NASA’s aging 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter recently snapped some unique views of the twin moons Phobos and Deimos, in an effort to better understand their texture and surface composition. The post Mars Odyssey Reveals Phobos Using THEMIS appeared first on Universe Today
Located in the constellation Virgo, about 54 million light years from Earth, is the elliptical galaxy known as Messier 86. The post Messier 86 – the NGC 4406 Elliptical Galaxy appeared first on Universe Today
Most of the Solar System Should be a Protected Wilderness. One-Eighth Left for Mining and Resource Exploitation
A new study by an astrophysicist and a professor of ethics takes a look at the future of humanity in space, and recommends we set aside most of the Solar System aside as protected wilderness.
Welcome to the 612th 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: A Supercomputer has been Designed to run the … Continue reading “Carnival of Space #612” The post Carnival of Space #612 appeared first on Universe Today
A planetary nebula is one of the most beautiful objects in the universe. Formed from the decaying remnants of a mid-sized star like a sun, no two are alike. Cosmically ephemeral, they last for only about 10,000 years – a blink of a cosmic eye
Advanced Civilizations Could be Communicating with Neutrino Beams. Transmitted by Clouds of Satellites Around Neutron Stars or Black Holes
In the ongoing search for intelligent life, a new study recommends that we look for signs of an advanced civilization harnessing the power of neutrinos to create a beacon. The post Advanced Civilizations Could be Communicating with Neutrino Beams. Transmitted by Clouds of Satellites Around Neutron Stars or Black Holes appeared first on Universe Today
Sad fact of the Universe is that all stars will die, eventually.
What is dark matter made of? It’s one of the most perplexing questions of modern astronomy. We know that dark matter is out there, since we can see its obvious gravitational influence on everything from galaxies to the evolution of the entire universe, but we don’t know what it is
The Beresheet lander came oh-so-close to touching down on the surface of the Moon, but something went wrong and it didn’t make it. Now, thanks to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the exact point of impact can be seen. The images were captured 11 days after Beresheet crashed into the Moon
Today is the Highest Concentration of Atmospheric CO2 in Human History. 415 Parts Per Million. Last Time it Was This High, There Were Trees at the…
Think about this for a minute: We humans and our emissions are helping turn back the climatological clock by 2 or 3 million years, possibly more. Not since that time, called the Pliocene Epoch, has the CO2 ppm risen above 400
The Moon’s going to have more human visitors in the year 2024. NASA has announced that their mission to the Moon, which is named Artemis after the Greek goddess of hunting, has been advanced by four years, from 2028 to 2024. But there’s a catch: they need more dough to do it
Weekly Space Hangout: May 15, 2019 – Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, SJ – Director of the Vatican Observatory
Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr
This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #611. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space.
I recently had the honor of attending a Nat Geo Live talk hosted by Kobie Boykins. As NASA JPL’s chief engineer, he has played a major role in the development of every rover sent to Mars since 1997.
Blue Origin is going to the Moon. In an hour-long presentation in Washington DC on May 9th, Jeff Bezos spelled out his plans for reaching the Moon, confirming what many guessed he was hinting at in a tweet from the previous week. Bezos and his company, Blue Origin, are developing a lunar lander capable of … Continue reading “The Blue Origins Founder Wants to Get to the Moon by 2024” The post The Blue Origins Founder Wants to Get to the Moon by 2024 appeared first on Universe Today
An experiment recently conducted by the QUPLAS collaboration confirmed the dual, particle-wave nature of antimatter. The post Antimatter Behaves Exactly the Same as Regular Matter in Double Slit Experiments appeared first on Universe Today
May is graduation month, and with it, school star party season is about to conclude.
Located in the Coma Berenices constellation, roughly 60 million light years from Earth, is the elliptical galaxy known as Messier 85. The post Messier 85 – the NGC 4382 Elliptical (Lenticular) Galaxy appeared first on Universe Today
South America, especially the Atacama Desert in Chile has become one of the best places in the world to put a telescope. It’s dry, high, and the nights are clear. Today we’ll talk about the monster telescopes already in operation in this region, and the big ones coming soon.
The Science Data Processor consortium for the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) just completed the design work on the supercomputer that will handle all the data it collects. The post A Supercomputer has been Designed to run the World’s Largest Radio Telescope appeared first on Universe Today .