In The News: College of Sciences

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Exoplanets are planets beyond our solar system. To date, more than 5,000 of them have been identified. They are expected to form and orbit around stars, in a similar fashion to planets in our solar system. However, some appear “free-floating” in space, not bound to any host star. The puzzle to their formation was further deepened in fall 2023, when astrophysicists using the James Webb Space Telescope identified massive floating binary objects about the size of Jupiter – and dubbed them JuMBOs (Jupiter-mass binary objects).

Las Vegas Sun

George Rhee, a professor of physics at UNLV, was direct when speaking about the water crisis face the west during a panel discussion on Wednesday at Westgate Las Vegas. ‘“Living in the desert, water is more valuable than gasoline,” said Rhee, the host of a discussion during the Climate Change Preparedness Conference.

Las Vegas Sun

Three UNLV professors are working on an iron-production method that doesn’t generate carbon emissions, part of an effort to clean up one of the world’s dirtiest industries.

Las Vegas Sun

Three UNLV professors are working on an iron-production method that doesn’t generate carbon emissions, part of an effort to clean up one of the world’s dirtiest industries.

NetEase

A study published in "Nature Astronomy" theoretically believes that dense star clusters may eject pairs of giant planets, but there will still be gravitational bonds between these planets.

Hersfelder Zeitung

Two unknown people destroyed an ancient rock formation in Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada, USA, in just a few seconds. A video showing the two men in the act has been circulating on X (formerly Twitter) since the beginning of April. The national park authorities have therefore initiated an investigation and are asking the public to help find the perpetrators.

Simple Flying

Following a disappointing quarter financially, Southwest Airlines' CEO admitted that the airline was looking into new revenue iniatives.

Space Daily

Astronomers have been captivated by the recent identification of what might be a novel category of "free-floating" planets, unveiled through remarkable images from the James Webb Space Telescope. These planets, named Jupiter-mass Binary Objects (JuMBOs), appear to orbit each other without being tethered to any star, challenging long-held beliefs about planetary system formation.

Space

At the end of 2023, astronomers made a startling discovery in the Orion Nebula. Using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the team found 40 pairs of planetary mass objects — none of which orbit a star. They're called Jupiter-Mass Binary Objects, or JuMBOs.

Anchorage Daily News

A video posted to social media this month captured two men destroying ancient rock formations at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada. National park rangers are asking for the public’s help in identifying the visitors, who could face federal charges for vandalizing protected land.

Yahoo!

Boarding a plane can often be a frustrating experience, particularly due to the lengthy process, straining to hear boarding groups and securing an overhead bin space — all before finally settling into a seat. However, Delta Air Lines is hoping to streamline this process by changing how it calls boarding groups.

Deseret News

Boarding a plane can often be a frustrating experience, particularly due to the lengthy process, straining to hear boarding groups and securing an overhead bin space — all before finally settling into a seat. However, Delta Air Lines is hoping to streamline this process by changing how it calls boarding groups.