"I have looked farther into space than ever a human being did before me."

— William Herschel

Astronomy

Cannabis was burned for religious rituals in Biblical-era Israel

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 8:01pm
Residues of cannabis found on stone altars from a shrine in what was once the Biblical Kingdom of Judah suggest the plant was burned for its psychoactive effects
Categories: Astronomy

First map of tumour microbiomes finds bacteria live in many cancers

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 3:00pm
More than 500 strains of bacteria have been found living in seven types of tumour. Understanding their behaviour may lead to new kinds of treatments
Categories: Astronomy

First map of tumour microbiomes finds bacteria live in many cancers

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 3:00pm
More than 500 strains of bacteria have been found living in seven types of tumour. Understanding their behaviour may lead to new kinds of treatments
Categories: Astronomy

Extremely Hot Exoplanets Can Have Extreme Weather, Like Clouds of Aluminum Oxide and Titanium Rain

Universe Today - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 2:31pm

Thanks to the success of the Kepler mission, we know that there are multitudes of exoplanets of a type called “Hot Jupiters.” These are gas giants that orbit so close to their stars that they reach extremely high temperatures. They also have exotic atmospheres, and those atmospheres contain a lot of strangeness, like clouds made …

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Categories: Astronomy

Covid-19 news: One in seven people in the UK have had visitors at home

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 1:40pm
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
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Covid-19 news: One in seven people in the UK have had visitors at home

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 1:40pm
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
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Covid-19 news: England test and trace system not 'fully operational'

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 1:40pm
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
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Covid-19 news: England test and trace system not 'fully operational'

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 1:40pm
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

Jupiter Has Trapped a Comet in a Bizarre Orbit

Most recent SkyandTelescope.com stories - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 1:27pm

Jupiter has captured an icy comet from the outer solar system. The comet's bizarre orbit will bring it back for another super-close pass in 2063.

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Categories: Astronomy

Why it's better to fall into a big black hole, and other bizarre facts

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 11:39am
Black holes exert a powerful pull on our imagination, but their weirdness starts way before you cross the event horizon, says astrophysicist Chris Impey
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Why it's better to fall into a big black hole, and other bizarre facts

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 11:39am
Black holes exert a powerful pull on our imagination, but their weirdness starts way before you cross the event horizon, says astrophysicist Chris Impey
Categories: Astronomy

95 Sunrises Along the Columbia Riverbank

Most recent SkyandTelescope.com stories - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 11:17am

Margaret Greenwood explores the changing location of sunrises throughout the year.

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Categories: Astronomy

Chimps have local culture differences when it comes to eating termites

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - 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

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