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Astronomers spot a circumplanetary disk for the first time

Astronomers spot a circumplanetary disk for the first time

Science
July 12 (UPI) -- With the help of the ALMA observatory, scientists have identified a circumplanetary disk in a distant star system -- a first. Astronomers found the moon-forming disk of dust and debris circling an exoplanet in orbit around PDS 70, a low-mass T Tauri star located 370 light-years from Earth. T Tauri stars are a class of young stars characterized by their optical variability. During an earlier survey, scientists discovered two new Jupiter-like planets orbiting PDS 70 using the observational abilities of European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope. For the new study, astronomers used Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, a collection of high-precision dish antennas in northern Chile, to measure the faint radio waves emitted by the tiny gas particles surround...
Einstein’s ‘spooky’ phenomenon caught on camera for first time

Einstein’s ‘spooky’ phenomenon caught on camera for first time

Technology
Scientists have photographed a phenomenon which Albert Einstein called "spooky action at a distance" for the first time. The image is of a strong form of quantum entanglement, where two particles interact with each other and share their physical states for an instant. It happens no matter how great the distance between the two particles. Image: Albert Einstein called the phenomenon 'spooky' The connection is known as Bell entanglement and underpins the field of quantum mechanics.Paul-Antoine Moreau, of the University of Glasgow's School of Physics and Astronomy, said: "The image we've managed to capture is an elegant demonstration of a fundamental property of nature, seen for the very first time in the form of an image. ...
First new DoD NEXRAD weather radar installed at Cannon Air Force Base

First new DoD NEXRAD weather radar installed at Cannon Air Force Base

Business
July 11 (UPI) -- Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico this year became the first military location with a refurbished weather radar system. Next Generation Weather Radar is a Doppler system that measures motion of clear air and atmospheric phenomena within storms. They are used as part of forecasts for the U.S. Army, Air Force and National Weather Service. The non-military data are transmitted to local news outlets and the Federal Aviation Administration. The announcement Wednesday on the first refurbished by the Air Force in February came as Tropical Storm Barry formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is forecast to hit land between Mississippi and eastern Texas as a Category 1 hurricane Saturday. The U.S. Air Force is building a replacement system at its 25 locations in a U.S. government effor...
Watch: Emotional Angels win first game since Tyler Skaggs death

Watch: Emotional Angels win first game since Tyler Skaggs death

Sports
July 3 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Angels returned to the field for the first time since the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, beating the Texas Rangers 9-4 Tuesday. Angels players wore patches with Skaggs' No. 45 on their jerseys at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. They also held up one of his jerseys during a moment of silence and the national anthem. Skaggs, 27, was found dead in his room at the team hotel, hours before the Angels were set to play the Rangers Monday in Arlington. Police said there were no signs of foul play and they do not suspect suicide. The Angels and Rangers postponed Monday's game. "It's tough. My first at-bat, I get up there, and all I do is think about him," Angels star Mike Trout told reporters. "Just a different feeling, you know. Just in shock. Walking around ...
Study explains how supermassive black holes first appeared in the early universe

Study explains how supermassive black holes first appeared in the early universe

Science
June 28 (UPI) -- Scientists have developed a new model for the formation and growth of supermassive black holes that could explain their appearance in the early universe. According to the new study, published this week in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, supermassive black holes grow extremely fast over a very short amount of time, and then very suddenly, stop growing. Scientists came up with the new model to better explain the distribution of supermassive black hole masses and luminosities throughout the distant universe. "This is indirect observational evidence that black holes originate from direct-collapses and not from stellar remnants," Shantanu Basu, an astronomy professor at the University of Western Ontario, said in a news release. Basu and his colleague Arpan Das analyzed th...