Category: Science

Astronomers find rare star system that will lead to gold-producing explosion

Astronomers at the National Science Foundation’s NOIRLab made the first confirmed detection of a star system that will one day form a kilonova, an ultra-powerful and gold-producing explosion created by merging neutron stars. Researchers said on Tuesday that they used data from the SMARTS 1.5-meter Telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile to uncover …

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How undersea cables may affect marine life

Beyond localized habitat damage or loss, submarine power and communication cables may temporarily or permanently impact the marine environment through heat, turbidity (during cable burial), risk of entanglement and the introduction of artificial substrates. Still, areas through which cables pass are often designated as protected, meaning anchors, bottom trawls and even fishing can be restricted. …

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Ultra-rare ‘rainbow clouds’ light up the Arctic Circle like auroras in stunning new photos

Bright multi-colored clouds shining in the night sky above Mount Jökultindur in Iceland on Jan. 25. (Image credit: Jónína Guðrún Óskarsdóttir) (opens in new tab) The dark skies in the Arctic Circle recently shone with ethereal multi-colored light. But this jaw-dropping spectacle was not caused by auroras. Instead, the iridescent rainbows were caused by clouds …

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Scientists inject fish with alligator DNA to create mutant creatures that live longer

SCIENTISTS have put alligator DNA in catfish to make them live longer. Millions of fish are harvested across the world each year, but nearly half are killed due to diseases. 1 Scientists have put alligator DNA in catfish to make them live longerCredit: Jam Press/Auburn University However, studies have found that by inserting alligator genes …

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What were those glowing green lasers over Hawaii?

The Subaru Telescope captured unusual glowing lasers in the sky over Hawaii. Screengrab from Subaru Telescope video What looked like a curtain of glowing green lasers floated across Hawaii’s night sky, conjuring up alien-like imagery among the stars. [–> But the otherworldly lasers are actually used to measure features that are right here on Earth. …

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How and When to See The Green Comet From Florida in 2023 – NBC 6 South Florida

A comet last in the solar system about 50,000 years ago should be visible in the Florida sky with a telescope this week, NASA reports. The comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), a name that NASA acknowledges is a mouthful, is passing through the inner solar system. It will be closest to Earth on Thursday, Feb. 2, …

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Interactive Globe Shows Your House from When Dinosaurs Roamed » TwistedSifter

Do you ever stop and wonder what the ground beneath your feet looked like eons ago? With the Ancient Earth Map, you can do just that. Enter your address and see your exact location the way it was at the time of dinosaurs or earlier. The interactive site also walks you through the planet’s stunning …

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Video shows ‘mysterious’ whirlpool spiral flying over Hawaii sky

A strange spiral was caught on video over Hawaii on Jan. 18. The official Twitter account of the Subaru Telescope on Maunakea, an optical-infrared telescope operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, guessed what the source of the phenomenon might be. “On Jan 18, 2023 (HST), the Subaru-Asahi Star Camera captured a mysterious flying …

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