Saturday, May 15, 2021

Space

Probing Deep Space With Interstellar

When the four-decades-old Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft entered interstellar space in 2012 and 2018, respectively, scientists celebrated. These plucky spacecraft had already...

SpaceX’s First Civilian Crew is a Go!

Space is a mysterious and intriguing place. No matter how many satellites or space voyages are launched, space, the solar system, and the galaxies...

Last 2 Seats of Jared Isaacman’s Private SpaceX Flight Go to Space Fans

Space is a mysterious and intriguing place. No matter how much exploration may be done, space, the solar system, and the galaxies will always...

Hubble Watches How a Giant Planet Grows

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is giving astronomers a rare look at a Jupiter-sized, still-forming planet that is feeding off material surrounding a young star....

The Mechanism That Generates Huge White Dwarf Magnetic Fields Discovered

A dynamo mechanism could explain the incredibly strong magnetic fields in white dwarf stars according to an international team of scientists, including a University...

Hubble Captures Giant Star on the Edge of Destruction

In celebration of the 31st anniversary of the launching of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers aimed the renowned observatory at a brilliant "celebrity star,"...

Asteroid That Hit Botswana in 2018 Likely Came From Vesta

An international team of researchers searched for pieces of a small asteroid tracked in space and then observed to impact Botswana on June 2,...

How Long is 1 Day on Venus?

Venus is an enigma. It’s the planet next door and yet reveals little about itself. An opaque blanket of clouds smothers a harsh landscape...

Icy Clouds Could Have Kept Early Mars Warm Enough for Rivers and Lakes, Study Finds

One of the great puzzles of modern space science is neatly summed up by the view from NASA’s Perseverance, which just landed on Mars....

How Scientists Are ‘Looking’ Inside Asteroids

Asteroids can pose a threat to life on Earth, but they are also a valuable source of resources to make fuel or water to...

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