First measurements of ‘interstellar comet’

Image copyright Gemini Observatory/NSF/AURA Image caption Two-colour composite image of C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) obtained using the Gemini North Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS) on Hawaii’s Maunakea Astronomers are gathering measurements on a presumed interstellar comet, providing clues about its chemical composition. The object, C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), is only the second interstellar object ever identified, after ‘Oumuamua, which

First measurements of ‘interstellar comet’

Image copyright Gemini Observatory/NSF/AURA Image caption Two-colour composite image of C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) obtained using the Gemini North Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS) on Hawaii’s Maunakea Astronomers are gathering measurements on a presumed interstellar comet, providing clues about its chemical composition. The object, C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), is only the second interstellar object ever identified, after ‘Oumuamua, which

Drilling Could Cause Extinctions in Alaskan Refuge, Government Plan Says

Buried in the Interior Department’s plan to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is an admission that oil and gas development may lead to extinctions in the remote expanse of Alaska. The final environmental impact statement for oil and gas leasing in ANWR, released on Thursday by the Bureau of Land Management, downplays the impact that

The First Images Have Started Coming in of That New Interstellar Visitor

On August 30, amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov spotted a comet of extrasolar origin passing through our Solar System. This is the second time in as many years that an interstellar object has been observed (the last being ‘Oumuamua 2.0 in 2017). Thanks to the Gemini Observatory, we now have pictures of this comet, making it

50-year old maths problem about an infinite lottery finally solved

By Chelsea Whyte Winning an infinite lottery is no easy taskAnnie Eagle / Alamy Stock Photo In an infinite lottery can you create a lottery ticket that always wins? This is the idea behind a 50-year-old maths problem that has now been solved. In a standard lottery, you have a ticket with a handful of numbers

50-year old maths problem about an infinite lottery finally solved

By Chelsea Whyte Winning an infinite lottery is no easy taskAnnie Eagle / Alamy Stock Photo In an infinite lottery can you create a lottery ticket that always wins? This is the idea behind a 50-year-old maths problem that has now been solved. In a standard lottery, you have a ticket with a handful of numbers

Newly discovered comet is likely interstellar visitor — ScienceDaily

A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system. The object — designated C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) — was discovered on Aug. 30, 2019, by Gennady Borisov at the MARGO observatory in Nauchnij, Crimea. The official confirmation that comet C/2019 Q4 is an

Heathrow drone protest: Five arrested over planned disruption

Image copyright William Watson Image caption Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, was arrested in Bethnal Green on Thursday Five environmental activists have been arrested over plans to fly drones near Heathrow Airport on Friday. Climate change activist group Heathrow Pause said it aims to use devices within the no-fly zone as part of efforts