“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure science.” – Edwin Powell Hubble
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Take a 20 carat nugget of gold and try to make it float in your coffee. Impossible, right? Not anymore!
Swiss researchers have succeeded in created real gold that is so light it can float on the milk foam in your morning cup of cappuccino. As a matter of fact, it’s so light it can even balance on the tip of a feather or on the petals of a dainty flower.
It’s actually made up of a three-dimensional porous mesh of gold – or aerogel foam, and is a thousand times lighter than conventional gold alloys. In other words, it’s lighter than water and almost as light as air!
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first confirmed planet around a sun-like star, NASA asked more than 60 leaders in the field of exoplanet observations to choose their favorites among the nearly 2,000 known exoplanets. Some of the exoplanets are rocky, some are gaseous, and some are very, very odd. But there’s one thing each one of these strange new worlds has in common: All have advanced scientific understanding of our place in the cosmos.
You can learn much more about these cosmic wonders on STEAMRegister.com.
I admit, the font kerning is still a bit off. But I’m getting there. Video editing is nowhere near like what I’m used to in Pshop.
When you think of weight loss, fad diets and bathroom scales come to mind. The last thing you would think of is catching a giant star in the act of slimming down.
VY Canis Majoris is a red hypergiant star in the final stages of its life. One of the largest known stars in the Milky Way, it is 30-40 times the mass of the Sun and 300,000 times more luminous. In fact, this goliath is so large that it would encompass the orbit of Jupiter. But it’s shedding material and astronomers have been searching for answers.
I was so mesmerized by the images and video that getting this article written took quite a while.
Find out why this aging behemoth is losing weight, and what it means for the future.
I’ve been waiting all day to break this news because I was waiting on reliable sources to work from. Better safe than sorry in the news world.
University of Arizona archaeologist Nicholas Reeves, along with Egypt’s antiques minister, announced Saturday that their chances of finding a hidden chamber behind the walls of King Tutankhamun’s tomb have now risen to 90 percent.
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Nefertiti – Neferneferuaten Nefertiti – was an Egyptian queen and the Great Royal Wife of Akhenaten. With her husband, she reigned at what was arguably the wealthiest period of Ancient Egyptian history. So it would make sense that archaeologists would want to find her tomb.
University of Arizona archaeologist Nicholas Reeves has suggested that the queen’s mummy could be located in a secret chamber hidden in Tutankahmun’s tomb in Luxor’s Valley of the Kings.
He started scanning Tut’s tomb in September. Those initial scans revealed that the tomb’s northern and western walls both concealed chambers.
New scans were begun yesterday and are being continued today. Results will be revealed Saturday.
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