Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not.
Both are equally terrifying.

— Arthur C. Clarke

Astronomy

Chimps have local culture differences when it comes to eating termites

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 10:54am
Different groups of chimpanzees have their own distinct ways of fishing for termites, suggesting these techniques are passed on as a form of local culture
Categories: Astronomy

Imagining Another Earth

NASA Image of the Day - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 10:27am
This artist's concept shows exoplanet Kepler-1649c orbiting around its host red dwarf star.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

People who compare themselves with others spend longer on Facebook

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 7:29am
People who are prone to comparing themselves with others spend more time on Facebook, and the social network is considering changes that might remind people to avoid such comparisons
Categories: Astronomy

People who compare themselves with others spend longer on Facebook

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 7:29am
People who are prone to comparing themselves with others spend more time on Facebook, and the social network is considering changes that might remind people to avoid such comparisons
Categories: Astronomy

People who compare themselves to others spend longer on Facebook

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 7:29am
People who are prone to comparing themselves to others spend more time on Facebook, and the social network is considering changes that might remind people to avoid such comparisons
Categories: Astronomy

People who compare themselves to others spend longer on Facebook

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 7:29am
People who are prone to comparing themselves to others spend more time on Facebook, and the social network is considering changes that might remind people to avoid such comparisons
Categories: Astronomy

South of Carina

APOD - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 4:00am

With natal dust clouds in silhouette against glowing atomic gas,


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Two New Beasts for an Explosive Zoo

Most recent SkyandTelescope.com stories - Wed, 05/27/2020 - 10:48pm

And that makes three: Astronomers are beginning to understand what may be causing a special kind of flare in the distant universe.

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Categories: Astronomy

What Are Some Clues to the Climates of Exoplanets?

Universe Today - Wed, 05/27/2020 - 9:06pm

Researchers from the Carl Sagan Institute have created a new model for assessing the habitability of exoplanets that orbit different types of stars

The post What Are Some Clues to the Climates of Exoplanets? appeared first on Universe Today.

Categories: Astronomy

The Solar System Might Not Exist if There Wasn’t a Huge Galactic Collision with the Milky Way Billions of Years Ago

Universe Today - Wed, 05/27/2020 - 5:35pm

The Milky Way has a number of satellite galaxies; nearly 60 of them, depedending on how we define them. One of them, called the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy (Sgr d Sph), may have played a huge role when it comes to humans, our world and our little civilization. A collision between the Milky Way and …

The post The Solar System Might Not Exist if There Wasn’t a Huge Galactic Collision with the Milky Way Billions of Years Ago appeared first on Universe Today.

Categories: Astronomy

Cannibal dinosaurs resorted to eating each other when food was scarce

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2020 - 3:00pm
Bite marks on a collection of Jurassic dinosaur bones show that allosaurus, a carnivorous dinosaur, sometimes ate its own kind, possibly because environmental conditions made other food scarce
Categories: Astronomy

Cannibal dinosaurs resorted to eating each other when food was scarce

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Wed, 05/27/2020 - 3:00pm
Bite marks on a collection of Jurassic dinosaur bones show that allosaurus, a carnivorous dinosaur, sometimes ate its own kind, possibly because environmental conditions made other food scarce
Categories: Astronomy

A Massive Rotating Disc Discovered in the Early Universe

Universe Today - Wed, 05/27/2020 - 2:05pm

If we want to understand how the Universe evolves, we have to understand how its large structures form and evolve. That’s why astronomers study galaxy formation. Galaxies are enormous structures of stars, planets, gas, dust, and dark matter, and understanding how they form is critical to understanding the Universe itself. In 2017, astronomers working with …

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Categories: Astronomy

Covid-19 news: Boris Johnson admits UK was unprepared for pandemic

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2020 - 2:00pm
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Categories: Astronomy

Covid-19 news: Boris Johnson admits UK was unprepared for pandemic

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Wed, 05/27/2020 - 2:00pm
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Categories: Astronomy

Coronavirus gives us a chance to transform our approach to the climate

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2020 - 2:00pm
Covid-19 has given us a glimpse of a world in which ways of life can be radically altered – it can be a turning point in our approach to the climate, if we choose to make it happen
Categories: Astronomy

Coronavirus gives us a chance to transform our approach to the climate

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Wed, 05/27/2020 - 2:00pm
Covid-19 has given us a glimpse of a world in which ways of life can be radically altered – it can be a turning point in our approach to the climate, if we choose to make it happen
Categories: Astronomy

No Signal review: Extreme track and trace pits liberty against society

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Wed, 05/27/2020 - 2:00pm
When everything is recorded by an implant in the brain, people become paragons of moderation – but this societal bliss isn't all it's cracked up to be, finds Sally Adee
Categories: Astronomy

No Signal review: Extreme track and trace pits liberty against society

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2020 - 2:00pm
When everything is recorded by an implant in the brain, people become paragons of moderation – but this societal bliss isn't all it's cracked up to be, finds Sally Adee
Categories: Astronomy

Climate chief: How coronavirus shows us we can beat global warming

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Wed, 05/27/2020 - 2:00pm
Forget the naysayers: what we must do to combat climate change is far less drastic than coronavirus measures, says World Meteorological Organization head Petteri Taalas
Categories: Astronomy