Month: June 2018

There have been a few new discoveries concerning the interstellar object Oumuamua so I thought I would write a brief update. Here are three new things that scientists have discovered: 1, It is tumbling through space The variations in brightness that were observed through the world’s telescopes have given scientists an idea of what the
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Credits: NASA / JPL / Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics / David Aguilar Artist’s impression. Planets orbiting a Sun-like star. Once, this was an astronomical axiom, perhaps even a cosmic holy grail: Find lots of oxygen in the sky of an alien world, and life is likely somewhere below. But now, a new study in the
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If we’re going to head out into interstellar space one day, we might want to go equipped with some heavy-duty degreaser. New research has found that the vast intervals of space aren’t always filled with dry dust, but often contain a mist of greasy molecules. And there’s a lot of space grease out there. The
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Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Reuters) – A science fiction-inspired robot hardwired to assist astronauts will launch from Florida early Friday morning to become the first personal, artificial intelligence-powered companion in space.  Bret Greenstein of IBM holds an artificial intelligence bot named CIMON, following a news conference at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, U.S., June 28,
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(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Whether we’re sipping it to get going in the morning or pounding it to stay awake later at night, our favorite psychoative drug is, as always, in high demand. Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day according to recent estimates—over three cups each on average—delivering a jolt upwards of 300 mg
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As summer starts heating up, scientists just published the coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth. During the long, dark Antarctica winter temperatures dropped low enough to resemble other planets. The temperature they measured? A stunning negative 144 degrees Fahrenheit (-97.8 degrees Celsius). At that temperature, just a few breaths of air would induce hemorrhaging in
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VATUTINKI, Russia (Reuters) – Charts, graphs and statistical analysis will not explain Germany’s shock World Cup exit. The reason lies not in numbers but in German football’s complacency in recent years. Soccer Football – World Cup – Group F – South Korea vs Germany – Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia – June 27, 2018 Germany’s Mario
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Complex organic molecules have been discovered originating from one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus, adding to its potential to support life, researchers said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: One of the last looks at Saturn and its main rings as captured by Cassini. Images taken October 28, 2016 and released September 11, 2017. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The reddish cigar-shaped object called ‘Oumuamua spotted last year tumbling through space is a comet, scientists said on Wednesday, solving the mystery over how to classify the first interstellar object found passing through our solar system. This artist’s impression shows the first interstellar asteroid, `Oumuamua as it passes through the solar system
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