Elon Musk recently provided updates on the mini-Starship prototype that will making a test flight next year, including the fact that it will be built from a stainless steel alloy.
Apparently not all supernovas work. And when they fail, they leave behind a half-chewed remnant, still burning from leftover heat but otherwise lifeless: a zombie star
Located on the other side of the galaxy, near the southern constellation of Sagittarius, is the globular cluster known as Messier 75 The post Messier 75 – the NGC 6864 Globular Cluster appeared first on Universe Today .
According to statements from cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev, the hole found in the ISS was drilled from the inside and the cause remains unknown.
NASA’s final report from their Technosignature Workshop is now out and addresses all the ways in which humanity is looking for evidence of extra-terrestrial civilizations. The post NASA’s Technosignatures Report is Out.
Astronomers think they know how Uranus got flipped onto its side. According to detailed computer simulations, a body about twice the size of Earth slammed into Uranus between 3 to 4 billion years ago. The impact created an oddity in our Solar System: the only planet that rotates on its side.
You might’ve heard the news. We wrote a book this past year: The Universe Today’s Ultimate Guide to Observing the Cosmos: Everything You Need to Know to Become an Amateur Astronomer. Judging from reader feedback thus far, one of the most popular parts of the book is Chapter 10, where we list the top astronomical events by year for the coming six years.
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2018 was an incredible year in space news. Rockets launched, landers landed, spacecraft were born and died. We learned tremendous new things about Universe around us, and today we’re here to look back fondly over the last 12 months to review the year in space that was
Just in time for the holidays, the ESO’s Mars Express mission revealed a breathtaking image of a Martian crater that is ice-filled all year round. The post This Crater on Mars Traps the Cold, and Remains Filled With Ice, All Year Round appeared first on Universe Today
Welcome to another edition of Constellation Friday! Today, in honor of the late and great Tammy Plotner, we take a look at the “little horse” – the Equuleus constellation. Enjoy! In the 2nd century CE, Greek-Egyptian astronomer Claudius Ptolemaeus (aka.
It’s relatively easy for galaxies to make stars. Start out with a bunch of random blobs of gas and dust
NASA’s InSight lander has deployed its first instrument on the surface of Mars. On December 19th, the stationary lander used its robotic arm to deploy the SEIS (Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure), marking the first time a seismometer has been placed on the surface of another planet
Remember the Discovery of Methane in the Martian Atmosphere? Now Scientists Can’t Find any Evidence of it, at all
According to recently-reported results from the ESA’s Trace Gas Orbiter, it appears that there may not be any methane in Mars’ atmosphere. The post Remember the Discovery of Methane in the Martian Atmosphere?
In their efforts to find evidence of life beyond our Solar System, scientists are forced to take what is known as the “low-hanging fruit” approach. Basically, this comes down to determining if planets could be “potentially habitable” based on whether or not they would be warm enough to have liquid water on their surfaces and … Continue reading “Even if Exoplanets Have Atmospheres With Oxygen, it Doesn’t Mean There’s Life There” The post Even if Exoplanets Have Atmospheres With Oxygen, it Doesn’t Mean There’s Life There appeared first on Universe Today .
The Saturn Nebula Kind of Looks Like the Planet in a Small Telescope, But in One of the Most Powerful Telescopes on Earth, it Looks Like This
Saturn is an icon. There’s nothing else like it in the Solar System, and it’s something even children recognize
According to new research based on data obtained by the Cassini probe, Saturn’s rings could be gone within 100 million years. The post Saturn is Losing its Rings, Fast. They Could be Gone Within 100 Million Years appeared first on Universe Today
The search for life has led astronomers to the icy moons in our Solar System. Among those moons, Europa has attracted a lot of attention. Europa is Jupiter’s fourth-largest moon—and the sixth-largest in the Solar System—at 3,100 kilometres (1,900 mi) in diameter.
This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #591 And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival.
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