Post by: Matt Williams
6 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
In the course of observing an explosion in a distant galaxy, a team of researchers noticed something unprecedented – a supernova in slow-motion.
5 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
With the successful launch of a reused Falcon 9, Musk has revealed additional details about the maiden launch of the Falcon Heavy, which is scheduled for this summer.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Kepler Mission
4 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
A team of international astronomers recently found the closest thing to a “Venus-like” planet in a nearby star system, which could have drastic implications for “habitability” studies.
3 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
A study by an international team of researchers has revealed that Mars’ Trojan asteroids could be the remains of ancient planetoids, which could have drastic implications for the history of planetary formation
Astronomy, News, X-Ray Astronomy
31 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
Using data from the Chandra observatory, a team of researchers witnessed the most distant X-ray explosion ever observed, and are not sure what caused it.
International Space Station, News
This week, astronauts conducting a spacewalk had to perform an impromptu patch-up job when one of the ISS’ shields broke off and floated away.
Commercial Space, News
The New Mexico-based aerospace company ARCA recently unveiled its Haas 2C rocket, the first single-state-to-orbit rocket in history.
News, Solar Astronomy, sun
30 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Draper are helping NASA to develop the Solar Probe Plus, the first spacecraft that will “touch”the face of the Sun.
Astronomy, Guide to Space, Uranus
A year on Uranus lasts almost as long as a century on Earth. And because of its extreme tilt, its polar regions experience 42 years of light and dark during the course of it.
Astronomy, Guide to Space, Pluto
29 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
Given its extreme distance from the Sun, Pluto has a very long orbital period. As such, a single year on Pluto lasts as long as 248 Earth years, or 90,560 Earth days!
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