We Are the Only Humans in the Universe to Secrets of the Moon’s Shadows (The Galaxy Report)
Today’s stories range from Seeing the Earth through Alien Eyes: an Extraterrestrial View of Our Planet to Bizarre ‘Black Widow’ Star System Challenges Models of Space to Is the Origin of Dark Matter Gravity? and much more. Seeing the Earth through alien eyes: an extraterrestrial view of our planet, reports Physics World –“Aliens spying on us from across interstellar space is a classic trope of science fiction. We are the only humans in the universe –All life forms, anywhere in our Universe, are chemically connected yet completely unique, reports Big Think. Bizarre ‘Black Widow’ Star System Challenges Models of Space –-It just kept getting weirder,” said the lead author of a new study on a unique “spider” star system, reports Motherboard Science. What is the multiverse—and is there any evidence it really exists? –Scientists can only see so far before they run into the edge of the universe. To see the Universe more clearly, think in terms of processes, not objects, reports Aeon –“Nothing is fixed in time or space.
Is life possible on Mars? –Was there ever life on Mars? Is there life on Mars now? Did it originate there or here, on Earth? All possibilities are fascinating, reports Big Think. Secrets of the Moon’s Permanent Shadows Are Coming to Light –Robots are about to venture into the sunless depths of lunar craters to investigate ancient water ice trapped there, while remote studies find hints about how water arrives on rocky worlds, reports Quanta. A Mysterious ‘X Particle’ Could Help Explain the Birth of Reality, reports Becky Ferreira for Motherboard Vice Science. Is the Origin of Dark Matter Gravity? reports Paul Sutter for Space. Mysterious gamma rays at center of Milky Way could be from pulsars –A glow of gamma rays from within our galaxy has long puzzled astronomers, but now it seems they could be produced by a specific type of millisecond pulsar, reports New Scientist. Jupiter and Venus will seem to nearly collide in rare celestial spectacle –Stargazers will have to wait years for repeat performance with four planets also appearing in straight line, reports The Guardian.
Canadian Telescope Delivers Deepest-Ever Radio View of Cosmic Web –Data from the CHIME radio observatory are a milestone in the quest to discover the hidden origins of universal structure, reports Ben Brubaker for Scientific American. The Universe Could Start Shrinking ‘Remarkably’ Soon, Scientists Say –After nearly 13. Two examples of alien technology? –Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb is known for thinking out of the box. Cosmic Simulation Shows How Dark-Matter-Deficient Galaxies Confront Goliath and Survive, reports Joanna Thompson for Scientific American.
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