Post by: Evan Gough
Asteroids, Astronomy, NASA
12 Mar , 2018 by Evan Gough
NASA’s HAMMER (Hyper-velocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response) is a plan to protect us from asteroids, either with kinetic impactors, or with NUKES.
Astronomy, Juno Mission, Jupiter
9 Mar , 2018 by Evan Gough
Each of Jupiter’s poles is a beautiful, geometric arrangement of Earth-sized cyclones. In the north, 8 storms surround one central storm, while on the south, 5 storms surround one in the center.
Astronomy, Hubble, Planetary Formation
The Hubble has detected a massive dust cloud 150 billion miles across around the young star HR 4796A.
Astronomy, Comets, Rosetta
8 Mar , 2018 by Evan Gough
A new study from scientists with France’s CNRS explains how comets like 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko acquire and retain their multi-lobed shapes.
Astronomy, Stellar Evolution, X-Ray Astronomy
7 Mar , 2018 by Evan Gough
Two stars are caught in a unique relationship. The larger red giant star sheds material which its companion neutron star consumes, producing x-rays as a result.
Astronauts, Space Exploration, Space Exploration Technologies
6 Mar , 2018 by Evan Gough
The ESA is working on artificially intelligent robots that could be controlled from a distance by astronauts. The pair could work as a team to accomplish maintenance and other tasks on future planetary missions.
Earth, Space Exploration, SpaceX
28 Feb , 2018 by Evan Gough
Is Musk’s Tesla Roadster in space a biological threat to life on other worlds, a back-up for life on Earth, or a harmless bauble?
Astronomy, Solar Astronomy, sun
26 Feb , 2018 by Evan Gough
SOHO is celebrating a huge milestone, and one it was never intended to meet: it has now observed one complete, 22-year cycle in the life of the Sun.
Astronauts, esa, Space Exploration Technologies
23 Feb , 2018 by Evan Gough
The microgravity in space makes astronauts’ spines to elongate, causing back pain. A new SkinSuit being developed by the European Space Agency gives astronauts some relief.
Astronomy, Observatories, supernova
21 Feb , 2018 by Evan Gough
Astronomers with the Dark Energy Survey have discovered the most distant and ancient supernova yet: a rare Super Luminous Supernova about 10.5 billion light years away.
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