August full moon: When to see the sturgeon supermoon

August full moon: When to see the sturgeon supermoon

Named by the Native American Algonquin tribe after sturgeon fish that were more easily caught in the Great Lakes and other bodies of water during this time of year, the sturgeon moon ends 2022’s series of four supermoons, which began in May, according to The Old Farmer’s almanac. After sunset, look toward the southeast to … Read more

Scientists Find Evidence of Oldest Dark Matter in Universe

Scientists Find Evidence of Oldest Dark Matter in Universe

Researchers say they have discovered evidence of the oldest dark matter ever observed in the universe. Dark matter remains mysterious. Scientists believe the material makes up more than one quarter of the universe. But it cannot be directly seen or felt. Astronomers have theorized that dark matter exists because of gravity’s observed effects on galaxies. … Read more

Particle physicists want to build the world’s first muon collider

Particle physicists want to build the world’s first muon collider

There are several possible accelerators that could follow the Large Hadron Collider.Credit: Denis Balibouse/Reuters/Alamy Momentum is growing to build a particle collider in the United States that smashes muons — heavier cousins ​​of electrons. The collider would follow the world’s next major accelerator, which is yet to be built, and physicists hope it would discover … Read more

The Universe Could ‘Bounce’ For Eternity. But It Still Had to Start Somewhere

The Universe Could ‘Bounce’ For Eternity.  But It Still Had to Start Somewhere

From the smallest bacterium to the greatest galaxy, death looms on the horizon; even if, in cosmic terms, the time scales are too large for us to truly comprehend. Eventually, even the Universe itself should come to an end – when the last light winks out, and the cold, dense lumps of dead stars are … Read more

Martian Successes Reshape Sample Return Plans

Martian Successes Reshape Sample Return Plans

For as long as humans have been sending probes to Mars, there’s been a desire to return rock, soil, and atmosphere samples back to Earth for more detailed analysis. But the physics of such a mission are particularly demanding — a vehicle that could land on the Martian surface, collect samples, and then launch itself … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope’s Latest Puzzle? ‘Schrodinger’s Galaxy Candidate’

James Webb Space Telescope’s Latest Puzzle?  ‘Schrodinger’s Galaxy Candidate’

Astronomers armed with early data obtained by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) are hunting galaxies that existed just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang. Rohan Naidu, an astrophysicist based at Harvard’s and Smithsonian’s jointly operated Center for Astrophysics, and his colleagues have been particularly good at uncovering these cosmic relics. Just … Read more

Israeli scientist proves his far-out theory on interstellar meteor is down to earth

Israeli scientist proves his far-out theory on interstellar meteor is down to earth

Israeli native and Harvard University science professor Avi Loeb’s 60th birthday this past June was marked by both celebration and vindication. For the last three years, Loeb — a prominent but controversial theoretical physicist — and his assistant Amir Siraj have tried to publish a paper about a mysterious, half-meter-sized meteor that crashed off Papua … Read more

Earth broke the record for the shortest day since atomic clocks were invented

Earth broke the record for the shortest day since atomic clocks were invented

Earth completed its normal 24-hour rotation 1.59 milliseconds fast on June 29, breaking the record for the shortest day in modern history. (NASA) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes ATLANTA — If you feel like there’s less time in the day, you’re correct. Scientists recorded the shortest day on Earth since the invention of the atomic … Read more