Measles outbreak in trendy New York City

The refusal of vaccination by the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and patients from Israel are at the origin of the outbreak of the virus in Brooklyn. Red alert in New York. The measles, officially eradicated in the United States since 2000, is spreading like wildfire around Williamsburg, the famous and trendy area of ​​Brooklyn bordering the […]

A new “petrified galaxy” buried deep in the Milky Way was discovered | Urania

Scientists working on data from the Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE) Sloan Digital Sky Surveys (SDSS) have discovered a “fossilized galaxy” hidden in the depths of our Milky Way. This result, published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, could shock our understanding of how the Milky Way grew into the […]

Two merging stars create giant blue gas cloud | NOW

Sixteen years ago, astronomers observed a striking gas cloud with a star in the middle. Now it appears that that star swallowed another star, and then ejected the gas cloud. That writes a team of American astronomers in the scientific journal Nature. The collided stars orbited each other in a so-called binary galaxy. However, the […]

Iconic radio telescope Arecibo in Puerto Rico is beyond repair | NOW

The observatory’s radio telescope in the Puerto Rican city of Arecibo has been irreparably damaged, the US National Science Foundation reports (NSFThursday. The iconic construction from 1963 with a diameter of 305 meters has been hit by severe storms in recent years. Two cable breaks that occurred this year have killed the radio telescope. Hurricane […]

‘Extreme’ distant planet has rains of rock and supersonic gusts | NOW

Astronomers have discovered a planet where conditions are so extreme that rock evaporates and winds are faster than sound. The planet has also filled 100 kilometers deep oceans with magma. American astronomers write that in the trade journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Exoplanet K2-141b is very close to its star and about […]

In New York, 15 children with inflammatory symptoms may be linked to Covid-19

Some 15 children have been hospitalized in recent days in New York because they suffered from an inflammatory disease that could be linked to the coronavirus and of which dozens of cases have already been reported elsewhere. The patients, who were hospitalized between April 17 and May 1, aged 2 to 15, all had fever, […]