Planet Earth Report –“Yes, There Was Life on Mars to Nobel Prize & Alien Life”

 

Earth from ISS

 

The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.

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Last Week’s Top 5 Space & Science Headlines –“Black Hole Planets to Death of Mars”

ESO Observatories Chile

 

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“It’s Just Weird” –Andromeda’s Ring of Dwarf Galaxies Suggests We’re Missing Something

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 discovery suggests that conventional ideas regarding the formation of galaxies are missing something fundamental.

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The Galaxy Report –“2019 Nobel Prize Astronomer ‘Aliens Detected Within 30 Years’ to Milky Way Mystery”

 

ESO Observatories Chile

 

“The Galaxy Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our knowledge of our Galaxy and beyond.

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“The Gargantua Hypothesis” –Habitable Planets May Be Orbiting Black Holes

Supermassive Black Hole

 

Two prominent astronomers, Harvard’s Avi Loeb and NASA’s Jeremy Schnittman, have proposed that inhabited planets might exist around the black holes harbored at the center of most galaxies similar to the fictional waterworld planet Miller, the first planet in the system orbiting the supermassive black hole Gargantua in the movie Interstellar. It’s even possible that life may form on some of these planets, given that extremeophiles on Earth have adapted to boiling heat, freezing cold, and acidic, highly salty and even radioactive environments. (more…)

“Strange, Hidden Objects at Milky Center” –Will Be Unveiled by NASA’s James Webb Telescope

Milky Way Center

 

“Even one image from Webb will be the highest quality image ever obtained of the galactic center,” said Roeland van der Marel of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), principal investigator on one planned study that will focus on imaging using NASA’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, designed to view the universe in infrared light, which is invisible to the human eye, but is very important for looking at astronomical objects hidden from our view, obscured by vast swaths of interstellar dust.

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