Paul Sutton

Astronomy

How Dark is space

This is the October public lecture from the Space Telescope Science Institute

Location: Online Attendance Only Date ;October 5 2021 Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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#Science,#Space,#stsci,#Telescope,#Astronomy,#Astrology

Planets form in organic soups with different ingredients

Interesting article found on Mastodon, scientists have mapped the chemical composition of planetary nurseries. Looks like I have quite a bit of reading to do, as there are 3 papers linked to this article.

I have included the usual links to the original article & discourse discussion.

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#Astronomy,#AstroChemistry,#Planetary,#Discs,#Science,#ScienceDaily,#Articles,#Papers,#Research

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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. “Planets form in organic soups with different ingredients: A series of new images reveals that planets form in organic soups — and no two soups are alike.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 15 September 2021

Astrology versus Astronomy: What's the Difference, Really?

This is the September public lecture from the Space Telescope Science Institute

Location: Online Attendance Only Date ; September 7 2021 Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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#Science,#Space,#stsci,#Telescope,#Astronomy,#Astrology

A Huge Number of Rogue Supermassive Black Holes Are Wandering The Universe

Citation

Angelo Ricarte, Michael Tremmel, Priyamvada Natarajan, Charlotte Zimmer, Thomas Quinn, Origins and demographics of wandering black holes, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 503, Issue 4, June 2021, Pages 6098–6111, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stab866

From what I have managed to read on this, very interesting, there is so much out there yet to discover. Would be great to get access to the above paper, I will ask on the Open University forums if I have access given I am Alumni.

It does highlight the need for open access to science journals. A few posts on this coming up.

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#Rogue,#Wanderer,#Supermassive,#Blackholes,#Astronomy, #Physics

New evidence of a large cold spot partly causing dimming of Betelgeuse

This is another interesting item found on the Fediverse. It seems Betelgeuse is still active. It does appear that there are different ideas as to why this is happening

If Betelgeuse does go Super Nova then this activity may give clues to how stars can behave before hand, giving indications to future events that can be studied more closely perhaps.

I have added a discourse link in case anyone would like to comment further generally.

I have downloaded the paper for this, from Nature Communications.

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#Science,#Astronomy,.#Research,#Papers,#Betelgeuse,#Dimming

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY, AND SPACE: TEACHING SECONDARY SCIENCE

Just completed the above course with Future Learn. Hoping this will help me as a Teaching Assistant or Lab technician in a school.

Certificate physics and space course

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#Physics,#Astronomy,#Space,#Secondary,#Science,#Learning, #FutureLearn

The Importance of Small Objects: Exocomets

This is the August public lecture from the Space Telescope Science Institute

#Science,#Space,#stsci,#Telescope,#Astronomy

Standard Cosmological Model

This was posted to Twitter earlier by Peter Coles [1]. Interesting blog post about the Cosmological model [2], a link to a paper on arXiv [3]. I have also started a discussion on discourse [4].

A few interesting ideas presented here. The nice thing about these papers is that you can then look at references and find a whole new set of papers go read through on related subjects. You sort of fall down the rabbit hole with this.

All we need now is a club similar to CoderDojo where we can get together and discuss. Would need to be open to ALL ages though. This is something that my Study Support group could do though.

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1 Peter Coles 2 Blog post 3. arXiv Paper 4. Discourse post

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#Science,#Physics,#Astronomy,#Cosmology, #StandardCosmologicalModel

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Wormholes

I just found an interesting paper on arXiv about wormholes. While wormholes are still hypothetical,, this paper looks at how we can look for them, formation ,structure.

Feel free to discuss further on discourse. I will update this post if I create a thread on there. Otherwise I will start a thread on the Open University forums.

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#Physics,#Astronomy,#Wormholes.#arXiv,#Astrophysics

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