Wednesday Finds

NASA to announce ‘an exciting new discovery about the moon’ on Monday

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/10/26/nasa-announce-an-exciting-new-discovery-moon-monday/6039412002/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjhkNWEwOGZjMjBkZTUxYzc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEMLh2McIf-Qv_uDSMYhRD_j9b9wQ The moon will make news on Monday. At noon, NASA is set to announce “an exciting new discovery about the moon,” the agency said in a release, which also referenced the Artemis program, a plan to send the first woman and next man to the lunar surface in …

#BlackInAstro: Dr. Greg Mosby

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://astrobites.org/2020/10/26/blackinastro-dr-greg-mosby/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjhkNWEwOGZjMjBkZTUxYzc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFPQCKMjznX28VRRzX38kAg7Gh2kg It’s #BlackInPhysics week Oct. 25th to Oct. 31st, 2020! Find out more and follow along at blackinphysics.org and @BlackInPhysics on Twitter. This post is also part of our ongoing series #BlackInAstro. For our cornerstone post, see here. In this installment, we …

Scots artist’s painting sells for £14 million at auction

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18820958.scots-artists-painting-sells-14-million-auction/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmNiMTVlYTZiM2IxZGNhOGQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFX-m-V0U3qBc-gShzkKl5XxbztGQ Edinburgh-born Doig, 61, painted Boiler House in 1993, the year before he was nominated for the Turner Prize. Described as a “masterpiece from his …

Project to introduce Latmos rock paintings to world

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/project-to-introduce-latmos-rock-paintings-to-world-159444&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmNiMTVlYTZiM2IxZGNhOGQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGVgptGgZwtUdFdx9QdQh5dYPTqiA The rock paintings adorning Mount Latmos, where the ancient Carian Trail passes, which is believed to be one of the oldest roads in the world, carry …

Metals from Chinese coal plants are ending up in Pacific Ocean, with uncertain consequences

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.miragenews.com/metals-from-chinese-coal-plants-are-ending-up-in-pacific-ocean-with-uncertain-consequences/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjhkNWEwOGZjMjBkZTUxYzc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNE2HwPXCZ_SBHZoR6Xo04JXKfrmZA Emissions from coal-fired power plants in China are fertilizing the North Pacific Ocean with a metal nutrient important for marine life, according to new findings from a USC-led research team. The researchers believe these metals could change the ocean …

Thursday Interesting Finds

Nokia to provide 4G network on Moon: Why it is bad news for radio astronomy

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/nokia-to-provide-4g-network-on-moon-why-is-it-bad-news-for-radio-astronomy-120102600362_1.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjhkNWEwOGZjMjBkZTUxYzc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNG9aCRfLjnRYxhae_RbckM2_FVTjQ As you drive down the road leading to Jodrell Bank Observatory, a sign asks visitors to turn off their mobile phones, stating that the Lovell telescope is so powerful it could detect a phone signal on Mars. Radio telescopes are designed to be incredibly sensitive …

The Villager showcasing artwork created during COVID-19

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.beloitdailynews.com/news/covid-19/the-villager-showcasing-artwork-created-during-covid-19/article_af2d42ef-127b-5184-9c36-e62913432a8c.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmNiMTVlYTZiM2IxZGNhOGQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNE4qDZvrcGx8DJ-ZaY-HdpwV4A1RQ One of his oil paintings is a plein air picture he painted from his pickup truck along the Sugar River as his wife took a bike ride. “I made 10 plein air …

Vasily Vereshchagin: The artist who painted the true face of war

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.rbth.com/arts/332897-vasily-vereshchagin-artist-who-painted-war&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmNiMTVlYTZiM2IxZGNhOGQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHAOM6w6tbM1ooLHD73OKkKErkEkg Vasily Vereshchagin’s war paintings depict not only the glory of Russian victory, but also the ugliness. They deeply shocked audiences and rubbed the …

The six rules and curfew orders are likely to have a ‘zero effect’ on reducing contacts

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://presstories.com/2020/10/26/the-six-rules-and-curfew-orders-are-likely-to-have-a-zero-effect-on-reducing-contacts/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjhkNWEwOGZjMjBkZTUxYzc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHd4iB_U67L2mH38g4ZIlp-MiU3SA Similarly, the chance of having a Govt-19 positive person in a crowd of 50 in Somerset is one in eight (13 per cent), nine out of ten (86 per cent) in risk in Liverpool. Designed to demonstrate the dangers of large crowds during the American football season, this …

Asteroid Flies ‘Extremely Close’ to Earth at 11% of the Distance of the Moon at a Record-Breaking Speed!

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.techtimes.com/articles/253620/20201025/asteroid-flies-extremely-close-earth-11-distance-moon-record-breaking.htm&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjhkNWEwOGZjMjBkZTUxYzc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHYc8m5hNT2l_RDObjtUTc6ew6cpQ A particular space rock known as the 2020 UF3 recently shot by Earth back in October 22. Astronomers were luckily able to get a photo of the passing asteroid. According to the official Virtual Telescope Project, the asteroid was extremely close to earth at just a …

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