NASA’s latest mission will reveal the mysteries surrounding black holes and neutron stars

NASA’s latest mission will reveal the mysteries surrounding black holes and neutron stars

The satellite is scheduled to launch around noon. 1 ET Thursday morning aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Live coverage of the launch will be available on NASA TV and the agency’s website. The spacecraft, a collaboration between NASA and the Italian space agency, carries three telescopes. Although … Read more

Fossils: Scary 14-foot-long ‘uncle’ to modern crocodiles roamed Wyoming 155 million years ago

Fossils: Scary 14-foot-long ‘uncle’ to modern crocodiles roamed Wyoming 155 million years ago

Meet the modern crocodile ‘UNCLE’! This terrifying 14-foot-long, half-ton reptile roamed in Wyoming 155 million years ago reveals fossil analysis The fossil is a new member of the crocodile-like so-called goniopgolidide family ‘Amphicotyleus milesi’ has been named by a team led by the University of Hokkaido The frightening beast had a 17 ‘skull packed with … Read more

How to ‘star-hop’ your way of seeing comet Leonard this week

How to ‘star-hop’ your way of seeing comet Leonard this week

An undated image of comet Leonard in the night sky accompanied by two galaxies. (janush, Shutterstock) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – A comet that some have called “out of the ordinary” will be visible this week in the morning sky. With the help of local astronomers, you may be able to … Read more

How our last common ancestor built poison resistance

How our last common ancestor built poison resistance

Lecturer Bryan Fry. Credit: University of Queensland The last common ancestor of chimpanzees, gorillas, and humans developed an increased resistance to cobra venom, according to University of Queensland-led research. Scientists used animal-free testing techniques to show that African and Asian primates developed resistance to the venom of large, diurnal cobras, and discovered that our last … Read more

Algorithm to increase the efficiency of quantum computers

Algorithm to increase the efficiency of quantum computers

FIG. 1. The adaptive measurement scheme. The sketch represents a typical measurement step of a variation algorithm. The approach prepares a state | ψ (θ) (green box) for which the mean of some observable O is to be evaluated. Our algorithm is an efficient measurement subroutine in this process. It relies on parametric information-complete POVMs … Read more

Fossils: Scary 14-foot-long ‘uncle’ to modern crocodiles roamed Wyoming 155 million years ago

Fossils: Scary 14-foot-long ‘uncle’ to modern crocodiles roamed Wyoming 155 million years ago

Meet the modern crocodile ‘UNCLE’! This terrifying 14-foot-long, half-ton reptile roamed in Wyoming 155 million years ago reveals fossil analysis The fossil is a new member of the crocodile-like so-called goniopgolidide family ‘Amphicotyleus milesi’ has been named by a team led by the University of Hokkaido The frightening beast had a 17 ‘skull packed with … Read more

Astrophotographer claims to capture ‘the clearest and most detailed image of the Sun’; view photos

Astrophotographer claims to capture ‘the clearest and most detailed image of the Sun’;  view photos

Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy has released several images of what he calls the most detailed image of the sun he has ever clicked on. Goes by the name @ cosmic background on Instagram, the photographer stated that he sewed 1,50,000 individual images of the sun to produce the latest image with exquisite details of the solar … Read more

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