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Amazing video: Planets viewed from Earth as if they were at the distance of our moon

Amazing video: Planets viewed from Earth as if they were at the distance of our moon

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sciencealert If astronomers' calculations are correct, the Solar System is right in the middle of a turbulent space event: a vast 'hurricane' of dark matter, blowing at an insane speed of 500 kilometres per second (310 mps). We can't see it, and we can't feel it - but it could mean that a direct detection of dark matter is closer than we thought. Dark matter is one of the big conundrums of the Universe.

Perigee "Super Moon" On May 5-6 Perigee "Super Moon" On May 5-6 May 2, 2012: The full Moon has a reputation for trouble. It raises high tides, it makes dogs howl, it wakes you up in the middle of the night with beams of moonlight stealing through drapes. A Deeper Look into Black Holes by Dr. Amira Val Baker, Resonance Science Foundation Astrophysicist A deeper look into one of the most intriguing objects has just been revealed. Black holes are typically observed by the light given off by the surrounding material, such as accretion disks or high velocity jets known as quasars.

Antarctica's Snow is Made Partly Out of Stardust! In a recent analysis of snow from Antarctica, scientists made a surprising discovery – a good chunk of that white fluffy stuff is actually stardust. A team of scientists recently collected 1000 pounds of snow from Antarctica, melted it, and sifted through the particles. To their surprise, the snow contained significant amounts of a type of iron that isn’t found naturally on Earth. The other-worldly iron, called iron-60, has four more neutrons than Earth’s variety. The super-heavy metal is the kind typically created, and spewed out, by massive, old, dying stars – or “supernova.”

More evidence of Collective Behavior at Cosmological Scale! Article by Dr. Inés Urdaneta, Physicist, Resonance Science Foundation Research Scientist Just a couple of years ago, astronomers and astrophysicists were baffled by the observation of a synchronized behavior in galaxies, which can not be explained by their individual gravitational fields. Such was the case of a study lead by Joon Hyeop Lee, an astronomer at the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, and published in The Astrophysical Journal in October 2018, reporting hundreds of galaxies rotating in sync with the motions of galaxies that were tens of millions of light years away. Given the fact that from our known theories, in principle it would be impossible that galaxies separated by megaparsecs (millions of light years) could directly interact with each other, their interaction happens across distances that are too large to be explained by their gravitational force.

Astronomers see a black hole 'spaghettify' a star in real time It's an astounding event that sounds like science fiction, but it's just plain science. Astronomers say they were able to capture in unprecedented detail the process of a star being ripped into strips and devoured by a black hole. The powerful phenomenon caught the attention of scientists when a new blast of light near a known supermassive black hole was spotted by telescopes around the world. Months of follow-up observations made it clear they were seeing the destruction of a far-off sun as it happened. From the lab to your inbox. Get the latest science stories from CNET every week.

ESO Release Incredible View Of The Cat’s Paw Nebula Find the biggest screen you can, because this image deserves to be seen in its full 2-billion-pixel glory. The image was released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and captures in incredible detail NGC 6334 and NGC 6357, known as the Cat’s Paw and Lobster Nebula. The image is 49,511 x 39,136 pixels and it’s one of the largest images ever released by ESO. A zoomable version is available. The objects, located 5,500 and 8,000 light-years from Earth respectively, were first seen by British astronomer John Herschel in 1837, although he could only resolve the bright toepads. It took decades for their shape to become clearer, which is when they got their nicknames. 209 Seconds That Will Make You Question Your ENTIRE Existence! I'm Speechless. Spread It! The scale of the universe is almost beyond our imagination. The universe keeps expanding (at 42.5 miles per second per megaparsec), and we constantly form new hypotheses about how it was created and what will happen next. Our farthest space probe from Earth, the Voyager 1, is traveling a million miles a day, and after nearly 40 years, has barely left our solar system. It was only late last month that scientists peered 50 million light-years away to find an extremely rare globular cluster, with far more mass than the Sun, that could birth stars and help explain how galaxies form. There are so many secrets waiting to be unlocked out there in the vastness of space.

Is the Universe a Giant living organism? It certainly is possible that life could exist on a larger scale, perhaps on a “cosmic level”. What makes us different from stones? Some scientists have thought about what “life really means” and there are some that believe that life is a bigger deal than previously thought. Is it possible that the entire cosmos is a single living organism, in which we live and move? Today, after about 4000 million years, we find out that we share the planet with other animals such as elephants, whales and another 8 million eukaryotic species. It is clear that all living beings on our planet are interconnected, in one way or another and that suggests that we are all part of a single living organism.

Earth - The hunt for invisible dwarf galaxies Yashar Hezaveh had heard the rumours. Now, taking a seat in the second row, he was about to learn whether they were true. Astronomers like him filled the room. It was a cold and gloomy January day in 2015 in Seattle, and they were attending one of the world's largest astronomy conferences. They wanted a peek at the first images taken with the new ALMA telescope, an array of 66 radio dishes arranged 5,000m above sea level in Chile's Atacama Desert. These first snapshots would show off the telescope's capabilities.

Earth - The stars that hid themselves away Astronomers have spotted some ancient stars, known as RR Lyrae. They are at least 10 billion years old and were found hiding at the centre of the Milky Way. Although these stars are bright, they are hard to spot because they are hidden behind dense clouds of galactic dust and gas. Now that we know these ancient stars are out there in the centre of the galaxy, it tells us that the nucleus of our galaxy is a similar age. The new research will appear in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Earth - The ancient black holes that can outshine entire galaxies Once again, Maarten Schmidt looked at the data. It was 5 February 1963, and he was analysing a bright point of light in the sky, an object that appeared like one of the galaxy's hundreds of billions of stars. But he now realised it was not a star at all. It was something two billion light years away, far beyond the edge of the Milky Way. For it to be so distant yet still so bright in the sky, it must be extremely luminous – much brighter than anything anyone thought was plausible.

Earth - The first planet ever discovered around another star On a winter's night in January 1995, rain fell on the Haute-Provence Observatory in southern France. Didier Queloz, an astronomy graduate student, was supposed to be observing. But since the weather was not cooperating, he sat in the library, writing computer code to make sense of the data he had so far. The data suggested a bright star called 51 Pegasi was wobbling ever so slightly. It was the kind of wobble Queloz was looking for – a stellar jostling that could mean the presence of a planet. Can a Universe Create Itself Out of Nothing? Every Wednesday, Michio Kaku will be answering reader questions about physics and futuristic science. If you have a question for Dr. Kaku, just post it in the comments section below and check back on Wednesdays to see if he answers it.