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Inform       Today is Thursday, September 24, 2020 and day 268 of the year.

Astronomers discover an Earth-sized “pi planet” with a 3.14-day orbit

Informed yesterday at 10:06 AM

In a delightful alignment of astronomy and mathematics, scientists at MIT and elsewhere have discovered a “pi Earth” — an Earth-sized planet that zips around its star every 3.14 days, in an orbit reminiscent of the universal mathematics constant.  

Source:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Informed 2 days ago

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ናሳ እአአ በ2024 ወደ ጨረቃ በድጋሚ ለመጓዝ 28 ቢሊዮን ዶላር መድቧል። ‘አርቴሚስ’ የሚል ስያሜ የተሰጠው ጉዞ አንድ ወንድና አንድ ሴትን ያሳትፋል። ጉዞው ከ1972 ወዲህ ሁለተኛው ይሆናል።  

Research reveals an enormous planet quickly orbiting a tiny, dying star

Informed 7 days ago

Thanks to a bevy of telescopes in space and on Earth — and even a pair of amateur astronomers in Arizona — a University of Wisconsin–Madison astronomer and his colleagues have discovered a Jupiter-sized planet orbiting at breakneck speed around a distant white dwarf star.  

Source:  University of Wisconsin-Madison

Can life survive a star’s death? Webb telescope will explore

Informed 7 days ago

When stars like our sun die, all that remains is an exposed core – a white dwarf. A planet orbiting a white dwarf presents a promising opportunity to determine if life can survive the death of its star, according to Cornell researchers.  

Source:  Cornell University

Study shows difficulty in finding evidence of life on Mars

Informed 1 week ago

In a little more than a decade, samples of rover-scooped Martian soil will rocket to Earth.

While scientists are eager to study the red planet’s soils for signs of life, researchers must ponder a considerable new challenge: Acidic fluids – which once flowed on the Martian surface – may have destroyed biological evidence hidden within Mars’ iron-rich clays, according to researchers at Cornell and at Spain’s Centro de Astrobiología.  

Source:  Cornell University

Addicted to the sun? It's in your genes

Informed 2 weeks ago

Sun-seeking behaviour is linked to genes involved in addiction, behavioural and personality traits and brain function, according to a study of more than 260,000 people led by TwinsUK researchers.  

Source:  King's College London

Jupiter's Moons Could be Warming Each Other

Informed 2 weeks ago

The gravitational push and pull by Jupiter's moons could account for more warming than the gas giant Jupiter alone.  

Source:  University of Arizona

New Hubble Data Suggests There is an Ingredient Missing from Current Dark Matter Theories

Informed 2 weeks ago

Observations by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have found that something may be missing from the theories of how dark matter behaves. This missing ingredient may explain why researchers have uncovered an unexpected discrepancy between observations of the dark matter concentrations in a sample of massive galaxy clusters and theoretical computer simulations of how dark matter should be distributed in clusters. The new findings indicate that some small-scale concentrations of dark matter produce lensing effects that are 10 times stronger than expected.  

Source:  ESA/Hubble Information Centre


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