Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr.
For people interested in all things beyond Earth, the words methane and Titan go hand in hand. After all, Titan is the only other world in our Solar System where liquid flows over the surface. While trying to understand Titan’s methane cycle, scientists have discovered something else: a bizarre methane ice feature that wraps halfway … Continue reading “A Strange Ice Feature Wraps Halfway Around Titan” The post A Strange Ice Feature Wraps Halfway Around Titan appeared first on Universe Today
Black holes, those beguiling singularities that sit on the precipice of the known and the unknown, keep surprising us with their behaviour.
Ever seen a rocket launch before? Catching one is easier than you might think. You just need to be looking in the right direction at the right time, and have clear skies
Welcome to the 609th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. We have a fantastic roundup today so now, on to this week’s worth of stories! Universe Today: The World’s Biggest Aircraft – the Rocket-Launching Stratolaunch … Continue reading “Carnival of Space #609” The post Carnival of Space #609 appeared first on Universe Today .
Welcome back to Messier Monday! Today, we continue in our tribute to our dear friend, Tammy Plotner, by looking at the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy – also known as Messier 83! During the 18th century, famed French astronomer Charles Messier noticed the presence of several “nebulous objects” while surveying the night sky. Originally mistaking these objects … Continue reading “Messier 84 – the NGC Elliptical Galaxy” The post Messier 84 – the NGC Elliptical Galaxy appeared first on Universe Today .
Japan’s recently shared a video of the crater their Hayabusa2 spacecraft created on the surface of Ryugu. The post Here’s the Video of Hayabusa2 Bombing Asteroid Ryugu appeared first on Universe Today .
The InSight lander recently detected the strongest seismic signal yet, thanks to its Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument.
The LIGO detector is back online after months of upgrades, and has made two new detections already! The post As Expected, the Newly Upgraded LIGO is Finding a Black Hole Merger Every Week appeared first on Universe Today .
Astronomers recently spied a massive flare on a tiny diminutive star, a powerful, radiation spewing event that you wouldn’t want to witness up close. The post Astronomers Catch a Superflare From a Puny Star appeared first on Universe Today
Weekly Space Hangout: Apr 24, 2019 – Nathaniel Putzig and Gareth Morgan of the Shallow Radar (SHARAD) Sounder Team on the Mars Reconnaissance…
Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Dr.
When ‘Oumuamua was first detected on October 19th, 2017, astronomers were understandably confused about the nature of this strange object. Initially thought to be an interstellar comet, it was then designated as an interstellar asteroid.
We don’t really understand neutron stars.
A new study reveals that traveling through a wormhole may actually be possible, but don’t count on it saving you any time! The post You Could Travel Through a Wormhole, but it’s Slower Than Going Through Space appeared first on Universe Today .
Ancient peoples had no light pollution, and they knew the night skies very well.
It’s that time again! This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Pamela Hoffman at the Everyday Spacer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #608.
When it comes to the first galaxies, the James Webb Space Telescope will attempt to understand the formation of those galaxies and their link to the underlying dark matter.
It takes a rich and diverse set of complex molecules for things like stars, galaxies, planets and lifeforms like us to exist. But before humans and all the complex molecules we’re made of could exist, there had to be that first primordial molecule that started a long chain of chemical events that led to everything … Continue reading “The First Molecule that was Possible in the Universe has been Seen in Space” The post The First Molecule that was Possible in the Universe has been Seen in Space appeared first on Universe Today .
Stratolaunch recently conducted the first test flight of its air-carrier plane, the largest and heaviest aircraft in the world. The post The World’s Biggest Aircraft – the Rocket-Launching Stratolaunch – Completes its First Test Flight appeared first on Universe Today .
The Cassini mission to Saturn and its moons wrapped up in 2017, when the spacecraft was sent plunging into the gas giant to meet its end.