Carnival of Space #628-629

Carnival of Space #628-629 Welcome to the 629-629th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. We have a fantastic roundup today so now, on to this week’s worth of stories! Universe Today: Chandrayaan 2 Mission Loses […]

Nothing Says Springtime on Mars Like Explosions of Sand

Nothing Says Springtime on Mars Like Explosions of Sand Springtime on Earth can be a riotous affair, as plants come back to life and creatures large and small get ready to mate. Nothing like that happens on Mars, of course. But even on a cold world like Mars, springtime brings changes, though you have to […]

Real Artificial Gravity for SpaceX’s Starship

Real Artificial Gravity for SpaceX’s Starship A Youtuber has proposed a rather interesting solution to the problem of microgravity and sending people to Mars – the Gravity Link Starship! The post Real Artificial Gravity for SpaceX’s Starship appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

Rare metallic asteroids might have erupted molten iron

Rare metallic asteroids might have erupted molten iron The metallic asteroid Psyche has mystified scientists because it is less dense than it should be, given its iron-nickel composition. Now, a new theory could explain Psyche’s low density and metallic surface. phys.org Go to Source

The stellar nurseries of distant galaxies

The stellar nurseries of distant galaxies Star clusters are formed by the condensation of molecular clouds, masses of cold, dense gas that are found in every galaxy. The physical properties of these clouds in our own galaxy and nearby galaxies have been known for a long time. But are they identical in distant galaxies that […]

Researchers study young stellar objects population in NGC 6822

Researchers study young stellar objects population in NGC 6822 Using NASA’s Spitzer spacecraft, astronomers have conducted a comprehensive study of massive young stellar objects (YSOs) in the metal-poor galaxy NGC 6822. The research, detailed in a paper published September 9 on the arXiv pre-print repository, resulted in identifying hundreds of new YSOs in this galaxy. […]

The visible spectrum of C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), the first confirmed interstellar comet

The visible spectrum of C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), the first confirmed interstellar comet Shortly before dawn on September 13th, Julia de León, Miquel Serra-Ricart, Javier Licandro, all members of IAC’s solar system Group, and Carlos Raúl de la Fuente Marcos, from the Complutense University of Madrid, obtained high resolution images and visible spectra of comet C/2019 […]

SOFIA in Stuttgart: First scientific research flight over Europe

SOFIA in Stuttgart: First scientific research flight over Europe On 16 September 2019 at 04:14 CEST, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is expected to land at Stuttgart Airport. The airborne observatory is a joint project by the US space agency NASA and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR). […]

The galaxy cluster Abell 959

The galaxy cluster Abell 959 Most galaxies lie in clusters containing from a few to thousands of objects. Our Milky Way, for example, belongs to the Local Group, a cluster of about fifty galaxies whose other large member is the Andromeda galaxy about 2.3 million light-years away. Clusters are the most massive gravitationally bound objects […]

Gemini observatory captures multicolor image of first-ever interstellar comet

Gemini observatory captures multicolor image of first-ever interstellar comet The first-ever comet from beyond our Solar System has been successfully imaged by the Gemini Observatory in multiple colors. The image of the newly discovered object, denoted C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), was obtained on the night of 9-10 September using the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph on the Gemini […]

NASA’s WFIRST will help uncover the universe’s fate

NASA’s WFIRST will help uncover the universe’s fate Scientists have discovered that a mysterious pressure dubbed “dark energy” makes up about 68% of the total energy content of the cosmos, but so far we don’t know much more about it. Exploring the nature of dark energy is one of the primary reasons NASA is building […]