Scientists have found the hottest planet ever—and it’s evaporating — Quartz

Usually, astronomers hunt for exoplanets—planets that exist outside of our own solar system—in search of those that have the conditions to host extraterrestrial life. But sometimes, they just want to see what else is out there. That was the case when astronomers from Ohio State and Vanderbilt universities discovered the KELT-9 star system 650 light…

via Scientists have found the hottest planet ever—and it’s evaporating — Quartz

Science Ideas Behind Anomaly by Caitlin Lynagh (reblogged)

Ok, so please accept my apologies, this blog has turned into an essay and it has been a long time coming. I’ve wanted to write about the ideas behind the science concepts and suggestions which feature in my book Anomaly (The Soul Prophecies) now for a while, but you know, life gets in the way, […]

via My Thoughts & Ideas Behind ‘Anomaly’ — The Book Igloo

Two Galaxies, One Photo

Since it left Earth on April 24, 1990, the Hubble telescope has delivered again and again stunning snapshots of the vast universe around us, and kept us in awe of the marvels of space. To mark the 27th anniversary of the telescope’s launch, NASA has released this epic image of two galaxies captured in one…

via NASA’s Hubble telescope captured two galaxies in one epic photo — Quartz

Five New Sub-Atomic Particles Found by the LHC

Original article via The Independent

Large Hadron Collider finds five new subatomic particles, shedding light on what makes the universe work

The particles were ‘hiding in plain sight’, the team said

 

Scientists have stumbled on five new subatomic particles, helping to illuminate some of the most fundamental parts of the universe. The particles had been “hiding in plain sight”, according to one of the researchers that found them.

Researchers working on the Large Hadron Collider, Europe’s giant atom-smasher, ran into the special particles while working on the LHCb experiment, also known as “the beauty experiment”, which is exploring what happened just after the Big Bang that gave birth to the universe.

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