Outer space

Op-Ed: The very first stars, and maybe the Uncertainty Principle finds a use for itself

The James Webb Telescope will peer into one of the earliest phases of the Universe. — © AFP The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is doing a lot of very interesting work, but this case is very special work. This is looking way back to the very start of a functional universe as we know …

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Can we measure radiation from the big bang? | Interviews

Also at the International School for Advanced Studies is Nicoletta Krachmalnicoff. She’s part of a team trying to see further back in time than we have ever managed previously. This is into that “opaque” period that Roberto Trotta mentioned in the very young Universe. She’s planning to do it by looking at tiny fluctuations in …

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The Milky Way is Surrounded by a Vast Graveyard of Dead Stars

Everything dies in the end, even the brightest of stars. In fact, the brightest stars are the ones that live the shortest lives. They consume all the hydrogen they have within a few million years, then explode as brilliant supernovae. Their core remains collapse into a neutron star or black hole. These small, dark objects …

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An Animated View of What the Unseen World Looks Like to Increasingly Smaller Forms of Life

The cleverly insightful video series Kurzgesagt offers an existential lesson in terrestrial humility with an animated look at the smaller forms of life that lurk under our feet. While a previous video asked viewers to look up into our relation to the cosmic universe, this one invites viewers to imagine themselves shrinking further and further …

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Nicole Mann becomes first Native woman to go to space with latest SpaceX mission

SpaceX launched its crewed space mission to the International Space Station on Wednesday. On board and heading the expedition as mission commander is Nicole Mann — the first Native American woman to go to space. She’s a Marine Corps pilot and NASA astronaut, as well as a member of the Wailacki tribe of the Round …

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Cancer Horoscope Today, October 6, 2022: Know what your planetary position says | Astrology

CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22) Dear Cancer, you may feel fortunate today as everything may go your way. You may have a good economic situation and may not have to worry on this front. There may be mutual cooperation among family members. Your family may stand by you in whatever decision you take on the domestic …

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Netflix pitched Marvel-style ‘Lord Of The Rings’ TV universe

Netflix and HBO reported pitched several ideas for Lord Of The Rings TV shows to the Tolkien estate, before Amazon landed the rights with The Rings Of Power. Details have emerged via The Hollywood Reporterwhere it’s claimed HBO pitched “essentially remaking” Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings trilogy. The estate, however, was apparently not interested …

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