Researchers have discovered a huge snowman-shaped star with a unique atmospheric composition. The enormous white dwarf star is known as WDJ0551+4135 and is thought to have resulted from the merger of two so-called white dwarf stars that often explode as powerful supernovas. The study including these findings published Monday in the...
SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk said on social media this week his internet venture, Starlink, will go into its public beta testing phase “very soon”. ELON MUSK’S STARLINK SATELLITE CONSTELLATION EMERGENCY RESPONSE ASSISTANCE This follows after CNBC’s Michael Sheetz reported that SpaceX is working with Washington’s emergency response team “to bring...
A new analysis of white dwarf stars supports their role as a key source of carbon, an element crucial to all life, in the Milky Way and other galaxies. Findings from a study published today in Nature Astronomy show that the final breaths of these dying stars, called white dwarfs,...
Scientists at University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (IfA) in the US, have announced the detection of Yarkovsky acceleration on the near-Earth asteroid Apophis. Dave Tholen and collaborators have announced the detection of Yarkovsky acceleration on the near-Earth asteroid Apophis. This acceleration arises from an extremely weak force on an...
While we continue to explore the breadth of our infinite universe, the mysteries buried deep within our own planet keep cropping up from time to time. Scientists have now discovered a new species of peculiar, gelatinous comb jelly that looks like a party balloon. Interestingly, this discovery was made...
West Texas is not quite like the moon. But it can serve as a handy stand-in. On Tuesday, Blue Origin, the rocket company started by Jeffrey P. Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, launched — and landed — its small New Shepard rocket and capsule for the 13th time as...
Researchers may be closer to slowing down the aging process, according to a new study. Health experts said the findings will provide mankind with the ability to delay aging and the illnesses that come along with it. A team of scientists from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) used...
A Russian cosmonaut has spotted a group of five UFOs moving over Earth while he was filming a time-lapse video on ISS. As Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner, who is currently onboard the International Space Station (ISS), was filming an aurora over Antarctica, several strange lights were spotted. The 60-second clip,...
Grizzly bears are doing their best to get along with people, but it still isn’t enough. Newly published research concludes that without large wilderness areas to replenish their numbers, grizzlies would disappear from landscapes they share with humans. “The persistence of bears near people, when we see them along highways or...
Some 420 million years ago, 23% of all marine life went extinct. Referred to as Lau/Kozlowskii extinction by scientists, this mass extinction is amongst the ten most dramatic extinctions that the earth has ever faced. Yet for years, scientists didn’t know what lead to it and what implications it...