Your free twice-weekly fix of stories of space and science –a random journey from Planet Earth through the Cosmos– that has the capacity to provide clues to our existence and add a much needed cosmic perspective in our Anthropocene epoch.
This week’s newsletter covers news reports from “Why aren’t we talking more about UFOs?” asks Megan McArdle in the Washington Post to the first matter in the universe may have been a perfect liquid to the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*, may actually be a colossal glob of dark matter.
Ridley Scott quipped that science fiction isn’t dead, it’s just not fiction anymore. With Scott’s quote in mind, another improbable week of discovery unfolded in the Cosmos with astronomers searching for a gargantuan black hole only to find, instead, a “nest of darkness” to the discovery of a ancient galaxy at the dawn of time that defies understanding.
What an amazing week: from an unknown Milky Way signal that may be a gravitational wave, mind-boggling cosmic string, or primordial black hole to a renegade black hole that’s breaking the laws of physics.
The Galaxy Report brings you twice-weekly news stories of space and science that have the capacity to provide clues to the mystery of our existence and add a much needed cosmic perspective in our current Anthropocene Epoch.