New Scientist - Space

New Scientist - Space
New Scientist - Space
  1. We may now know why Uranus and Neptune are different shades of blue
    Uranus is pale blue in colour while Neptune is a deeper shade of blue, and an atmospheric model can explain the difference
  2. Don’t Look Up: Could we save Earth from a comet in just six months?
    Astrophysicists calculate that we could use nuclear devices to stop a “planet killer” from colliding with Earth in a scenario like the one in the film
  3. Bacteria survive extremes that may have existed in ancient Mars lakes
    Microorganisms have adapted to one of the harshest environments on Earth, a sulphurous and acidic lake that is considered an analogue to ancient lakes on Mars
  4. Strange gravitational wave echoes may let us probe dark matter
    When gravitational waves pass over massive objects, they should create an echo that could allow us to examine objects that we can’t otherwise see, including dark matter
  5. Rare intergalactic supernova may have been seen outside the Milky Way
    A ring-shaped object 160,000 light years away may be the first intergalactic supernova remnant ever observed
  6. A strange object in space is blasting out radio waves every 18 minutes
    Something extraordinarily bright in space is pulsing far slower than most similar cosmic objects, and it may be a strange type of neutron star that we have never seen before
  7. The James Webb Space Telescope has arrived at its final destination
    After a month of travelling through space, the James Webb Space Telescope has reached its parking spot 1.5 million kilometres from Earth
  8. Mars 'lake' may actually be volcanic rocks buried beneath the ice cap
    Radar images of Mars’s southern ice cap indicated that there could be a lake there – but a new set of simulations hints that it could be volcanic rock instead
  9. It’s official – we don’t know how fast the universe is expanding
    The Hubble constant describes how fast the universe is expanding, but our measurements won’t line up, which may mean our standard model of the universe is wrong
  10. Yutu-2 lunar rover finds sticky soil on the far side of the moon
    We haven’t been able to take a close-up look at the far side of the moon until now, and the discoveries being made by the Yutu-2 rover might prove important for future missions

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