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July 2, 2020
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In a new research paper appearing in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society with lead author Romain Meyer, researchers announce the discovery of a massive galaxy shining bright just 800 million years after the Big Bang
This year, we don’t have any big events, but when it comes to seasonally chosen press releases, the big observatories did not disappoint.
We have finally spotted one solar system with worlds in resonance, and we can see the orbits changing and the pulls this creates. While this isn’t proof that our solar system had this kind of resonance, it is evidence that this isn’t an uncommon situation.
It had been predicted that objects the size of LIGO’s 40-kg mirrors would jiggle at the smallest level due to the constant popping in and out of existence of virtual particles.
High-energy cosmic neutrinos are created by energetic cosmic-ray accelerators in the universe, which may be extreme astrophysical objects such as black holes and neutron stars.
If you look at a massive galaxy cluster in optical light, you can often find evidence of trauma: gas and dust torn from their systems and galaxies deformed through close encounters with their neighbors.
In today’s top story, planetary scientists at the University of Warwick have discovered a super weird object that is best explained as a planetary core from a former gas giant.
Our one and only launch of the week was yesterday, June 30th, with a brand new SpaceX Falcon 9 booster carrying the latest addition to the GPS constellation from Cape Canaveral at 8:10 pm UTC.
In order to both celebrate places where the sky is still dark, and to encourage people to reflect on the negative impacts of light pollution, the International Dark-Sky Association hosted a “Capture the Dark” photography contest.