Astronomy, Missions, sun
25 May , 2018 by Matt Williams
Two upcoming missions – NASA’s Parker Solar Probe and the ESA’s Solar Orbiter – will get closer to the Sun than ever before in the hopes of unlocking its secrets.
24 May , 2018 by Matt Williams
After conducting their own tests on the EM Drive, a team from UT Dresden reported that any thrust coming from the engine might be due to interaction with Earth’s magnetic field.
23 May , 2018 by Matt Williams
A new study by a pair of astronomers has indicated that near Jupiter, there is an interstellar asteroid that has been there since the early days of the Solar System.
Astronomy, Herschel Space Telescope
A team of astronomers, using the Herschel Observatory, recently observed a series of laser emissions coming from the ant nebula.
Astronomy, Observing, Skywatching, sun
22 May , 2018 by David Dickinson
Have you been keeping an eye on Sol lately? One of the top astronomy stories for 2018 may be what’s not happening, and how inactive our host star has become.
20 May , 2018 by Matt Williams
According to a new study from the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, the pressure at the center of a proton is one-hundred times greater than at the core of a neutron star!
Earth, Mars, Moon
18 May , 2018 by Matt Williams
NASA’s MarCO Cubesats, which are currently on their way to Mars with the InSight Lander, recently snapped a “pale blue dot” photo of Earth and the Moon.
17 May , 2018 by Matt Williams
According to a new study by a team of Chinese astronomers, fast radio bursts (FRBs) could be caused by the collapse of normal matter-crusts around “strange stars”.
Astronomy, Europa, Jupiter
Using old data from the Galileo spaceprobe, a team of NASA scientists has found more evidence of plume activity on Europa’s surface.
16 May , 2018 by Matt Williams
Based on the 2nd Gaia Data Release, a team of astronomers were able to directly detect and compile information on over 1000 white dwarf stars in our galactic neighborhood.
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