Super-Earths Discovered Orbiting Nearby Red Dwarf

June 28, 2020 Syndicated 0

The nearest exoplanets to us provide the best opportunities for study, including searching for evidence of life outside the Solar System. Astronomers have now detected a system of super-Earth planets orbiting the nearby star Gliese 887, the brightest red dwarf star in the sky. The newly discovered super-Earths lie close to the red dwarf’s habitable zone, where water can exist in liquid form.

Monster Black Hole Found in the Early Universe (VIDEO)

June 25, 2020 Syndicated 0

Astronomers have discovered the second-most distant quasar ever found. It is the first quasar to receive an indigenous Hawaiian name, Poniua’ena. Data show the supermassive black hole powering Poniua’ena is surprisingly massive, challenging current theories of how supermassive black holes formed and grew in the young universe.

‘BlueLeaks’: Massive 269 Gigabyte Searchable Archive of Highly Sensitive Files From Over 200 Police Departments and Fusion Centers Leaked Online

June 21, 2020 staff 0

On Juneteenth, transparency collective Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets) published the “BlueLeaks” 269GB megatrove collection containing decades of highly sensitive police files, including internal memos, financial records, emails, audio, video, and intelligence documents from over 200 state, local, and federal agencies.