Hubble was recently retrained on NGC 6302, known as the Butterfly Nebula, to observe it across a more complete spectrum of light, helping researchers better understand the mechanics at work in its technicolor wings of gas. The star at its center is responsible for the nebula's appearance. In its death throes, it has cast off layers of gas periodically over the past couple thousand years. Space Telescope Science Institute/NASA, ESA, and J. Kastner (RIT) … [Read more...] about Hubble Hubble: Telescope Provides Stunning New Images of Two Planetary Nebulas
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Of course, it turns out the treasure was not in Yellowstone, and not even a national park. "It was under a canopy of stars in the lush, forested vegetation of the Rocky Mountains and had not moved from the spot where I hid it more than 10 years ago," Fenn wrote on his website. Good thing because it is illegal to remove anything from a national park, which would cause complications in legally claiming the treasure if it was found there. … [Read more...] about Fenn’s Treasure Has Been Found!
Nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students (in other words international students) studying in the United States may soon have to leave the U.S. if their schools operate entirely online in the fall. The U.S. Department of State will no longer issue visas to students whose schools and/or programs go fully online for the fall semester. International students who were planning to come to the U.S. in the fall won't be able to enter the U.S. either unless their schools are "operating under normal in-person classes." … [Read more...] about Can the President Cut Federal Funding to Schools for Not Reopening?