Becky Ferreira

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Scientists Found a Lookalike of Our Own Galaxy Deep in Cosmic Time

12 billion light years from Earth, scientists spotted a galaxy that is the spitting image of a young Milky Way. Its discovery challenges our understanding of the early universe.
Becky Ferreira
3 days ago
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Scientists Turn Normal Red Bricks into Electricity-Storing Supercapacitors

“We have created a new brick that can be incorporated into your house that has the functionality of storing electrical energy.”
Becky Ferreira
3 days ago
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Lasers Made of 'Spacetime Wave Packets' Are Breaking the Normal Rules of Light

“Turns out, pretty much everything we know in optics is out of the window.”
Becky Ferreira
3 days ago
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A Broken Cable Has Wrecked One of Earth's Largest Radio Telescopes

The cable tore a 100-foot hole in the gargantuan dish in Puerto Rico, which was featured in Carl Sagan's novel 'Contact' and the James Bond film 'GoldenEye.'
Becky Ferreira
3 days ago
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Mars's Weird Glowing Atmosphere Pulses Exactly 3 Times a Night, NASA Discovers

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft observed Mars' ultraviolet glow pulsing exactly three times each night, and only in the Spring and Fall.
Becky Ferreira
4 days ago
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Scientists Found a New Kind of Star in Our Galaxy That Can't Be Explained

Scientists have discovered a handful of stars that are inexplicably rich in phosphorus, a key ingredient for life as we know it, in our galaxy.
Becky Ferreira
8.6.20
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Scientists Found Creatures So Inactive They Expanded Our Idea of Life Itself

“It looks like the majority of these organisms are living at energy regimes that are below what we thought was even capable of maintenance—just staying alive.”
Becky Ferreira
8.6.20
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SpaceX’s Starship Prototype Successfully Flies in Test

The Starship prototype succeeded in 'hopping' 500 feet, a milestone for the experimental spacecraft.
Becky Ferreira
8.5.20
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What the End of the Universe Will Really Be Like, According to a Theoretical Cosmologist

“Just months before the end, after we’ve lost the outer planets to the great and growing blackness, the Earth drifts away from the Sun, and the Moon from the Earth. We too enter the darkness, alone.”
Becky Ferreira
8.5.20
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Scientists Found an Ancient Graveyard of Anomalous Stars in Our Galaxy's Halo

The Milky Way tore apart a collection of extremely old stars two billion years ago, and scientists have found the grizzly remains.
Becky Ferreira
7.30.20
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What Is the Weird Black Cube on the Sun in This New NASA Image?

Tabloids and UFO enthusiasts have had a field day speculating about the strange photo, but the answer lies in the difficulty of sending data from space.
Becky Ferreira
7.28.20
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SpaceX's Internet Satellites Keep Photobombing the NEOWISE Comet

Astrophotographers seeking to capture a comet that won't be here for another 6,800 years keep getting "Starlinked."
Becky Ferreira
7.24.20
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