The pinnacle of pseudoscience in astronomy and astrophysics
Observation of an actual black hole, or more precisely its event horizon, was inevitable with a global collaboration called the Event Horizon Telescope. I think it is safe to say that failure was not an option with hundreds of millions of dollars, thousands of research hours, and petabytes of data on the line. So earlier this month the EHT collaboration finally delivered with its observations of M87* (Powehi). within Messier 87 (NGC 4486). Unfortunately for […]
Jovian Auroral Discord
At the end of October a team of astronomers led by the University College London published a paper in Nature Astronomy reporting they had discovered that planet Jupiter’s northern and southern aurorae emit pulses of X-rays independently of each other. They made this discovery by analyzing data gathered by the ESA’s XMM-Newton and NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatories in May-June 2016 and March 2007. The astronomers observed that the X-ray emissions at the north pole were erratic […]
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