Today’s stories include What Einstein and Bohr’s Debate Over Quantum Entanglement Us About Reality to The Horrors of an Infinite Universe, and more.
Astronomers warn of the risk of misinterpreting JWST planetary signals. “Refining current models is key to uncovering fine details about exoplanet properties — and signs of life — in data from the new telescope. A study in nature astronomy, led by the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian and MIT, suggest that the tools astronomers typically use to decode planetary signals may not be good enough to accurately interpret data from the new telescope.
What Einstein and Bohr’s Debate on Quantum Entanglement Taught Us About Reality. Uncertainty is inherent in our universe, reports Big Think. “The 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics has just been awarded for the experimental test of Bell’s inequality, showing that there is inherent uncertainty in the Universe.”
Click chemistry, the Nobel Prize-winning science, a way to assemble molecules like Lego that experts say will soon “change the world”.reports Phys.org. Even if two Legos were “surrounded by millions of other very similar plastic toys”, they would just fit together, Carolyn Bertozzi, who shared this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Barry Sharpless, told AFP. and Morten Meldal.
South Pole Wall – Huge structure in the vast cosmic web, reports The Daily Galaxy. “We wonder if the South Pole wall is much bigger than what we see. What we have mapped extends over the entire area of the region we have studied. We are the first explorers of the cosmos, extending our maps into uncharted territory,”
New Observations Reveal How Giant Structures in Space Connect the Universe and Form Galaxies, reports Becky Ferreira for Vice Science. The cosmic web is a vast and mysterious structure that forms the universe, and we learn how it shapes the galaxies that host stars and planets.
Our galaxy could evaporate as dead stars flee the Milky Way, reports Brian Koberlein for Universe Today. “Since these ‘graveyard stars’ are generally older than current stars in the galaxy, they have had more time to move to new orbital paths.”
The James Webb Telescope Orbit and the Three-Body Problem– reports El Pais.com. “To be effective, the James Webb must follow an orbit in which, at any given point, the Sun, Earth and Moon are all in the same direction, which the sunshade will face. This orbit cannot be around the Earth, like that of the Hubble telescope.
The Alien Signal – We May Not Want To Receive It, reports The Daily Galaxy. “Our galaxy may be teeming with technologically active life or populated by a single, very long-lived civilization. Either way, we should be incredibly lucky to be detected one day,” physicist Claudio Grimaldi wrote in a email to the Daily Galaxy about the possibility that there is a fundamental flaw in why we haven’t received a signal from an advanced extraterrestrial civilization.
NASA astronaut Nicole Mann becomes the first Native American woman in spacehoping to inspire future generations, reports Scott Gleeson for USA Today.
A possible explanation for the odd tilt angle and opposite rotation of Uranus, reports Bob Yirka for Phys.org. New simulations have shown that if a large moon pushed Uranus’ tilt to 80 degrees, things would get unstable and the moon would crash into the planet – and this, researchers say, could explain the amount of tilt and also the opposite rotation of the planet.
With about 100 billion galaxies each harboring countless stars, the universe looks set to teem with life. But is it? asks Astronomy.com. “The only correct answer to this question [for now] it’s that we don’t know,” says Manasvi Lingam, an astrobiologist and assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace, Physics, and Space Sciences at the Florida Institute of Technology. “I’m hopeful that extraterrestrial life exists, given the number of potentially habitable worlds and the exciting research underway into the origins of life.”
Scientists are collaborating with astronomers around the world to understand the distant galaxy, reports Tyler Stahle of Brigham Young University. “Their measurements were combined with observations made by other scientists around the world in a collaboration known as the Whole Earth Blazar Telescope (WEBT). The WEBT network allows objects to be monitored around the clock from different locations during periods of high variability.
TESS discovers an ancient hot Jupiter-like exoplanet, reports Tomasz Nowakowski for Phys.org. “The new exoplanet, designated TOI-5542 b, orbiting a G dwarf star is the size of Jupiter, about 30% more massive than the largest gas giant in the solar system.
How satellites harm astronomy: what do we do?, reports Earth Sky. “The societal benefits of communication constellations are undeniable, but their impact on the pristine night sky and on astronomy must be considered with great care as they affect both the cultural heritage of the humanity and the progress of science.”
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