“Magic Islands” –Titan’s Very Weird Lakes

 

Lakes of Saturn's Titan

 

“The more we learn about Titan, the more we learn that we can’t ignore the lakes,” said Kendra Farnsworth, a planetary scientist at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and lead author of the new study that explains how bubbles erupt in frigid hydrocarbon lakes on Saturn’s largest moon Titan made up of methane and ethane, potentially creating fizz violent enough to form unusual geologic features.

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The Galaxy Report –“Astronaut’s Map for Saturn’s Titan to New Search for Extraterrestrials”

 

ESO Observatories Chile

 

Today’s “Galaxy Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our knowledge of the Milky Way and Universe beyond.

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Solar Sleuths Solve 60-Year-Old Mystery of Sun’s Magnetic Waves

Sun's Chromosphere

 

“This new research opens the door to providing a new understanding of the mystery surrounding the Sun’s magnetic waves. This is a crucial step towards explaining the coronal heating problem—where the temperature a few thousand kilometers from the surface—is hotter than the heat source itself,” said Dr. Ben Snow, from the University of Exeter and a co-author of a new study that led to the ground-breaking discovery of why the Sun’s magnetic waves strengthen and grow as they emerge from its surface, which could help to solve the mystery of how the corona of the Sun maintains its multi-million degree temperatures.

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Last Week’s Top 5 Space & Science Headlines –“The Oumuamua Paradox to Antarctic Ice Prophesy”

 

ESO Observatories Chile

 

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The Galaxy Report –“Supernova at the Bottom of the Sea to Unsolved Mysteries of the Cosmos”

Saturn's South Pole Aurora

 

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

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At the Far Side of the Milky Way –Colossal New Black Hole & Orbiting Star (Weekend Feature)

Black Hole

 

A new gargantua, a black hole known as LB-1, has been discovered lurking at the far side of the Milky Way with a mass that is around 70 times larger than our sun with an orbiting blue monster, a star eight times the size of the sun.

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