NASA recently released its National Space Exploration Campaign Report, detailing a sustainable plan to return to the Moon and go to Mars The post NASA Report Outlines How it Will Go Back to the Moon, to Mars, and Beyond in a Sustainable Way appeared first on Universe Today .
Technosignatures are NASA’s New Target for Detecting Other Civilizations in Space. Wait. What’s a Technosignature?
A NASA workshop on Technosignatures paves the way for a new approach to the search for intelligent life. The post Technosignatures are NASA’s New Target for Detecting Other Civilizations in Space
Dazzling images from the JunoCam show the intricate detail of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. Is the Solar System’s longest-lived storm shrinking? The post JunoCam Wows Us Again With Detailed Images of the Great Red Spot appeared first on Universe Today .
Based on Cassini data, an international team of scientists found evidence of dust storms on Titan, yet another thing it has in common with Earth. The post Titan First-Ever Detected Dust Storms Proves the Moon to be More Earth-like than Ever appeared first on Universe Today .
This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog.
With the recent Martian dust storm clearing, NASA managed to spot the Opportunity rover on the surface, though communications have yet to resume. The post NASA Spots Opportunity as the Dust Storm Clears.
In a new experiment, a team of researchers used laser pulses to accelerate photons to near the speed of light, which could have immense applications for space flight and particle physics. The post Optical Rocket Boosts Electrons to Nearly the Speed of Light appeared first on Universe Today .
Noctilucent clouds 50 miles above the Earth in the mesosphere.
In a recent tweet, SpaceX founder Elon Musk indicated that his company may be able to build a Martian colony as early as 2028. The post Musk Gives an Update on When a Mars Colony Could be Built appeared first on Universe Today
A team of researchers in the UK have observed matter falling into a black hole at 30% the speed of light.
A team of researchers in the UK have observed matter falling into a black hole at 30% the speed of light. They may have discovered why black holes in the early universe grew so quickly. The post Matter is Going Into this Black Hole at 30% the Speed of Light appeared first on Universe Today
An international team of astronomers have used data from the Gaia satellite to backtrack ‘Oumuamua to one of four star systems.
Between 300 million and 900 million years ago, our Milky Way galaxy nearly collided with the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. Data from the ESA’s Gaia mission shows the ongoing effect of this event, with stars moving like ripples on the surface of a pond
There’s solid evidence for the existence of water on Mars, at least in frozen form at the planet’s poles. And a more recent study confirms the existence of liquid water at the south pole.
The Parker Solar Probe recently collected its first-light data in order to test its instruments, and snapped some beautiful pictures of the cosmos. The post Here are the First Pictures From the Parker Solar Probe.
One of the more interesting and rewarding aspects of astronomy and space exploration is seeing science fiction become science fact. While we are still many years away from colonizing the Solar System or reaching the nearest stars (if we ever do), there are still many rewarding discoveries being made that are fulfilling the fevered dreams … Continue reading “Astronomers find Planet Vulcan – 40 Eridani A – Right Where Star Trek Predicted it.” The post Astronomers find Planet Vulcan – 40 Eridani A – Right Where Star Trek Predicted it. appeared first on Universe Today .
Inside the Crust of Neutron Stars, There’s Nuclear Pasta; the Hardest Known Substance in the Universe
A new study has shown that “nuclear pasta”, which exists beneath crust of a neutron star, is the strongest material is the Universe. The post Inside the Crust of Neutron Stars, There’s Nuclear Pasta; the Hardest Known Substance in the Universe appeared first on Universe Today .
In science, one discovery often leads to more questions and mysteries. That’s certainly true of the ice volcanoes on the dwarf planet Ceres.
Using information from Gaia’s second data release, a team of scientists have made refined measurements of the mass of the Milky Way. The post Narrowing Down the Mass of the Milky Way appeared first on Universe Today .
In a new study, astrophysicists used the gravitational waves from last year’s kilonova event to determine if the Universe has additional dimensions. The post Last Year’s Gravitational Wave Detections Failed to Provide a Hint of Any Extra Spatial Dimensions appeared first on Universe Today