Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold – WTSP 10 News

This handout image obtained from the European Southern Observatory on Oct. 16, 2017, is an artist’s impression showing two tiny but very dense neutron stars at the point at which they merge and explode as a kilonova. (Photo: HO, AFP/Getty Images) Even in the normally mind-blowing science of astronomy, this discovery was special.  Two months ago, […]

Lego is selling a ‘Women of NASA’ set featuring 4 female scientists, engineers, and astronauts – Business Insider

Lego is selling a ‘Women of NASA’ set featuring 4 female scientists, engineers, and astronauts – Business Insider

Lego Ideas Lego announced on Wednesday that it’s releasing a “Women of NASA” set. The $24.99 kit goes on sale November 1 — just in time for the holiday gift-giving season — and builds on a laudable trend of selling toys that are more inclusive of women. “Women of NASA” features four minifigurines of pioneering women […]

What the new gravitational waves discovery means for the future of astronomy – Washington Post

In August, for the first time ever, scientists witnessed the electromagnetic lightning and gravitational gusts from the stormy collision of two neutron stars in a distant galaxy. The cosmic cataclysm created a “kilonova” — a phenomenon that had never been seen before — and the observations by both traditional telescopes and gravitational wave detectors heralded a new […]

NASA says evidence for ‘Planet Nine’ is mounting – Fox News

Artist’s illustration of “Planet Nine,” a hypothesized world about 10 times more massive than Earth that may orbit far beyond Pluto.  (Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)) We might not actually know how many planets are in our Solar System — and no, this isn’t a trick regarding Pluto’s status. For years, scientists have wondered if there […]

Atlas V Rocket Launches New US Spy Satellite on Secret Mission –

The United States has launched its second secret spy satellite in less than three weeks. The NROL-52 satellite soared into orbit this morning (Oct. 15) atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, which lifted off at 3:28 a.m. EDT (0728 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.The launch came […]

Nasa admits the mysterious Planet Nine is real – New Zealand Herald

It has been widely debated among the science community for years, but now Nasa claims that Planet Nine does exist. The space agency highlights five different lines of evidence pointing to the existence of the mysterious world, and says that imagining that Planet Nine does not exist generates more problems than you solve. Researchers are […]

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