Astronomy, Gravitational Lensing
20 Mar , 2018 by Matt Williams
An international team of scientists has found a way to use white dwarf stars as gravitational lenses, which will allow astronomers to measure their mass.
Astronomy, Fast Radio Bursts
19 Mar , 2018 by Matt Williams
Earlier this month, scientists using the Parkes Radio Telescope detected three FRBs, one of which was the brightest ever observed
Astronomy, Kuiper Belt, NASA
The first Kuiper Belt Object that the New Horizons mission will investigate – MU69 – just received the nickname “Ultima Thule”
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Kepler Mission
The Kepler mission, which is responsible for the majority of exoplanet discoveries, is running out of fuel and will be making its final discoveries over the next few months.
Astronomy, James Webb Space Telescope, NASA
13 Mar , 2018 by Matt Williams
The James Webb Space Telescope just entered the final phase of integration and testing before being shipped off to French Guiana, where it will launch in 2019
Asteroids, Astronomy, NASA
12 Mar , 2018 by Evan Gough
NASA’s HAMMER (Hyper-velocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response) is a plan to protect us from asteroids, either with kinetic impactors, or with NUKES.
Astronomy, Guide to Space
12 Mar , 2018 by Tammy Plotner
Located between 2610 and 2930 light years from Earth is the King Cobra Cluster (aka. Messier 67), one of the oldest open star clusters
10 Mar , 2018 by Matt Williams
Three new studies have been released based on Juno data that have revealed new things about Jupiter’s atmospheric bands and interior.
Astronomy, Juno Mission, Jupiter
9 Mar , 2018 by Evan Gough
Each of Jupiter’s poles is a beautiful, geometric arrangement of Earth-sized cyclones. In the north, 8 storms surround one central storm, while on the south, 5 storms surround one in the center.
Astronomy, James Webb Space Telescope
9 Mar , 2018 by Matt Williams
According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope is likely to be delayed again, and exceed its cost cap.
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