Space

Oumuamua, Maybe Not Aliens, But Alien.

O umuamua the object which passed through our solar system in October 2017 with a trajectory that indicates it was not of this solar system was never photographed.  We only saw a point of light that that changes in brightness as it rotates.   There could ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jan 19 2019 - 2:47pm

It's Not Planet Nine, Planet X Or Planet 12, It's Just Gravity

After two percent of astronomers threw out one arbitrary definition of planet and replaced it with another arbitrary definition of planet, our solar system went from nine planets to eight. Pluto became instead a dwarf planet because the the International ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 22 2019 - 1:32pm

ESO 510-G13: We Discovered A Warped Disc Of Massive Stars At The Edge Of Our Galaxy

From a great distance, our Milky Way would look like a thin disc of stars that rotates once every few hundred million years around its central region. Hundreds of billions of stars provide the gravitational glue to hold it all together. But the pull of gr ...

Article - The Conversation - Feb 5 2019 - 8:00am

Sound Waves: A New Fundamental Constant Of The Sun?

A team of scholars has found that magnetic waves in the Sun’s corona, its outermost layer of atmosphere, react to sound waves escaping from the inside of the Sun. Alfvénic waves are in plasma and have been found to play a crucial role in transporting energ ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 7 2019 - 12:18pm

1.26 Kilometer Diameter Asteriod 2010 GD37 Is NOT Expected To Hit In December 2019- Warning Level 0, NASA Did Not Issue Warning

Short summary- NASA did not warn about this- it’s only at warning level 0 and has to be 5 or above to be of public concern. The best fit projected orbit takes it to somewhere out beyond Mars's orbit in December, and what's more, at the opposite ...

Article - Robert Walker - Feb 28 2019 - 11:14pm

The US Can't Put A Person In Space, Yet An Israeli Non-Profit Can Put A Probe On The Moon.

The Israeli private non-profit backed Beresheet mission illustrates the change occurred in space exploration in the second half of the 20-teens.  So far in 2019 Space X announced private plans for a lunar flyby mission, China has landed a rover on the moo ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Mar 1 2019 - 3:06am

Event Horizon Telescope Image: An Interesting Nothingness?

M edia hyped black hole images will show a whole lot of nothing.  Look at the simulations put out by the research team showing what they expect to find, nothing, at least at the location of the black hole.   Which is just fine.  A black hole is a region o ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Apr 6 2019 - 11:12pm

Messier 87 — First Black Hole Image

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT resea ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 10 2019 - 10:31am

The Black Hole Image from M87 IS AMAZING … At Least To Us

The Image presented at a press conference today by the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration is the result of collaboration between numerous scientists around the world lead by EHT director Shep Doeleman.  They were able to do this using the technique kno ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Apr 10 2019 - 2:02pm

Supermassive Black Hole At The Heart Of The Messier 87 Galaxy Revealed

An international team of over 200 scientists has captured the first direct images of a black hole. They accomplished this remarkable feat by coordinating the power of eight major radio observatories on four continents, to work together as a virtual, Earth- ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 10 2019 - 11:01am