How Do We Colonize the Moon?

How Do We Colonize the Moon? Welcome back to our series on Colonizing the Solar System! Today, we take a look at that closest of celestial neighbors to Earth. That’s right, we’re taking a look at the Moon! Chances are, we’ve all heard about it more than once in our lifetimes and even have some […]

Habitable type planets found around nearby small mass star

Habitable type planets found around nearby small mass star A team of researchers from several European countries and one from Chile has found evidence of three possibly habitable exoplanets circling the star GJ1061. In their paper uploaded to the arXiv preprint server, and soon to be published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, […]

Q&A: Scientist models exoplanet’s atmosphere

Q&A: Scientist models exoplanet’s atmosphere In the search for life beyond our galaxy, many scientists have their eyes turned toward orbs like Earth: rocky planets. So after the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) detected a rocky planet slightly larger than Earth last fall, a team of researchers launched a campaign to take additional images with […]

Where are new stars born? NASA’s Webb Telescope will investigate

Where are new stars born? NASA’s Webb Telescope will investigate When it comes to making new stars, the party is almost over in the present-day universe. In fact, it’s been nearly over for billions of years. Our Milky Way continues to form the equivalent of one Sun every year. But in the past, that rate […]

Astronomers investigate radio burst emission from the magnetar XTE J1810−197

Astronomers investigate radio burst emission from the magnetar XTE J1810−197 Using Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), astronomers have observed the magnetar XTE J1810−197 after its recent radio outburst to investigate its emission. Results of the study, presented in a paper published August 12, offer more insights into the nature of this magnetar. phys.org Go to […]

Earth is an Exoplanet to Aliens. This is What They’d See

Earth is an Exoplanet to Aliens. This is What They’d See A team of Caltech researchers developed a new method that shows what Earth would look like to extra-terrestrial observers, which could seriously aid in the hunt for habitable exoplanets. The post Earth is an Exoplanet to Aliens. This is What They’d See appeared first […]

Large cosmological simulation to run on Mira

Large cosmological simulation to run on Mira An extremely large cosmological simulation—among the five most extensive ever conducted—is set to run on Mira this fall and exemplifies the scope of problems addressed on the leadership-class supercomputer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory. phys.org Go to Source

Deployment test of Webb’s secondary mirror

Deployment test of Webb’s secondary mirror The secondary mirror—visible in the top right corner of the image—is among the most important pieces of equipment on the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and is essential to the success of the mission. phys.org Go to Source

MAXI J1621–501 is a low-mass X-ray binary, study finds

MAXI J1621–501 is a low-mass X-ray binary, study finds An international team of astronomers has uncovered important insights about the recently discovered transient source known as MAXI J1621–501. Results of new observations conducted with NASA’s NuSTAR spacecraft indicate that the object is a low-mass X-ray binary. The finding is detailed in a paper published August […]

Physicists design an experiment to pin down the origin of the elements

Physicists design an experiment to pin down the origin of the elements Nearly all of the oxygen in our universe is forged in the bellies of massive stars like our sun. As these stars contract and burn, they set off thermonuclear reactions within their cores, where nuclei of carbon and helium can collide and fuse […]

ExoMars Parachute Test Fails, for the Second Time

ExoMars Parachute Test Fails, for the Second Time The ExoMars 2020 mission hit another snag recently when a high-altitude parachute test resulted in damage again to one of the mission’s parachute canopies. The post ExoMars Parachute Test Fails, for the Second Time appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

New planet discovered in orbit of young Milky Way star

New planet discovered in orbit of young Milky Way star A second planet has been discovered circling Beta Pictoris, a fledgling star in our own galaxy offering astronomers a rare glimpse of a planetary system in the making, according to a study published Monday. phys.org Go to Source