Planet Earth Report –“Aliens from Another Eon to Ancient Antarctica Extremophile”

 

Earth from Space

 

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

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“Milky Way’s Hidden Past” –Gaia Unveils Dark-Matter Object 1-100 Million Times Mass of the Sun

Milky Way Dark Matter Signal

 

Since the Gaia Spacecraft’s April 2018 data release, astronomers have unveiled a Milky Way teeming with astounding surprises, including hints of dark-matter clumps that might eventually provide a better grasp of the elusive material’s properties. These early, easy-to-spot findings, reports Adam Mann in Nature, have been “transformational.” Astronomer Vasily Belokurov at the University of Cambridge, UK, said they are merely a glimpse of what is to come: “How we see the Milky Way has clearly changed.”

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Ancient Dark-Matter Storm –“Heading Towards Our Sun” (A 2018 Most Viewed)

Dark Matter Clumps

 

This past fall, a team of astronomers detected 10 billion solar masses worth of dark matter from an ancient dwarf galaxy, Gaia-Enceladus, swallowed by the Milky Way billions of years ago carried along by the S1 star stream that harbors our Solar System streaming directly towards the Sun.

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