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NASA unlocks new sounds of the universe with project that transforms cosmic discoveries

Join Fox News for access to this content Plus special access to select articles and other premium content with your account - free of charge. Please enter a valid email address. By entering your email and pushing continue, you are agreeing to Fox News' Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, which includes our Notice of Financial Incentive. To access the content, check your email and follow the instructions provided. Having trouble? Click here. A new NASA project has turned the beauty of the universe into sound, allowing the visually impaired to experience the wonders of space.NASA, through a process called sonification, translated data into sound to accompany new images of celestial objects observed by the agency's space telescopes. The audio was released in conjunction with a new doc...
From the LHC to the search for exoplanets
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From the LHC to the search for exoplanets

At the start of his academic career, Jason Terry was primarily interested in astronomy. But while earning his master’s degree at Brown University, he veered into new territory: particle physics.In 2018 Terry took an opportunity to analyze data for the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider—and who wouldn’t? he says. The CMS experiment was instrumental in one of the most important recent discoveries in particle physics, the Higgs boson. And building the 17-mile-long underground particle collider where the CMS experiment sits is “probably one of the coolest things that people have done, ever.”Using the focus of his degree, data science, and his experience analyzing data for astronomy, Terry worked to improve the energy reconstruction of particles passing through the CMS de...
3 new moons discovered orbiting Uranus, Neptune
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3 new moons discovered orbiting Uranus, Neptune

Astronomers have found three previously unknown moons in our solar system — two additional moons circling Neptune and one around Uranus.The distant tiny moons were spotted using powerful land-based telescopes in Hawaii and Chile, and announced Friday by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center.DISCOVER THE UNIVERSE'S OLDEST BLACK HOLE, DEFYING THE MYSTERIES OF SPACEThe latest tally puts Neptune at 16 known moons and Uranus at 28. This graphic shows side-by-side depictions of Uranus and Neptune (Photo by: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)One of Neptune's new moons has the longest known orbital journey yet. It takes around 27 years for the small outer moon to complete one lap around Neptune, the vast icy planet farthest from the sun, said Scott ...
A day in the life of a human-in-the-loop engineer
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A day in the life of a human-in-the-loop engineer

Growing up in Taiwan, Wan-Lin Hu decided in junior high school that she wanted to be an engineer—but not just any type of engineer.“I wanted to design systems that work without any human input, beyond the usual need to turn them on and off and adjust their settings,” she says with a laugh. “The human decision-making process is quite complex, and articulating and predicting how it works is quite challenging.”So, when she got to National Taiwan University, she focused on designing automated control systems that reduce the need for human input, and used that approach to build an atomic force microscope and a bio-inspired robot that slithered like a snake, among other projects.Six years later, though, her path took a surprising turn. Her PhD adviser at Purdue University specializ...
NASA seeks participants for second year-long Mars mission simulation
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NASA seeks participants for second year-long Mars mission simulation

Join Fox News for access to this content Plus get unlimited access to thousands of articles, videos and more with your free account! Please enter a valid email address. By entering your email, you are agreeing to Fox News Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, which includes our Notice of Financial Incentive. To access the content, check your email and follow the instructions provided. NASA is searching for the next four-person crew to participate in a one-year program at Johnson Space Center in Houston, simulating life and conditions on the planet Mars.The mission will be the second of three year-long Mars surface simulations called Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog, or CHAPEA, and is expected to kick off in the Spring of 2025.The first four-person crew was locked in...
Universe’s brightest object reportedly discovered, featuring black hole the size of 17 billion suns
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Universe’s brightest object reportedly discovered, featuring black hole the size of 17 billion suns

Astronomers have discovered what may be the brightest object in the universe, a quasar with a black hole at its heart growing so fast that it swallows the equivalent of a sun a day.The record-breaking quasar shines 500 trillion times brighter than our sun. The black hole powering this distant quasar is more than 17 billion times more immense than our sun, an Australian-led team reported Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy.While the quasar resembles a mere dot in images, scientists envision a ferocious place.SCIENTISTS SUGGEST OUR UNIVERSE IS MERGING WITH ‘BABY UNIVERSES’ AS POSSIBLE THEORY OF EXPANSIONThe rotating disk around the quasar's black hole — the luminous swirling gas and other matter from gobbled-up stars — is like a cosmic hurricane."This quasar is the most violent place ...
Ancient DNA analysis shows how Scandinavia’s first farmers wiped out hunter-gatherer population
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Ancient DNA analysis shows how Scandinavia’s first farmers wiped out hunter-gatherer population

A new study is shedding light on the violent history of Scandinavia which saw multiple waves of mass murder across Denmark in just a thousand years. A team of international researchers analyzed DNA samples from approximately 100 human remains found in southern Scandinavia through a process called shotgun sequencing. These remains span approximately 7,300 years, from the Mesolithic period, when hunter-gatherer lifestyles were warning, to the Neolithic period, when humans began settling and farming was ascendant, to the Early Bronze Age. The study, published in the journal Nature, found that rather than co-existing peacefully, the hunter-gatherers in what is now Denmark, were wiped out by farmer-settlers. "This transition has previously been presented as peaceful," said Lund University p...
Scientists suggest our universe is merging with ‘baby universes’ as possible theory of expansion
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Scientists suggest our universe is merging with ‘baby universes’ as possible theory of expansion

Astronomers have proposed a new theory to suggest why our universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. That our universe is expanding is in wide agreement, though how exactly that process happens is not as well understood. Scientists believe that an elusive substance called "dark energy" is responsible for driving the expansion.But the very existence of dark matter is only ever discussed in the context of an expanding universe, leading some to question whether there are other causes of expansion. This image shows a star-forming region of ionized hydrogen gas in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small galaxy that neighbors the Milky Way. (NASA/ESA)A study published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, has proposed that the universe’s expansion is driven by merging with ...
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Space surgery experiment could provide pathway for medical care in Earth’s most remote regions

Join Fox News for access to this content Plus get unlimited access to thousands of articles, videos and more with your free account! Please enter a valid email address. By entering your email, you are agreeing to Fox News Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, which includes our Notice of Financial Incentive. To access the content, check your email and follow the instructions provided. A tiny remote-controlled robot will attempt a surgical procedure on the International Space Station (ISS) that could provide a major leap forward for remote medical services and hope for even the most remote rural communities."When we started this work at the University of Nebraska, we shared a collective vision that miniRAS could make robotic-assisted surgery available to any patient, anytime, anyw...
NASA goes old school with rocket sending astronauts to the Moon
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NASA goes old school with rocket sending astronauts to the Moon

NASA is bringing back its historic worm logo to decorate the agency’s first crew-bearing rocket being sent to the moon in decades.NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems began painting the bright red logo on the Space Launch System’s two solid rocket boosters last month at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the agency’s Artemis II mission, the agency announced Friday.  Workers with NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems paint the bright red NASA worm logo on the side of an Artemis II solid rocket booster. (NASA/Glenn Benson)WATCH MORE FOX NEWS DIGITAL ORIGINALS HEREThe historic logo was created in 1975 and features bold, minimalist worm-like letters meant to represent the program in what was considered a modern aerospace era. After a nearly 30-year retirement, it was brought back in 2020 fo...
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