NASA’s New Horizons Makes First Detection of Kuiper Belt

 

NASA’s New Horizons Makes First Detection of Kuiper Belt

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has made its first detection of its next flyby target, the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule, more than four months ahead of its New Year’s 2019 close encounter.

Source: www.nasa.gov/feature/ultima-in-view-nasa-s-new-horizons-makes-first-detection-of-kuiper-belt-flyby-target

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  NASA’s New Horizons Makes First Detection of Kuiper Belt NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has made its first detection of its next flyby target, the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule, more than four months ahead of its New Year’s 2019 close encounter. Source: www.nasa.gov/feature/ultima-in-view-nasa-s-new-horizons-makes-first-detection-of-kuiper-belt-flyby-target

New era of astronomy uncovers clues about the cosmos

 

New era of astronomy uncovers clues about the cosmos

Astronomers are now able to detect a host of signals streaming through the universe. This newfound ability is like gaining new senses and it’s opening the door to understanding the cosmos.

Source: theconversation.com/new-era-of-astronomy-uncovers-clues-about-the-cosmos-100155

  New era of astronomy uncovers clues about the cosmos Astronomers are now able to detect a host of signals streaming through the universe. This newfound ability is like gaining new senses and it’s opening the door to understanding the cosmos. Source: theconversation.com/new-era-of-astronomy-uncovers-clues-about-the-cosmos-100155

HP Mars Home Planet premieres virtual reality experience

 

HP Mars Home Planet premieres virtual reality experience

HP Inc. and a global community of creators unveiled a virtual reality (VR) simulation of what life on Mars could look like for a human population of one

Source: www.designworldonline.com/hp-mars-home-planet-premieres-virtual-reality-experience/

  HP Mars Home Planet premieres virtual reality experience HP Inc. and a global community of creators unveiled a virtual reality (VR) simulation of what life on Mars could look like for a human population of one Source: www.designworldonline.com/hp-mars-home-planet-premieres-virtual-reality-experience/

A $1 billion telescope that will take pictures 10 times sharper than Hubble’s is now officially under construction

They’ve started building the GMT!!!

A $1 billion telescope that will take pictures 10 times sharper than Hubble’s is now officially under construction

In astronomy, cutting-edge technology often begins with a bunch of bulldozers, busted rocks, and dump trucks.

Source: www.businessinsider.com.au/giant-magellan-telescope-gmt-construction-2024-completion-2018-8?r=US

They’ve started building the GMT!!! A $1 billion telescope that will take pictures 10 times sharper than Hubble’s is now officially under construction In astronomy, cutting-edge technology often begins with a bunch of bulldozers, busted rocks, and dump trucks. Source: www.businessinsider.com.au/giant-magellan-telescope-gmt-construction-2024-completion-2018-8?r=US

Oort clouds around other stars should be visible in the cosmic microwave background

 

Oort clouds around other stars should be visible in the cosmic microwave background

For decades, scientists have theorized that beyond the edge of the solar system, at a distance of up to 50,000 AU (0.79 ly) from the sun, there lies a massive cloud of icy planetesimals known as the Oort Cloud. Named in honor of Dutch astronomer Jan Oort, this cloud is believed to be where long-term comets originate from. However, to date, no direct evidence has been provided to confirm the Oort Cloud’s existence.

Source: phys-org.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/phys.org/news/2018-08-oort-clouds-stars-visible-cosmic.amp

  Oort clouds around other stars should be visible in the cosmic microwave background For decades, scientists have theorized that beyond the edge of the solar system, at a distance of up to 50,000 AU (0.79 ly) from the sun, there lies a massive cloud of icy planetesimals known as Continue Reading

In a massive region of space, astronomers find far fewer galaxies than they expected

 

In a massive region of space, astronomers find far fewer galaxies than they expected

“It was a rare case in astronomy where two competing models … offered precisely opposite predictions,” said UCLA professor Steven Furlanetto.

Source: newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/astronomers-find-far-fewer-galaxies-than-they-expected­

  In a massive region of space, astronomers find far fewer galaxies than they expected “It was a rare case in astronomy where two competing models … offered precisely opposite predictions,” said UCLA professor Steven Furlanetto. Source: newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/astronomers-find-far-fewer-galaxies-than-they-expected­

New Horizons may have spotted a hydrogen wall at the edge of the solar system

 

New Horizons may have spotted a hydrogen wall at the edge of the solar system

New Horizons may have seen a hydrogen wall just past the edge of the solar system, where the solar wind meets the stuff of interstellar space.

Source: www.sciencenews.org/article/new-horizons-may-have-seen-glow-solar-systems-edge

  New Horizons may have spotted a hydrogen wall at the edge of the solar system New Horizons may have seen a hydrogen wall just past the edge of the solar system, where the solar wind meets the stuff of interstellar space. Source: www.sciencenews.org/article/new-horizons-may-have-seen-glow-solar-systems-edge

First low-frequency fast radio burst to grace our skies detected at last

 

First low-frequency fast radio burst to grace our skies detected at last

Nobody knows what these rare speedy electromagnetic spurts really are

Source: www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/03/fast_radio_burst/

  First low-frequency fast radio burst to grace our skies detected at last Nobody knows what these rare speedy electromagnetic spurts really are Source: www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/03/fast_radio_burst/

World’s Next Largest Telescope Hopes to Answer Question of Life Beyond Earth

 

World’s Next Largest Telescope Hopes to Answer Question of Life Beyond Earth

There’s a telescope under construction in Chile, and it’s slated to be the world’s largest – if it’s completed in time.

Source: chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/07/31/world-s-next-largest-telescope-hopes-answer-question-life-beyond-earth

  World’s Next Largest Telescope Hopes to Answer Question of Life Beyond Earth There’s a telescope under construction in Chile, and it’s slated to be the world’s largest – if it’s completed in time. Source: chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/07/31/world-s-next-largest-telescope-hopes-answer-question-life-beyond-earth

Scientists identify exoplanets where life could develop as it did on Earth

 

Scientists identify exoplanets where life could develop as it did on Earth

Scientists have identified a group of planets outside our solar system where the same chemical conditions that may have led to life on Earth exist. 

Source: www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/scientists-identify-exoplanets-where-life-could-develop-as-it-did-on-earth

  Scientists identify exoplanets where life could develop as it did on Earth Scientists have identified a group of planets outside our solar system where the same chemical conditions that may have led to life on Earth exist.  Source: www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/scientists-identify-exoplanets-where-life-could-develop-as-it-did-on-earth