Sept. 18, 2019

69: Towering Radio Bubbles Discovered at the Galactic Centre

69: Towering Radio Bubbles Discovered at the Galactic Centre

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*Towering radio bubbles discovered at the galactic centre

Astronomers have discovered a pair of enormous radio-emitting bubbles towering hundreds of light-years above and below the centre of our Milky Way galaxy. 

*A newly discovered interstellar visitor

Astronomers may have detected another interstellar comet. The newly discovered object -- designated C/2019 Q4 Borisov – was discovered on by Gennady Borisov at the MARGO observatory in the Crimea on August 30th. 

*Astronomers shed light on galactic evolution

Astronomers are able to classify galaxies according to their physical properties rather than just human interpretation of a galaxy’s appearance thanks to a technique called Integral Field Spectroscopy. 

*Scientists measure the exact size of the proton

Physicists have carried out the most precise measurement of the size of the proton ever undertaken – finding it to be smaller than expected. 

*Atlas V launches new generation military communications satellite

The world’s most advanced military telecommunications satellite has successfully been placed into geostationary orbit.

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*New advanced GPS satellite launched

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket has blasted into orbit carrying the second of a new generation of global positioning system satellites.

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*The Science Report

A new study warns that mint-flavored e-cigarettes could be a cancer trigger.

How a vegan diet could improve body weight, body composition and blood sugar control.

Oil from BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster will keep polluting for 30 years.

New species of electric eel produces the highest voltage discharge of any known animal.

Scientists find significant amount of eel DNA in Loch Ness.

Alex on tech – Apple releases their new iPhones.  

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