July 12, 2017

54: Brown dwarfs could be as common as stars

54: Brown dwarfs could be as common as stars

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*Brown dwarfs could be as common as stars Astronomers now believe our galaxy could contain over one hundred billion brown dwarfs. The new findings indicate that at least one brown dwarf is being created for every two stars that are born. 

*Closest look ever at Jupiter’s great red spot NASA’s Juno mission which has already revolutionised sciences view of Jupiter has just undertaken humanity’s closest ever flyby of the gas giant’s most enigmatic feature – the Great Red Spot. The Great Red Spot is a colossal high pressure anticyclone -- some 16,000 kilometres in diameter -- which has been raging across the Jovian southern Hemisphere for at least 350 years and possibly centuries longer. 

*New subatomic particle discovered Physicists have discovered a new subatomic particle -- the doubly charmed or doubly heavy quark baryon. The newly found particle -- detected by scientists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider – is the first discovered containing two charm quarks and one up quark. 

*Space X launches four missions in under a month. Space X has set new standards for space launch capabilities with four separate Falcon 9 launches on two sides of the United States in under a month. The heavy launch schedule is part of a busy 2017 launch manifest for the Hawthorne California based company. 

Launch videos…. SpaceX CRS 11 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXBFqFaECYA SpaceX Bulgariasat1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lca_CPZnOZw SpaceX Iridium 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZMBVLSUxLg SpaceX Intelsat 35e https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI1dToT68mk 

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