Big Bang Science News

October 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Posted in Big Bang, Miscellaneous, Regular Feature, Science News | Leave a comment
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Holy Tatooine: there’s a planet with 4 suns, and two amateur astronomers found it.  While binary suns planets are rare, they do exist.  Scientist have found approximately 5 of them.  But this discovery is the only known quadruple suns planet.  Citizen scientists, Robert Gagliano and Ian Jek, have christened their find PH1.

(CNN)

Speaking of Planets: the Keppler Space Museum has discovered an earth twin about 600 light years away.  It’s located in the “Goldilocks Zone” (AKA: habital zone) of it’s star which means it’s neither too hot nor too cold for water.  And water, as we all should know, means life.  Scientists imaginatively dubbed this planet keppler 22-B.

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Big Bang Science News

October 11, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Posted in Big Bang, Miscellaneous, Regular Feature, Science News | Leave a comment
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What a Bummer: Palaeontologists, who actually did all that nitpicky work, have determined that DNA lasts for only about 500 years (half life).  So that means I’m not getting the ultimate T-rex watch dog after all.  Seriously, that would have been the ultimate neighborhood crime watch, don’t you think?

(Nature via Gizmodo)

Attack of the Jurassic Spider: I lied; it’s really the Cruteceous Period, but this is a fantastic frozen-in-time glimpse from our prehistoric past.  That’s a male wasp trapped in the spider’s web (fifteen intact strands of the web were found in the amber).  Another male spider was also trapped in the same amber.

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Big Bang: News in Science

August 23, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous, Regular Feature, Science News | Leave a comment
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Hubble spots an ancient galaxy that shouldn’t exist.  According to i09:

“It’s called a “grand-design” spiral galaxy, and unlike most galaxies of its kind, this one is old. Like, really, really old. According to a new study conducted by researchers using NASA’s Hubble Telescope, it dates back roughly 10.7-billion years — and that makes it the most ancient spiral galaxy we’ve ever discovered.”

Per i09, this galaxy is super weird, and you can read why right here.

NASA and Wired both tell us that the U.S. drought is so bad you can see it from space.  In fact it’s so bad that an 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi river has been closed off and on since August 11.  Wired has the full story complete with NASA images that you can view here.

Ion crystal quantum computer may be on the horizon.  And it has the potential to beat the computational capacity of any machine by 10 to the 80th power.  That’s a heck of a computer.  In case you don’t have a grasp of the significance of this (or just don’t know what 10 to the 80th is), Huff Post Science is happy to explain it to you.

Finally, in the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction catgory, scientists have discovered a lost world under Antarctica, according to Gizmodo.

Entire colonies of unknown yeti crabs, anemones, predatory sea stars with seven arms and pale octopus were found, piling on top of the (hydrothermal) vents, creeping on top of each other, at nearly 7,874 feet (2,400 meters) under the surface of the Southern Ocean.

To find out how these creatures get their energy from the hydrothermal vents (very interesting), and exactly how hot these vents can get, you can read the entire article here.

Posted by Synlah for Roqoo Depot

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