Tag: Astronomy

  • It’s going to be a beautiful aurora night

    It’s going to be a beautiful aurora night

    As reported by mbl.is, clear skies and a strong solar wind are set to bring dazzling auroras over Iceland tonight. In a press release published today, Sævar Helgi Bragason, an educator and science communicator (editor of an astronomy website), predicts that the midnight lights will be enjoyed tonight. Sævar directs those interested to Icelandic […] […]

  • The brightest planets in close conjunction

    The brightest planets in close conjunction

    The two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, will be visible in the sky tonight. The planets will be very close to each other and as soon as the weather conditions allow it, you will be able to observe them even at low magnification, using a telescope or telescope. According to an article on the astronomy […]

  • YLE: Finland is behind other Nordic countries in the recovery of tourism

    YLE: Finland is behind other Nordic countries in the recovery of tourism

    Slow recovery is explained by unfamiliarity. “Only 20 percent of the respondents belonging to the target groups of our target market stated that they knew something about Finland. In Great Britain and the United States, familiarity was only 10 percent. Kristiina HietasaariThe director of Visit Finland told YLE on Wednesday. Finland also did not make […]

  • Solar system estimated to be about 4.57 billion years old: Study

    Solar system estimated to be about 4.57 billion years old: Study

    In a recent study published in the journal Nature Astronomy, researchers using isotopic analysis found that carbonate minerals from the asteroid crystallized in reactions with water, which initially accumulated on the asteroid as ice in the still-forming solar system and then warmed to liquid. They say that these carbonates formed very early – in the […]

  • Sharper images of black holes can show if they are actually holes

    Sharper images of black holes can show if they are actually holes

    The very first image of a black hole came three years ago. But now, through a major international collaboration, astronomers have presented the first image of a black hole that is much closer to us, in the heart of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Participants: Michael Lindqvist, astronomer at Chalmers and Onsala Space Observatory. Göran […]

  • According to research, a new type of UV light makes indoor air as safe as outdoors

    According to research, a new type of UV light makes indoor air as safe as outdoors

    Disinfection of indoor air with remote UVC light is a new way to safely and effectively destroy airborne viruses in occupied spaces. Research has suggested that remote UVC light from ceiling-mounted lamps could be a highly effective passive technique to reduce the infectivity of airborne diseases and reduce the risk of a subsequent pandemic. “Far-UVC […]

  • Astronomers map out a mysterious element in space, the study reveals

    Astronomers map out a mysterious element in space, the study reveals

    Ytterbium is one of the four elements in the periodic table, named after the Ytterby mine in the Stockholm archipelago. The element was first discovered in black gadolinite, first identified in the Ytterby mine in 1787. Ytterbium is interesting because it can have two different cosmic origins. Scientists believe that one half comes from heavy […]

  • Astronomers are discovering a new planet around the nearest star in our solar system

    Astronomers are discovering a new planet around the nearest star in our solar system

    The results of the study were published in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics. A group of astronomers in Chile using the VLT telescope from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has found evidence of another planet orbiting Proxima Centaur, the closest star in our solar system. “The discovery shows that our nearest star in our neighborhood […]

  • Even dying stars can give birth to planets, astronomers suggest

    Even dying stars can give birth to planets, astronomers suggest

    The study was published in Astronomy & Astrophysics, where the discovery is described. In the study, astronomers suggested that even if the stars were close to death, some of them could still form planets. If this is confirmed, theories about planet formation will need to be adapted. Planets like Earth and all the other planets […]

  • Potato stew?  Life beyond Chips n Fries

    Potato stew? Life beyond Chips n Fries

    By Pushpesh PantNew Delhi [India]January 4 (ANI): The potato has always been treated as a plebeian vegetable in India, but in many other countries it is the base that replaces cereals. Ever since tuber solanum tuberosum made its journey from the South American continent to the older world, chaperoned by Portuguese conquistadors, it has played […]

  • The telescope tightens its sun visor – if it goes wrong, everything goes wrong

    The telescope tightens its sun visor – if it goes wrong, everything goes wrong

    There are many small steps that should work when the telescope, after its narrow journey in an Ariane rocket, unfolds its various parts to reach its final shape in a few weeks. Then it should also have reached its place in space, 1.5 million kilometers into the solar system. How’s the telescope doing right now? […]

  • Launch of the world’s largest space telescope – the countdown is underway

    Launch of the world’s largest space telescope – the countdown is underway

    After years of delays, the Hubble Space Telescope’s successor will now be sent into space. Researchers have been working with the new so-called James Webb telescope for decades and some components have been partly developed by researchers here in Sweden. The hope is that the new space telescope will increase knowledge about the universe’s first […]

  • Science for 100 billion on its way to space

    Science for 100 billion on its way to space

    The James Webb Telescope is supposed to give us a whole new picture of the universe, it is thought, and perhaps find traces of life on distant planets. But the launch and the journey through space are technical challenges on a whole new level. Hundreds of elements must work flawlessly for it to succeed, so […]

  • A crater on Mars named after a town in Iceland

    A crater on Mars named after a town in Iceland

    The International Astronomical Union Working Group on the Nomenclature of the Planetary System approved the name Flateyri for a crater on Mars. Flateyri is a town in the Westfjords. Icelandic astronomy expert Sævar Helgi Bragason, editor of the Stjörnufræðivefurinn website and director of the Seltjarnarnes astronomy society, explains that the person who proposed the name […]

  • Astronomers are collaborating to create a new method for understanding the evolution of galaxies

    Astronomers are collaborating to create a new method for understanding the evolution of galaxies

    As a result, a breakthrough study published in the Astrophysical Journal outlines their new method for elucidating star formation in a post-stellar galaxy using its cluster population. The approach uses age and mass estimates of the constellations to determine the intensity and velocity of the stellar eruption that prevented more stars from forming in the […]

  • Danish chef puts gold in food at the World Cup of Chefs

    Danish chef puts gold in food at the World Cup of Chefs

    Geranium chef and assistant chef Ronni Vexøe Mortensen is the Danish participant. And he is prepared for the fingertips when he and his assistant, Sebastian Holberg Svendsgaard, have to cook in kitchen number 12 in Lyon on Sunday. The Danish team has great ambitions to win gold again for Denmark, as was also the case […]

  • Danish eateries get star rain from Michelin

    Danish eateries get star rain from Michelin

    On Monday night, the ultimate reward came in the form of the three Michelin stars, who send chef René Redzepi and his team all the way to the top of world gastronomy. Only about 130 restaurants worldwide have three Michelin stars. Including Danish Geranium. And even though Noma has been voted the best restaurant in […]

  • Michelin stars are good for Denmark’s tourism

    Michelin stars are good for Denmark’s tourism

    According to the industry organization Horesta, the new stars are exactly what Danish gastronomy and tourism need. – Food-interested pilgrims from all over the world to eat here, and it benefits the entire experience industry’s value chain, says Horesta’s food manager, Tine Skriver in a press release. She is pleased with the evening’s result and […]

  • FACTS: The Danish Michelin stars have been shining since 1983

    Get an insight into how Denmark has fared over the years: * The French dining guide Michelin has been around since August 1900. * In the 1920s, the Michelin stars were added, but the first Danish contribution did not come until the 1980s. * The first Danish michelin stars were given in 1983 to King […]

  • FACTS: Three Michelin stars are worth traveling for

    Read here how the restaurants are rated: * According to the Michelin Guide, food – and only food – is rated by stars. * Assessment of service, atmosphere and other impressions is rewarded with crossed cutlery (1-5 cutlery). * Since 2020, restaurants can also receive a green star that pays tribute to restaurants with a […]

  • After 14 years of waiting, Noma gets its third Michelin star

    After 14 years of waiting, Noma gets its third Michelin star

    Denmark thus has two three-star michelin restaurants. The other is Geranium in Copenhagen, which has been allowed to keep its three stars. Chef René Redzepi, who is behind the restaurant, was in Norway at Monday’s michelin distribution. – I’m really surprised. It has been a 14-year wait, he says. He also thanks both current and […]

  • The source of the strong rise on Saturday night is still a mystery in Helsinki

    The source of the strong rise on Saturday night is still a mystery in Helsinki

    On Saturday night, there was a loud explosion-like sound from many parts of Helsinki, but the source of the explosion remained a mystery on Monday. The boom sparked a discussion on social media The residents of Oulunkylä, Kumpula, Käpylä, Arabia, Kulosaari, Metsälä, Meilahti and Kulosaari claim to have heard noise on Saturday at about 11.45 […]

  • FACTS: Three Michelin stars are worth traveling for

    Read here how the restaurants are rated: * According to the Michelin Guide, food – and only food – is rated by stars. * Assessment of service, atmosphere and other impressions is rewarded with crossed cutlery (1-5 cutlery). * Since 2020, restaurants can also receive a green star that pays tribute to restaurants with a […]

  • The auroral season is considered open

    The auroral season is considered open

    As reported by mbl.is, on Tuesday evening you could admire the spectacular show of the lights of the midnight. Morgunblaðið reporter Hafþór Hreiðarsson, while in Húsavík, took some great photos of the aurora illuminating Skálfandi Bay. This week, the aurora also appeared in the skies over Reykjavik, but its dance only lasted a few minutes […]

  • Babylonian mathematics is important every second

    The mathematics of the Babylonians, however, differ a little from our own. They used 60 as the base number instead of 10. It has reportedly laid the foundation for our modern time reckoning. The people today are especially known for mastering the quadratic equations. That’s what Jesper Lützen, professor of mathematics at the University of […]

  • How anxious young galaxies grow and mature

    How anxious young galaxies grow and mature

    Skåne [Sweden], 27 August (ANI): A research group at Lund University in Sweden has succeeded in following the evolution of a galaxy over an interval of 13.8 billion years using a supercomputer simulation. The study, published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, shows how young and chaotic galaxies mature over time into […]

  • Astronomers find a break in one of the spiral arms of the Milky Way: NASA

    Astronomers find a break in one of the spiral arms of the Milky Way: NASA

    This stretches for about 3,000 light-years and is the first large structure with a direction so dramatically different from the arm. NASA said astronomers have a rough idea of ​​the size and shape of the Milky Way’s arms, but much is still unknown. “They can’t see the whole structure of our home galaxy because Earth […]

  • A solar eclipse is in a week’s time

    A solar eclipse is in a week’s time

    Weather permitting, a solar eclipse will be available across Iceland on Thursday morning, June 10, morning. Observers in Reykjavik will be able to see at its peak the Moon covers 69% of the sun’s disk. It will be the largest solar eclipse seen from Iceland since March 2015. Then the Moon blocked 97% of the […]

  • In June, a partial solar eclipse visible in Iceland

    In June, a partial solar eclipse visible in Iceland

    Eclipse lovers should consider traveling to Iceland in June, mbl.is reports. The partial solar eclipse will occur on June 10 at 10:17 am and will be visible from all over Iceland. The eclipse will last from 9:06 am to 11:33 am, and the Moon will cover nearly 70% of the Sun. This will be the […]

  • Nordic Michelin stars were pushed to September

    Nordic Michelin stars were pushed to September

    Second time moved due to COVID-19 This is already the second time the event has been pushed due to COVID-19. The original release date was February 8, 2020. This was later moved to spring 2021 and now to September 2021. The presentation of Michelin guide Nordic 2021 2021 will be held in Stavanger Concert Hall. […]

  • Created by a Finnish photographer "unique" Milky Way mosaic

    Created by a Finnish photographer "unique" Milky Way mosaic

    The Milky Way may be about 100,000 light-years (or one quintillion km) wide, but it did not prevent Finnish astrophotography Jukka-Pekka Metsävainio spend 12 years sewing together a unique image of the Earth’s galaxy. The mosaic of Metsävainio – consisting of 234 individual image panels with about 20 million stars – has attracted worldwide media […]

  • Lund professor explains the new Mars landing

    Lund professor explains the new Mars landing

    For the first time, a probe, which can be compared to a minibus of just over a ton, will land in difficult terrain on Mars. The goal is, among other things, to look for ancient life. “In addition, this is the first time that certain attempts have been made to prepare for future manned Mars […]

  • Corona shoots the Michelin guide’s Danish stars

    The Michelin guide has chosen to postpone this year’s distribution of stars to restaurants in the Nordic region. This is due to the corona situation. It writes Michelin in a press release. The stars were scheduled to be awarded on February 8 at the event “Michelin Guide Nordic Countries” in the Norwegian city of Stavanger. […]

  • He is called a gastronomic godfather

    He is called a gastronomic godfather

    Michaud was born and raised in the southwestern part of France in the town of Cognac. He became interested in gastronomy as a child from his grandmother. As a mere 13-year-old, he chose to be enrolled in a restaurant school. After finishing school, he got a job at various French restaurants, including several with Michelin […]

  • Xinhua Commentary: China’s FAST is not a Tower of Babel but a heavenly eye for all

    BEIJING, January 6 (Xinhua) – China is becoming increasingly open to international cooperation, making its five-hundred-meter-long Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) platform available to the global scientific community. The world’s largest single radio telescope, now unique after the collapse of the 305-meter telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico last December, will see 10 […]

  • The researcher: Bolid created light phenomena in western Sweden

    The researcher: Bolid created light phenomena in western Sweden

    People in several parts of the western area, including Tjörn, in large hills and in Vänersborg, have seen a mysterious glow on Saturday night. Eric Stempels, a researcher at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University, says that it seems to be a Bolid, ie a kind of meteor, which created the light […]

  • Icelandic Language Day – how much Icelanders read

    Icelandic Language Day – how much Icelanders read

    The COVID-19 pandemic has limited our social activity, so it’s no surprise that these days Icelanders are increasingly turning to books, many of which provide us with the company of fictional characters. According to a new survey conducted by the Icelandic Literature Center on November 6-11, Icelanders read or listened to an average of 2.5 […]

  • New measurement method can show if life exists on Jupiter’s moon Europe

    New measurement method can show if life exists on Jupiter’s moon Europe

    Scientists are trying to determine if there may be life on Jupiter’s ice-covered moon Europe. Water has previously been found under the ice, but now new measurement methods have been developed to see, for example, how high the salinity is in the sea. It can provide new information about the living conditions there. The researchers […]

  • Light phenomena lit up the sky

    Light phenomena lit up the sky

    Large parts of Sweden got to experience a mysterious light phenomenon at 10.30 pm on Saturday, several media reports. In addition, many have heard a rumbling sound. The phenomenon was observed over Sörmland, Uppland and Västmanland, among other places. It is unclear what it may have been, but Eric Stempels at Uppsala University’s Department of […]

  • Food, good people and full residents in the Westman Islands

    Food, good people and full residents in the Westman Islands

    In a country that is already known for its isolation and magical nature, the Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) still manage to feel particularly far. The archipelago shines brightly under its green summer cloak, while gray seabirds called fulmars circle and dance effortlessly along the galley, some of them soar right by the ferry that goes daily […]

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