As if the menagerie of known worlds in the Milky Way weren’t strange enough, now there might be solar systems forming within three light-years of the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy. This harsh environment is a dangerous place for planets, which risk getting torn away by the black hole if they even form at all.
Invasive Burmese pythons are gobbling up native mammals
For the past eight days, Rosetta has been sending signals to Philae and listening for a response, but the lander has not yet reported back...
Perhaps it is still too cold for the Philae lander to wake up on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Maybe its power resources are not yet sufficient to send a signal to the team at the DLR Lander Control Center. On 12 March 2015, the Rosetta orbiter began to send signals to the lander and listen for a response, but Philae has not yet reported back.
Rosetta has soft-landed Philae on a comet, the first time in history that such an extraordinary feat has been achieved.
Snow In Egypt For The First Time In 100 Years.
A winter storm has brought snow to Cairo for the first time in decades and has blanketed parts of the Middle East.
Injecting carbon dioxide underground can trigger a troubling side effect.
Yesterday I was very dissappointed to find that Ison had broken up, but reports are showing that it is alive!!! Hopefully soon we will be able to see it in the night sky up close and personal! Click on the button to view the article.
Commet Ison is on it's way! Tune in tomorrow at noon to find out what is going to happen! Go to http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/27/us/ison-comet/ to learn more.
Science in The News
These are stories I see in the news that are relevant to what we are learning in class.