Post by: Evan Gough
Astronomy, Exoplanets, Observatories
15 Feb , 2018 by Evan Gough
The ESO’s ESPRESSO instrument is getting all four of the telescopes at the Very Large Telescope to play nicely together, and the results will excite even the most discovery-weary space fan.
Astronomy, James Webb, James Webb Space Telescope
6 Feb , 2018 by Evan Gough
The James Webb Space Telescope is now in LA. After final assembly there, it will undergo more testing. Then it will be transported to its launch site in Guiana and begin its mission in Spring 2019.
News, Planet News, TRAPPIST-1
5 Feb , 2018 by Evan Gough
Scientists have been hard at work trying to determine the densities of the TRAPPIST-1 planets, and it looks like water is abundant in the TRAPPIST system.
Falcon 9, Space Exploration Technologies, SpaceX
2 Feb , 2018 by Evan Gough
Bonus Rocket! This rocket was conducting a very high retro-thrust landing over water, and it wasn’t expected to survive that test. But it did, and SpaceX might be able to salvage it.
Black Holes, Cosmology, Dark Matter
The IllustrusTNG Project has created a large and detailed simulation of the Universe. It’s helping us answer some important questions about the formation and evolution of…everything.
Earth Observation, NASA, Satellites
31 Jan , 2018 by Evan Gough
NASA has confirmed that their missing IMAGE satellite was indeed located by an amateur astronomer in Canada. But re-establishing contact with the long-lost satellite will be a demanding technical challenge.
Astronauts, Space Exploration, Space Exploration Technologies
30 Jan , 2018 by Evan Gough
Researchers at Penn State are developing methods of turning human waste into food. And microbes, not plants, would provide the food.
Astronomy, milky way, Radio Astronomy
29 Jan , 2018 by Evan Gough
A new radio wave map of the Milky Way Galaxy is our most detailed yet and will be the basis for further study of the Milky Way for years to come.
Mars, NASA, Planetary Formation
26 Jan , 2018 by Evan Gough
NASA’s InSight lander will launch in May 2018, NASA has announced. InSight will study the interior structure of Mars to learn how it, and other rocky planets, formed and evolved.
Astronomy, Brown Dwarf, Gas Giants
25 Jan , 2018 by Evan Gough
Astronomers have debated which objects are gas giants like Jupiter, and which are more correctly called brown dwarfs. A new study aims to end that debate.
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