“Unsolved Mystery ” -Strange Particle from Deep Space Detected at Antarctica’s South Pole

Particles from Outer Space


“They say great discoveries often start with someone saying “Huh, that’s weird,” observes Tyce DeYoung, a member of the IceCube and HAWC collaborations, two large international groups of physicists who are building and operating experiments to detect the highest energy particles in the Universe in an email to The Daily Galaxy. “But unfortunately, most of the time we say “That’s weird” it really is just some everyday weirdness, not a great discovery.”


Origin of Light-Years-Long Strands at Milky Way’s Center a Mystery


Meerkat Galactic Center


Traveling near the speed of light: an unprecedented new radio-telescope telescope image of the Milky Way Galaxy’s turbulent center has revealed nearly 1,000 mysterious magnetic filaments shown below stretching up to 150 light years long. The one-dimensional strands  are found in pairs and clusters, often stacked equally spaced, side by side like strings on a harp. “These filaments have been a mystery for several decades, and this study shows the substantial impact that MeerKAT is having in our studies of the center of our galaxy, and of these objects in particular,” Craig Heinke, professor of physics at the University of Alberta, wrote in an email to The Daily Galaxy.  


Why Were the Earliest Galaxies In the Universe Brighter Than Those We See Today?


First Galaxies


“We did not expect that Spitzer, with a mirror no larger than a Hula-Hoop, would be capable of seeing galaxies so close to the dawn of time,” said Michael Werner, Spitzer’s project scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California in 2019. “But nature is full of surprises, and the unexpected brightness of these early galaxies, together with Spitzer’s superb performance, puts them within range of our small but powerful observatory.”


James Webb Space Telescope Glides Into Its L2 Resting Point -An Epic Achievement for Humanity

NASA James Webb Space Telescope


Today, January 24, 2022 at around 2:05 p.m. Eastern time, NASA engineers confirmed that the James Webb Space Telescope successfully reached its final destination called the second Lagrange Point or L2, where Webb telescope will be orbiting around the sun alongside Earth in a small pocket of stability where the gravitational forces of the sun and Earth blend.


Saturn’s “Death Star” Moon to What’s Buried Beneath Mars’ South Pole? (The Galaxy Report)

ALMA Observatory


Our very strange Universe delivered its usual fascinating news stories over the past few days, ranging from Evolution Tells Us We Might Be the Only Intelligent Life in the Universe to How James Webb will reveal what Hubble missed.


We Have Existed for Ten One-Billionths of Cosmic History to The Missing Continent (Planet Earth Report)


Earth from Space


Another week of amazing news from our Pale Blue Dot, with stories ranging from Earth Is Tiny Because The Sun Had Saturn-Like Rings Before It Had Planets to How Can Something So Small Live So Long.