Post by: Matt Williams
4 Jan , 2018 by Matt Williams
As it makes its way towards the asteroid Bennu, the OSIRIS-REx mission continues to provide us with breathtaking images of our planet.
3 Jan , 2018 by Matt Williams
A new study from Tabetha Boyajian and a team of over 100 astronomers has ruled out the possibility of an alien megastructure around “Tabby’s Star”.
China, Space Station
According to the latest predictions, China’s Tiangong-1 space station is going to come crashing to Earth in March – but residents of Earth need not worry!
Astronomy, Star Formation
2 Jan , 2018 by Matt Williams
A new study by a team of international astronomers has provided the first direct evidence that supermassive black holes affect star formation in their galaxies.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
The Gravitational Microlensing method relies on rare events (one star passing in front of another) to focus light and search for exoplanets.
29 Dec , 2017 by Matt Williams
In preparation for the inaugural launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket, SpaceX recently released pictures of Musk’s Tesla Roadster being loaded aboard the rocket’s payload fairing.
Astronomy, Black Holes
23 Dec , 2017 by Matt Williams
Looking to the center of our galaxy, astronomers noted the presence of a mysterious filament extending from the supermassive black hole located there.
22 Dec , 2017 by Matt Williams
According to a recent study, multi-celled lifeforms lived on Earth as early as 3.5 billion years ago – a good indication that life exists elsewhere in the Universe.
The Radial Velocity (aka. Doppler Spectroscopy) Method relies on measurements of a planet’s “wobble” to determine the presence of one or more planets around it.
A mew study by a team of exoplanet scientists has revealed what kinds of planets are likely to lurk around Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to our own.
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