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The Largest Planet, A Monster, A Frenzy, and the search for media alluring adjectives

After spending roughly a week away from my press feed, I found myself face to face with a lot of intriguingly titled press releases. One announces: “Astronomers Find Largest Exoplanet to Date,” and another teases “Monster Galaxy Pileup Sighted,” and yet a third promotes “BLACK HOLES IN FEEDING FRENZY” (Yes, the press officer yelled in […]

All the news you’ll see again: Solar Atmospheric Heating, Tidal Tails, and Crab Nebula Explosion Date

Here’s highlights of the news I’ll be talking about later:

  • Scientists have (again) found new tidal streams of material around the galaxy from a previously unknown, now shredded galaxy
  • Scientists have (again) found a new explanation of how the Sun heats its chromosphere
  • Scientists have (again) dated the Crab Nebula explosion to 1054 AD
  • New results, new press conferences and press releases, and, well, the same old same old. Science moves forward in incremental steps, and sometimes things circle and circle as they slowly move forward.