Decoding the Mysteries of the Oldest Stars in the Milky Way

 

Old Star

 

“The R-Process Alliance aims to answer the big, unanswered questions related to decoding the mysteries of the oldest stars in the Milky Way–by bringing together an interdisciplinary group of observers, theorists, and experimentalists,” University of Michigan astronomer Ian Roederer wrote in an email to The Daily Galaxy, about  the discovery of a relatively bright star HD 222925. The ancient object is a rare, ninth-magnitude star located toward the southern constellation Tucana, where astronomers have been able to identify the widest range of elements in its photosphere, more than in any star beyond our solar system.

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Live from the Center of Our Galaxy! First Image of Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole (VIDEO)

 

Image of Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*)

 

Breaking news: as we predicted, astronomers captured the first image of Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy using the powerful plane- wide Event Horizon Telescope. The image, shown above, was released in six simultaneous news conferences in Washington, D.C., and around the globe.

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Humans are the Mind of the Cosmos to The Unnerving Origin of Technosignatures (Heard in the Milky Way)

 

ESO Observatories

 

This week’s “Heard in the Milky Way” offers audio and video talks and interviews with leading astronomers and astrophysicists that range from Would Data from an Alien Intelligence be Lethal for Us to Neal Stephenson on  Sci-Fi, Space, Aliens, AI and the Future of Humanity to Is Alien Life Weirder than We Think, and much more. This new weekly feature, curated by The Daily Galaxy editorial staff, takes you on a journey with stories that change our knowledge of Planet Earth, our Galaxy, and the vast Cosmos beyond.  Highly recommended for insomniacs.

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Will the Gravity Telescope Reveal Alien Life to Einstein’s Biggest Blunder (The Galaxy Report)

ESO Observatories

 

Today’s stories range from Strange new Higgs particles beyond the Standard Model could explain shocking W boson result to New theory explains why aliens are avoiding Earth to Neighboring alien planets may Be in ‘Early-Earth’ stage of Life to NASA’s “Point of No Return,” 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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We Are the Only Humans in the Universe to Secrets of the Moon’s Shadows (The Galaxy Report)

ALMA ESO Observatory

 

Today’s stories range from  Seeing the Earth through Alien Eyes: an Extraterrestrial View of Our Planet to Bizarre ‘Black Widow’ Star System Challenges Models of Space to Is the Origin of Dark Matter Gravity? 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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The Aliens We Need to Worry About to Antarctic Meteorite That Changed Our Perception of Life in the Universe (The Galaxy Report)

ESO Observatories

 

Today’s stories range from “Will our remote progeny be the first intelligences to spread through the galaxy? Or will they encounter something already out there, whose origins lie on a planet around an older star where evolution had a head start over us? to Event-Horizon Telescope astronomers set to announce major discovery about the center of Our Milky Way Galaxy, 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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