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.
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Does Dark Matter Cause Extinctions?
New discoveries into two weird things that may have played havoc with the ancient solar system: dark matter and a wandering star.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
The Gravity of the Situation: Crash Course Astronomy #7
In today’s episode, Phil looks at how gravity plays out across the universe.
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This image isn't a close-up from the garden, but an active area of strong magnetic fields on the sun's chromosphere.
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...
“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…
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
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