Space

We Should Not Expect Aliens Who Visit Earth To Make Contact.

L et us take seriously that UFOs are real, but they do not make contact because we are too far removed from them technologically to be worth the trouble.  Scientists discuss alien intelligence in various ways one big way is using the Kardashev scale. This ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - May 21 2021 - 11:15pm

A Gravitational Wave From A Black Hole-Neutron Star Merger 900,000,000 Light Years Away Just Hit Earth

Two new gravitational-wave events, dubbed GW200105 and GW200115, were detected on Jan. 5, 2020, and Jan. 15, 2020, but they happened 900,000,000 years ago. It took that long for the gravitational waves from two black holes gobbling up their neutron star co ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 29 2021 - 11:04am

Stars, Planets And Moons Are Round, So Why Aren't Comets And Asteroids?

I’m puzzled as to why the planets, stars and moons are all round (when) other large and small objects such as asteroids and meteorites are irregular shapes? — Lionel Young, age 74, Launceston, Tasmania This is a fantastic question Lionel, and a really goo ...

Article - The Conversation - Jul 20 2021 - 5:31pm

Jeff Bezos's New Shepard May Look A Little Phallic But It'll Get The Job Done.

N ew Shepard will carry Jeff Bezos over the Karman Line 100 km or higher into the internationally recognized boundary of space. The Virgin Galactic Spaceship 2 was a beautiful, innovative, and inspired Scaled Composites design from the mind of the legenda ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jul 28 2021 - 3:07pm

See You On The Dark Side Of The Black Hole- Einstein Was Right Again.

Light that goes into that black hole doesn’t come out, so we shouldn’t be able to see anything behind one, but if a black hole is warping space, bending light and twisting magnetic fields around itself, then according to Einstein's theory of general r ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 2 2021 - 2:06pm

Brown Dwarfs Smallest Stars/ Largest Exoplanets. Knowing The Untouchable Through Theory And Observation

W hat would happen if we could make Jupiter many times more massive but not make it so massive that it became a star?  This is a question that in a certain ideal view of science could only be answered by an experiment.  Since we can’t add several Jupiter’ ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Aug 3 2021 - 1:14pm

Just Because We've Only Detected One Doesn't Mean Rogue Interstellar Objects Are Rare

In 2019, astronomers spotted a snowball in space moving at over 110,000 miles per hour. They quickly realized they had never seen it before. It was not even from our solar system. Now named Borisov, it was the first interstellar comet ever detected by huma ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 23 2021 - 10:06am

NASA Just Launch The Accursed James Webb Space Telescope Already.

We launch space telescopes to gather data about the heavens not to serve as job programs or to honor members of the LGBT community. In an age of light pollution even from satellites like Space X ‘s Starlink space telescopes will be the next step. The spec ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Oct 2 2021 - 10:16pm

The Science Surprise When OSIRIS-REx Reached Asteroid Bennu

Telescopes and inference told scientists that the asteroid Bennu was covered in large swaths of fine regolith, smaller than a few centimeters. What they found when OSIRIS-REx arrived at Bennu was something else: A surface covered in boulders. The surprise ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 6 2021 - 3:12pm

Neutron stars with pasta

This video which appeared two weeks ago greatly surprised me, making me realize how little I know of what is known about these objects. ...

Blog Post - Robert H Olley - Oct 14 2021 - 7:07am