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

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

Source: tonyortega.org/sky-writer-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 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.

 

Source: cosmosmagazine.com/space/sun-is-less-active-than-similar-stars?utf

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

Swift Mission Observed Water from Interstellar Comet Borisov – Astrobiology

For the first time, NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory tracked water loss from an interstellar comet as it approached and rounded the Sun. The object, 2I/Borisov, traveled through the solar system in late 2019.

“Borisov doesn’t fit neatly into any class of solar system comets, but it also doesn’t stand out exceptionally from them,” said Zexi Xing, a graduate student at the University of Hong Kong and Auburn University in Alabama who led the research. “There are known comets that share at least one of its properties.”

 

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Source: astrobiology.com/2020/04/swift-mission-observed-water-from-interstellar-comet-borisov.html

For the first time, NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory tracked water loss from an interstellar comet as it approached and rounded the Sun. The object, 2I/Borisov, traveled through the solar system in late 2019. “Borisov doesn’t fit neatly into any class of solar system comets, but it also doesn’t stand Continue Reading

Nineteen mysterious invaders from another Solar System spotted hanging around the outside edge of ours

 

Nineteen mysterious invaders from another Solar System spotted hanging around the outside edge of ours

Plus astroboffins confirm ‘masked’ asteroid heading Earthwards

Source: www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/24/oddball_asteroids_orbiting/

  Nineteen mysterious invaders from another Solar System spotted hanging around the outside edge of ours Plus astroboffins confirm ‘masked’ asteroid heading Earthwards Source: www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/24/oddball_asteroids_orbiting/

New research shows interstellar visitor 21/Borisov is not your average comet

 

New research shows interstellar visitor 21/Borisov is not your average comet

Two new separate studies published in Nature today have revealed that our second interstellar visitor, 21/Borisov, packs in three times as much CO than any other comet found wandering in the inner Solar System – a feature that gives astronomers a clue as to where it formed

Source: room.eu.com/news/new-research-shows-interstellar-visitor-21borisov-is-not-your-average-comet

  New research shows interstellar visitor 21/Borisov is not your average comet Two new separate studies published in Nature today have revealed that our second interstellar visitor, 21/Borisov, packs in three times as much CO than any other comet found wandering in the inner Solar System – a feature that Continue Reading

Data from Parker Solar Probe’s Third Orbit Now Available to the Public

 

Data from Parker Solar Probe’s Third Orbit Now Available to the Public

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe team released a second collection of science data to the public on April 14, 2020. The release includes science data from all four of Parker Solar Probe’s instrument suites, spanning the mission’s third orbit around the Sun, which began on June 18, 2019 and completed on November 15, 2019.

Source: parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/Show-Article.php?articleID=145

  Data from Parker Solar Probe’s Third Orbit Now Available to the Public NASA’s Parker Solar Probe team released a second collection of science data to the public on April 14, 2020. The release includes science data from all four of Parker Solar Probe’s instrument suites, spanning the mission’s third Continue Reading

The resonances between Indigenous art and images captured by microscopes

The resonances between Indigenous art and images captured by microscopes

A new exhibition pairs paintings by Indigenous Australian artists with microscopic images captured by scientists. The parallels are intriguing.

Source: www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2018/10/19/resonances-between-indigenous-art-and-images-captured-microscopes

The resonances between Indigenous art and images captured by microscopes A new exhibition pairs paintings by Indigenous Australian artists with microscopic images captured by scientists. The parallels are intriguing. Source: www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2018/10/19/resonances-between-indigenous-art-and-images-captured-microscopes

Astronomers Discover Class of Strange Objects Near Our Galaxy’s Enormous Black Hole

Astronomers Discover Class of Strange Objects Near Our Galaxy’s Enormous Black Hole – W. M. Keck Observatory

 

The Keck Observatory telescopes on Maunakea in Hawaii, are the world’s largest optical and infrared telescopes. Keck Observatory’s vision is to advance the frontiers of astronomy and share our discoveries with the world.

Source: keckobservatory.org/g-objects-2/

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Astronomers Discover Class of Strange Objects Near Our Galaxy’s Enormous Black Hole – W. M. Keck Observatory   The Keck Observatory telescopes on Maunakea in Hawaii, are the world’s largest optical and infrared telescopes. Keck Observatory’s vision is to advance the frontiers of astronomy and share our discoveries with the Continue Reading

New pattern uncovered in mysterious ‘fast radio bursts’ from deep space

New pattern uncovered in mysterious ‘fast radio bursts’ from deep space

What’s creating these unusual signals? And why does this one repeat itself?

Source: www.livescience.com/mysterious-fast-radio-burst-pattern.html

New pattern uncovered in mysterious ‘fast radio bursts’ from deep space What’s creating these unusual signals? And why does this one repeat itself? Source: www.livescience.com/mysterious-fast-radio-burst-pattern.html