25 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
According to a study by a team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh, the oldest temple site in the world may actually be an astronomical record of a comet hitting Earth.
Astronomy, Aurora, Citizen Science, esa, Missions, Satellites, Skywatching
25 Apr , 2017 by Bob King
A Canadian photographer captures a hot river of glowing gas so peculiar that no one knew at first what it was, so they called it Steve.
Astronomy, Cassini, News
On Friday, April 21st, the Cassini spacecraft conducted its last flyby of Titan, a maneuver which touched off the final phase of its mission around Saturn.
Astronomy, CERN, News, Physics
25 Apr , 2017 by Evan Gough
“Enhanced strangeness production” surprises experimenters at LHC’s ALICE experiment.
Astronomy, Guide to Space
24 Apr , 2017 by Tammy Plotner
Located in the direction of the Ursa Major constellation is Messier 40 (Winnecke 4), an optical double star that looks like a double star system.
24 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
Because of its extremely eccentric orbit, slow rotation, and lack of an atmosphere, Mercury experiences extreme variations in surface temperature.
Astronomy, galaxies, Star Formation
24 Apr , 2017 by Evan Gough
A new study of distant, early galaxies helps us understand the early days of our Universe.
Astronomy, Live Broadcasts
23 Apr , 2017 by Fraser Cain
Join Fraser and a panel of space friends for a marathon of COSMOS on Monday at 12:00pm PST. We’ll watch 13 episodes, back to back, answer questions, update the science, and try not to go insane.
21 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
For the first time ever, an international team of astronomers – using the ALMA array – have taken a clear image of an accretion disk around a young protostar.
Astronomy, Exoplanets, Extrasolar Planets
21 Apr , 2017 by Evan Gough
We assume that habitable exoplanets will have significant land masses, because that’s what we have on Earth. Are we wrong?
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