Behind the Black-Hole Image: One Giant Leap for Teamwork – The Wall Street Journal

Behind the Black-Hole Image: One Giant Leap for Teamwork – The Wall Street Journal

In the mid-1990s, Sheperd Doeleman, a doctoral student in astrophysics at MIT, became fixated on a radical idea. He thought it might be possible to take a picture of a black hole. In a literal sense, the answer was no, it’s not—don’t be ridiculous. Black holes are fields of intense gravity from which no matter,…
Guernsey woman Jean Dean wins NASA Astronomy Picture Of The Day prize of Rosette Nebula – Daily Mail

Guernsey woman Jean Dean wins NASA Astronomy Picture Of The Day prize of Rosette...

Stargazer's breath-taking image of Rosette Nebula some 5,000 light-years away from Guernsey home is chosen as NASA's 'Astronomy Picture Of The Day'Jean Dean, 60, took a series of images over five nights to create stunning photo of the Rosette Nebula Guernsey astronomer submitted her picture to NASA's Astronomy Picture Of The Day competition  The Rosette nebula is…
Fossil Points to a Vanished Human Species in Himalayas – The Wall Street Journal

Fossil Points to a Vanished Human Species in Himalayas – The Wall Street Journal

A fossil jaw found in the Himalayan highlands of Tibet belongs to a vanished human species called Denisovans, deepening the mystery of human evolution in Asia, scientists said Wednesday in a new study probing the roots of humankind. Discovered by a local Buddhist monk, the fossil shows these archaic human relatives lived on the roof…
Meteor that streaked over Chicago captured on cameras all over the suburbs – WLS-TV

Meteor that streaked over Chicago captured on cameras all over the suburbs – WLS-TV

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A meteor streaked over Chicago Friday night and several people captured the moment on camera. A north suburban Riverwoods resident caught fireball on his Nest Doorbell Cam but he says didn't even realize it until people started talking about the meteor on Twitter. The meteor appears to have fallen over Chicago. In…
Cold weather to grip WORLD as solar minimum to DEEPEN, NASA says – Express.co.uk

Cold weather to grip WORLD as solar minimum to DEEPEN, NASA says – Express.co.uk

A DEEP solar minimum is set to bring a prolonged period of colder temperatures across the globe, NASA has predicted. PUBLISHED: 14:18, Mon, Apr 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 14:27, Mon, Apr 15, 2019 In 2019, the Sun has been without sunspots for 59 percent of days - a sign that the solar minimum has arrived.…
Meet Callichimaera perplexa, the platypus of crabs – Phys.org

Meet Callichimaera perplexa, the platypus of crabs – Phys.org

Life reconstruction of Callichimaera perplexa: The strangest crab that has ever lived. Credit: Oksana Vernygora, University of Alberta The crab family just got a bunch of new cousins—including a 95-million-year-old chimera species that will force scientists to rethink the definition of a crab. An international team of researchers led by Yale paleontologist Javier Luque announced…
Black hole picture: Image possibly to be announced by Event Horizon Telescope team on April 10 – CBS News

Black hole picture: Image possibly to be announced by Event Horizon Telescope team on...

Astronomers say a major announcement is on the way based on findings from the international Event Horizon Telescope project, which experts believe could be the first-ever photographs to show the surroundings of a black hole. On Wednesday, April 10, the Event Horizon Telescope team will be holding multiple press conferences around the world to announce…
Katie Bouman is the 29-year-old scientist behind first image of black hole – Fox News

Katie Bouman is the 29-year-old scientist behind first image of black hole – Fox...

Katie Bouman reacted modestly to her sudden celebrity status this week, but the scientist whose graduate school work helped lead to the first image of a black hole Wednesday, is getting her due.Bouman, who is an assistant professor of computing and mathematical sciences at Cal Tech, created an algorithm during grad school at MIT that made…
Israeli Spacecraft Beresheet Crashes Attempting Moon Landing – NPR

Israeli Spacecraft Beresheet Crashes Attempting Moon Landing – NPR

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Aliens are interbreeding with humans to create hybrid species that will save planet, lecturer claims – Daily Mail

Aliens are interbreeding with humans to create hybrid species that will save planet, lecturer...

Aliens are interbreeding with humans to create a new hybrid species that will save our planet, claims Oxford lecturerYoung-hae Chi, Korean instructor at Oxford's Oriental Institute, made the claimsDr Chi believes in correlation between alien abductions and climate changeHis proposal to debate the subject at the Oxford Union was rejected last year By Harry Howard For…

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