Space

Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Get A Source

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are millisecond-long bursts of radiation recorded on radio waves. They are extremely powerful- for example, during one of the brightest flashes lasting five milliseconds, as much energy is radiated as our Sun generates in a month. ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 23 2022 - 11:27am

The International Space Station Should Be Abandoned Due To The Invasion Of Ukraine. Dimitry Rogozin Is A Jackass.

G iven the invasion of Ukraine and how both the US and Russia regard the ISS with deep pride our abandoning it would send a strong message to Russia.  There is no moral or ethical way to continue the ISS program as if nothing has fundamentally changed in ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Feb 26 2022 - 12:23pm

3 Exoplanets Are Probably Stars

Though often get graphical representations of what an exoplanet that has been discovered might look like, in reality they are statistical wobbles. And a new study finds that of the some 5,000 planets detected outside our solar system, three are likely not ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2022 - 2:36pm

The James Webb Space Telescope Achieves A New Milestone

The $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope peered into the universe and captured one of the most stunning images you will ever see. ...

Article - Mark Pierce - Mar 20 2022 - 11:26pm

Recent Volcanism On Pluto Brings Up Questions

Pluto, the Solar System’s largest dwarf planet, just became even more interesting with a report that icy lava flows have recently covered substantial tracts of its surface. In this context, “recently” means probably no more than a billion years ago. That’ ...

Article - The Conversation - Mar 29 2022 - 10:47am

With Detection Of Earendel, Hubble Just Set A Viewing Distance Record Of 28 Billion Lightyears

Fermilab, now a tourist attraction, found the Higgs Boson before the Large Hadron Collider did, but the lack of comparative luminosity made it a struggle to know that as quickly as the LHC did.  That's why the discovery of a star by Hubble 28 billion ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 30 2022 - 11:30am

The Wobble At The End Of The Universe

The mysteries of the universe are profound but one solution has long been sought; how events at the edge of our solar system, the beginning of the rest of the universe, brought about evolution of earth, the other planets, and even life itself. A new paper ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 29 2022 - 4:29pm

You Can't Touch The Void, But You Can Measure It With Black Holes

By looking at the ‘shadows’ of two supermassive black holes in the process of colliding, astronomers may have a way to measure black holes in distant galaxies and test competing theories of gravity. Three years ago, the first ever image of a black hole, at ...

Article - News Staff - May 9 2022 - 12:47pm

Event Horizon Telescope Images Will Not Look Like Artist Representations And That's OK.

Real astronomical images rarely look like their artist representations.  The images produced by the Event Horizon Telescope will be no different.  That said, an image of the light near the event horizon of the black hole at the center of our galaxy will be ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - May 10 2022 - 10:35pm

Event Horizon And Sgr A*: For The First Time We Can 'See' The Black Hole At The Center Of Our Galaxy

At the centere of our galaxy, the Milky Way, there exists what must be a black hole. But detecting it has been challenging because of the cosmic dust around it. Now, for the first time, a group of radio antennas knows as the Event Horizon Telescope Collabo ...

Article - News Staff - May 12 2022 - 9:50am