Scientists React to Webb’s 1st Images to Quantum Alien Signals (The Galaxy Report)

 

Alma Observatory

 

Today’s stories range from the headline to The Gaia Spacecraft has identified two giant new planets in the Milky Way to James Webb Space Telescope team quietly releases a picture of Jupiter to Building Blocks of RNA Spotted at the Center of the Milky Way to Dark Matter Doesn’t Exist, and much more.

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Beyond the Edge of the Milky Way: Giant Pulsating Stars Revealed an Enormous Halo of Dark Matter

Galaxy NGC 474

 

One early result of the 2nd release of the still ongoing Dark Energy Survey is the previously untold story revealed by old, giant RR Lyrae (RRL) pulsating stars with a mass of around half the sun’s, which tell scientists about the region of space beyond the edge of our Milky Way. These large-amplitude stars serve as tracers and distance indicators of old stellar populations in the Milky Way and neighboring galaxies. They are also essential laboratories for testing evolutionary and pulsation models.

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Andromeda’s Orbiting Dwarf Galaxies – “Point to Something Profound”

Andromeda Galaxy

 

A string of 13 dwarf galaxies in orbit around the massive galaxy Andromeda –remnants of the population of primordial structures that coalesced to form giant galaxies like the Milky Way–are spread across a flat plane more than one million light years wide and only 30,000 light years thick –a distance so vast that they have yet to complete a single orbit. The 2016 discovery suggests that conventional ideas regarding the formation of galaxies are missing something fundamental.

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“The Missing Photons” – Astronomers Hopeful in Search for a Dark Matter Signal 

Hubble Dark Matter

 

The frustrating quest for dark-matter continues. An unidentified X-ray signature recently observed in a nearby galaxy clusters is not due to the decay of dark matter, researchers report. The findings ruled out previously proposed interpretations of dark matter particle physics. But the near future for solving this great mystery of 21st-century astronomy looks bright.

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Letter to an Extraterrestrial to Have We Figured Out Infinity? (The Galaxy Report)

ESO Observatories

 

Today’s stories range from Isaac Asimov: The biochemist who created new worlds to Scientists Investigate Supermassive Black Hole Ancestor from Universe’s ‘Cosmic Dawn’ to Astronomers and an Astronaut to Reveal their Favorite Worlds Orbiting Distant Stars, and much more. “The Galaxy Report” brings you news of space and science that has the capacity to provide clues to the mystery of our existence and adds a much needed cosmic perspective in our current Anthropocene Epoch.

 

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Planets That Rain Diamonds the Size of People to Is Gravity the Origin of Dark Matter? (The Galaxy Report)

 

ESO Observatories

 

Today’s stories range from the Strange Case of the Missing Black Hole to Group that Wants to Contact Aliens will Transmit to TRAPPIST-1 System to Dead Sunspot’ Launches Ball of Plasma Toward Earth to A Universe without Mathematics is Beyond the Scope of Our Imagination, and much more. “The Galaxy Report” brings you news of space and science that has the capacity to provide clues to the mystery of our existence and adds a much needed cosmic perspective in our current Anthropocene Epoch.
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