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Why is our galaxy's black hole blinking at us?

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 04:18
The black hole at the center of our galaxy is blinking at us, and scientists think they know why. In a new researcher paper, astronomers explain that a disk of material surrounding the black hole may be producing flashes due to “hot spots” that form within it.

Super Rare Ring Of Fire Galaxy From Early Universe Challenges Galaxy Formation Models

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 03:45
Astronomers recently observed a "cosmic ring of fire" galaxy from the early years of the universe, which could help reshape the understanding of how structures in the Universe form. Using data from the WM Keck Observatory in Hawaii as well as images from ...

A Spreadable Interlayer Could Make Solid State Batteries More Stable and Improve Density Tenfold

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 03:34
Solid state batteries are of great interest to the electric vehicle industry. Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and Xi'an Jiaotong University, China now present a new way of taking this promising concept closer to large-scale application.

Researchers Use Drones To Study Explosive Volcano

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 03:04
A team of researchers was able to successfully carry out a study on an active volcano using drones. According to the researchers, the findings of their study prove that drones can be used to study up-close the activities and behaviors of explosive volcanoes.

Marine species adapt to warming faster than terrestrial species

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 03:00
As global temperatures rise, plants and animals are forced to seek out more suitable living environments. According to a new study led by CNRS researcher Jonathan Lenoir, marine species are migrating about six times faster than terrestrial species.

NASA Shares Image Of Massive Black Hole Spewing High-Energy Jets

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 02:26
NASA recently shared a stunning photo captured by its Chandra X-ray Observatory. It shows a black hole 100 times more massive than the Sun emitting high-energy jets of particles across its home galaxy. The cosmic structure featured in the photo, which ...

Prepare for launch: Astronomer says upcoming space launch could inspire future scientists

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 01:43
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Excitement is building for the first manned space launch from U.S soil in almost a decade. While we're keeping an eye on the weather and the preparations for the mission, others are looking at how this could inspire the next ...

SpaceX, NASA give final 'go' for historic astronaut launch Wednesday

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 00:51
SpaceX is officially "go" to launch two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station this week after mission teams completed the final launch readiness review on Monday (May 25). But some bad weather could potentially cause delays. NASA and ...

Study Reveals Rare Aboriginal Rock Art's Link With Sorcery and Magic

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 00:40
In Australia, a team of researchers have made some dramatic new findings regarding one of the world's most important rock art assemblages. This Aboriginal rock art is among the very few examples of miniature motifs found anywhere in the world. The study ...

Mysterious ancient rock art may have been made with beeswax

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 00:07
This 500-year-old rock art is among the rarest in the world. Found at a site called Yilbilinji near northern Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria—and depicting a humanlike figure holding a boomerang (right), surrounded by more boomerangs—it's a type of stenciling ...

China is officially going to Mars

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 00:07
China's Mars mission is scheduled for July as the country ramps up its space exploration efforts; Chinese space group CASC is sending an orbiter and rover to the Red Planet in the hopes of finding evidence of past or present life. China is also planning to ...

Coronavirus: The search for antibody super donors

Health News BBC - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 00:06
The NHS is urging men, under 35s and those who have recently recovered from Covid-19 to donate plasma.

'Tiny' galaxy had big impact on Earth

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 00:04
The galaxy Sagittarius is, by the standards of the universe, tiny. At a mere few hundred million suns in mass, it orbits the Milky Way like a cosmic speck — so small it was only spotted 30 years ago. Yet it seems it is far more consequential than its size would ...

Well, that's something boffins haven't seen before: A strange alien streaks around Jupiter

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 23:37
Pic Astronomers scanning the sky for potentially hazardous space rocks have discovered a first – a presumed trojan asteroid around Jupiter that is looking increasingly like a comet. The cosmic enigma was spotted by the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert ...

New coral disease is here, experts say

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 23:00
A highly infectious coral disease that has been spreading rapidly through reefs in the northern Caribbean has reached Virgin Islands waters, biologist Dr. Shannon Gore confirmed this week. On Sunday, Dr. Gore, the managing director of the Association of ...

WHO temporarily pauses hydroxychloroquine study due to safety concerns

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 22:57
The World Health Organization has temporarily halted studying hydroxychloroquine as a potential Covid-19 treatment due to safety concerns, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a media briefing in Geneva on Monday.

Scientists observe strange lights in the heart of the Milky Way

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 22:56
Astronomers in Japan observe periodic lights coming from the region near the black hole at the center of our galaxy. The twinkling may be produced by hot spots in the accretion disk around the black hole. The mysterious region studied features extreme ...

Extremely rare 'cosmic ring of fire' discovered in the early universe

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 22:52
The ring galaxy R5519 may have been created during a massive, catastrophic collision between two galaxies in the early universe. James Josephides/Swinburne Astronomy Productions. A violent, catastrophic collision between two galaxies has given rise to ...

Remains of 60 Mammoths Found in Mexico

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 22:37
Archaeologists in Mexico have discovered the remains of dozens of mammoths in a finding that could shed further light on the hunting methods of prehistoric communities. The discoveries were made near the construction site of a new civilian airport, General ...

Slight rise in COVID-19 cases in Tri-State area

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 22:17
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose slightly in the Tri-State area Monday, according to officials. Washington County's total number of cases increased from 408 to 413, according to the Maryland Department of Health. The county's death count ...

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