It looks like the universe is far bigger than what we’ve all imagined it to be. According to recent reports, astronomers have just discovered hundreds of thousands of new galaxies that have previously been undetected.
More than 200 scientists from 18 countries participated in the study and the discovery was made using the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) telescope. They found 300,000 new light sources believed to be originating billions of lightyears away from our planet.
In a statement issued from the Netherlands Institute for Radion Astronomy, Amanda Wilber of the University of Hamburg in Germany said:
“With radio observations we can detect radiation from the tenuous medium that exists between galaxies. This radiation is generated by energetic shocks and turbulence.
“LOFAR allows us to detect many more of these sources and understand what is powering them.”
Meanwhile, Annalisa Bonafede of the University of Bologna in Italy also pointed out:
“What we are beginning to see with LOFAR is that, in some cases, clusters of galaxies that are not merging can also show this emission, albeit at a very low level that was previously undetectable.
“This discovery tells us that, besides merger events, there are other phenomena that can trigger particle acceleration over huge scales.”
In an AFP interview, Paris Observatory astronomer Cyril Tasse shared:
“This is a new window on the universe.
“When we saw the first images we were like: ‘What is this?!’ It didn’t look anything at all like what we are used to seeing.”
Tasse likewise mentioned:
“If you look at an active black hole, the jets (of radiation) disappear after millions of years, and you won’t see them at a higher frequency (of light).
“But at a lower frequency they continue to emit these jets for hundreds of millions of years, so we can see far older electrons.”
China Completes Its First Successful Robotic Surgery
The operation was so precise that the patient was able to stand up the following day!
Some people are wary of doctors for fear that they could make a mistake. But would you trust a robot with your health? China has recently completed its first robotic surgery and it was a resounding success. In fact, the robot performed so well that the patient was expected to recover immediately after the surgery.
The operation was performed by Tinavi, the world's first and only orthopedic robotic system. Also called Tianji in Chinese, the robot operated on a patient at the First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University in the Anhui province of China. Interestingly, the system's operation was so precise that the patient was able to stand up the day after his surgery.
The robotic arm works on the patient as a surgeon looks on.
Elon Musk Is ‘Confident’ People Could ‘Sell Their Home on Earth’ And Move to Mars Soon
He says moving to Mars will cost “low enough” that many will be able to afford it.
Think living in another planet is nothing more than a sci-fi dream? Well one man is working really hard to make that possible in the near future and the best part is: it's going to be affordable for most people.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk recently posted on Twitter saying that people could soon move to Mars if they like - for a price they can afford.
Boy Successfully Builds Nuclear Fusion Reactor In His Bedroom
“After a while, it became pretty simple to realize how it all worked together.”
Jackson Oswalt is not your ordinary kid. While some of his peers are busy spending their time on social media and playing video games, the young boy from Memphis, Tennessee is spending his time in a laboratory.
Jackson, who is now 14 years old, managed to create a working nuclear fusion reactor when he was only 12. He is believed to be the youngest person to build a functioning nuclear fusion reactor.