Sunday, November 28, 2021

Space

Hubble Takes a Grand Tour of the Solar System

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has completed its annual grand tour of the outer Solar System. This is the realm of the giant planets — Jupiter,...

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Primed to Lift the Haze Surrounding Sub-Neptune Planets

More than half of the Sun-like star systems surveyed in the Milky Way harbor a mysterious type of planet unlike any in our own...

Astronomical Object Found by Amateur Identified as New Dwarf Galaxy

Enthusiast Giuseppe Donatiello spotted the dwarf galaxy while scrutinizing publicly available data and his finding was investigated by professional astrophysicists, led by Dr. David...

Late Heavy Bombardment of the Moon Revealed

The Moon's surface is covered by numerous craters that date back to the impacts of asteroids. Age determinations on lunar rocks formed during these...

Hubble Gets Galactic Déjà Vu

This jewel-bright image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features the spiral galaxy NGC 2903. The telescope captured this image using the Advanced...

See How Mars Is Slowly Destroying Its Moon Phobos

It has been known for some time now that Mars’ largest moon, Phobos, has been moving toward its parent planet, the victim of Mars'...

Scientists Detect a ‘Tsunami’ of Gravitational Waves

A team of international scientists, including researchers from The Australian National University (ANU), have unveiled the largest number of gravitational waves ever detected. The...

Building Planets From Protoplanetary Discs

Planets and their stars form from the same reservoir of nebular material and their chemical compositions should therefore be correlated, but the observed compositions...

Incredible Amount of Junk Found in Space

Space has become a trash heap. According to NASA, there are more than 27,000 pieces of space junk bigger than the size of a...

Latest Results from Cosmic Microwave Background Measurements

The universe was created about 13.8 billion years ago in a blaze of light: the big bang. Roughly 380,000 years later, after matter (mostly...
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