Huge Liquid Telescopes to China’s New Einstein Space Probe (The Galaxy Report)

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Today’s stories range from Was Our Universe Created In A Lab To A Mysterious Signal Traced To The Globular Cluster In A Neighboring Galaxy To Jupiter’s Moon Europa, ‘Chaotic Terrains’ Could Be Carrying oxygen to the ocean, and much more. “The Galaxy Report” brings you space and science news that has the ability to provide clues to the mystery of our existence and adds much-needed cosmic perspective in our current Anthropocene times.

The Weird Gets Weirder – A fast radio burst traced to the globular cluster in a nearby galaxy – The location is resolved, but what is causing it? asks Phil Plait for SyFy. Or, as Phil writes, “One lesson that astronomy teaches you is to never sit down and think, ‘Yeah, we totally get that.

Was our universe created in a laboratory? asks Harvard’s Avi Loeb – “The development of quantum gravity technologies may elevate us to a ‘Class A’ civilization, capable of creating a baby universe.”

Discovery of the new inner ring of the Milky Way reports the Max Planck Society – “Using a combination of observed stars and a realistic model of the Milky Way, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics have discovered a new structure in our home galaxy. outside the galactic bar, they found an inner ring of metal-rich stars, which are younger than the stars in the bar. The ages of the stars in the ring can be used to estimate that the bar must be formed at least 7 billion years ago.

The Milky Way galaxy is much older than we thought–“How was the structure of the Milky Way built? We know it didn’t all happen all at once, but what were the different chapters in the life of the galaxy? What is the timeline of the Milky Way? asks Phil Plait for SyFy Wire.

Game technology that can help find extraterrestrial life, reports Richard Hollingham for BBC Future – An iconic Australian telescope has launched a major new search for ET – using everyday technology to help locate the signals.

China will launch Einstein Probe in 2023 to observe violent cosmic events, reports Space News – “A Chinese wide-field X-ray space observatory has passed major review and is set to launch next year to detect flashes from cataclysmic cosmic events. The Einstein probe is expected to be launched in mid to late 2023 to observe distant and violent interactions such as tidal disturbance events – in which stars are separated by supermassive black holes – supernovae, and to detect and locate high-energy electromagnetic counterparts .to gravitational wave events.

On Jupiter’s moon Europa, ‘chaotic terrain’ could carry oxygen to the ocean reports the University of Texas News. “The amount of oxygen introduced into the ocean of Europa could be equivalent to the amount of oxygen in Earth’s oceans today.”

NASA’s next-generation space telescopes could outshine Webb. Using liquid lenses? –They could even “eliminate the effect of gravity,” NASA reports. “What if there was a way to make a telescope 10 times – or even 100 times – larger than before? What started as a theoretical question is now a series of experiments to see if fluids can be used to create lenses in microgravity. The next experiment is docked at the International Space Station’s National Laboratory awaiting the arrival of Axiom-1 astronauts to try it out, and is part of the research portfolio of Ax-1 Mission Specialist Eytan Stibbe.

Swarms of black holes in the heart of the Milky Way? Maybe not –Revisiting a controversial claim, astronomers lay bare deep uncertainties in our understanding of galactic centers, reports Scientific American. “What is hidden in the heart of the Milky Way? Astronomers have known most of the answers for decades. Just like in most large galaxies, a supermassive black hole sits at the heart of our own island in the universe, shrouded in a swirling maelstrom of molecular clouds and stars. But something seems to be missing from this image.

Are telescopes the only way to find dark matter? asks Chanda Prescod-Weinstein for Scientific American – “If invisible matter doesn’t show up in experiments or particle colliders, we may have to find it in space.”

Scientists want to play chess with aliens as soon as we can find them –Scientists have crafted a new message to spark conversation with extraterrestrial civilizations, and it suggests a game of chess could keep the discussion going, reports New Scientist.

The story of the Milky Way is in focus, reports Christopher Intagliata for Scientific American – “When you look at the Milky Way, you are looking at the galactic equivalent of Rome. A metropolis of stars, with superimposed layers of history, just like the Eternal City. So says astronomer Hans-Walter Rix.

Venus: the secrets of our strange sister planet – “The three recently selected space missions to Venus – VERITAS DAVINCI and ESA’s EnVision – will embark scientific instruments to test the existence of ancient oceans on Venus,” reports The Daily Galaxy.

The “Gargantua” hypothesis: does the supermassive black hole of the Milky Way have an impact on the planets of the galaxy? asks Maxwell Moe for The Daily Galaxy. In 2019, Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb and NASA’s Jeremy Schnittman proposed that inhabited planets could exist around the black holes hosted at the center of most galaxies. These planets are similar to the fictional waterworld planet Miller, the closest planet in the star system orbiting the supermassive black hole, Gargantua, in the movie Interstellar. “

Astronomers see a star entering a ‘Maunder minimum’ for the first time, reports Physics World – “For the first time, astronomers have observed a star that has entered a state of weak or flat activity – analogous to the famous Maunder Minimum that gripped the Sun during the second half of the 17th century.

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