Astronomers spot nearby star that could be chomping a planet

Astronomers spot nearby star that could be chomping a planet

Astronomers may have caught a relatively nearby star munching on a planet or mini-planets. A NASA space telescope noticed that the star suddenly started looking a bit strange last year. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory spotted a 30-fold increase in iron on the edge of the star, which is only 10 million years old, along with […]

******'s moon Titan looks absolutely incredible in new infrared images

******'s moon Titan looks absolutely incredible in new infrared images

NASA’s Cassini orbiter is dead. It’s been dead since late last year, having completed an extended mission and a series of daring dives through ******’s iconic rings, and ultimately found itself slamming through the planet’s thick atmosphere where it was essentially vaporized. The spacecraft may be gone but the wealth of data that it sent […]

Giant Iceberg Looming Over Greenland Village Spotted By ESA Satellites From Space

Giant Iceberg Looming Over Greenland Village Spotted By ESA Satellites From Space

ESA’s Sentinel-2A satellites captured image of a massive iceberg that drifted close to Innaarsuit in Greenland. The iceberg weighs about 10 million tonnes and threatened to generate large waves that can wash away parts of the remote village.  ( ESA ) A massive iceberg that drifted close to a remote village in Greenland and threatened to trigger […]

Iridium NEXT Flight 7 being readied for launch atop SpaceX Falcon 9

Iridium NEXT Flight 7 being readied for launch atop SpaceX Falcon 9

Jason Rhian July 18th, 2018 Launch of Iridium-1 from Vandenburg Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 4. Photo Credit: SpaceX SpaceX is working to rack up another successful launch for its 2018 manifest in the next several days. As is often the case with the NewSpace firm, this mission will be a commercial flight meant […]

Mars to slide in close to Earth for rare stargazing opportunity

Mars to slide in close to Earth for rare stargazing opportunity

(Photo by NASA) Mars will be comin’ in close to Earth, the closest it’s been in 15 years, in about two weeks.  Earth and Mars will be 35.8 million miles from each other on July 30. The closest the two planets have been was 34.6 million in 2003.  In honor of the historic moment, Griffith […]

Einstein proven right again – even 'ghostly particles' follow the laws of physics

Einstein proven right again – even 'ghostly particles' follow the laws of physics

In 1905, Albert Einstein proposed the theory of special relativity, which has since proven to be one of the guiding principles of physics. Special relativity concerns the relationship between time and space. The basic principle means that all particles travelling at constant speed should be seen to follow the same laws of physics, regardless where […]

A Stash of a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds May Be Hiding Deep Inside Earth

A Stash of a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds May Be Hiding Deep Inside Earth

That special mineral that humans use to profess their love for one another? It might not be so special. A new study suggests that Earth’s interior is filled with a quadrillion tons of diamonds. A new study published in June in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems suggests that there are 1,000 times more […]

NASA's Webb Space Telescope to Inspect Atmospheres of Gas Giant Exoplanets

NASA's Webb Space Telescope to Inspect Atmospheres of Gas Giant Exoplanets

This is an artist’s impression of the *******-size extrasolar planet, HD 189733b, being eclipsed by its parent star. Credits: ESA, NASA, M. Kornmesser (ESA/Hubble), and STScI In April 2018, NASA launched the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Its main goal is to locate Earth-sized planets and larger “super-Earths” orbiting nearby stars for further study.  One of […]

Geometry helped scientists to learn about the rain on Mars

Geometry helped scientists to learn about the rain on Mars

Comparing the traces of flows on Earth and on Mars, scientists came to the conclusion that early Mars had abundant rains, and soon the water evaporated. Few modern children believes that geometry can help in life, however scientists it really helped. For quite some time on Mars was discovered the whole traces of water flows. […]

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