Sending a mission to moons of Mars has been on the wish list for mission planners and space enthusiasts for quite some time. For the past few years, however, a team of Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) engineers and scientists have been working on putting such a mission together
Breakthrough Listen, the most extensive SETI survey in history, has just made its second release of data, and its once again the biggest ever made! The post SETI Researchers Release Petabytes of Data in the Search For Aliens appeared first on Universe Today .
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A new study from the PSI indicates that around Mars’ equator, salt water could form on the surface for a few days out of the year. The post Salt Water Might Still be Able to Collect on the Surface of Mars a Few Days a Year appeared first on Universe Today
The Sun is not exactly placid, though it appears pretty peaceful in the quick glances we can steal with our naked eyes. In reality though, the Sun is a dynamic, chaotic body, spraying out solar wind and radiation and erupting in great sheets of plasma.
According to a new study by a pair of Harvard astrophysicists, it is possible that meteors traveling close to the speed of light regularly rain down on Earth’s atmosphere The post There Could be Meteors Traveling at a Fraction of the Speed of Light When They Hit the Atmosphere appeared first on Universe Today .
According to a new study by a pair of Harvard astrophysicists, it is possible that meteors traveling close to the speed of light regularly rain down on Earth’s atmosphere The post There Could be Meteors Traveling at Close to the Speed of Light When They Hit the Atmosphere appeared first on Universe Today .
This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #651.
Happen to have clear skies tomorrow morning and live in the western part of the United States? Then you may have a chance to spy a unique event, as the waning crescent Moon occults (passes in front of) the planet Mars.
Near the end of 2019, astronomers watching the red giant Betelgeuse noted how much the star had dimmed, continuing to steadily fade for months. It’s a variable star, and it’s known to get dimmer and brighter, but the big surprise is that it’s still continuing to dim, recently passing magnitude 1.56 and still getting dimmer. … Continue reading “Betelgeuse Is Still Dimming! And We Have the Pictures to Prove It” The post Betelgeuse Is Still Dimming! And We Have the Pictures to Prove It appeared first on Universe Today .
Impact craters can be quite complex.
A team of European researchers recently simulated how a Universe without Dark Matter would have evolved, with surprising results! The post Astronomers Simulated How the Universe Would Look Without Dark Matter appeared first on Universe Today .
Mars Was Hit By a Lot of Protoplanets Early in its History, Taking Longer to Form than Previously Thought.
There are around 61,000 meteorites on Earth, or at least that’s how many have been found. Out of those, about 200 of them are very special: they came from Mars.
Thirty years have now passed since the Voyager 1 spacecraft snapped one of the most iconic and memorable pictures in spaceflight history.
Ready for the next great comet? First, the bad news.
A team of scientists in Canada have found a Fast Radio Burst (FRB) that repeats every 16 days. This is in stark contrast to other FRBs, which are more sporadic
New images of the asteroid Pallas (the clearest and most detailed to date) reveal that it looks like a “golf ball”, an indication that it probably had a very violent past.
This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #650 And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space
The CHEOPS spacecraft is taking the first tentative steps in its mission. Back on January 29th, the spacecraft opened the cover on its lens
The Mars 2020 rover, which will launch this summer, will be the third NASA mission to bring a microphone to the Red Planet. The post Mars 2020 Will be The Third Time That NASA Has Tried to Send a Microphone to Mars appeared first on Universe Today