Post by: Matt Williams
Astronomy, Extraterrestrial, NASA
3 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
At the Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop this week, NASA made a series of presentations outlining plants to explore Europa and other places in the Solar System where life could exist.
Asteroids, Astronomy, Comets
Analysis by a team of international researchers has found an asteroid pair has formed tails after they split, making them more like comets than asteroids.
Astronomy, Mars, News
2 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
At the recent Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop, Director Jim Green and a panel of scientists proposed deploying a magnetic shield to protect Mars.
Astronomy, Black Holes, News
A study by a team of scientists at the University of Sheffield suggests that stars being ripped apart due to galactic collisions might be 100 times more common than previously thought.
Mars’ northern polar region is home to long lines of small pits, hinting at the presence of some dynamic process in the ice cap.
1 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by a team of astronomers from the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University indicates that habitable zones may be bigger than previously thought.
Astronomy, Guide to Space
As the closest (and most eccentric) planet to our Sun, Mercury’s distance ranges from 46 million km (28.58 million mi) at perihelion to 57.9 million km (35.98 million mi) at aphelion.
28 Feb , 2017 by Matt Williams
Sam Monfort, a Doctoral Candidate at George Mason University, has created a series of visuals that illustrate the trends in UFO reporting.
Astronomy, News, Planetary Formation
A new study by an international team of scientists may be the “missing link” in our understanding of how planets form from debris disks.
27 Feb , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study from the Tokyo Institute of Technology has shown how crystallization in the Earth’s core may be what drives its magnetic field.
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