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“Awakened” –Unknown Objects Detected Orbiting Milky Way’s Central Black Hole

 

Milky Way Galaxy

 

In August of 2016, The Galaxy reported that our “Milky Way’s ‘Lurking, Dormant Monster’ –“Our Central Black Hole Currently Fails to Outshine a Single Star.” Up until this May, 2019, Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), appeared like a massive, dormant volcano, a sleeping monster, a slumbering region of spacetime where gravity is so strong that “what goes into them does not come out.”

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“Giant Planet Migration” –Clues to When Life First Emerged on Earth

Saturn's South Pole Aurora

 

“We know that giant planet migration must have taken place in order to explain the current orbital structure of the outer solar system,” said geologist Stephen Mojzsis at the University of Colorado about the “Giant Planet Migration” that could provide scientists with valuable clues around when life might have first emerged on Earth. “But until this study, nobody knew when it happened.”

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“What Lies Below” — Unknown Ancient Jurassic World of 100 Volcanoes Discovered

Permian Volcanoes

 

“While the majority of Earth’s volcanic activity occurs at the boundaries of tectonic plates, or under the Earth’s oceans, this ancient Jurassic world developed deep within the interior of the Australian continent,” says co-author  Simon Holford, from the University of Adelaide’s Australian School of Petroleum. “Its discovery raises the prospect that more undiscovered volcanic worlds reside beneath the poorly explored surface of Australia.”

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“Ex-Machina Universes” –Astrophysicists Create Millions of Alien Worlds

Multiverse

 

If our universe is unnatural and fine-tuned for life, observes physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed at the Institute for Advanced Studies, “the lucky outcome of a cosmic roulette wheel, then it stands to reason that a vast and diverse ‘multiverse’ of universes must exist beyond our reach — the lifeless products of less serendipitous spins. This multiverse renders our universe impossible to fully understand on its own terms.”

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Planet Earth Report –“Decoding Extraterrestrials to Antarctica Supernova”

Earth from the 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 –“Extraterrestrial Evolution to Dark-Matter Secret”

ESO Observatories

 

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“Galaxy Sized?” –The Search for Largest Black Hole in the Universe

Interstellar Black Hole

 

Is it possible that an as yet undetected galaxy-sized black hole exists somewhere in the distant universe? The reality may actually prove to be something even more bizarre. On July 26, The Galaxy reported on the discovery forty years ago of a supermassive black hole powering microquasar SS 433, some 5,000 times the size of our Solar System located about 18 000 light-years away in the constellation of Aquila (The Eagle).

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“Wake-Up Call?” –Massive Object Smacks Jupiter Recalling Pacific-Sized 2009 Impact

comet Shoemaker-Levy 9

 

An object massive enough to see from Earth just slammed into Jupiter on Wednesday, recalling an event in July of 2009, when a comet or asteroid ripped another hole in the gas giant the size of the Pacific Ocean, referred to as the Wesley impact, that caused a black spot in the planet’s atmosphere. The spot was similar in area to the planet’s Little Red Spot, approximately the size of the Pacific Ocean.

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