Post by: Matt Williams
27 May , 2017 by Matt Williams
While viewing a massive star in the Fireworks Galaxy that was expected to go supernova, a team of astrophysicists instead found that it had formed a black hole.
Aeronautics, Commercial Space, News
26 May , 2017 by Matt Williams
Earlier this week, the island nation of New Zealand made history with the first successful launch of a rocket from their soil. The rocket in question was Rocket Lab’s Electron prototype.
A team of Japanese researchers were able to fertilize mice embryos and produce a healthy litter of mice using frozen sperm that spent nine months in space.
25 May , 2017 by Matt Williams
Tabby’s Star is dimming again, and two new studies have been released that offer new and interesting theories on what could be causing it.
A new study from a team of British and French physicists presents a concept for plasma thrusters that are both lighter and more energy-efficient.
Astronomy, Guide to Space
24 May , 2017 by Matt Williams
The “ice giant” Neptune, the farthest planet from our Sun, is made up of gases, super-heated liquids, and maybe even diamonds!
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, TRAPPIST-1
23 May , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by an international team of researchers has revealed information about the surface conditions on TRAPPIST-1’s outermost planet.
Extrasolar Planets, Habitability
In a presentation at Breakthrough Discuss, astrophysicist Dr. Berdyugina explained how methods used to study stars could be used to determine the presence of plants on other planets.
Astronomy, Gravitational Waves
A new study by a team of researchers from Monash University argues that gravitational waves may permanently alter the fabric of spacetime.
20 May , 2017 by Matt Williams
The mysterious star that was found to be dimming in 2015 (prompting speculation about an alien megastucture) has been spotted dimming again!
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