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March 04, 2015

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2:13 AM | The closest conjunction of the year (Synopsis)
“Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.” -St. Augustine When you look up at the sky, all the twinkling lights — the stars — appear to be fixed. But littered…
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12:44 AM | Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson Not Explain Dark Matter If you’re...
Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson Not Explain Dark Matter If you’re expecting Neil deGrasse Tyson to tell you what Dark Matter is, you’re going to be disappointed. But if you want to hear the Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History tell you what he doesn’t know about Dark Matter, you’re in luck. Either way, in this video from Business Insider and StarTalk Radio you’ll learn more about this thing which is responsible for 85% of the […]

March 03, 2015

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9:00 PM | Can You Guess The Subject Of This Photo?
Your instinct might be to guess something microscopic in size – but the subject of this photograph is actually quite large.Read more...
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7:35 PM | Black hole is the most massive discovered in the early Universe
Provides a glimpse into star and galaxy formation in the Universe's baby years.
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7:23 PM | Astronomers Discover Two Very Distant Star Clusters
Brazilian astronomers using data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer have discovered two clusters of stars forming at the very edge of our Milky Way Galaxy. Our galaxy has a barred spiral shape, with arms of stars, gas and dust winding out from a central bar. Viewed from the side, it would appear relatively flat, [...]
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7:03 PM | Ground-Based Telescope Peers Further Than Hubble The European...
Ground-Based Telescope Peers Further Than Hubble The European Very Large Telescope’s MUSE instrument took a deeper dive into the famous Hubble Deep Field and discovered more galaxies than the Hubble Space Telescope. MUSE data also reveals elements of galactic motion. Full Story: http://www.space.com/28658-best-3d-deep-universe-video.html By: Video From Space.
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6:38 PM | Telescope tech lets us look directly at new worlds
Tech is key to our ability to image planets and learn about their atmospheres.
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6:24 PM | WD 1242-105: a new merging white dwarf binary in the solar neighborhood
Six by six arcminute field around the white dwarf WD 1242-105, courtesy SDSS DR9. The WD is the bluish object at centre. This nearby (39 pc) white dwarf has been found to be a binary object which will merge within three quarters of a billion years, but not catastrophically, i.e. it is likely not a […]
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6:22 PM | Why is our relationship with the moon so one-sided? Let...
Why is our relationship with the moon so one-sided? Let MinuteEarth explain. There’s no dark side of the moon, but there is a side we don’t see often. But because of the moons rock-and-rolling libration, that unseen portion is actually less than half the moon’s face:Follow that with this history of our moon’s violent birth, and then check out this post to tour through a whole catalog of maps of the moon.
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4:59 PM | Hubble Sees Young Star V1331 Cyg, Its Nebular Environment
Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have captured a striking image of a young variable star known as V1331 Cyg and its dusty environment. V1331 Cyg lies in the constellation Cygnus and is approximately 1,800 light-years away from Earth. The star has two rings of dust and seems to be associated with the dark cloud [...]
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1:15 PM | A1689-zD1: Astronomers Find Highly Evolved Galaxy in Early Universe
An international team of scientists, headed by Dr Darach Watson of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, has used the X-ray instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope along with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array to observe A1689-zD1 – one of the youngest and most distant galaxies ever found. Dr Watson and his colleagues were surprised [...]

March 02, 2015

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11:28 PM | Could the Milky Way Become a Quasar? There’s a...
Could the Milky Way Become a Quasar? There’s a supermassive black hole in the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Could this black hole become a Quasar? By: Fraser Cain. Support on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/universetoday
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8:57 PM | Does Dark Matter Cause Extinctions? by scishow: New discoveries...
Does Dark Matter Cause Extinctions? by scishow: New discoveries into two weird things that may have played havoc with the ancient solar system: dark matter and a wandering star. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow
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8:50 PM | Iron vapor gives clues to formation of Earth and moon
Recreating the violent conditions of Earth’s formation, scientists are learning more about how iron vaporizes and how this iron rain affected the formation of Earth and Moon. “We care about […]
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8:45 PM | Old-looking galaxy in a young universe: Astronomers find dust in the early universe
Dust plays an extremely important role in the universe — both in the formation of planets and new stars. But the earliest galaxies had no dust, only gas. Now an […]
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8:42 PM | MUSE goes beyond Hubble: Looking deeply into the universe in 3-D
The MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope has given astronomers the best ever three-dimensional view of the deep universe. After staring at the Hubble Deep Field South region for […]
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6:50 PM | The search for gravitational waves in the cosmic microwave...
The search for gravitational waves in the cosmic microwave background, a discovery that would serve as proof of the universe’s earliest moments of supposed hyperinflation, has been full of ups, downs, and even death, but that’s just part of the circle of science.Let A Capella Science wow you with this Lion King-inspired tune that tells the story of "The Surface of Light."I would say more, but I’m just blown away by how awesome this is.
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5:31 PM | Science Teaching Toolbox: 10 Tried and True Videos for Teaching Science
     We have a seemingly infinite number of resources at our fingertips in this digital age. It can be difficult to wade through it all. I'd like to share some of my favorite teaching videos with you. They haven't all gone viral, and some of them have been around for quite some time. However, I turn to them time and time again and I think you will too.      As far as using videos as a teaching tool goes, I believe that they should be short and never the […]
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4:32 PM | The Gravity of the Situation: Crash Course Astronomy #7 by...
The Gravity of the Situation: Crash Course Astronomy #7 by thecrashcourse: In today’s episode, Phil looks at how gravity plays out across the universe. Support on Subbable: http://subbable.com/crashcourse
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4:00 PM | Fibril Flowers on Sun's Surface: Photo
This image isn't a close-up from the garden, but an active area of strong magnetic fields on the sun's chromosphere.
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3:20 PM | A Baby Star Pierces Through Its Blanket Of Interstellar Dust
Behold V1331Cyg, a young star located 1,800 light-years from Earth. This object, which is illuminating the dark cloud around it in spectacular fashion, is in the process of contracting as it becomes a main sequence star similar to the Sun. Read more...
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3:08 PM | Mostly Mute Monday: A GLIMPSE of the Galaxy (Synopsis)
“Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.” -Albert Camus There’s nothing quite like the plane of our Milky Way galaxy. Some 200-400 billion stars are located there, including our own Sun. From our…
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3:00 PM | A “Y” drawn on the clouds of Venus
Author:. Javier Peralta (Algeciras, Spain, 1979) holds a Degree in both Astrophysics and Applied Physics (Universidad de La Laguna, 2003), and a PhD in […] Read more The post A “Y” drawn on the clouds of Venus appeared first on Mapping Ignorance. Related posts:A comet for troubled waters How to cook a planet A bolt out of the blue

March 01, 2015

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7:32 PM | Given a multiverse, does astrology work somewhere? | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics
Whether they exist or not, we can at least think of four different kinds of multiverse. Or maybe five.I find it amazing that the scientific method (or methods, if you prefer) is powerful enough to start classifying different types of multiverse. Max Tegmark has had a go at it, as described here by Tony Padilla in another Sixty Symbols video: Continue reading...
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12:11 AM | Morsels For The Mind – 27/02/2015
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur […]
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12:11 AM | Morsels For The Mind – 27/02/2015
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur […]

February 28, 2015

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11:35 PM | Physicists offer a solution to the puzzle of the origin of matter in the universe
Most of the laws of nature treat particles and antiparticles equally, but stars and planets are made of particles, or matter, and not antiparticles, or antimatter. That asymmetry, which favors […]
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11:33 PM | Life ‘not as we know it’ possible on Saturn’s moon Titan
A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that can metabolize and reproduce similar to life on Earth has been modeled. It is theorized to have a cell membrane, composed […]
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11:31 PM | Monster black hole discovered at cosmic dawn
The discovery of the brightest quasar in the early universe, powered by the most massive black hole yet known at that time presents a puzzle to researchers: How could something […]
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7:46 PM | Life, NOT as we know it
Life as we know it, when we peer deep into the vastness of space we look for someone — or something — that resembles ourselves. Carbon based, needs water lifeforms, but what if we’re being narrow-minded? A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that can metabolize and reproduce similar to life on Earth has […]

James Stevenson,, Jonathan Lunine, & Paulette Clancy (2015). Membrane alternatives in worlds without oxygen: Creation of an azotosome, Science Advances, Other:

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