Giant exoplanet orbiting tiny star defies current theory of planet formation
Nature & Science

Giant exoplanet orbiting tiny star defies current theory of planet formation

Unexpected giant: artist’s impression of the planet GJ 3512b orbiting its red dwarf host star. (Courtesy: Guillem Anglada-Escude – IEEC/Science-wave/CC BY 4.0) An exoplanet with about half the mass of Jupiter has been spotted orbiting a red dwarf star, challenging astronomers’ current theories of planet formation. Picked up by the CARMENES red dwarf survey, the…

NASA observes a black hole feasting on a star
Nature & Science

NASA observes a black hole feasting on a star

TESS, a NASA planet-hunting satellite takes images of a black hole shredding apart a star.This phenomenon, called a tidal disruption event, is very rare.The star was the size of our sun. NASA’s planet-finding TESS satellite captured groundbreaking images of a black hole pulling apart a star.TESS, which stands for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, was able…

Volcano Safety Tips
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Volcano Safety Tips

Millions of people around the world live near one of the roughly 1,500 active volcanoes on Earth—from Italy’s Campi Flegrei to Indonesia’s Merapi to the United States’ Mount Rainier. While that may seem crazy to some, there’s a myriad of reasons why people call these volcanic landscapes home. Fertile soils frequently blanket their slopes thanks…

Greta Thunberg accused baby boomers of betrayal but millennials less eco-friendly than parents
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Greta Thunberg accused baby boomers of betrayal but millennials less eco-friendly than parents

Hundreds of thousands of school children worldwide took part in the School Strike for Climate demonstration to demand action on environmental issues. The movement was inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, 16, who told world leaders they had ‘betrayed the younger generation’ in a speech at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York on September…