- How They Photographed A Supermassive Black Hole- A Day Astronomers Will Remember For Centuries
First, this is totally harmless. Tiny and far away, shrouded with dust and gas. They can only see it using radio waves that go through the dust. And the photo of course changes nothing, we've know it is there for a long time away. This is a screensho ...
Article - Robert Walker - Apr 11 2019 - 5:32pm
- Gravitational Wave Astronomy In Space, Public Talks of LISA Con #4.
Gravitational wave astronomy in space, that is the goal of the LISA Collaboration. LISA stands for Laser Interferometer Space Antenna. This collaboration is having a very early meeting in Florida and at that meeting there will be certain public talks br ...
Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Apr 28 2019 - 4:48pm
- When Black Holes and Neutron Stars Collide, These Are The Possible Results.
A quark star is a hypothesized type of object more dense than a Neutron star but not dense enough to form a black hole. Long ago theorized, could such an object be observed via, and even made possibly through, gravitational waves? This is not a likely out ...
Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - May 5 2019 - 3:13am
- 'Forbidden' Planet Found In The 'Neptunian Desert'
A Neptunian planet named NGTS-4b has been found in what should be a 'Neptunian Desert' using the Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) observing facility, designed to search for transiting planets on bright stars. NGTS-4b is so small other ground ...
Article - News Staff - May 28 2019 - 6:48pm
- Find The Fettuccine: To Find Evidence Of Life On Mars, Look For Rocks That Look Like Pasta
Sulfurihydrogenibium yellowstonense (Sulfuri), the bacterium that controls the formation of rocks that look like pasta on Earth is ancient and thrives in harsh environments that are similar to conditions on Mars. That's why cute robots on the surface ...
Article - News Staff - May 29 2019 - 10:57am
- A Mesmerizing Double Shadow On Jupiter
Last night I was absolutely mesmerized by observing the transit of Ganymede and Io, two of Jupiter's largest four moons, on Jupiter's disk. Along with them, their respective ink-black shadows slowly crossed the illuminated disk of the gas giant. ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jun 6 2019 - 4:22am
- NASA Opens ISS to Tourist, Roscosmos Did It First. A Long Time Ago!
N ASA welcoming private space flight participants is not new and it is misleading to call these people "tourist". ...
Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jun 7 2019 - 11:41am
- There's An Anomaly Under The Solar System's Largest Crater
A mysterious large mass of material has been discovered beneath the Moon's South Pole-Aitken basin, the largest crater in our solar system. The crater, thought to have been created about 4 billion years ago, is oval-shaped and as wide as 2,000 kilomet ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 10 2019 - 12:31pm
- Sodium Chloride On Jupiter's Moon Europa Means Its Subsurface Ocean May Be Like Ours
A familiar table salt ingredient has been hiding in plain sight on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, finds a recent analysis. Using a visible light spectral analysis, planetary scientists have discovered that the yellow color visible on portions ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 12 2019 - 9:50pm
- Cool Halo Gas Kinematics Keeps Time With Galactic Disks
Astronomers using data from the W. M. Keck Observatory have discovered a dizzying cosmic choreography among typical star-forming galaxies; their cool halo gas appears to be in step with the galactic disks, spinning in the same direction. This is the first ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 18 2019 - 6:13pm