Category: Science

5 Winners and Losers on New “Red List” of World’s Rarest Species

5 Winners and Losers on New “Red List” of World’s Rarest Species

| December 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The California Channel Island fox is person of the few winners on the IUCN’s Red List. Photograph through . Kevin Schafer, Corbis There is dexterous news and bad news from the universe’s leading scientists who study endangered class. In the good news department: Leatherback billow turtles are showing significant gains in their number of people, [...]

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Massive Stars Map the Structure of the Milky Way

Massive Stars Map the Structure of the Milky Way

| December 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

This projector’s impression shows our Galaxy, the Milky Way, at the same time that the spiral shape in the background. The ponderous stars referred to in the renovated study are indicated by red circles. The attitude of the Solar System is distinguished by a black dot and set at the top center. Credit: J. Urquhart [...]

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Cassini Views Titan’s South Polar Vortex

Cassini Views Titan’s South Polar Vortex

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft views Titan, Saturn’s largest satellite. The sunlit edge of Titan’s south polar vortex stands out distinctly opposed to the darkness of the moon’s dusky hazy atmosphere. The Cassini spacecraft images of the whirlwind led scientists to conclude that its clouds cast at a much higher altitude – to what sunlight can still [...]

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Astronomers View Eclipsing Double White Dwarf System

Astronomers View Eclipsing Double White Dwarf System

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Astronomers used NASA’s Chandra X-notice Observatory and ESA’s XMM-Newton spyglass present optical and X-ray observations of two tidally distorted, extremely plebeian-mass white dwarfs (WDs) with immense companions, making J0751 and J1741 the fifth eclipsing double WD arrangement currently known. In the middle of the twentieth centenary, an unusual star was spotted in the collection of [...]

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Hubble Views Variable Star RS Puppis

Hubble Views Variable Star RS Puppis

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

This Hubble likeness shows RS Puppis, a type of variable star known as a Cepheid fickle. As variable stars go, Cepheids be in possession of comparatively long periods — RS Puppis, on account of example, varies in brightness by towards a factor of five every 40 or in the way that days. RS Puppis is [...]

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Hubble Views Irregular Galaxy 149-3

Hubble Views Irregular Galaxy 149-3

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this image NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope views desultory galaxy ESO 149-3 and other other thing distant galaxies. This sprinkling of cosmic make a splendid show makes up the galaxy known in the same manner with ESO 149-3, located some 20 the great body of the people light-years away from us. It is an example [...]

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Good News or Bad News: Which Do You Want First?

Good News or Bad News: Which Do You Want First?

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Choosing to instruct good news over bad news—or immorality versa—depends on what you be deficient the recepient to do. Photograph by Dennis Sabo, Alamy Do you penury the good news or the abandoned news first? It’s the setup streak to a well-worn genre of crank, but it’s no laughing quantity, according to Angela Legg, a [...]

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Abrupt Climate Disaster Threat Raises Call for Early Warning System

Abrupt Climate Disaster Threat Raises Call for Early Warning System

| December 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Scientists reason to implement an early warning theory for abrupt climate impact after noting intense environmental changes. Photograph courtesy NASA/GSFC/Jefferson Beck The menace of sudden climate change disaster—from the poles melting to farmlands failing—is real and requires one early warning system, an expert body of jurors suggested on Tuesday. Looking at “tipping points” because global [...]

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New Research Implies That Current Theories of Star Formation are Incomplete

New Research Implies That Current Theories of Star Formation are Incomplete

| December 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

A novel study from an international team of researchers has measured the lowest dust mass of a cosmic system to date, leaving the researchers to convinced that current theories to describe the composition of stars when the Universe was to a high degree young are incomplete, and are built steady invalid assumptions. Dust may be [...]

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Mysterious Deaths Threaten a Population of Southern Right Whales

Mysterious Deaths Threaten a Population of Southern Right Whales

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

A south right whale breaching off of Peninsula Valdes, Argentina. Photograph by Gerard Soury, Getty Images Surprisingly extensive numbers of southern right whale calves are exit off the coast of Argentina, sparking concerns amidst marine scientists and conservation officials. Overall, meridional right whales are doing much taker of odds than their endangered brethren to the [...]

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