Day: September 20, 2019

17 science ‘facts’ you might have learned in school that aren’t true

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Musk Shares the Latest Progress on the Starship Prototypes

SpaceX is getting closer to its making its next big leap with the Starship super-heavy launch system. With hover tests now complete, the public is eagerly awaiting the completion of the full-scale prototypes and for orbital testing to begin. Never one to disappoint, Elon Musk has been posting regular updates on Twitter showcasing the latest…

Caught in the act: galaxies turning into quasars – Astronomy Now

Astronomers have found normally mild-mannered LINER galaxies, left, in the process of transforming into voracious quasars as seen in the artist’s rendering at right. Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA and S. Smartt (Queen’s University Belfast (left), NASA/JPL-Caltech (right)Galaxies are such enormous structures that major changes occur over extreme timescales. But astronomers have identified six previously mild-mannered galaxies…

Antarctic glaciers are moving towards the sea ‘100 percent’ faster than previously thought

‘Significant’ consequences for sea levels as scientists discover Antarctic glaciers are slipping towards the ocean ‘100 PERCENT’ faster than previously thoughtStudy shows glaciers headed toward sea 100 percent faster than once thoughtThis is the first time surface melting was shown to affect impacts of glacier flowFindings will have a ‘significant’ impact on projections of sea level rise  By…