In the general media last week, the discovery of a new class of galaxy was reported. Originally, scientists created a new way to view space to see the outer edges of existing galaxies. When they looked into space they made a surprising discovery - A large galaxy made up almost entirely of dark matter. They named it Dragonfly 44. This was unexpected and a very exciting development because 99.99 percent of this particular galaxy is made of dark matter.
Also in the news, Al Roker, on NBC’s Today show, took a tour of a new very advanced weather detecting satellite, GOES-R. It will report changes in weather in real time. It will actually report more data than has been reported in the past 41 years. Clearly, a significant advancement which will not only predict if you will need an umbrella, but will potentially help save lives from extreme weather events.
With the advancements in technology and new discoveries being made, think back to all of the pioneers who pushed the boundaries and paved the way for today’s scientists and inventors. A few that come to mind are:
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