DOES THIS EXPLAIN THE UFO ACTIVITY WE KEEP SEEING AROUND THE SUN?
Large amounts of invisible “dark matter” may have been discovered near the sun.
The mysterious substance exerts a gravitational influence on thousands of dwarf stars in our galactic neighbourhood, a study suggests.
Dark matter is thought to make up about 70 per cent of the universe, yet it cannot be seen or detected directly.
Scientists only know it exists because of the way its gravity affects other material.
Our galaxy, the Milky Way, appears to be surrounded by a massive “halo” of dark matter, but now new evidence indicates there are large quantities of it closer to home.
Dr Silvia Garbari, from the University of Zurich in Switzerland, said: “We are 99% confident that there is dark matter near the sun. In fact, our favoured dark matter density is a little high.
“If future data confirm this high value, the implications are exciting.”
The Swiss scientists measured local dark matter density by studying the positions and movements of thousands of orange K dwarf stars near the sun.
No-one knows what dark matter is made of, but physicists suspect it consists of fundamental particles that interact only very weakly with normal matter.
Professor George Lake, also from the University of Zurich, said: “Knowing the local properties of dark matter is the key to revealing just what kind of particle it consists of.”
The research will appear in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
WILL THE VIRUS CLAIM ASYLUM AND GET A COUNCIL HOUSE AND STATE BENEFITS
Deadly sheep virus may spread across Britain by end of the year, experts warn
- Schmallenberg virus found on 276 farms in southern and eastern England
- Causes newborn lambs and calves to be born dead or with severe deformities
- FSA: No danger that humans can catch the disease
A virus which causes newborn lambs and calves to be born dead or with serious deformities could spread across Britain by the end of year.
Experts warned today that the Schmallenberg virus – found on 276 British farms since it first entered this country last year – has not died out as hoped.
It has already killed hundreds of animals in southern and eastern England, and could spread north and west and into Wales and Scotland in the coming months.
The Schmallenberg virus causes lambs and calves to be born dead or with serious deformities – and experts warn it could spread across Britain
Some farmers have reported up to 50 per cent of their lambs affected, although the average rate of affected newborns per farm is only 2 to 5 per cent.
The disease is thought to be spread by midges – tiny bloodsucking insects which blow into England from continental Europe where Schmallenberg disease has hit thousands of farms in eight countries.
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A new species of human: One of several co-existing in Africa two million years ago
Researchers studying fossils from northern Kenya have identified a new species of human that lived two million years ago.
The discoveries suggests that at least three distinct species of humans co-existed in Africa.
The research adds to a growing body of evidence that runs counter to the popular perception that there was a linear evolution from early primates to modern humans.
The research has been published in the journal Nature.
Anthropologists have discovered three human fossils that are between 1.78 and 1.95 million years old. The specimens are of a face and two jawbones with teeth.
Nature was developing different human prototypes only one of which, our species, was ultimately successful”
Professor Chris StringerNatural History Museum, London
The finds back the view that a skull found in 1972 is of a separate species of human, known as Homo rudolfensis. The skull was markedly different to any others from that time. It had a relatively large brain and long flat face.
But for 40 years the skull was the only example of the creature and so it was impossible to say for sure whether the individual was an unusual specimen or a member of a new species.
Published on 9 Aug 2012 by liarpoliticians
Deluded lefty guests think the corrupt political 2012 Olympics has been a boost to the UK economy, and we should do more money burning schemes to “help” the UK eocnomy. £18bn pissed up a a wall for freeloader athletes, and freeloader politicians to posture how great they all are – with no return to the UK economy, just personal pockets in bribes and corruption.
Recorded from BBC Newsnight, 08 August 2012.
Published on 9 Aug 2012 by NASAtelevision