A team of German scientists have invented a new laser system that could be used to build a lunar base in the near-future. The post MOONRISE: Melting lunar regolith with lasers to build structures on the Moon appeared first on Universe Today .
The first film of a total solar eclipse has been restored by specialists at the British Film Institute (BFI) and made available for viewing. The film was taken in North Caroline in 1900 by Nevil Maskelyne
Clay is a big deal on Mars because it often forms in contact with water.
Great question! The answer has to do with Hubble’s history. It’s easy to forget that the Hubble has been in space since 1990
A Very Rare Planet Discovered. Less Massive than Neptune, Hotter than Mercury. Very Few Should Exist
Astronomers have discovered a very rare, very unusual planet in a distant solar system. The planet, called NGTS-4b, is three times the size of Earth, and about 20% smaller than Neptune
Get used to hearing the name “Jezero Crater.” It’s the landing site for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. The 2020 rover is slated to launch in July 2020, and will land at Jezero Crater in February, 2021. It’s pretty easy to see why NASA chose Jezero Crater for the next rover in their Mars Exploration Program … Continue reading “This is Where Mars 2020 Rover is Heading.
A rogue star is one that has escaped the gravitational pull of its home galaxy. These stars drift through intergalactic space, and so are sometimes called intergalactic stars. Sometimes, when a rogue star is ejected from its galaxy, it drags its binary pair along for the ride.
Mars is a sandy planet and the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has given us tons of beautiful pictures of Martian sand dunes. But Mars’ dunes are much different than dunes here on Earth. Their movement is governed by different factors than Earth dunes
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A strange feature on the surface of Mars has kept scientists guessing about its origin. It’s a surface deposit of a mineral which is more common in the interiors of planets.
NASA’s Long-Term Climate Predictions have Proven to be Very Accurate, Within 1/20th of a Degree Celsius
There are a handful of major science institutions around the world that keep track of the Earth’s temperature.
A new study has found evidence of glacier of water ice beneath Mars’ north pole, enough to cover the entire planet in an ocean. The post New layers of water ice have been found beneath Mars’ North Pole appeared first on Universe Today .
Scientists working with data from the Kepler mission have discovered an additional 18 Earth-sized worlds. The team used a newer, more stringent method of combing through the data to find these planets. Among the 18 is the smallest exoplanet ever found.
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Theory proposes that Venus could have been habitable, but a large ocean slowed down its rotation, killing it
A new study supported by NASA has revealed that an ancient ocean on Venus might have been what slowed down its rotation, thus causing the runaway greenhouse effect that made it what it is today. The post Theory proposes that Venus could have been habitable, but a large ocean slowed down its rotation, killing it appeared first on Universe Today .
In their drive towards “democratizing space”, the private aerospace company Sen recently demonstrated the capabilities of their 4K video streaming satellite. The post Sen has Launched a 4K Video Stream to Space appeared first on Universe Today
SpaceX just launched 60 satellites for its Starlink Constellation. Internet service providers should be very worried.
SpaceX just launched the first 60 satellites that will make up their Starlink broadband internet service provider.
A new study led by Japanese researchers indicates that Pluto could have a subsurface ocean, provided there is an “insulating layer” beneath the ice. The post An Insulating Layer of Gas Could Keep a Liquid Ocean Inside Pluto appeared first on Universe Today .
Scientists at the University of Munster have discovered that Earth got its water from a collision with Theia.
Stars live and die on epic time scales.