Tag Archives: astronomy

Supernova Requiem: Reruns From a Gravity Lens

Nothing in this universe lasts forever, including stars. Massive stars live fast and die young: exploding as supernovae. One of these, AT2016jka, nicknamed “Requiem,” was first spotted in 2016. It showed up again in 2019. Scientists figure they’ll get another … Continue reading

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Exploring Mars, Looking for Life: and Still Learning

Mars is and will be in the news this month. The UAE Hope spacecraft settled into orbit around Mars Tuesday, February 9. Then, a day later, China’s Tianwen-1 arrived. “China Mars mission: Tianwen-1 spacecraft enters into orbit” Jonathan Amos, BBC … Continue reading

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Plans, Prescriptions, an Exoplanet and Me

I only wrote 18 words for my current “Dr Faustus” post yesterday. Partly because the screen went black around mid-afternoon. On the bright side, my computer did reboot. Eventually. My plan for today is to get this journal entry finished, … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Science News Stories For 2020

I’m seeing “The Best of,” “Top 10” and “2020 Top” headlines in my news feed: as usual for late December. Instead of waiting for someone else to highlight this year’s science news stories, I’m making my own ‘top 10’ list. … Continue reading

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