that a galaxy appeared to have no dark matter, the invisible, mysterious stuff that is known only from its gravitational effects. The team’s work was met with skepticism, but now, they’ve doubled-down on the hypothesis after additional observations of the galaxy using the Hubble…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Hubble, Milky Way, Hubble Space Telescope, Galaxies, Dark Matter, Edwin Hubble, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Pieter van Dokkum, Physical Cosmology, Ultra Diffuse Galaxy, Large Scale Structure Of The Cosmos, Ngc 1052 Df2


Aliens Wouldn't Need Warp Drives to Take Over an Entire Galaxy, Simulation Suggests

A new computer simulation shows that a technologically advanced civilization, even when using slow ships, can still colonize an entire galaxy in a modest amount of time. The finding presents a possible model for interstellar migration and a sharpened sense of where we might find alien intelligence.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Articles, Milky Way, Galaxy, Carl Sagan, Extraterrestrial Life, Astrobiology, Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Adam Frank, Fermi Paradox, Jason Wright, Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Caleb Scharf, Scientific Controversies, Kardashev Scale


NASA shares a spectacular image of the heart of the Milky Way

A stunning image shows the heart of the Milky Way, a chaotic region of threads of gas captured in both the X-ray and radio wavelengths.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Milky Way, Chandra


The 15 Best Milky Way Photos of 2021

The winners of the 2021 Milky Way Photographer of the Year have been announced, and they’re providing some of the best views of our galaxy that we’ve ever seen.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Milky Way, Galaxy, Rave, Space Science, Dan Zafra, Astronomical Objects, Hospitality Recreation


10 winners of a Milky Way photo contest show our galaxy lighting up the sky

A close-up look at the Milky Way from a telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech On a clear night, the Milky Way forms a brilliant, multicolored arch in the sky. Capture the Atlas' "Milky Way Photographer of the Year" winners caught this spectacle on camera. See more stories on Insider's business page. You don't need a telescope to see the Milky Way, but our galaxy isn't always visible in the night sky.Photographers usually have to wait for the perfect moment - before sunrise, when the ...
Tags: Utah, Photography, Space, Science, News, Indonesia, Australia, US, Trends, Spain, Earth, Features, Atlas, Chile, Southern Cross, New South Wales


Milky Way not unusual, astronomers find

The first detailed cross-section of a galaxy broadly similar to the Milky Way, published today, reveals that our galaxy evolved gradually, instead of being the result of a violent mash-up. The finding throws the origin story of our home into doubt.
Tags: Science, Milky Way


This Fuzzy Image Shows a Spiral Forming Soon After the Big Bang

A team of Japanese astronomers recently peered way, way back in time using a telescope array in Chile. What they made out in the distant, early universe is a record-breaking galaxy, one that turns back the clock on when galaxies took on their classic spiral structures.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Chile, Milky Way, Galaxies, Edwin Hubble, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Spiral Galaxy, Federico Lelli, Galactic Bulge, Stellar Evolution, Extragalactic Astronomy, Amanda Moffett, Takafumi Tsukui, Satoru Iguchi


Metal Was Leaking From Interstellar Comet Borisov When It Zipped Past Us in 2020

Gaseous nickel was shedding from interstellar comet 2I/Borisov when it briefly visited our solar system two years ago, according to a new study. Sounds like weird behavior for a comet, but as related research shows, the spewing of atomic metals might actually be a regular thing that comets do, whether they’re local or…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Comets, Milky Way, Solar System, Applied Sciences, Borisov, Oumuamua, 2iborisov, Astronomical Objects, Technology Internet, Interstellar object, Comet Halebopp, Jean Manfroid, Steven J Bromley, Draftamir Siraj


Interstellar Comet Borisov Was Leaking Metal When It Zipped Past Us in 2020

Gaseous nickel was shedding from interstellar comet 2I/Borisov when it briefly visited our solar system two years ago, according to a new study. Sounds like weird behavior for a comet, but as related research shows, the spewing of atomic metals might actually be a regular thing that comets do, whether they’re local or…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Comets, Milky Way, Solar System, Applied Sciences, Borisov, Seki, Oumuamua, 2iborisov, Astronomical Objects, Technology Internet, Interstellar object, Comet Halebopp, Jean Manfroid, Steven J Bromley


Astronomers Don't Know What Our Black Hole Ate, but They Definitely Saw It Belch

In May 2019, astronomers witnessed a bright flare coming from the center of our galaxy. The event was caused by matter accreting to our local black hole, a 4.6-million-solar-mass monster named Sagittarius A*. The cause of the flaring was unknown, though one researcher now says enigmatic “G-objects” may be responsible.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Star, Milky Way, Black Hole, Galaxies, Sagittarius, Plasma Physics, Physical Sciences, Sagittarius A, Light Sources, Astronomical Objects, Lena Murchikova, Gas Flare


milky way or microplastic pollution? / Cosmique de répétition

THE ORIGINAL? Surfrider Foundation Europe –  2020 “There are 500 times more microplastic particles in the oceans than there are stars in our galaxy” Watch the TV Commercial (You Tube) Agency : Ici Barbès, Paris (France) LESS ORIGINAL WWF New Zealand – 2021 “Microplastics in the ocean outnumber stars in our galaxy” Click the image to enlarge Source : Agency : Colenso BBDO (New Zealand) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Social, Europe, Advertising, Environmental, Pollution, Ocean, New Zealand, Milky Way, Galaxy, Underwater, Water Pollution, Non-profit, Atomic, Cosmos, Galaxie, Print & Outdoor


Our Second Interstellar Visitor Was a 'Dirty Snowball' With Stories to Tell

New research suggests Borisov—the second known interstellar visitor to our solar system—had never previously visited a star, not even the one from its home system, prior to zipping past our Sun in 2019. That makes Borisov one of the most pristine—if not the most pristine—comet ever observed by astronomers, in what is…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Comets, Milky Way, Solar System, Yang, Halley, Hale, Borisov, Hale Bopp, Bopp, Heavens Gate, Bin Yang, Stefano Bagnulo, Oumuamua, Olivier Hainaut


Interstellar Visitor ‘Oumuamua Could Be the Shattered Remnant of a Pluto-like Object

Four years ago, astronomers detected ‘Oumuamua—the first interstellar object known to pass through our solar system. The object featured an array of strange and inexplicable characteristics, some of which are consistent with an icy shard ripped from a Pluto-like object, according to new research.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Milky Way, Alan Jackson, Pluto, Solar System, Kuiper Belt, Planetary Science, Applied Sciences, Space Science, Steven Desch, Oumuamua, Matthew Knight, Exoplanetology, Interstellar object


Lena Headey Returning to Television in Beacon 23

Lena Headey returning to television in Beacon 23 After garnering five Emmy nominees during her tenure on the hit HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones, Lena Headey is gearing up to return to the small-screen world with a series adaptation of the sci-fi thriller novel Beacon 23 at AMC and Spectrum. RELATED: Alan Tudyk’s Resident Alien Renewed for a Second Season at SYFY First published in 2016 and written by Hugh Howey, the official logline for the novel reads as follows:  For centuries, men an...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Amc, TV News, Milky Way, Spectrum, Hugh Howey, Penn, Howey, Zak, Lena Headey, Headey, Zak Penn, Alan Tudyk, Aster


An Original Theory or New Hypothesis of the Universe, from 1750

English astronomer Thomas Wright is best known as the man who first hypothesized that clusters of stars in the sky might actually be other galaxies, and that the luminous blur of the Milky Way was an optical illusion that could be used to prove our place within that galaxy. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Astronomy, News, Universe, Milky Way, Galaxies, Cosmology, Public Domain, Public Domain Review, Thomas Wright, The Universe, Fibonacci, Heliocentrism