The discovery of two new victims in Pompeii.
And also: the James Webb and Chandra space telescopes unite for 4 great pictures of the universe; the search for supernova gravitational waves resumed; The giant VLT Observatory celebrates 25 years of discovery.
The James Webb and Chandra space telescopes have joined forces for 4 gorgeous pictures of the universe
Pictures from the James Webb Space Telescope are always fun. But when supplemented with data returned from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, it takes on another dimension. Here are four recently published examples.
Resume the search for gravitational waves from supernovae
In 2015, a new era of astronomy began, the era of gravitational waves. Detectors used in astronomy have been shut down since the start of the pandemic, and upgrades were planned to go further to explore the universe predicted by Einstein’s gravitational equations and those that could replace them. On May 24, 2023, one of these detectors resumed searching for these waves, in particular with the hope of observing not only the collisions of stars but also the explosions of supernovae.
1,000 Objects Around the Moon in 2030: Is This Crazy Scenario Possible?
we are going. We will live in a wonderful era of space exploration. Humanity will soon return to the moon! However, if the competition between the United States and another power (China) continues, the return to the Moon will be very different from the one in the time of Apollo. There are many missions in the program, and many probes and satellites will end up in lunar orbit. Maybe too much?
The discovery of two new victims in Pompeii
The destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum is probably one of the most famous disasters in history. The damage caused by the eruption of Vesuvius in the year 79 AD is still visible, and the archaeological excavations are still taking place, raising eyebrows. Among the frescoes and other items preserved at the height, victims continue to be found. Such is the case of two skeletons who were in the house of chaste lovers.
The giant VLT Observatory celebrates 25 years of discovery
On May 25, 1998, on one of the peaks of the Atacama Desert in Chile, the European Very Large Telescope saw its “first light,” as astronomers say. Twenty-five years later and with more than 10,000 scientific articles based on data collected by the VLT telescopes, we are celebrating the list of awards that led to two Nobel Prizes in Physics, the study of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way and the establishment of the accelerating expansion of the universe. .
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