Post by: Matt Williams
31 Oct , 2017 by Matt Williams
Using data from the SuperWASP survey, an international team of astronomers has identified two new “hot Saturns” and one “Super-Neptune”.
ExoMars, Geology, Mars
30 Oct , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by an international team of scientists has indicated how a different form of water transport called “levitation” could have shaped the surface of Mars.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
Thanks to the efforts of a team of professional and amateur astronomers, the first extra-solar comets have been observed.
28 Oct , 2017 by Matt Williams
Two new studies produced by the Dawn mission team have shown that the protoplanet may have once had an ocean, the remnants of which are likely in its interior today.
27 Oct , 2017 by Matt Williams
Thanks to a new study by an international team of astronomers, we now have the tools we need to map the far side of our galaxy.
In a recent test at NASA’s Glenn Research Center, the X3 Hall-effect ion engine broke the previous thrust and power records established by a Hall-effect thruster.
Astronomy, ESO, Gravitational Lensing
26 Oct , 2017 by Matt Williams
A team of European astronomers recently conducted the first use of AI to identify 56 new gravitational lenses from a mountain of survey data.
Juno Mission, Jupiter
The Juno probe has peered deeper into Jupiter’s atmosphere than ever before, which has indicated that its magnetic field is askew.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, SETI
25 Oct , 2017 by Matt Williams
An international consortium of scientists known as Project Blue hopes to crowdfund the creation of a space telescope that will allow us to directly image planets in the neighboring Alpha Centauri system.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Kepler Mission
A new study by an astrophysicists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research shows that the first exomoon ever discovered could actually be a gas giant moon!
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