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Scientists may have taken the first photo of a black hole

Scientists may have taken the first photo of a black hole

An international team of astronomers who spent five sleepless nights staring into the darkest corners of the universe may have just captured the first ever image of a black hole. There were nights when they had to stop their observations due to bad weather or something going wrong with their system, but they ultimately wrapped up on April 11th, 11:22 ... Read More »

NASA finds crack in middle of Greenland’s biggest glaciers (Photo)

NASA finds crack in middle of Greenland's biggest glaciers

NASA just snapped the first photos of a mysterious crack in one of Greenland’s largest glaciers. Scientists at NASA’s Operation IceBridge are photographing shrinking Arctic and Antarctic ice to study the effect of climate change on the planet’s polar regions. Stef Lhermitte, a Delft University of Technology professor, first noticed the crack in the middle of the glacier in satellite ... Read More »

Researchers seek holy grail of climate change in Oman’s hills

Researchers seek holy grail of climate change in Oman's hills

Researchers are busy digging into the crust of the Earth to study the planet’s natural carbon sequestration process in an effort to find a more efficient way to effectively combat castastrophic climate change. A team of geologists, led by Columbia University’s Peter Kelemen, are cracking into the exposed sections of the Earth’s mantle in Oman’s al-Hajjar mountains to observe how ... Read More »

Researchers Find Signs That Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Might Be Hospitable To Life

Researchers Find Signs That Saturn's Moon Enceladus Might Be Hospitable To Life

Researchers believe life could exist on Saturn’s moon Enceladus around hydrothermal vents which are similar to those found at the bottom of the Earth’s ocean. Chemical analysis of the plume suggested conditions favourable for methanogenesis – the generation of methane by microbes that use hydrogen and carbon dioxide to obtain energy. According to Reuters and the New York Times, scientists ... Read More »

New device can turn air into drinking water, says new research

New device can turn air into drinking water, says new research

A new water harvester developed by researchers at UC Berkeley and MIT could become a low-energy, off-the-grid means of sustenance. A proof-of-concept solar-powered harvester, produced in a joint venture between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley, uses ambient sunlight to extract water from the air. In rooftop tests, reported in the journal Science, the device ... Read More »

UW Astronomers Have Captured the First-Ever “Image” of a Dark Matter Web

UW Astronomers Have Captured the First-Ever “Image” of a Dark Matter Web

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have produced what they say is the first composite image of a dark matter filament that connects galaxies across the cosmos. The composite image, which combines a number of individual images, confirms predictions that galaxies across the universe are tied together through a cosmic web connected by dark matter that has until now remained ... Read More »

NASA releases clearest image yet of Earth at night (Photo)

NASA releases clearest image yet of Earth at night (Photo)

NASA released new global maps of the Earth at night today, and the space agency says they’re the clearest composite views yet of human settlement patterns on our home planet. This composite image, one of three new full-hemisphere views, provides a view of the Americas at night. The clouds and sun glint — added here for aesthetic effect — are ... Read More »