Spinning Grains of Cosmic Dust Could Explain Weird Signals at the North Pole

Space.com | 12/1/2018 | Staff
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Scientists have detected a mysterious signal above the North Pole.

Though it's not clear exactly what's causing it, new research supports the idea that the signal may be coming from tiny, ultrafast-spinning grains of cosmic dust.

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The strange North Pole signal, detected by a massive, all-sky survey, originates in some of the dustier corners of our galaxy and is part of a galaxy-wide signal that has puzzled scientists for decades. Because this mysterious emission can muddy signals coming from the faint afterglow from the Big Bang, understanding it better could ultimately help researchers get a better picture of the early universe.

On Dec. 1, 2013, China launched its first-ever mission to land a rover on the moon. With the Yutu rover on board, the Chang'e 3 moon lander lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center on a modified Long March 3B rocket. The mission was named after the Chang'e, the goddess of the moon in Chinese mythology. The rover, Yutu, was named after the Jade Rabbit, who was a companion of the moon goddess. Chang'e 3 arrived in lunar orbit five days after the launch and touched down on the lunar surface one week later. It was the first spacecraft to do a soft landing on the moon in 37 years. A few hours later, the small, six-wheeled vehicle emerged from the spacecraft, becoming the first robot to rove on the moon since 1973.

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"The new data from the C-Band All Sky Survey basically rules [synchrotron radiation and free-free emission] out quite strongly," CliveDickinson, an astrophysicist at the University of Manchester in England and lead author on the new paper, told Live Science.

The C-Band All Sky Survey, or C-BASS, aims to map the entire sky at a frequency of 5 gigahertz, using two telescopes located in California and South Africa. The new research...
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