April 27, 2018

33: The most sensitive ever Dark Matter search gets underway

33: The most sensitive ever Dark Matter search gets underway

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*The most sensitive ever Dark Matter search gets underway Scientists have begun their most sensitive ever search for a possible Dark Matter candidate called the Axion. 

*How humans touched the edge of space Why high altitude balloons still plan a important role in space sciences 

*How man has touched the edge of space Man’s first attempts to touch the edge of space was a two pronged effort. Captured NAZI V2 rockets allowed scientists to get brief glimpses of space and the curvature of the Earth as these missiles travelled along ballistic trajectories. But for longer duration scientific studies – researchers relied on high altitude balloons to carry scientific payloads and even people to the edge of space. 

*Studying the gamma ray skies Gamma rays are the most energetic forms of electromagnetic radiation and are emitted by some of the most powerful events in the universe. Now, a team of astronomers have published 14 papers in a special issue of the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics covering some fifteen years of gamma ray observations of the Milky Way. 

*Atlas V 551 flexes it muscles on air force launch The most powerful version of the Atlas V rocket equipped with now fewer than five strap-on solid rocket boosters was needed to provide enough thrust to lift the United States Air Force Space Command’s AFSPC-11 mission into orbit. You tube video url: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOzEhhnnUlk 

*Russia launches new military satellite Russia’s Proton-M rocket has made its first flight in half a year placing a new military telecommunications satellite into orbit. 

*The Science Report The Northern Territory Government lifts its ban on fracking. The high fat diet that may help in the fight against a deadly mange killing off wombat populations in Tasmania. Why Neanderthals got their distinctive long face and rugged looks. How increased carbon dioxide levels will affect plant growth. 

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