The Incredible Shrinking Mercury is Active After All

Wow – Mercury is geologically active.

The Incredible Shrinking Mercury is Active After All

It’s small, it’s hot, and it’s shrinking. Surprising new NASA-funded research suggests that Mercury is contracting even today, joining Earth as a tectonically active planet.

Source: www.nasa.gov/feature/the-incredible-shrinking-mercury-is-active-after-all/

 

Wow – Mercury is geologically active. The Incredible Shrinking Mercury is Active After All It’s small, it’s hot, and it’s shrinking. Surprising new NASA-funded research suggests that Mercury is contracting even today, joining Earth as a tectonically active planet. Source: www.nasa.gov/feature/the-incredible-shrinking-mercury-is-active-after-all/  

It’s official: You’re lost in a directionless universe

Turns out the concept of direction in Universe is pretty meaningless. 

It’s official: You’re lost in a directionless universe

Study of ancient radiation nixes spinning universe and special directions in space

Source: www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/09/it-s-official-you-re-lost-directionless-universe

Turns out the concept of direction in Universe is pretty meaningless.  It’s official: You’re lost in a directionless universe Study of ancient radiation nixes spinning universe and special directions in space Source: www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/09/it-s-official-you-re-lost-directionless-universe

Cosmography of the Local Universe

Great film on the Cosmology of the local Universe 

Cosmography of the Local Universe

This film has been produced as part of the following publication: “Cosmography of the Local Universe” by Hélène Courtois, Daniel Pomarède,…

Source: vimeo.com/66641648

Great film on the Cosmology of the local Universe  Cosmography of the Local Universe This film has been produced as part of the following publication: “Cosmography of the Local Universe” by Hélène Courtois, Daniel Pomarède,… Source: vimeo.com/66641648

Irregular dimming of a young stellar object investigated by astronomers

More irregular dimming. Another Tabbi’s Star? 

New research conducted by a team of astronomers, led by Simone Scaringi of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Germany, examines peculiar dimming of a newly found young stellar object designated EPIC 204278916. The study tries to explain the nature of these dipping events observed in the object’s light curve. The results were published Aug. 25 in a paper available on arXiv.org.

https://phys.org/news/2016-08-irregular-dimming-young-stellar-astronomers.html

 

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More irregular dimming. Another Tabbi’s Star?  New research conducted by a team of astronomers, led by Simone Scaringi of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Germany, examines peculiar dimming of a newly found young stellar object designated EPIC 204278916. The study tries to explain the nature of these Continue Reading

Philae found!

Looks like they found the Philae lander!

Philae found!

Less than a month before the end of the mission, Rosetta’s high-resolution camera has revealed the Philae lander wedged into a dark crack on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

Source: www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/Philae_found

Looks like they found the Philae lander! Philae found! Less than a month before the end of the mission, Rosetta’s high-resolution camera has revealed the Philae lander wedged into a dark crack on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Source: www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/Philae_found

Physics Confronts Its Heart of Darkness

What other theories are there to patch some emerging holes in the concept of Dark Matter?

Physics Confronts Its Heart of Darkness

Cracks are showing in the dominant explanation for dark matter. Is there anything more plausible to replace it?

Source: www.scientificamerican.com/article/physics-confronts-its-heart-of-darkness/

What other theories are there to patch some emerging holes in the concept of Dark Matter? Physics Confronts Its Heart of Darkness Cracks are showing in the dominant explanation for dark matter. Is there anything more plausible to replace it? Source: www.scientificamerican.com/article/physics-confronts-its-heart-of-darkness/