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It’s a Boy! Astronomers Capture First Ever Image of an Exo-Planet Being Born

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Well, sooner or later, they would’ve captured it—a photograph of a planet being born. And now, sooner than expected, astronomers did.

Unbelievable, isn’t it—how a planet could form entirely out of nothing, in space?

Astronomers captured the very first image of a planet forming in the dust, swirling around a young star. On Monday, July 2, scientists stated that the planet appears as a “bright spot in the snapshot”—which was taken using the “European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope” located in Chile. Moreover, Miriam Keppler (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy—Germany) said that hints of baby planets have been detected before, but yet astronomers weren’t really sure whether their observations were “features in the swirling dust.”
“Planets are born in circumstellar disks.” Keppler stated. “These disks are made out of gas and dust and surround young stars until a lifetime of about 10 million years. The exciting fact of our discovery is that we have here an exceptionally robust detection of a young planet, still embedded in such a disk.
The measurement of the spectrum gives us insights on how planetary atmospheres look at a very early stage of life. This is very important in order to calibrate theoretical models that predict the properties of planets as they evolve.”

According to a paper published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, scientists describe the planet as a gas giant bigger than Jupiter, located about 1.86 Billion miles from the star PDS-70. The astronomers say in the journal that the baby planet has a “cloudy atmosphere.” They also stated that the new planet has a surface temperature of about 1,832 degrees Fahrenheit.

Furthermore, lest the most important part as to the scientists’ study, is that the “sphere”—seen in the photograph above—blocks out the light from the star. This allows the researchers to observe the much-dimmer dust disk and planet at several different wavelengths. The old and new data show the distinct presence of a planet, thus leaving a gap behind it—followed by a trail.

 

Written by KFC, author of The 11th Syzygy, on 7/3/18.

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Say Farewell to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, Or…

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is perhaps one of the most tremendous and iconic features in our Solar System. Not to mention the fact that the planet itself is the largest in our Solar System. This massive cyclone has been swirling around Jupiter for so long we don’t know exactly when it first began to swirl. Nowadays, it’s so taken for granted—especially for those that aren’t into Astronomy and Cosmology. However, the storm on this great planet is, unfortunately, slowly dying away. And the latest data from the Juno Spacecraft, recovered from Scientists at NASA, suggests that it might actually ‘be gone within our lifetimes’. In a new research conducted and released by Scientists at NASA suggests that it’s actually changing in shape, as well as in colour—as it enters its twilight years.

Jupiter’s latest images have revealed some surprising changes to the Great Red Spot. The storm is in fact now smaller in diameter, than that of the previous set of photographs released. The swirling winds are reaching a higher altitude into the planet’s atmosphere than before; thus stretching the storm taller as it swirls upward. At the same time, its iconic crimson hue is becoming more orange, probable as a result of the highest gasses being exposed to ultra-violet radiation.

However, this doesn’t change the fact that both Jupiter and its Great Red Spot aren’t great. It can still swallow the entire Earth thoroughly. Yet the Great Red Spot is definitely less impressive that it once was when Astronomers first discovered it. And as NASA notes, a century and a half ago it, the Great Red Spot, was so wide that you could fit four (Planet) Earths inside of its footprint (clearly losing a lot of steam, in my case).

‘Its north-south colour asymmetry has decreased, and the dark core has become smaller,’ the researchers wrote. ‘Internal velocities have decreased on its east and west edges, and decreased on the north and south, resulting in decreased relative vorticity and circulation. The GRS’s colour changes from 2014 to 2017 may be explained by changes in stretching vorticity or divergence acting to balance the decrease in relative vorticity.’

The observations of Jupiter stretch as far as the sixteen-sixties—which point to the presence of an entirely diverse storm that may have followed the Great Red Spot. The storm, before the Great Red Spot, is thought to have been the remains of a dying storm that utterly vanished long before modern imaging would have allowed it to be captured on film. And if the Great Red Spot certainly does sputter out within the next few decades, another great cyclone could always form in its wake—far in the future, from which we will see it.

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Cigar-Shaped Comet Discovered by Astronomers in Hawaii

 

“Sometimes a Cigar is really not just a cigar”

—J. Cyriis,

(Author of Lenda de 5~D and The Burger Agenda)

 

May I introduce you to Oumuamua, this cigar-shaped comet raced through our solar system from another. Oumuamua’s size is up to a quarter mile long and is highly elongated as well. Its aspect ratio is greater than that of any asteroid or comet inside or outside of the solar system. The discovery was funded by NASA on the twentieth of November, two-thousand-seventeen. NASA and its discoverers believe that this bizarrely-shaped object that suddenly bursted from another solar system traveled for hundreds of millions of years before coming in contact with ours. “For decades now, we have theorized that such interstellar objects are out there, wandering.” Thomas Zurbuchen for NASA’s Science Mission in Washington stated, “And now—for the first time—we have direct evidence that they exist,” he continued. “This history-making discovery is opening a new window to study formations of solar systems beyond our own.”

Karen Meech of the Institute for Astronomy in Hawaii along with a team of astronomers discovered that Oumuamua varies in brightness by a factor of ten, as it spins on its axis every seven point three hours. Meech and the team of astronomers discovered this phenomenon within Oumuamua by simply combining the images from the FORS instrument on the ESO telescope using four different filters with those of other large telescopes. According to Meech and the group, no known asteroid or comet from our solar system varies so widely in brightness, with a large ratio between length and width, as well. But what about the other comets or asteroids outside of our solar system? Is this the only comet in the whole galaxy that varies widely in brightness as well as having a large ratio between length and width? The question remains a big mystery to us all. The most elongated objects protruding through our solar system from another are no more than three time as long as they are wide.

“This unusually big variation in brightness means that the object is highly elongated. It’s about ten times as long as it is wide, with a complex, convoluted shape.” Meech stated.

It’s fascinating how every star and asteroid is one-of-a-kind when it comes to its shape, size and functionalities. After reading this, you’re probably still asking yourself: Where did it come from? Well, most comets follow ellipse-shaped orbits around the sun. But this comet appears to orbit at an angle, and also doesn’t circle the sun. Its orbital path suggests that it entered our solar system from the direction of the constellation, Lyra. Oumuamua has already looped around the sun, it will never return.

However, others suggested that the comet didn’t come from Earth, but interacted with Jupiter (biggest planet in our solar system) or with another planet, causing the comet to change its orbit.

Written by: KFC (Author of The 11th Syzygy)