- Galactic Bromance: This Heavenly Duo Travel The Universe Together, Unbound By Any Star
An international research team has discovered an exotic binary system composed of two young planet-like objects, orbiting each other- and not a star. They are planet-like because they look like giant exoplanets but they formed in the same way as stars, pr ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 23 2020 - 2:33pm
- Will Anyone Ever Own Their Own Land In Space- And May We Get Wars In Space In The Future?
Will anyone own land in space? Could an individual, company or country claim the Moon? Will we have countries in space, organized by ideas and religions, and territories just as we have on Earth? Will they go to war with each other over territories, resou ...
Article - Robert Walker - Feb 3 2021 - 9:49pm
- With Perseverance, Heavenly Questions, and Hope Earth's Armada Of Probes Arrives at Mars.
Orbital mechanics have dictated that the USA, UAE and PRC who sent probes to arrive at mars formed a defacto fleet of probes to the Red Planet. Arriving next week NASA and the PRC will independently be landing probes at Mars. When the rover Curiosity land ...
Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Feb 13 2021 - 9:43am
- Cosmic Messengers (Part 2): A Multi-Dimensional View Of The Universe
[This is the second part of a two-part article on Cosmic Messenger astrophysics. For part 1, please click here.] We can also "see" showers of secondary particles from cosmic rays thanks to the Cherenkov light they produce. Cherenkov light is emi ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Feb 16 2021 - 9:40am
- Cosmic Messengers: A Multi-Dimensional View Of The Universe
Have you ever looked up to a clear sky on a moonless night, in a place away from large cities? If you have, you will remember seeing hundreds of bright stars, and maybe even the faint collective glow of 250 billion more within the Milky Way, our own galax ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Feb 16 2021 - 9:41am
- Value Of Titan As Base For Humans In Saturn System- Surprisingly- Once There- Easier For Settlement Than Mars Or The Moon
Titan might seem an unlikely place to for humans to build settlements, and maybe eventually colonize. After all, it is so far from the sun, and extraordinarily cold, and it's a long journey to get there (at present). But actually, if you set aside th ...
Article - Robert Walker - Mar 5 2021 - 9:19pm
- Let's Make Sure Astronauts Won't Extinguish Native Mars Life- To Jupiter's Callisto, Saturn's Titan And Beyond- Op Ed
Lisa Pratt, the new planetary protection officer for NASA takes up her job at a challenging time for astrobiology. We are approaching a major decision point for Mars. If Elon Musk succeeds in his ambitious plans, then some time in the next couple of decad ...
Article - Robert Walker - Mar 5 2021 - 9:20pm
- Can Astronauts Spend Years In Space- And How Quickly Can They Recover On Return To Earth?
The longest time anyone has spent in space is just over fourteen months. So far, astronauts have recovered surprisingly quickly, even after the longest duration spaceflights. Within a few weeks they are almost back to normal health. There are some longer ...
Article - Robert Walker - Apr 9 2021 - 11:07pm
- Today Is Hubble's 31st Birthday, Let's Celebrate By Enjoying AG Carinae On The Edge Of Destruction
On April 24th, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched, and though it had bumpy childhood once the problems were fixed it has well exceeded its mission expectancy. A good thing too. The James Webb Space Telescope that was supposed to replace it 13 ye ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 24 2021 - 5:31am
- Motopi Pan Meteorite That Hit Botswana Came From The Giant Asteroid Vesta
Thanks to cosmic rays that created radioactive isotopes while it was in space, an asteroid on an impact trajectory with Earth On June 2, 2018 was detected before it arrived. Thanks to the isotopes in those fragments, researchers determined that 2018 LA, c ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 26 2021 - 3:04pm