Weekly Space Hangout: March 20, 2019 – Dr. Michael Zemcov of NASA’s SPHEREx Mission

Weekly Space Hangout: March 20, 2019 – Dr. Michael Zemcov of NASA’s SPHEREx Mission Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Dr. Michael Zemcov is a research professor at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center […]

Six People Have Begun a 122-Day Simulated Mission on the Moon

Six People Have Begun a 122-Day Simulated Mission on the Moon The SIRIUS-19 experiment recently kicked off, with six cosmonauts entering a simulated lunar environment (where they will spend the next 122 days conducting experiments). The post Six People Have Begun a 122-Day Simulated Mission on the Moon appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today […]

Spot Failed Soviet Venus Probe Kosmos 482 in Earth Orbit

Spot Failed Soviet Venus Probe Kosmos 482 in Earth Orbit A ghost from the old Soviet space program may return to Earth in the coming years. Mimicking a campy episode of the 70s series The Six Million Dollar Man, a Soviet Venus lander stranded in Earth orbit will eventually reenter the atmosphere, perhaps as early […]

Messier 81 – the Bode Galaxy

Messier 81 – the Bode Galaxy Welcome back to Messier Monday! Today, we continue in our tribute to our dear friend, Tammy Plotner, by looking at the Bode’s Galaxy – also known as Messier 81! During the 18th century, famed French astronomer Charles Messier noticed the presence of several “nebulous objects”  while surveying the night […]

Astronomy Cast Bonus Episode: Dust with Dr. Paul Sutter

Astronomy Cast Bonus Episode: Dust with Dr. Paul Sutter Download MP3 Recorded during the Astrotour to Costa Rica, Fraser talks to Dr. Paul Matt Sutter about the nature of dust and BICEP 2’s claim of discovering primordial gravitational waves. We usually record Astronomy Cast every Friday at 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST / […]

Carnival of Space #603

Carnival of Space #603 This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #603. 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. […]

Which Habitable Zones are the Best to Actually Search for Life?

Which Habitable Zones are the Best to Actually Search for Life? A new study conducted by an international team of scientists examines what the term “habitable zone” means and how next-generation telescopes will test our assumptions. The post Which Habitable Zones are the Best to Actually Search for Life? appeared first on Universe Today. Universe […]

SLS Rocket Promises To Do Better

SLS Rocket Promises To Do Better The SLS rocket found its future launch manifest severely curtailed in a new budget request. This leaves the long overdue rocket with uncertain long term prospects. The post SLS Rocket Promises To Do Better appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

Do You See the “Cosmic Bat” in NGC 1788?

Do You See the “Cosmic Bat” in NGC 1788? 2,000 light years away, in the Orion constellation, lurks an eerie looking creature, made of glowing gas lit up by young stars: the Cosmic Bat. It’s real name is NGC 1788. It’s a reflection nebula, meaning the light of nearby stars is strong enough to light […]

The Iridium Flare Era is About to End

The Iridium Flare Era is About to End Fast-forward to 2019, and the age of the predictable Iridium flare may be coming to an end. Already, scrolling through Heavens-Above reveals very few Iridium flares for the coming months, and these familiar nighttime flashes may become a thing of the past come 2020. The post The […]

New Ring of Dust Discovered in the Inner Solar System

New Ring of Dust Discovered in the Inner Solar System Discovering new things in space is a regular occurrence. Astronomers keep finding more distant objects in the outer reaches of the Solar System. Worlds like ‘The Goblin,’ ‘FarOut,’ and ‘FarFarOut‘ are stretching the limits of what our Solar System actually is. But finding new things […]

This is the Final Photograph from Opportunity

This is the Final Photograph from Opportunity Sad. But beautiful. NASA has shared Opportunity’s final photograph from the surface of Mars. The rover’s final resting place is in Endeavour Crater, and barring any statistically unlikely event, it will sit there for centuries, millennia, or even longer. And instead of a tombstone, we have this final […]