Monthly Archives: February 2019

India, China leading global greening effort: NASA study

india-china Tuesday, 12 February 2019 | PTI | Washington India and China are leading the global greening effort, which is quite contrary to the general perception worldwide, a latest NASA study said Monday, observing that the world is a greener place than it was 20 years ago. The NASA study based on data received and analysed from its […]

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Dark matter could be detected by firing microwaves into space

DARK MATTER AND ENERGY RESEARCH UPDATE 09 Feb 2019 Echo location: the Lovell Telescope could be used to detect microwaves from axionic dark matter. (Courtesy: Mike Peel/Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics/University of Manchester) A powerful beam of microwaves could be fired into space to detect hypothetical dark-matter particles called axions. That is the proposal of Pierre […]

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2018 fourth hottest year on record: NASA

Washington: Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880 and the planet will warm further, especially since greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to rise, NASAand the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have said. Global temperatures in 2018 were 0.83 degrees Celsius warmer than the 1951 to 1980, according to scientists at […]

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Astronomers Map a Black Hole Using ‘Echoes’ of Light

By Alison Klesman | February 5, 2019 5:30 pm This artist’s interpretation shows the black hole MAXI J1820+070 and its companion star, along with J1820’s accretion disk (orange) and corona (blue).(Credit: Aurore Simonnet and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center)Black holes pepper our universe, but like their name implies, most are invisible — until something happens to change […]

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