- 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
- Space Fans Can Buy Apollo Program Mementos At Auction Today
RR Auction in Boston has a selection of pretty interesting Apollo program stuff, but you have to bid before 7PM. This is the perfect time to sell, the 50th anniversary of the moon landing is a month away, so it may not be the perfect time to buy. I have ma ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 20 2019 - 3:51pm
- Frozen Sperm In Outer Space
Work presented today at European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology meeting showed said that a lack of difference in a range of sperm characteristics observed in frozen sperm samples exposed to microgravity and those maintained in ground conditio ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 25 2019 - 5:00am
- Solar Winds: The Magnetosphere
The Earth has a magnetic field with north and south poles. The magnetic field of the Earth is surrounded by the magnetosphere that keeps most of the particles from the Sun from hitting the Earth. ...
Article - Heidi Henderson - Jul 26 2019 - 11:47pm
- GJ 357 D: Nearby Potentially Habitable Super Earth Is Just 31 Light Years Away
The first potentially habitable world outside of our own solar system is only about 31 light-years away and a new paper models the conditions under which the planet GJ 357 d, discovered a few months ago, could sustain life. With a thick atmosphere, the pla ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2019 - 4:44pm
- Could Light And Noise From Earth Attract Alien Attention?
Since the first use of electric lamps in the 19th century, society hasn’t looked back. Homes and streets are lit at all hours so that people can go about their business when they’d once have been asleep. Besides the obvious benefits to societies and the e ...
Article - The Conversation - Aug 1 2019 - 5:01am