Study provides long-term look at ways to control wildfire in sagebrush steppe ecosystem

CORVALLIS, Ore. New research led by an Oregon State University scientist provides the first long-term study of methods to control the spread of wildfire in the sagebrush steppe ecosystem that dominates parts of the western United States. In recent years, the number, size and intensity of wildfires in the sagebrush ecosystem – which spans much … Read more

Science News Roundup: Scientists unveil image of ‘gentle giant’ black hole at Milky Way’s center; Intact, pregnant ichthyosaur fossil recovered from Patagonian glacier in Chile and more

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Symptoms linger two years for some; inflammatory protein patterns may provide long COVID clues The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by … Read more

Astronomers Capture 1st Image of Milky Way’s Huge Black Hole | Science News

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The world’s first image of the chaotic supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy does not portray a voracious cosmic destroyer but what astronomers Thursday called a “gentle giant” on a near-starvation diet. Astronomers believe nearly all galaxies, including our own, have … Read more

Supermassive black hole seen in Milky Way’s center

Astronomers have just revealed the first image of Sagittarius A *, a supermassive black hole in the center of our Milky Way galaxy — so heavy that it warps spacetime such that even light can’t escape. The Event Horizon Telescope, an international collaboration of radio observatories, released the picture Thursday, which appears as a glowing … Read more

Scientists unveil image of ‘gentle giant’ black hole at Milky Way’s center

Only second image ever made of a black hole Global network of observatories obtained the image Matter found to be trickling, not gushing, into the object WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) – Scientists on Thursday provided the first look at the “gentle giant” lurking at the center of our Milky Way galaxy – an image of … Read more

The 1st photo of the Milky Way’s monster black hole has scientists over the moon. Here’s why.

For decades, astronomers have wondered what’s at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy. Today, scientists unveiled the first-ever photo of the supermassive black hole that lurks there, offering a completely new view of our home galaxy. The historic image of what scientists call Sagittarius A *, captured by a worldwide telescope array called the … Read more

DARPA is exploring ways to build big things in space

The US military has awarded contracts under a new program to address in-space manufacturing needs, as part of a larger effort to reduce the costs of spaceflight. Space manufacturing could allow humanity to build large structures efficiently, using materials launched from Earth or harvested on another world such as the moon or Mars. Such work … Read more

Sagittarius A*: The Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

Sagittarius A *, often abbreviated to Sgr A * and pronounced “Sagittarius A star”, is a supermassive black hole located at the center of our spiral galaxy, the Milky Way. Sagittarius A * is mostly dormant and only occasionally absorbs gas or dust, but nonetheless has an estimated mass millions of times that of our … Read more

Lemon water won’t detox or energize you. But it may affect your body in other ways

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. If you believe anecdotes online, drinking lukewarm water with a splash of lemon juice is detoxifying, energizing, and soothing. Water and lemon juice on their own are healthy. But if you combine them, do they become healthier? The really quick answer is, no! Could drinking lemon water do you any long-lasting … Read more