Here is this weeks collection of science news stories that triggered my “Hey, that’s cool” detector. If I’ve missed anything that is truly cool then , as always, drop a comment and I’ll do an update that includes a hat tip you. First up is a bit of fun from the 28th Aug 1845 edition … Read more Science – In the news this week
Currently (in my humble opinion) the mantle of “Science Blogger King” rests upon the shoulders of PZ Myers. His Pharyngula blog is well worth reading on a daily, in fact almost hourly, basis. Many others agree, and that’s reflected by the raw statistics, the number of comments has almost exceeded the 1 million count. One … Read more Which Blogs does PZ Myers read?
Below is an amazing image of M27 … personally, it blows me away just to gaze upon it … pause and take a closer look. The most immediate question that springs to mind, is “What the heck is that?”. Now interestingly enough, that question is exactly why it got the name that it has; “M27”. … Read more Astonishing image of M27 – totally stunning
We appear to be getting closer to discovering an earth like planet. We are not there yet, but are now knocking on the door of a discovery … Science Daily reports … Astronomers using ESO’s world-leading HARPS instrument have discovered a planetary system containing at least five planets, orbiting the Sun-like star HD 10180. The … Read more Solar System Similar to Ours? Richest Planetary System Discovered
Masayuki Tachikawa, an amateur astronomer from Japan, has managed to capture a video of a meteor impact on Jupiter a couple of days ago on 20th Aug. Using a video telescope at his home, he recorded a glow that lasted for around two seconds near Jupiter’s equator. “I took it for noise signals at first … Read more Amateur Stargazer captures video of meteor impact on Jupiter
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope photographed this amazing, spectacular and stunning image of spiral galaxy NGC 4911. If planning to visit, then take into account the fact that it lies over 320 million ligh-years away in the Coma cluster. If you want to see a larger image, just click the picture. NGC 4911, contains rich lanes … Read more In a galaxy far far away … for real …