Sept. 13, 2019

68: Monster Black Hole Firing an Energy Beam Towards Earth

68: Monster Black Hole Firing an Energy Beam Towards Earth

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*The Monster black hole firing an energy beam towards Earth

New observations of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy suggest it’s shooting a powerful energy beam almost directly towards our solar system.

*Discovery of eight more repeating Fast Radio Bursts

Astronomers may be a step closer to finally solving the mystery of Fast Radio Bursts following the discovery of eight rare repeating bursts.

*A treasure trove of ancient galaxies uncovered in the distant universe

Astronomers have discovered vast treasure trove of previously unknown ancient massive galaxies.

*Second EDRS laser satellite reaches orbit

Europe’s second EDRS laser communications satellite has been successfully launched into orbit.

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*The Science Report

Cancer is now the leading cause of death in high-income countries.

A new study says there’s still no consistent evidence that cell phones cause cancer.

Giant 150 square kilometre raft of pumice rock drifting towards Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

New questions about the evolution of some of homo-sapien’s earliest ancestors.

A new study on how people understand colour.

Irlen Institute pushing its controversial coloured filters in Australian Schools.

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