Post by: Evan Gough
Astronomy, News, Observatories
7 Nov , 2017 by Evan Gough
The 5th of the Giant Magellan Telescope’s 7 gigantic mirrors is being cast at the Caris Mirror Laboratory, as the GMT progresses towards first light in the early 2020’s.
HiRISE, Mars, NASA
9 Jun , 2017 by Evan Gough
An unusual pit on the surface of Mars is a bit of a mystery to scientists: is it the result of an impact, or of the melting of carbon dioxide ice?
Astronomy, Cosmology, Science
8 Jun , 2017 by Evan Gough
A presentation at the June 6th AAS meeting confirms that our galaxy is inside an enormous cosmic void, the largest one ever discovered.
Mars, Planet News, Science
7 Jun , 2017 by Evan Gough
A new study suggests that Mars had a much larger ocean than previously thought. However, we can’t understand how the Martian climate was ever able to support such an ocean.
Astronomy, Black Holes, Gravitational Waves
1 Jun , 2017 by Evan Gough
LIGO has detected a third instance of gravitational waves. Like the previous two, this one was caused by merging black holes.
Astronomy, Black Holes, Science
A team of researchers questions the existence of an event horizon around black holes and wonders what it would look like when a star collides with one.
Astronomy, ESO, Observatories
30 May , 2017 by Evan Gough
Great progress is being made on the European Extremely Large Telescope. Construction of the dome and the main telescope was marked by the “First Stone” ceremony held at the telescope’s site in Chile.
Juno Mission, Jupiter, NASA
29 May , 2017 by Evan Gough
Juno is starting to reveal the complexity and beauty of our Solar System’s largest planet.
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.
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