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.
Astronomy, Exoplanets, Observatories
15 Feb , 2018 by Evan Gough
The ESO’s ESPRESSO instrument is getting all four of the telescopes at the Very Large Telescope to play nicely together, and the results will excite even the most discovery-weary space fan.
Astronomy, James Webb, James Webb Space Telescope
6 Feb , 2018 by Evan Gough
The James Webb Space Telescope is now in LA. After final assembly there, it will undergo more testing. Then it will be transported to its launch site in Guiana and begin its mission in Spring 2019.
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