Friday, February 23, 2018

FEB 23, 2018 - 2:03 PM ET - 10 SPACE & SCIENCE & 6 PHOTOS & 4 VIDEOS

*"This Giant Clock Will Tick for 10,000 Years, But You'll Never Find It."

By Brandon Specktor, Senior Writer | February 22, 2018 10:38am ET. Amateur 

Astronomer Wins 'Cosmic Lottery' with 1-in-10-Million Supernova Shot."

By Mike Wall. Senior Writer. February 21, 2018, 01:01 pm ET.

"The newfound supernova 2016gkg, which is located about 80 million light-years 

from Earth in the galaxy NGC 613, as photographed by a group of University of 

California, Santa Cruz astronomers on Feb. 18, 2017, using the 1-meter Swope 

telescope at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile."

Credit: Carnegie Institution for Science/Las Campanas Observatory/UC Santa 


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*"Giant Blob Floating Past Hawaii Is Probably a Whale Placenta."

By Rafi Letzter, Staff Writer. February 20, 2018, 04:08 pm 


Credit: Pacific Whale Foundation.

*"NASA's Next Planet Hunter Arrives in Florida Ahead of April Launch."

By Mike Wall, Senior Writer. February 18, 2018 07:00 am ET.

"Artist's illustration of NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), 

which will hunt for exoplanets orbiting the brightest stars just outside our solar 


Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

*"Are Supermassive Black Holes Going to Eat the Universe?"

By Stephanie Pappas, contributor. February 18, 2018. 

08:16 am ET.

"In X-ray light, a giant purple cloud can be seen in the center of the Hercules A 

galaxy. The cloud is being heated to multimillion degrees by energy generated by 

the infall of matter into the hungry black hole at the galaxy's center. This 

supermassive black hole is 1,000 times as massive as the black hole in the 

middle of the Milky Way galaxy."

Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO, Optical: NASA/STScI, Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA.

*"That's No Moon? Proposed Exomoon Defies Formation Theories. Last summer, 

scientists announced that they had found what could be the first moon to be 

spotted outside of the solar system. But new research on the supposed moon's 

evolution calls its existence into question. 

If it does exist, the moon is most likely a large, Neptune-size object orbiting an 

even larger gas-giant star. But the unwieldy system strains understanding of 

how it may have formed, researchers have said."

By Nola Taylor Redd, Contributor, February 20, 2018, 07:04 am 


"An artist's image of an Earth-like exomoon orbiting a gas giant planet

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

*"How We Know This Tiny Pinprick of Light Is the Tesla Roadster."

By Laura Geggel, Senior Writer. February 21, 2018, 

06:15 am ET.

Credit: Gianluca Masi/Virtual Telescope Project and Michael Schwartz/Tenagra 


*"SpaceX Barely Missed Catching a Rocket Nose Cone with Giant Net on a Boat."

By Mike Wall, senior writer. February 22, 2018, 01:42 pm ET.

 "It was close but no cigar for Mr. Steven in its SpaceX debut.

The net-equipped boat came up a bit short in its quest to pluck a falling payload 

fairing — the protective nose cone that surrounds satellites during launch — out 

of the sky today (Feb. 22), SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said."

*"The Day Humans Taught Robots to Fight Back."

By Tia Ghose. Associate Editor. February 22, 2018, 10:52 

am ET.

"SpotMini is a robotic dog that can act as a human assistant in the home or 


Credit: Boston Dynamics.

*"Is This Seal the Earliest Evidence of Biblical Prophet Isaiah?"

By Owen Jarus. contributor. February 22, 2018, 12:01 am 


"This 2,700-year-old seal impression contains the Hebrew name for "Isaiah" and 

may refer to the biblical prophet who lived at the same time."

Credit: Ouria Tadmor/copyright Eilat Mazar.

*"Swarm of 200 Earthquakes Hits Yellowstone - Here's What That Means. But 

while the swarm is bigger than the everyday seismicity in the park, it's not a sign 

of a major quake, said Michael Poland, scientist-in-charge of the USGS 

Yellowstone Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Washington."

By Tia Ghose. Associate Editor. February 20, 2018, 

03:02 pm ET. 

"Geothermal activity at Yellowstone, a supervolcano in Wyoming

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