Post by: Matt Williams
Solar Astronomy, Venus
17 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
As part of its Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat Studies program, NASA has selected a CubeSat mission to study Venus’ atmosphere.
An international team of scientists relied on a new kind of gravitational lensing to conduct a detailed study of a distant supermassive black hole.
16 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
A team of international astronomers have just observed the most distant massive galaxy to date, providing clues to galaxy formation and cosmic evolution
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
15 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study from the University of Washington indicates that tidally-locked planets may be quite common, a finding which has implications for exoplanet habitability
14 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by a pair of astronomers has revealed that the TRAPPIST-1 system is up to twice as old as the Solar System, which could have drastic implications for habitability.
Astronomy, Missions, Technology
11 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
NASA recently announced a three-year partnership with BWXT to develop nuclear thermal rockets for future mission to Mars and beyond!
Astronomy, Black Holes, Gravitational Waves
A new study by a team from UCI indicates that black hole mergers could be very common, which has implications for the study of black holes and gravitational waves
Astronomy, Black Holes, Weekly Space Hangout
A team of European astronomers accurately measured the orbit of a star around the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky way, thus confirming predictions made by Einstein’s theory of General Relativity.
10 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by researchers from MIT has cast doubt on when the Moon lost its magnetic field, indicating that it lasted for another 1 billion years
9 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
A recent study by an international team of scientists has revealed four Earth-like planets around tau Ceti, a Sun-like star just that is 12 light years away!
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