Post by: Evan Gough
Earth, Moon, Planetary Formation
24 May , 2017 by Evan Gough
Under the right conditions, two colliding rocky bodies might form a temporary structure called a ‘synestia’. This rotating mass of partially vaporized rock would might only last a hundred years or so.
Asteroids, Earth, Geology
18 May , 2017 by Evan Gough
A new BBC documentary called “The Day The Dinosaurs Died” explains how things might have been different for the dinosaurs if the asteroid that caused their extinction had hit deeper ocean.
Atmosphere, Earth, Earth Observation
16 May , 2017 by Evan Gough
NASA’s EPIC camera aboard NOAA’s DSCOVR spacecraft solves decades old mystery that stymied Carl Sagan. Mysterious flashes are mysterious no more.
Astronomy, Earth, supernova
15 May , 2017 by Evan Gough
A new paper on supernovae and the effects on Earth increases the so-called “Supernova Kill-Zone” to 50 light years.
Earth, Geology, Science
12 May , 2017 by Evan Gough
Ancient grains of the mineral zircon help researchers paint a picture of Earth in the Hadean Eon, and that picture is mostly water.
Guide to Space, Observatories, Technology
11 May , 2017 by Evan Gough
The Super Telescopes are set to advance our understanding of the Universe, and it can all be traced back to Galileo.
Astronomy, NASA, Observatories
NASA’s LUVOIR, the Large Ultraviolet, Optical, and Infrared Surveyor, is the future of Super Telescopes. It’s 15m mirror will dwarf the Hubble and James Webb.
Astronomy, Chandra, NASA
5 May , 2017 by Evan Gough
A team of researchers using the Chandra X-Ray Observatory have spotted a wave of hot gas larger than the Milky Way in the Perseus galaxy cluster.
Astronomy, ESO, galaxies
4 May , 2017 by Evan Gough
A new image of the Small Magellanic Cloud reveals its population of stars in stunningly rich detail.
Cosmology, Dark Energy, Observatories
2 May , 2017 by Evan Gough
When the WFIRST observatory comes online in the mid 2020s, it will take images 100 times larger than the Hubble.
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