The Webb telescope, which can detect infrared light invisible to the human eye, searched for exactly what elements are featured in the planet’s atmosphere.
Dr Mitesh Patel, from Imperial College London, said: “We’re talking about a fifth force because we can’t necessarily explain the behaviour [in these experiments] with the four we know about.” The data comes from experiments at the Fermilab US particle accelerator facility, which explored how subatomic particles called muons – similar to electrons but about … Read moreScientists may be on brink of discovering fifth force of nature!
The planet, called LP 791-18 d, is akin to both Earth and to Jupiter’s moon Io, the most volcanic world in the solar system, which NASA spacecraft Juno photographed earlier this week. Published on Wednesday in the journal Nature, a new paper reveals a new, roughly Earth-sized temperate world around a nearby small star that … Read moreNew Earth-Like Volcanic World Discovered Just 86 Light-Years Away
Earth’s magnetic field protects the planet’s atmosphere, which life needs to survive, by deflecting energetic particles and plasma that stream out from the sun. Finding atmospheres around planets located outside of our solar system could point to other worlds that potentially have the ability to support life. Scientists noticed strong radio waves coming from the … Read moreRepeating radio signal leads astronomers to an Earth-size exoplanet
In December 2021, a massive blast of energy hit the Earth’s atmosphere. Its source was a gamma-ray burst – one of the most powerful explosions in the universe – but not just any gamma ray burst. One scientist said at the time that the event – named GRB 211211A – “looks unlike anything else we … Read moreEarth hit by intense blast of energy that’s ‘unlike any we have seen before’
Hundreds of eyewitnesses across a wide region (Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the Canadian province of Ontario)
The burst of gamma-rays — the most intense form of electromagnetic radiation — was first detected by orbiting telescopes on October 9, and its afterglow is still being watched by scientists across the world. Astrophysicist Brendan O’Connor told AFP that gamma-ray bursts that last hundreds of seconds, as occurred on Sunday, are thought to be … Read moreAstronomers are captivated by ‘brightest flash ever seen’
Why is this being made political? This is an amazing scientific event. How about the headline reading ‘scientists excited to release images from Webb telescope..? Hard work over years has paid off.. (PS We would believe and say the same thing if this was Trump or any previous president) .. Either way, we are excited … Read moreCNN proclaims that Biden will release James Webb images