HeroX is one again hosting a NASA challenge, this time to develop a space toilet that will facilitate lunar exploration. The post Help NASA Develop a Better Space Toilet appeared first on Universe Today
Astronomers Might Have Seen a Star Just Disappear. Turning Straight to a Black Hole Without a Supernova
A brilliant blue star has disappeared from view, which could mean it became a black hole in a novel way. The post Astronomers Might Have Seen a Star Just Disappear. Turning Straight to a Black Hole Without a Supernova appeared first on Universe Today .
We love flyover videos from other worlds. These stunning videos, created from imagery gathered by orbiting spacecraft, can give us a sense of what it would be like to fly in an airplane on another planet. This latest flyover video from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft, provides a stunning view of one of … Continue reading “Take a Flight Over Korolev Crater on Mars” The post Take a Flight Over Korolev Crater on Mars appeared first on Universe Today
Every year since 2012, Mars City Design hosts the Mars Feast Gala, where talented chefs create tantalizing entrees based on what future generations could grow on Mars. The post Behold! The Martian Menu, Courtesy of Mars City Design! appeared first on Universe Today .
It Was Almost Certainly an Asteroid Impact that Wiped Out the Dinosaurs. In Fact, Volcanoes Might Have Helped Life Recover
It seems almost certain that an asteroid impact wiped out the dinosaurs.
This week we are pleased to welcome Dr. Andrew Siemion, Director of the Berkeley SETI Research Center, to the WSH.
The July 4th Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Ends a Rare Triple Eclipse Season The post This Weekend’s Challenging Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Rounds Out the Summer Season appeared first on Universe Today .
A cluster of galaxies is nothing trivial. The shocks, the turbulence, the energy, as all of that matter and energy merges and interacts. And we can watch all the chaos and mayhem as it happens
When NASA’s new Perseverance Martian rover launches in a little over a month it will have a small robotic stow-away on board. Ingenuity is a small helicopter, with a fuselage about the size of a softball and two extending rotors that measure about 4 feet across. It was attached to the bottom of the rover’s … Continue reading “Here’s How Perseverance’s Helicopter Sidekick Will Deploy on Mars” The post Here’s How Perseverance’s Helicopter Sidekick Will Deploy on Mars appeared first on Universe Today .
Black hole merger events are some of the most energetic, fearsomely energetic events in all the cosmos. When black holes merge, they’re entirely invisible, the only evidence of the cataclysm some faint whisper of gravitational waves.
We all know how exploration by rover works. The rover is directed to a location and told to take a sample.
Magnetars are some of the most ridiculous objects in the universe. Composed of the densest material possible spinning faster than your kitchen blender, they generate the absolute most powerful magnetic fields the cosmos has ever seen – and astronomers have recently spotted a newborn. Neutron stars are made of the leftover cores of massive stars.
The recent discovery of a very young gas giant could offer clues about how “Hot Jupiters” form and whether or not they migrate over time. The post Do Hot Jupiters Form Close in, or Do They Migrate? A Newly-Discovered Planet Might Help Answer This appeared first on Universe Today
At first glance, Jupiter’s moon Europa doesn’t seem much like Earth. It’s a moon, not a planet, and it’s covered in ice
Oops. Dropping a mirror on Earth is only minor cause for concern, perhaps about the potential of some upcoming bad luck
So you want to colonize Mars, huh? Well Mars is a long ways away, and in order for a colony to function that far from Earthly support, things have to be thought out very carefully. Including how many people are needed to make it work
A new tool from NASA Goddard allows us to witness what a sunset would look like on other bodies in the Solar System, from Venus to Uranus.
As the only Mars analog environment in the Southern hemisphere, Habitat Marte is conducting research that will allow humans to live on Mars someday The post Learning to Live Sustainably on the Red Planet: Habitat Mars appeared first on Universe Today .
The Moon is easily the most well-studied object in the Solar System, (other than Earth, of course.) But it still holds some puzzles for scientists. Why, for instance, is one side of the Moon so different from the other? The Moon is tidally-locked to Earth, so prior to space-flight, we only knew the one side.
Weekly Space Hangout: June 24, 2020 — Elizabeth Howell & Nicholas Booth, The Search for Life on Mars
This week we are airing Fraser’s pre-recorded interview with Elizabeth Howell and Nicholas Booth, co-authors of the new book The Search for Life on Mars: The Greatest Scientific Detective Story of All Time. Their book documents our quest to find life on the Red Planet.