Day: September 15, 2019

Plankton are more resilient to nutrient stress than previously thought

Global distribution of surface phosphate measured using high sensitivity techniques revealing regional difference in nutrient availability. Credit: Figure is done by Adam Martiny at UC Irvine and made possible with NSF support from their ’10 Big Ideas’ program. An international team of Earth system scientists and oceanographers has created the first high-resolution global map of…

Milky Way’s black hole appears to be getting hungrier

“We have never seen anything like this in the 24 years we have studied the supermassive black hole. It’s usually a pretty quiet, wimpy black hole on a diet. We don’t know what is driving this big feast.” Artist’s concept of an object called S0-2 orbiting our Milky Way’s supermassive black hole. Astronomers tracked this…