The History and Future of Telescopes on the Moon

 

The History and Future of Telescopes on the Moon

For generations, astronomers have dreamed of building telescopes on the lunar farside.

Source: www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/the-history-and-future-of-telescopes-on-the-moon

  The History and Future of Telescopes on the Moon For generations, astronomers have dreamed of building telescopes on the lunar farside. Source: www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/the-history-and-future-of-telescopes-on-the-moon

Scientist captures new images of Martian moon Phobos to help determine its origins

 

Scientist captures new images of Martian moon Phobos to help determine its origins

Christopher Edwards, assistant professor in Northern Arizona University’s Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science, just processed new images of the Martian moon Phobos that give scientists insight into the physical properties of the moon and its composition.

Source: www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/nau-scn060220.php

  Scientist captures new images of Martian moon Phobos to help determine its origins Christopher Edwards, assistant professor in Northern Arizona University’s Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science, just processed new images of the Martian moon Phobos that give scientists insight into the physical properties of the moon and its Continue Reading

Did Mars Once Have a Ring?

 

We Just Got Even More Evidence Mars Once Had a Ring

Mars – glorious, dusty, complex Mars – may once have been even more dazzling. New research provides even more evidence that a rubbly ring once circled the Red Planet.

Source: www.sciencealert.com/the-weird-orbit-of-mars-moon-suggests-the-red-planet-once-had-a-ring

  We Just Got Even More Evidence Mars Once Had a Ring Mars – glorious, dusty, complex Mars – may once have been even more dazzling. New research provides even more evidence that a rubbly ring once circled the Red Planet. Source: www.sciencealert.com/the-weird-orbit-of-mars-moon-suggests-the-red-planet-once-had-a-ring

Texas Astronomer Uses His 25-year-old Hubble Data to Confirm Planet Proxima Centauri c

 

Texas Astronomer Uses His 25-year-old Hubble Data to Confirm Planet Proxima Centauri c

Fritz Benedict used data he collected from the Hubble Space Telescope to confirm the existence of Proxima c, the third known planet orbiting the star closest to our sun. Photo credit: NASA. Fritz Benedict has used data he took over two decades ago with Hubble Space Telescope to confirm the existence of another planet around the Sun’s near…

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  Texas Astronomer Uses His 25-year-old Hubble Data to Confirm Planet Proxima Centauri c Fritz Benedict used data he collected from the Hubble Space Telescope to confirm the existence of Proxima c, the third known planet orbiting the star closest to our sun. Photo credit: NASA. Fritz Benedict has used Continue Reading

Oumuamua Might Be a Giant Interstellar Hydrogen Iceberg

 

‘Oumuamua Might Be a Giant Interstellar Hydrogen Iceberg

It isn’t an alien spaceship, but new research suggests the first known interstellar object to grace our solar system could be something even stranger.

Source: www.wired.com/story/oumuamua-might-be-a-giant-interstellar-hydrogen-iceberg

  ‘Oumuamua Might Be a Giant Interstellar Hydrogen Iceberg It isn’t an alien spaceship, but new research suggests the first known interstellar object to grace our solar system could be something even stranger. Source: www.wired.com/story/oumuamua-might-be-a-giant-interstellar-hydrogen-iceberg

New Australian infrared telescope to spot cosmic hidden treasures

 

New infrared telescope to spot cosmic hidden treasures

A new infrared telescope, to be designed and built by astronomers at The Australian National University (ANU), will monitor the entire southern sky in search of new cosmic events as they take place. DREAMS – the Dynamic REd All-Sky Monitoring Survey – will be located at the historic Siding Spring Observatory in northern New South Wales.

Source: www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/new-infrared-telescope-to-spot-cosmic-hidden-treasures

  New infrared telescope to spot cosmic hidden treasures A new infrared telescope, to be designed and built by astronomers at The Australian National University (ANU), will monitor the entire southern sky in search of new cosmic events as they take place. DREAMS – the Dynamic REd All-Sky Monitoring Survey Continue Reading

Half the matter in the universe was missing – we found it hiding in the cosmos

 

Half the matter in the universe was missing – we found it hiding in the cosmos

Cosmologists had only been able to find half the matter that should exist in the universe. With the discovery of a new astronomical phenomenon and new telescopes, researchers just found the rest.

Source: theconversation.com/half-the-matter-in-the-universe-was-missing-we-found-it-hiding-in-the-cosmos-138569

  Half the matter in the universe was missing – we found it hiding in the cosmos Cosmologists had only been able to find half the matter that should exist in the universe. With the discovery of a new astronomical phenomenon and new telescopes, researchers just found the rest. Source: Continue Reading

The Dinosaur-Killer Asteroid May Have Hit Earth at ‘Deadliest Possible’ Angle

 

The Dinosaur-Killer Asteroid May Have Hit Earth at ‘Deadliest Possible’ Angle

This much we knew: some 66 million years ago an asteroid roughly twice the diameter of Paris crashed into Earth, wiping out all land-dwelling dinosaurs and 75 percent of life on the planet.

Source: www.sciencealert.com/the-asteroid-that-killed-the-dinosaurs-could-have-hit-earth-at-deadliest-possible-angle

  The Dinosaur-Killer Asteroid May Have Hit Earth at ‘Deadliest Possible’ Angle This much we knew: some 66 million years ago an asteroid roughly twice the diameter of Paris crashed into Earth, wiping out all land-dwelling dinosaurs and 75 percent of life on the planet. Source: www.sciencealert.com/the-asteroid-that-killed-the-dinosaurs-could-have-hit-earth-at-deadliest-possible-angle

The cosmic life of ‘Celestial Handbook’ author Robert Burnham Jr.

Sky Writer: The cosmic life of ‘Celestial Handbook’ author Robert Burnham Jr. | The Underground Bunker

Story behind the author of some of the all time classic observing handbooks

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Sky Writer: The cosmic life of ‘Celestial Handbook’ author Robert Burnham Jr. | The Underground Bunker Story behind the author of some of the all time classic observing handbooks Source: tonyortega.org/sky-writer-the-cosmic-life-of-celestial-handbook-author-robert-burnham-jr/

Sun ‘less active’ than similar stars

The Sun is less magnetically active and shows less variability in its brightness than similar stars in the galaxy, scientists say.

To come to this conclusion, published in the journal Science, they analysed 369 candidate stars selected because they resemble the Sun in decisive properties.

“These stars appear nearly identical to the Sun except for their higher variability. Therefore, we speculate that the Sun could potentially also go through epochs of such high variability,” they write.

 

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The Sun is less magnetically active and shows less variability in its brightness than similar stars in the galaxy, scientists say. To come to this conclusion, published in the journal Science, they analysed 369 candidate stars selected because they resemble the Sun in decisive properties. “These stars appear nearly identical to the Sun except Continue Reading

Promising signs for Perseverance rover in its quest for past Martian life

 

Promising signs for Perseverance rover in its quest for past Martian life

New research indicates river delta deposits within Mars’ Jezero crater – the destination of NASA’s Perseverance rover on the Red Planet – formed over time scales that promoted habitability and enhanced preservation of evidence.

Source: earth.stanford.edu/news/promising-signs-perseverance-rover-its-quest-past-martian-life

  Promising signs for Perseverance rover in its quest for past Martian life New research indicates river delta deposits within Mars’ Jezero crater – the destination of NASA’s Perseverance rover on the Red Planet – formed over time scales that promoted habitability and enhanced preservation of evidence. Source: earth.stanford.edu/news/promising-signs-perseverance-rover-its-quest-past-martian-life

A long-lost type of dark matter may resolve the biggest disagreement in physics

 

“We Exist Within a Colossal Sphere” –The Void that Harbors the Milky Way (Weekend Feature) | The Daily Galaxy

    Our Milky Way Galaxy exists in void –one of the vast holes of the “Swiss-cheese” structure of the cosmos– with a radius measuring roughly 2 billion light years in diameter –the largest void known to science, shaped like a sphere with a shell of increasing thickness made up of galaxies, stars and other …

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A long-lost type of dark matter may resolve the biggest disagreement in physics | Live Science

 

  “We Exist Within a Colossal Sphere” –The Void that Harbors the Milky Way (Weekend Feature) | The Daily Galaxy     Our Milky Way Galaxy exists in void –one of the vast holes of the “Swiss-cheese” structure of the cosmos– with a radius measuring roughly 2 billion light years Continue Reading