Author: Çagatay Yilmazer

Çagatay Yilmazer fell in love with astronomy and renewable energy during college where he was majoring in Economics. As he was pursuing his passion for renewable energy, he went on to work as a project manager for Nordex Energy. He’s working as an editor at Binzbit as he continues to explore opportunities to find out how to incorporate ideas from Economics into creating sustainable future. You can reach him at: [email protected]

In case you didn’t know, NASA has an ongoing sonification effort that translates visual data into sounds. The result gives people a different way to experience a particular image including the observations from different space missions. NASA has released three new music that covers three space scenes. The latest releases from NASA feature Cat’s Eye Nebula, Whirlpool Galaxy, and Chandra Deep Field South. As expected, the original content from space observations wasn’t altered during the sonification process. Furthermore, NASA explained that the agency used different music to represent different sounds. First of the released video, the red colors are presented…

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Earlier today, Lockheed Martin announced an agreement with Omnispace that will see both companies share business and technical information to deploy 5G mobile broadband capability in space. At the moment, Omnispace is working on developing a hybrid space and ground network to provide 5G and internet of things services. Lockheed Martin revealed that the latest strategic partnership doesn’t involve any investment. Rather the partnership is intended to explore the possibilities of 5G mobile broadband capability from space. As you might already know, Lockheed Martin is currently interested in applying commercial broadband and wireless technologies for government use. On the other…

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Researchers have found that the deserts of Mexico and the American Southwest are home to an array of evolutionarily distinct butterfly groups. The research paper was published earlier on Tuesday on the journal iScience. In the paper, the researchers highlight the importance of an ecosystem that was previously thought of as mostly inhospitable. In a press release, Chandra Earl said, “When you think of desert, you don’t automatically jump to butterflies, but our results showed that this area is actually a really important hotspot for butterflies, even if it isn’t for plants.” Earlier continued, “Just because butterflies are closely tied…

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The Soyuz MS-18 manned transport spacecraft is currently undergoing a prelaunch preparation for the delivery of members of the 65th main expedition to the International Space Station. Ahead of the launch, the spacecraft has received its own name, Yuri A. Gagarin. As of now, the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Soyuz MS-18 manned spacecraft is scheduled for April 9, 2021. The launch date falls just three days before the 60th anniversary of the first manned flight into space. According to tradition, the space mission is dedicated to the first cosmonaut of the planet Yuri Alekseevich Gagarin. Additionally, the lunch vehicle’s…

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Few years earlier, researchers from Yale University published a “Map of Life” that plotted the distribution of Earth’s known species. And now, the researchers have published a map of undiscovered biodiversity. The map, published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, highlights places that are most likely to host undiscovered biodiversity. The researchers expect that the new map will inspire other scientists to set out to discover the world’s most vulnerable ecosystems. Co-author of the paper, Walter Jetz said, “At the current pace of global environmental change, there is no doubt that many species will go extinct before we have…

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Earlier today, the White House announced Bill Nelson, a former senator and astronaut is U.S. President Biden’s pick to serve as NASA administrator. Nelson is set to take over the role from Steve Jurczyk, who is currently is the acting administrator following Jim Bridenstine’s exit on January 20. Last year, Bridenstine said that he would step down from the role if Biden was elected as president and followed up after the latest US presidential election. Following Bridenstine’s departure, Steve Jurczyk took over the space agency’s acting administrator until the announcement of permanent replacement. On Friday, the White House announced that…

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After few weeks of downward trend, Bitcoin has reached a new all-time high the cryptocurrency crossed the $60,000 mark for the first time in its history. According to CoinDesk, Bitcoin crossed the valuation on March 13th around 6:30 am CST when the value of 1 Bitcoin peaked at $60,322.60. Although the prices have dropped since then, the cryptocurrency was still hovering around the $60K mark. If you have been following the cryptocurrency closely, then the new milestone shouldn’t really come off as a massive surprise. Although Bitcoin reached $58,000 mark on February 21, the cryptocurrency experienced low trend but since…

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According to new data revealed by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2019 was the second warmest year in our recorded history. In case you didn’t know, researchers from NASA and NOAA compile and process land and sea surface temperature to produce a global surface temperature. While both of the organizations compile data individually, both of them came to the conclusion that the last year was the second warmest year only after 2016. The researchers from determined that last year was 0.98 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean temperature from 1951 to 1980. On the other hand,…

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Researchers Discover New Class of Objects Orbiting Sagittarius A A group of researchers from UCLA Galactic Center Orbits Initiative has discovered a new class of objects that are orbiting Sagittarius A. According to the researchers, the objects look like gas and behave like stars. Andrea Ghez and her group started their study after Ghez’s research group identified an unusual object at the center of our galaxy back in 2005. The object was later named G1 and in 2012, astronomers in Germany made a puzzling discovery of a bizarre object named G2. While it’s unclear, the research team believes that G2…

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According to a new study, researchers have discovered stardust inside the meteorite formed between 5 and 7 billion years ago. The latest discovery makes the material the oldest known material ever found on Earth. Moreover, the researchers claimed that the materials gave them ideas on how stars are formed in our galaxy. In case you are wondering, the material was found inside a meteorite that has been under study for a long time. As for the material, it is called presolar grains-minerals which was formed even before our sun was born. As a result, the material is a solid sample…

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In a recent tweet, SpaceX has confirmed that the company is getting ready for a Crew Dragon test flight later on Saturday. According to the company, the Crew Dragon capsule will be mounted on a Falcon 9 rocket for the launch test. In case you are wondering, the upcoming crew Dragon in-flight abort test will prove that the capsule is capable of pulling out the astronaut crews in case of a failed launch. Shortly afterwards, Elon Musk turned to Twitter to reveal that the test will go as planned. During the test, the Crew Dragon will eject itself from a…

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While SpaceX had a great year in 2019, it doesn’t mean the company isn’t looking forward to the 2020. In fact, the company is preparing for more revolutionary achievements for the upcoming year. As you might expect, the company is expecting to meet its regular launches. Interestingly, the company has now revealed its more ambitious projects that are related to NASA’s Commercial Crew program that will send humans to space. While details of the missions are still unclear, SpaceX has Released a new animation that showcases the viability of the upcoming missions. Although the animation doesn’t go into details, it…

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According to a new study, the regrowth of Amazon might be significantly slower than we previously thought. The researchers studied the regrowth of Amazon following natural disaster over 20 years and found that the global climate change might be having significant impact on the regrowth of Amazon. The researchers revealed that secondary forests are crucial on combating climate change due to their impact on reducing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. However, the latest research has shown that only secondary forests held on 40 percent of the carbon that were not disrupted by human interactions. As a result, it might take…

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If you have followed NASA over the years, then you already know that the space agency regularly shares breathtaking images of the Earth taken from International Space Station. And now, NASA has shared an image that was captured from ISS which shows the moon over frozen Hudson Bay. The image, captured using a Nikon D5 digital camera by a member of the Expedition 61 crew, features the full moon. As you can see from the image, the lower portion of the image features Manitoba. While you might think the dark sky means that the image was taken at night, the…

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A new model of ancient Earth has revealed that continents in the earlier period appeared and then suddenly disappeared without leaving little to no trace. Results of the research, published in the journal Precambrian Research, can be used to produce more accurate models of oil maturation in sedimentary basins. During the course of the latest study, the researchers found that Earth’s continental crust may have been thicker, much earlier than current models suggest, with continents possibly present as far back as four billion years. “We use this model to understand the evolving processes from early Earth to the present, and suggest…

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Due to ongoing climate changes, it’s not a surprise that microplastics are making their way into ocean water. While the microplastics are responsible for disrupting ocean ecology, researchers have found a new coral species, Astrangia poculata which prefers to eat microplastic over normal food. “Plastics keep interrupting the conversation, and it’s hard to ignore,” Rotjan said about the latest finding to National Geographic. “You pick your ecosystem, you pick your organism, and you are most likely going to find microplastics.” The researchers’ latest discovery came as they collected Astrangia poculata coral from the coast of Rhode Island to understand the…

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In a recently paper published in the Journal of Bacteriology  scientists outlined a process to manipulate the Imidazolium Ionic Liquid tolerance which can be useful to overcome a key gap in biofuel and biochemical production processes. Although plant cell walls contain renewable and limitless supply of sugars, retrieving these sugars aren’t easy. For instance, Imidazolium Ionic Liquid (IIL) solvents are one of the best sources for extracting sugars from plants but, these sugars are contaminated with residual IILs that inhibit growth in bacteria and yeast, thus blocking biochemical production of these organisms. However, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and…

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Studies over last couple of years have suggested that the ice sheets in Greenland are melting at a faster rate in recent time. Interestingly, a group of researchers from Lancaster University has found 56 lakes underneath the Greenland ice sheet which brings up the total number of such lakes to 60. These glacial lakes are formed when water gets trapped below the ice which also supports the lakes with water as the ice melts due to different phenomena. Researchers want to track the changes in these lakes to understand how the region will respond to ongoing climate changes in the…

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In a recent report , NASA has revealed that hackers used an unauthorized Raspberry Pi to gain access to the JPL network back in April 2018. According to the space agency, hackers stole 500MB data that contained valuable data related to NASA’s ‘critical mission’. In the report, NASA Inspector General Office of Audits revealed the findings from previous incidents. In addition to disclosing the breach from 2011 that allowed the hackers to gain access to over 87GB of data, the report revealed the actions that led to the data theft on April 2018. Additionally, the report noted that NASA uses…

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According to new report released by the Center for Climate Integrity, coastal communities in the U.S. will need to spend more than $400 billion in order to protect themselves from the threats of rising sea levels. In the latest paper, the researchers claimed that authorities will be required to build 50,000 miles of coastal barriers across 22 different states by next two decades. During the course of the latest study, researchers relied on the correlations between the sea level rise and expected increment in yearly storms. According to the data, if the sea levels rise quicker than expected, government will…

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