An earth-shattering optical illusion was just spotted in space

  Backlink: CREATIVE BLOG We’ve seen all manner of optical illusions over the past few years, involving everything from three-headed deer to rotating horses (via countless objects that appear to be moving but definitely aren’t moving). Just when it feels like we’ve seen them all, another first pops up. Like this one. It’s in space! […]

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Scientists Are About to Fire Up The Most Powerful Laser in The US

  Backlink: SCIENCE ALERT The most powerful laser in the US right now is getting turned on to send its first pulses this week – enabling researchers to get a new level of insight into plasma physics and particle accelerators. Known as the Zetawatt-Equivalent Ultrashort pulse laser System (ZEUS), it produces an ultra-short, extremely powerful […]

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Scientists Spot the Birth of a Planet in Deep Space

Backlink: CURIOSMOS Scientists have developed a new method to detect elusive newborn planets in faraway solar systems. Protoplanetary disks, which surround young, newborn stars, are said to be where planets are born. Observations of planetary birth and formation within these environments have proven challenging, despite hundreds of these disks being observed throughout the universe. […]

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U.S. needs satellite constellation to counter China: next space chief

  Backlink: NIKKEI ASIA The U.S. needs to establish a constellation of widely distributed satellites so that adversaries cannot take out vital communication systems in one blow, President Joe Biden’s pick to serve as the next Space Force chief of operations told Congress this week. Pointing to China and Russia, Lt. Gen. Chance Saltzman said: […]

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This 7,000-Year-Old Settlement in Egypt Predates the Pharaohs and the Pyramids

  Backlink: CURIOSMOS When we talk about Egypt, what first comes to mind are the imposing pyramids, the Great Sphinx, and the Giza plateau’s temples. The settlement dates back to around 5,000 BCE, which means it directly predates the emergence of the famous Giza pyramids by at least 2,500 years.       […]

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