This is dailygalaxy.com's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following dailygalaxy.com's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
dailygalaxy.com
San Franciscso, CA
Recent Activity
Image
A University of Texas research team found that one of the great mysteries of the lunar body's formation - how it could develop a crust composed of just one mineral - cannot be explained by the initial crust formation and... Continue reading
Image
A new study led by a University of Bristol earth scientist has shown that recently reported unexpected behavior on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, and is the only moon in our solar system to have a substantial atmosphere, is... Continue reading
Image
More than a century ago, American writer Mark Twain observed a curious phenomenon at ancient Mono Lake, just to the east of Yosemite National Park: enormous numbers of small flies would crawl underwater to forage and lay eggs, but each... Continue reading
Image
All coastal cities will see some impacts of global sea level rise. But the new tool shows that, for example, New York City is more strongly affected by melting ice in northeastern Greenland than in southwestern Greenland; while Sydney has... Continue reading
Image
In the past 540 million years, the Earth has endured five mass extinction events, each involving processes that upended the normal cycling of carbon through the atmosphere and oceans. These globally fatal perturbations in carbon each unfolded over thousands to... Continue reading
Image
"With an integrated team from all corners of the country, we were able to create deep space in our chamber and confirm that Webb can perform flawlessly as it observes the coldest corners of the universe," said Jonathan Homan, project... Continue reading
Image
It's always fascinating to look at a spectacular galaxy like The Whale and try to imagine what unknown mysteries exist there and what lifeforms, if any, it harbors. Using the Subaru Telescope atop Maunakea, researchers have identified 11 dwarf galaxies... Continue reading
Image
“This is an exciting result, showing Earth’s atmosphere is more closely linked to solar X-ray variability than previously thought,” Hayes said. “Now we plan to further explore this dynamic relationship between the Sun and Earth’s atmosphere.” Stretching from roughly 30... Continue reading
Image
"The proposition that space dust collisions could propel organisms over enormous distances between planets raises some exciting prospects of how life and the atmospheres of planets originated," said professor Arjun Berera, from the University of Edinburgh's School of Physics and... Continue reading
Image
"Finding old stars could also lead to the discovery of new planets. Maybe we can find some ancient civilizations around these old stars," said Dr. Wei-Chun Jao, lead author of a new study and research scientist in the Department of... Continue reading
Image
A team of researchers have found that oxygen levels appear to increase at about the same time as a three-fold increase in biodiversity during the Ordovician Period, between 445 and 485 million years ago, according to a study published Nov.... Continue reading
Image
"What a fascinating discovery this is!" said Paul Chodas, manager of the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "It's a strange visitor from a faraway star system, shaped like nothing we've ever seen in our own... Continue reading
Image
Extreme Antarctic winds shape trees in the image above into beautiful forms on Slope Point, New Zealand. From rainforests to croplands, boreal forests to mangroves, NASA will take a new look at terrestrial vegetation across our living planet over the... Continue reading
Image
A huge cloud of gas with a diameter of about a million light-years has formed around the distant quasar SDSS J102009.99+104002.7, taken by the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the Paranal Observatory... Continue reading
Image
For a long time, the idea of sending unmanned space probes through the depths of interstellar space to distant stars was purely utopian. Recent research on new concepts - amongst others within the "Breakthrough Starshot" project - has shown that... Continue reading
Image
"GJ 273b, Come In Please!" --Astronomers Debate Wisdom of Messaging Potentially Advanced Alien Civilizations (WATCH Video) "Attempt No Voyage Here!" Milky Way Harbors 100 Million Black Holes --'There are Tens of Millions of these Dark Enigmatic Objects Each the Size... Continue reading
Image
"How would an alien observer see the Solar System?" asked an international team of astronomers, who estimated that there should be approximately ten currently undiscovered worlds which are favorably located to detect the Earth and are capable of sustaining life... Continue reading
Image
"Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true," said the great Danish physicist Niels Bohr. Enter Sir Roger Penrose. Correlated noise in the two LIGO gravitational-wave detectors may provide evidence that the universe is governed by... Continue reading
10
Image
This week's link to 10 headline stories from around the world on the threats, opportunities, and dangers facing our fragile planet --along with an occasional dash of humor, popular culture, and an intriguing conspiracy theory or two. Stephen Hawking --Artificial... Continue reading
Image
An international team of astronomers using the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Very Large Telescope high in the mountains of Chile measured the distance to the most remote galaxy so far. This is the first time that astronomers have been able... Continue reading
Image
"First of all, it's important to leave aside the idea that Earth received all its water via the impacts of comets from very distant regions. These 'deliveries' also occurred, but their contributions came later and were far less significant in... Continue reading
Image
This October, scientists and artists beamed a message to GJ 273, a red dwarf also known as Luyten's star that lies 12.36 light-years from Earth and hosts two known planets, one of which, GJ 273b, may be capable of supporting... Continue reading
Image
"If there is lava on this planet, it would need to cover the entire surface," said Renyu Hu, astronomer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and co-author of a study published in The Astronomical Journal. "But the lava would be hidden... Continue reading
Image
Can a close look at the universe give us solutions to problems too difficult for a computer - even if we built a computer larger than a planet? Physicist Stephen Jordan reflects on this question in a new video by... Continue reading
Image
The modern link between high carbon dioxide levels and climate change didn't appear to hold true for a time interval about 22 million years ago; but now a new study has found the link does indeed exist, settling a prehistoric... Continue reading