Post by: Matt Williams
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!
19 May , 2017 by Matt Williams
A team of bioengineering students from UC San Diego has successfully created an experiment to test if beer can be brewed on the Moon
Astronomy, Dark Matter, International Space Station
Two studies conducted independently of each other (using data obtained aboard the ISS) have provided a possible glimpse of dark matter
Earlier this month, amateur astronomer Patrick Wiggins spotted a type II supernova, which happened to be the closest to our Solar System in three years.
17 May , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study has revealed how human activity has been affected the near-space environment, creating a bubble that protects against space radiation.
Using data provided by the Dawn probe, which now orbits between Ceres and the Sun (at opposition), NASA has created a new movie of the protoplanet
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