A new study by a team of NASA scientists indicates that Venus could have been habitable for billions of years (and still would be today) were it not for all the resurfacing! The post Venus Could Have Supported Life for Billions of Years appeared first on Universe Today .
It seems that comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko is not the stoic, unchanging Solar System traveller that it might seem to be. Scientists working through the vast warehouse of images from the Rosetta spacecraft have discovered there’s lots going on on 67P
Radar evidence shows that geysers on Enceladus are ejecting water that turns to snow. The snow not only falls back on Enceladus’ surface, but also makes its way to its neighboring moons, Mimas and Tethys, making them more reflective.
Elon Musk just released new images that showcase the progress being made on the Starship prototypes The post Musk Shares the Latest Progress on the Starship Prototypes appeared first on Universe Today .
About 466 million years ago, there was an asteroid collision in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The collision caused the breakup of a major asteroid, creating a shower of dust throughout the inner Solar System. That event is called the Ordovician Meteor Event, and its dust caused an ice age here on Earth
Humans to Mars. That’s the plan right
Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Brian Koberlein (BrianKoberlein.com / @BrianKoberlein & ) Allen Versfeld (https://www.urban-astronomer.com/ / @uastronomer) Veranika Klimovich Michael Rodruck Georgiana “George” Kramer from the Planetary Science Institute is a spectroscopist and geomorphologist, and for the last 12 years her research has focused on interpretation of data from spacecraft missions.
Photographer Eric Brummel has created a stunning time-lapse of the Milky Way. Time-lapses of the Milky Way are not rare, but Eric has turned convention on its head. Instead of the Milky Way moving across the night sky, it’s the Earth that’s in motion
Remember the asteroid Psyche? It’s the largest known asteroid in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
The Most Massive Neutron Star has been Found. It’s ALMOST the Most Massive Neutron Star That’s Even Possible
Neutron stars are the end-state of massive stars that have spent their fuel and exploded as supernovae. There’s an upper limit to their mass, because a massive enough star won’t become a neutron star; it’ll become a black hole. But finding that upper mass limit, or tipping point, between a star that becomes a black … Continue reading “The Most Massive Neutron Star has been Found.
A recent study by members of i4is shows how we could intercept future interstellar visitors using existing technology. The post Could We Intercept Interstellar Comet C/2019 Q4 Borisov? appeared first on Universe Today
The Standard Model of Particle Physics is one of science’s most impressive feats. It’s a rigorous, precise effort to understand and describe three of the four fundamental forces of the Universe: the electromagnetic force, the strong nuclear force, and the weak nuclear force. Gravity is absent because so far, fitting it into the Standard Model … Continue reading “Physicists Don’t Know the Mass of a Neutrino, But Now They Know it’s No Larger Than 1 Electron Volt” The post Physicists Don’t Know the Mass of a Neutrino, But Now They Know it’s No Larger Than 1 Electron Volt appeared first on Universe Today
Welcome to the 629-629th 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.
Springtime on Earth can be a riotous affair, as plants come back to life and creatures large and small get ready to mate. Nothing like that happens on Mars, of course. But even on a cold world like Mars, springtime brings changes, though you have to look a little more closely to see them
A Youtuber has proposed a rather interesting solution to the problem of microgravity and sending people to Mars – the Gravity Link Starship! The post Real Artificial Gravity for SpaceX’s Starship appeared first on Universe Today .
Thanks to the Gemini Observatory, we now have our first glimpse at the interstellar comet, C/2019 Q4, the second interstellar object to visit our Solar System in two years! The post Images are Starting to Come in of the New Interstellar Comet appeared first on Universe Today .
Astronomers with NASA and the ESA have confirmed that an object that could be interstellar in origin (like ‘Oumuamua) is passing through the Solar System, the second object to do so in just two years.
Hubble has captured a new image of Saturn that makes you wonder if it’s even real.
The US President has done it again. Just when you think things can’t get any more—”unusual”— in the White House, the President has Tweeted an American spy satellite image as part of a juvenile jab at Iranian leadership
According to Musk’s latest tweet, SpaceX’s next rocket could be twice as big (and eight times the volume) as the Starship and Super Heavy! The post Elon Musks Says that his Next Starship Could be Twice as Big appeared first on Universe Today .