Astronomy, ESO, Planetary Formation
13 Apr , 2018 by Evan Gough
New images from the European Southern Observatory show the stunning variety of discs of gas and dust that surround young stars.
Astronomy, Comets, Solar System
22 Mar , 2018 by Evan Gough
70,000 years ago, Scholz’s Star visited our neighbourhood, and changed the trajectories of hundreds of objects in out Solar System.
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, 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, Hubble, Planetary Formation
The Hubble has detected a massive dust cloud 150 billion miles across around the young star HR 4796A.
Astronomy, Comets, Rosetta
8 Mar , 2018 by Evan Gough
A new study from scientists with France’s CNRS explains how comets like 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko acquire and retain their multi-lobed shapes.
Astronomy, Stellar Evolution, X-Ray Astronomy
7 Mar , 2018 by Evan Gough
Two stars are caught in a unique relationship. The larger red giant star sheds material which its companion neutron star consumes, producing x-rays as a result.
Astronomy, Solar Astronomy, sun
26 Feb , 2018 by Evan Gough
SOHO is celebrating a huge milestone, and one it was never intended to meet: it has now observed one complete, 22-year cycle in the life of the Sun.
Astronomy, Observatories, supernova
21 Feb , 2018 by Evan Gough
Astronomers with the Dark Energy Survey have discovered the most distant and ancient supernova yet: a rare Super Luminous Supernova about 10.5 billion light years away.
Astronomy, Hubble, Neptune
19 Feb , 2018 by Evan Gough
Hubble images track the demise of an enormous storm in Neptune’s atmosphere. Rather that expiring in a flash of atmospheric glory, the storm is slowly just fading away.
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