How Do We Colonize Ceres?

How Do We Colonize Ceres? How might humanity go about establishing a colony on Ceres, the largest object in the Main Asteroid Belt? The post How Do We Colonize Ceres? appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

First detection of the cosmic monster explosions with ground-based gamma-ray telescopes

First detection of the cosmic monster explosions with ground-based gamma-ray telescopes The strongest explosions in the universe produce even more energetic radiation than previously known: Using specialized telescopes, two international teams have registered the highest energy gamma rays ever measured from so-called gamma-ray bursts, reaching about 100 billion times as much energy as visible light. […]

Conjunction Alert: Jupiter Meets Venus at Dusk

Conjunction Alert: Jupiter Meets Venus at Dusk Get ready: The queries are inbound. “Did you see those two bright things in the sky last night?” Says a well meaning family member/friend/coworker/random person on Twitter that knows you’re into astronomy. “They were HUGE!” The post Conjunction Alert: Jupiter Meets Venus at Dusk appeared first on Universe […]

Weekly Space Hangout: November 20, 2019 – Kathryn Bywaters, Research Scientist at the SETI Insitute

Weekly Space Hangout: November 20, 2019 – Kathryn Bywaters, Research Scientist at the SETI Insitute Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Beth Johnson (@planetarypan) Michael Rodruck (@michaelrodruck) Tonight we are very excited to welcome Dr. Kathryn Bywaters, Research Scientist at the SETI Insitute where she is currently […]

Astronomers investigate stellar content of the open cluster NGC 330

Astronomers investigate stellar content of the open cluster NGC 330 Using the Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, astronomers have conducted a spectroscopic study of the young open cluster NGC 330. Results of the research, published on arXiv.org, provide more details about the cluster’s stellar content. phys.org Go to […]

Carnival of Space #638

Carnival of Space #638 This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #638 And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. […]

Scientists find evidence of missing neutron star

Scientists find evidence of missing neutron star The leftovers from a spectacular supernova that revolutionised our understanding of how stars end their lives have finally been spotted by astronomers at Cardiff University. phys.org Go to Source

NASA scientists confirm water vapor on Europa

NASA scientists confirm water vapor on Europa Forty years ago, a Voyager spacecraft snapped the first closeup images of Europa, one of Jupiter’s 79 moons. These revealed brownish cracks slicing the moon’s icy surface, which give Europa the look of a veiny eyeball. Missions to the outer solar system in the decades since have amassed […]

Scientists Construct a Global Map of Titan’s Geology

Scientists Construct a Global Map of Titan’s Geology Titan’s methane-based hydrologic cycle makes it one of the Solar System’s most geologically diverse bodies. There are lakes of methane, methane rainfall, and even “snow” made of complex organic molecules. But all of that detail is hidden under the moon’s dense, hazy atmosphere. Now a team of […]