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Strange Frequency Coming From Deep Space

Strange Frequency Coming From Deep Space
A new telescope, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment or CHIME, picks up bizarre fast radio bursts coming from unknown location billions of light-years from Earth. The point of origin of FRBs and the exact events that trigger them generally remain a mystery in the scientific field. Astronomers have so far detected 40 FRBs within a period of 10 years. Some theories are that FRBs were produced by colliding neutron stars or black holes or during supernovae explosions. Nothing, however, has been established so far. Others believed they may have been coming from aliens.
The radio burst detected by CHIME appears to be normal for an FRB in terms of its duration. As mentioned above, however, it is the lowest frequency detection of an FRB ever made. Petroff had also heavily emphasized this point in her Twitter thread. CHIME has scoured between 400 and 800 MHz. Most of the FRBs it detected were between 1,000 and 1,500 MHz. The lowest frequency …

NASA Ready To Launch World’s First Mission To Touch The Sun

NASA Ready To Launch World’s First Mission To Touch The Sun
National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Parker Solar Probe, mankind’s first mission to ‘touch’ the Sun, has been moved to its launch pad and is on schedule to take off next week, the US space agencies said. The car-sized spacecraft will travel directly into the Sun’s atmosphere, about four million miles from its surface - and more than seven times closer than any spacecraft has come before, thanks to its innovative Thermal Protection System. The mission, targeted to launch on August 11, will perform the closest-ever observations of a star when it travels through the Sun’s outer atmosphere, called the corona. A Sun-skimming mission like Parker Solar Probe has been a dream of scientists for decades, but only recently has the needed technology - like the heat shield, solar array cooling system, and fault management system - been available to make such a mission a reality. Parker Solar Probe will explore the corona, a r…

Must Know About The "Rare Blue Diamonds "

Must Know About The "Rare Blue Diamonds "
The Hope Diamond, a rare blue diamond that is one of the world’s most famous jewels, has had a complicated history, passing through the hands of monarchs and bankers and heiresses and thieves before landing for all to see at a Washington museum.


The geological history of blue diamonds is even more complex, according to research published on Wednesday examining these exceptionally scarce and valuable gems.
Scientists analyzed 46 blue diamonds, including one from South Africa that sold for $25 million in 2016, and determined that they can form at depths of at least 410 miles (660 km), reaching into a part of the Earth’s interior called the lower mantle. Tiny mineral fragments trapped inside them provided clues about the birthplace of the diamonds.
Blue diamonds comprise only about 0.02 percent of mined diamonds but include some of the world’s most famous jewels.
Diamonds are a crystalline form of pure carbon, forming under enormous heat and…

Which Satellite Launches By China ?

Which Satellite Launches By China ?

China on Tuesday launched Gaofen-11, an optical remote sensing satellite, as part of its high-resolution Earth observation project. It will aid in the Belt and Road Initiative.
The Gaofen-11 satellite was launched on a Long March 4B rocket at 11 am from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in northern Shanxi Province, Xinhua news agency reported. The Gaofen-11 satellite was launched on a Long March 4B rocket at 11 am from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in northern Shanxi Province, Xinhua news agency reported. It was the 282nd flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket.

Know About The Blue Crystals In Meteorites

Know About The Blue Crystals In Meteorites

Our Sun's beginnings are a mystery. It burst into being 4.6 billion years ago, about 50 million years before the Earth formed. Since the Sun is older than the Earth, it's hard to find physical objects that were around in the Sun's earliest days—materials that bear chemical records of the early Sun. But in a new study in Nature Astronomy, ancient blue crystals trapped in meteorites reveal what the early Sun was like. And apparently, it had a pretty rowdy start.

"The Sun was very active in its early life—it had more eruptions and gave off a more intense stream of charged particles. I think of my son, he's three, he's very active too," says Philipp Heck, a curator at the Field Museum, professor at the University of Chicago, and author of the study. "Almost nothing in the Solar System is old enough to really confirm the early Sun's activity, but these minerals from meteorites in the Field Museum's collecti…

Experiment Published After Unexpected Results

Experiment Published After Unexpected Results
A group of young Toronto scientists made it by starting from their school project. Ranging between grades 8 through 12 at the time, the students suggested that a can of worms should be launched in space in order to better observe the effects of low gravity on muscle degeneration.


The young women have become a published scientist, as the unexpected results were published in the academic journal ‘’Gravitational Space Research’’.  None of them expected for the experiment to be so successful. The base was set four years ago when a student completion was launched at the University of Toronto schools. The goal was the elaboration of a project interesting enough to be sent to the International Space Station
The experiment was selected and a can of worms was sent in space, while another was studied in Toronto in order to observe if any differences will appear. When the two tubes were cross-analyzed it was discovered that worms in the can expose to mi…

NASA's TESS Satellite Updates

NASA's TESS Satellite Updates
A successful launch in April this year, NASA's newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), has now started its search for planets around nearby stars. Officially beginning science operations on July 25, TESS is expected to transmit its first series of data back to Earth in August, and thereafter periodically every 13.5 days, once per orbit, as the spacecraft makes it closest approach to Earth, NASA said in a statement. "I'm thrilled that our new planet hunter mission is ready to start scouring our solar system's neighbourhood for new worlds," said NASA Astrophysics Division Director Paul Hertz. "Now that we know there are more planets than stars in our universe, I look forward to the strange, fantastic worlds we're bound to discover," Hertz added.
The mission will spend the next two years monitoring the nearest and brightest stars for periodic dips in their light. These events, called transits…

Have We Found Milky Way’s The Long-Lost Sibling Galaxy?

Have We Found Milky Way’s The Long-Lost Sibling Galaxy?

Around two billion years ago, Andromeda, the largest galaxy in our celestial neighbourhood, walloped M32p, a long-lost sibling of our own Milky Way.
This act of celestial cannibalism left behind a rich trail of evidence — a halo of stars larger than the unimaginably large Andromeda itself, and a mysterious satellite galaxy.

Scientists Revived Tiny Siberian Worms

Scientists Revived Tiny Siberian Worms
A group of Russian scientists have successfully revived two species of tiny worms that they discovered suspended in an icy chunk of Siberian permafrost. The worms, known as nematodes or more commonly as roundworms, had been frozen for up to 42,000 years, since a time when much of the planet was covered in ice.But they weren't dead - just cryogenically preserved.
The researchers brought the worms back to a lab, where they slowly thawed them over several weeks. The researchers put them in petri dishes with food, stored at 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit). Russian scientists have revived tiny worms that had been frozen for 42,000 years.
After being removed from Siberian permafrost, the worms were gradually thawed in a lab until they started moving around and consuming food.
The scientists say their findings could have implications for astrobiology and cryomedicine.
The permafrost samples came from the remote Yakutia region in Siberia. The res…

Black Hole Theory: Scientists Confirm Einstein's Supermassive Theory

Black Hole Theory: Scientists Confirm Einstein's Supermassive Theory

A team of international scientists observing a star in the Milky Way have for the first time confirmed Einstein's predictions of what happens to the motion of a star passing close to a supermassive black hole. Einstein's 100-year-old general theory of relativity predicted that light from stars would be stretched to longer wavelengths by the extreme gravitational field of a black hole, and the star would appear redder, an effect known as gravitational red shift. “This was the first time we could test directly Einstein's theory of general relativity near a supermassive black hole,” Frank Eisenhauer, senior astronomer at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, told journalists. “At the time of Einstein, he could not think or dream of what we are showing today.” his showed the star's orbital velocity increasing to more than 25 million kph (15.5 million mph) as it approached the black hole. …

NASA's Planet Hunter Begins,Research for Alien Worlds

NASA's Planet Hunter Begins,Research for Alien Worlds

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which is designed to hunt for alien worlds around stars not too far from the sun, began gathering science data Wednesday (July 25), members of the instrument team announced yesterday (July 27). TESS will send that initial data to Earth in August, with new observations arriving every 13.5 days after that, mission team members said in a statement. NASA's newest planet-hunting telescope is officially at work. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which is designed to hunt for alien worlds around stars not too far from the sun, began gathering science data Wednesday (July 25), members of the instrument team announced yesterday (July 27). TESS will send that initial data to Earth in August, with new observations arriving every 13.5 days after that, mission team members said in a statement.
"I'm thrilled that our planet hunter is ready to start combing the backyar…

NASA Will Announce Commercial Crew Astronaut Picks

NASA Will Announce Commercial Crew Astronaut PicksBoeing's Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft will soon have their first riders: NASA plans to announce on Aug. 3 the astronauts assigned to the test flights and maiden voyages of the agency's commercial crew program. NASA will air the event live from Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston starting at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT), where NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will introduce the astronauts. JSC Director Mark Geyer and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, as well as representatives from SpaceX and Boeing, will also be involved, NASA officials said in a statement. 

"Commercial transportation to and from the space station will enable expanded station use, additional research time and broader opportunities of discovery aboard the orbiting laboratory," NASA officials said in the statement. "The station is critical for NASA to understand and overcome the challenges of long-duration spaceflight, and …

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER AN UNDERGROUND LAKE ON MARS RAISING POSSIBILITY OF LIFE

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER AN UNDERGROUND LAKE ON MARS RAISING POSSIBILITY OF LIFE
In a Tantalising find, a team of Italian researchers on 26 July announced they have discovered a large saltwater lake under ice near the south pole on Red Planet raising a possibility that life may be there on Mars in some form.
The lake under the Martian ice stretches 20 kilometers across, said the team led by Roberto Orosei from the National Institute of Astrophysics in Bologna in a paper detailed in the prestigious journal Science. The lake is about 1.5 kilometers beneath Mars's surface and is at least one meter deep. The detection was made using the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS) instrument on European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft. If confirmed, it would be the first confirmed news of liquid water ever detected on the Red Planet. "We discovered water on Mars," said Orosei. if further studies confirm the existence of a lake, it could open new aven…

'Amazing Dragon' Fossils Rewrite History of Long-Necked Dinosaurs

'Amazing Dragon' Fossils Rewrite History of Long-Necked Dinosaurs
Scientists on Tuesday announced the discovery of Lingwulong shenqi, an early member of the well-known group of plant-eating dinosaurs called sauropods with long necks, long tails, small heads and pillar-like legs. Lingwulong lived 174 million years ago during the Jurassic period.
Its name means “amazing dragon from Lingwu,” the closest city to the site where a farmer spotted the fossils while herding sheep. The scientists excavated bones from at least eight to 10 Lingwulong individuals, the largest of which was about 57 feet (17.5 meters) long, said palaeontologist Xing Xu of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, who led the study published in the journal Nature Communications.

Lingwulong represents the earliest-known advanced member of the sauropod lineage, as defined by anatomical traits that distinguish them from primitive sauropods that first appeared tens of millions of years earlier.

Rare Asteroid Duo Dances In The Stars

Rare Asteroid Duo Dances In The Stars
"An asteroid that has as a companion, another chunk that's just as big. Two of equal size. Those we don't have very many of," said Anne Virkki, the group lead for the Planetary Radar Research Group at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.
The asteroid, originally discovered by the MOSS observatory in Morocco in December 2017, was thought to be a single asteroid. Last month, Virkki and her team, working parallel with a team at NASA's Goldstone Observatory in California, independently confirmed that it was a matched set.
There are only four known double asteroids of equal size, according to Lindley Johnson, NASA's planetary defense officer. Far more common than 2017 YE5 are double asteroids that consist of one large "primary" asteroid and one smaller asteroid that orbits the larger one. Double asteroids, or binary asteroids, usually form after an impact breaks off a small piece of one asteroid. This piece then give…

Mars Making Closest Approach to Earth in 15 Years

Mars Making Closest Approach to Earth in 15 YearsNow's the time to catch Mars in the night sky. Next week, the red planet is making its closest approach to Earth in 15 years.

The two planets will be just 57.6 million kilometers apart next Tuesday. And on Friday, Mars will be in opposition. That means Mars and the sun will be on exact opposite sides of Earth. That same day, parts of the world will see a total lunar eclipse.
Mars is already brighter than usual and will shine even more and appear bigger as Tuesday nears. Astronomers expect good viewing through early August. NASA said that won't happen again until 2287.
"It's magnificent. It's as bright as an airplane landing light," Augensen said. "Not quite as bright as Venus, but still because of the reddish, orange-ish-red color, you really can't miss it in the sky." In 2003, Mars and Earth were the closest in nearly 60,000 years 55.7 million kilometres. NASA said that won't happen again until …

Tiny 'Dumbbells' That Spin 60 Billion Times A Minute

Tiny 'Dumbbells' That Spin 60 Billion Times A MinuteResearchers at Purdue University have levitated a nanoparticle in vacuum and driven it to rotate at high speed, bringing them one step closer to figuring out the properties of vacuum and quantum mechanics.
Spinning objects are hypnotic and fascinating, as last year's fidget-spinner craze overwhelmingly demonstrated. But even the fastest fidget spinner trails the new reigning champion of fast-whirling objects: a tiny dumbbell that can rotate 60 billion times per minute. It's enough to make your head spin. Spin doctors — er, researchers — recently created the nanoscale rotor and levitated it in a vacuum, blasting it with lasers to set it spinning. Their research, described in a new study, could help reveal how different substances respond under extreme conditions and how friction behaves in a vacuum, Tongcang Li, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, as well as electrical and computer engineering, at Purdue Univ…

Largest Dinosaur Foot To Date Discovered In Wyoming in US

Largest Dinosaur Foot To Date Discovered In Wyoming in USScientists today said they have discovered the largest dinosaur foot ever – nearly a metre wide – belonging to a brachiosaur, which was among the biggest land animals on Earth. 
The study, published in the journal PeerJ, is based on fossils excavated in Wyoming, US, and confirms that 150 million years ago brachiosaurs called a huge swath of North America home. “This beast was clearly one of the biggest that ever walked in North America,” said Emanuel Tschopp, a postdoctoral fellow at the American Museum of Natural History. “There are tracks and other incomplete skeletons from Australia and Argentina that seem to be from even bigger animals, but those gigantic skeletons were found without the feet,” Tschopp said. The foot was excavated in 1998 by an expedition team from the University of Kansas, which included Anthony Maltese. “It was immediately apparent that the foot, nearly a metre wide, was from an extremely large animal, so th…