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astronomyAustralia Square Kilometer Array doubles known fast radio bursts

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Australian researchers using a CSIRO radio telescope in Western Australia have nearly doubled the known number of ‘fast radio bursts’— powerful flashes of radio waves from deep space. The team’s discoveries include the closest and brightest fast radio bursts ever …

astronomyMassive fields of 15 meter tall ice spikes on Europa

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A team led by scientists from Cardiff University in Wales predicts that fields of sharp ice growing to almost 15 meters tall could be scattered across the equatorial regions of Europa. The hazardous obstacles are known as ‘penitentes’ will need …

astronomyExomoon the size of Neptune

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An Exoplanet that is several times the mass of Jupiter has a moon that is the size of Neptune. The moon is estimated to be only 1.5 percent the mass of its companion planet. They are both 8000 light years …

astronomyDwarf planet TG387 points to larger planet X in our solar system

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Carnegie’s Scott Sheppard and his colleagues—Northern Arizona University’s Chad Trujillo, and the University of Hawaii’s David Tholen—are once again redefining our Solar System’s edge. They discovered a new extremely distant object far beyond Pluto with an orbit that supports the …

astronomySeveral ways to 1000-meter space telescopes

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Currently there are some 30 and 40 meter optical ground based telescopes under construction. The largest mirror for a space telescope is still the Hubble Space Telescope. The 6.5 meter James Webb telescope has been delayed. James Webb has 18 …

astronomyCarnival of Space 580

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1. Universe Today – How to Know Once and For All if the Universe Began With a Bang or a Bounce According to the Big Bang cosmological model, our Universe began 13.8 billion years ago when all the matter and …

astronomyFully modular self-assembled massive space telescopes

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Cornell University has a NASA NIAC study for a fully modular self-assembled massive space telescope. They are taking mirrors segments based on the current James Webb space telescope mirror segments and then adding in some adjustments so that each piece …

astronomyAnalysis of Asteroids from meteroid impacts

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Meteoroids are 62 microns to 1-meter-size natural solid object moving in interplanetary space. There are 100 billion impacts of these objects every day. They cause high-velocity impacts and create a plasma. The plasma can be detected and used to analyze …

astronomyDetection of matter falling into blackhole at 30% of lightspeed

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Researchers report the first detection of matter falling into a black hole at 30% of the speed of light, located in the center of the billion-light year distant galaxy PG211+143. Black holes are so compact that gas is almost always …

astronomyNeutron star material is ten billion times stronger than steel

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Computer calculations and simulations found that materials inside neutrons stars are the strongest known material in the universe. The neutron star material is ten billion times stronger than steel. Neutron stars are born after supernovas, an implosion that compresses an …