Space

Starbursts In Virgo

Starburst galaxies are where stars are forming at such a breakneck rate that the galaxy is eating up its gas supply faster than it can be replenished. There are several different factors that can lead to such an ideal environment in which stars can form at ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2017 - 4:01pm

Can Giant Airships Accelerate To Orbit (JP Aerospace's Idea)?

JP Aerospace is an interesting company- in the city of Rancho Cordova, CA., California,  JP Aerospace, America's OTHER Space Program. Their aim is to develop ways to send airships up into the stratosphere- and more controversially, all the way to orb ...

Article - Robert Walker - Jul 10 2017 - 8:23pm

A Giant Fireball Thrown At Venice

In the evening of May 30 a giant fireball lit up the skies south of Venice, Italy. The object, which was traveling very slowly along a south-north trajectory, was captured by three video stations in the area, plus observed by countless bystanders and recor ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jun 6 2017 - 2:28pm

Anonymous, claims NASA will announce finding (intelligent) alien life. What the....

A nonymous now has more credibility than all four big US cable news channels and the big newspapers combined.  This is due to the fact that while they and their sources are …anonymous.. they manage to find verifiable information.  This claim is different. ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jun 28 2017 - 6:29pm

Is Betelgeuse A Cannibal Star?

A day or two ago I came across this article ...

Article - Robert H Olley - Jun 29 2017 - 2:01pm

A mechanistic common cause for inflation and dark energy using only standard model physics

Rather than providing another functional construct to fit observational cosmology, a mechanistic standard model approach seems to predict the same regarding both dark energy and inflation. The open access Journal of Cosmology recently published this theory ...

Blog Post - Robert Hayes - Jul 2 2017 - 7:34am

Existence Of Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes Confirmed?

At a distance of a mind-blowing 750 million light years from Earth, astronomers using the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), a system made up of 10 radio telescopes across the U.S., say they've been able to observe and measure the orbital motion between ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 19 2017 - 5:40am

Alcohol In Space: The Universe Is Absolutely Drowning In Booze

A cold beer on a hot day or a whisky nightcap beside a coal fire. A well earned glass can loosen your thinking until you feel able to pierce the mysteries of life, death, love and identity. In moments like these, alcohol and the cosmic can seem intimately ...

Article - The Conversation - Jul 25 2017 - 2:02pm

Why We Can't Use Hubble To See The Lunar Lander- How Could We See It In High Resolution?

Have you wondered why we can't see the Apollo landing sites from Earth? Moon is so far away that even the ISS at around 108 meters in length would span just over one pixel if Hubble were to photograph it on the Moon at its highest resolution. From NA ...

Article - Robert Walker - Sep 3 2017 - 7:40am

KIC 8462852: Modeling D792 as a Ringed Planet With sim-transit-lc

This will be my informal introduction to sim-transit-lc, an open source toolset I've been working on. The toolset is meant to be a general purpose light curve analysis and optimization system, but today we'll only be looking at one built-in trans ...

Blog Post - Jose Solorzano - Aug 13 2017 - 9:12pm