Hubble Observes the Most Powerful Gamma Ray Burst Ever Detected

Hubble Observes the Most Powerful Gamma Ray Burst Ever Detected An international effort involving multiple observatories and astronomers from around the world have observed the most powerful gamma-ray burst ever. The post Hubble Observes the Most Powerful Gamma Ray Burst Ever Detected appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

A Brand New Island in the Pacific has Survived 5 Years

A Brand New Island in the Pacific has Survived 5 Years A surtseyan eruption is a volcanic eruption in shallow water. It’s named after the island Surtsey, off the coast of iceland. In 2015, a surtseyan eruption in the Tongan Archipelago created the island Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai. Despite the odds, that island is still there […]

Starship Mk 1 Blows its Top During Testing

Starship Mk 1 Blows its Top During Testing During a recent cryogenic loading test at Boca Chica, Texas, the Starship Mk 1 prototype experienced a sudden failure and is likely to be scrapped. The post Starship Mk 1 Blows its Top During Testing appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

Insects on Mars? Or Another Case of Pareidolia?

Insects on Mars? Or Another Case of Pareidolia? An entomologist at the University of Ohio thinks he’s done what thousands and thousands of other scientists haven’t: discovered life on Mars. The scientist in question is Professor Emeritus William Romoser, a specialist in arbovirology and general/medical entomology. According to Professor Romoser, the evidence is in plain […]

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

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 […]

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 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 […]

How Large Can A Planet Be?

How Large Can A Planet Be? When it comes to planets, the largest planet in the universe probably isn’t the most massive. The post How Large Can A Planet Be? appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source