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Last Week’s Top 5 Space & Science Headlines –“Dark Energy Objects to Quasar Tsunami’s”

 

 

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New Alien-Life Search –“Identifies Early-to-Modern Earth-Like Exoplanets”

Earth from the ISS

 

“Our Earth and the air we breathe have changed drastically since Earth formed 4.5 billions years ago,” said Lisa Kaltenegger, associate professor of astronomy and director of the Carl Sagan Institute about a new study that created five models representing key points from our planet’s evolution, like chemical snapshots through Earth’s own geologic epochs that will allow astronomers identify young to modern Earth-like planets in transit, using our own Earth’s history as a template.

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M87’s Gargantuan Black Hole –“Unveils Light of the Entire Universe” (Weekend Feature)

M87 Black Hole

 

On April 10, 2019,  the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team of radio astronomers produced the  first photograph of the M87 Galaxy’s black hole the size of our solar system described by astronomers as the “gates of hell and the end of spacetime.” The now iconic image captured light from the entire universe wrapping around the object in a nested series of rings.

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“The Firstborn” –Earth’s Emerging Cyborg Epoch  (Weekend Feature)

 

Monolith

 

Before we get to today’s big  story –a spooky headline says we’re entering a new age, “The Novacene”, I want to share some thoughts. The story says that we are in the final era of human life on Earth.—that we homo sapiens are an evolutionary transition phase from biology to machine life.  That the mutation in the brain of a single human being some 200,000 years ago that turned primates into a super-intelligent species that would conquer the world was a genetic accident that will lead to a new hyper-intelligent species, a new evolutionary epoch. 

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Planet Earth Report –“Scientists Stranded at Sea to Unknown Limits of Human Athletic Performance”

 

Earth from ISS

 

“Planet Earth Report” provides descriptive links to headline news by leading science journalists about the extraordinary discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species.

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“The Missing Photons” –Predicted Dark Matter Signal Fails

Hubble Dark Matter

 

The planet’s frustrating dark-matter quest continues. An unidentified X-ray signature recently observed in nearby galaxies and galaxy clusters is not due to decay of dark matter, researchers report. The findings rule out previously proposed interpretations of dark matter particle physics.

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“A Very Strange Planet” –Tiny Zigzag Reveals a Secret Buried in Uranus Voyager 2 Data

 

Unknown to the entire space physics community, 34 years ago Voyager 2 flew through a plasmoid, a giant magnetic bubble that may have been whisking Uranus’ atmosphere out to space. The finding raises new questions about the planet’s one-of-a-kind magnetic environment.

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“Fireflies of the Cosmos” –Nova’s Hidden Cycle of Colossal Explosions

Nova

 

Scientists have quantified the suggestion from decades ago that most of the novas in the Cosmos are deeply hibernating, waiting to wake up, and we haven’t yet identified them, says Michael Shara, an astrophysicist and curator at the American Museum of Natural History and leader of a study confirming that the novae we observe flashing like fireflies throughout the universe represent just a few percent of these cataclysmic variables, as they are known, with the rest “hiding” in hibernation.

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