Though many might not know it, we’ve actually never seen a black hole before. When you think of black hole photos, you’re usually remembering artistic renderings based on the underlying science. With astronomy, this is generally the case. As with things like Planet Nine
, we can usually detect an item’s effect on the space around it before we know for sure if something is there or what it is.
That all changed today.
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Norwegian officials said Sunday
that they might have found the burial site of a rare Viking ship using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). Although they did not find an actual ship, what they did find indicates a ship may once have been there, under a burial mound, and later removed.
The site is near where scientists previously found other Viking burial mounds, so the likelihood is high that there was a ship grave here at one… Seguir leyendo
NASA, in a joint operation with the ESA (European Space Agency), are planning something you might normally consider seeing only in movies like Armageddon. They’re about to test a brand new planetary defense system
in a first step called the Double Asteroid Redirect Test (DART
Essentially what this test will determine is if we can indeed redirect an asteroid that’s hurtling through space towards Earth. Not just any old asteroid, but one that’s… Seguir leyendo
The Mars Rover lovingly called Opportunity
might not survive much longer if it is still alive at all. Cut off from contact since June 10, 2018, when dust storms made it impossible for Oppy to phone home, engineers and scientists have tried to contact the rover repeatedly ever since – over 600 times.
Now, scientists are putting into action a new plan to contact the 15-year-old rover in the hopes of solving one of three… Seguir leyendo
Are you a caffeine-dependent busy bee just about stretched too thin?
A friend might have recommended you try meditation
to lower your stress levels.
After all, there are no excuses for not meditating – you can take as little as 5 minutes to yourself in your desk chair at work to meditate, clear the mental clutter, and refocus on the task at hand.
Instead of using your break to bang on the keyboard and scream… Seguir leyendo
Although NASA fears the Opportunity Rover might be stuck on the red planet forever, the Agency still does not want to give up hopes that the rover might wake and finally phone home.
Image: NASA’s Opportunity Rover is stuck on Mars and it can’t phone home. This small dot is the rover, covered in Martian sand. Image Credit: NASA.
A massive dust storm on Mars caused the rover to lose contact with Earth and things… Seguir leyendo
An exciting new mathematical discovery might have scientists around the globe working closely with crystals in a whole new way. Recently, a team of researchers from Princeton University solved a centuries-long mystery surrounding prime numbers, AKA “the building blocks of mathematics.” For hundreds of years, no one could find a pattern to prime numbers; experts thought they were entirely chaotic.
Thanks to a groundbreaking new modeling technique, though, we now know that primes have a… Seguir leyendo