From news.nationalgeographic.com Astronomers have found a temperate planet a bit bigger and bulkier than Earth orbiting a small star just 40 light-years away. The newly announced world could be among the best targets to search for signs of life elsewhere in the cosmos. “Small worlds are common,” says Lauren Weiss of the Université de Montréal. […]
From Sciencedaily.com Researchers at the University of Waterloo have been able to capture the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that connects galaxies together. The scientists publish their work in a new paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The composite image, which combines a number of individual images, confirms predictions […]
Scientists say they have detected an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet for the first time. The world known as GJ 1132b, which is 1.4-times the size of our planet and lies 39 light years away. Observations suggest that the “super-Earth” is cloaked in a thick layer of gases that are either water or methane or […]
Debunked: Galactic superwave theory by Robert Walker Summary: This is hard to debunk because it’s by someone who is trained as a scientist. It is “minority view science” rather than just out and out BS. But his ideas are so far fetched, making tenuous connections , that most other scientists just ignore him. They don’t try to […]
What it would be like if we really had two suns (or three in this case) By Robert Walker This is what it would be like if we really had two suns, or three suns as the case is for this movie. This is an artist’s impression of an imagined moon orbiting a real exoplanet around […]
Free Falling Objects A free falling object is an object that is falling under the sole influence of gravity. Any object that is being acted upon only by the force of gravity is said to be in a state of free fall. Free-falling objects do not encounter air resistance. If you’ve never seen a demonstration of this, […]
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