Hubble Shows Saturn in the Middle of its Summer

Hubble Shows Saturn in the Middle of its Summer If you want an iconic picture of the planet Saturn, it doesn’t get any better than this. The latest picture from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a spectacular view of the ringed giant, taken on July 4, 2020. This shows a “summertime” view of Saturn’s northern […]

Radishes Can Likely Grow in Lunar Regolith

Radishes Can Likely Grow in Lunar Regolith For many of us, gardening has been a therapeutic distraction during this time of pandemic quarantine. But some researchers from the Jet Propulsion Lab have been gardening at home with a specific goal in mind: growing food on the Moon. “We’re trying to show astronauts can use horticulture […]

Beyond the Fermi Paradox III: What is the Great Filter?

Beyond the Fermi Paradox III: What is the Great Filter? In 1996, economist/futurist Robin Hanson proposed a possible resolution to the Fermi Paradox: there’s a “Great Filter” that prevents intelligent life from becoming advanced. The post Beyond the Fermi Paradox III: What is the Great Filter? appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to […]

Dust Seen Streaming Out of Namibia Into the Atlantic Ocean

Dust Seen Streaming Out of Namibia Into the Atlantic Ocean Landsat 8 strikes again. Landsat 8 is the United States Geological Survey’s most recently launched satellite, and it holds the powerful Operational Land Imager (OLI.) The OLI is a powerful multi-spectral imager with a wide dynamic range. The OLI does a great job of keeping […]

SpaceX Finally Catches Both Halves of a Falcon 9 Fairing

SpaceX Finally Catches Both Halves of a Falcon 9 Fairing SpaceX achieved another milestone when the payload fairings used for the ANASIS-II mission were both caught by ships at sea with nets! The post SpaceX Finally Catches Both Halves of a Falcon 9 Fairing appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

It Looks Like There are Still Active Volcanoes on Venus

It Looks Like There are Still Active Volcanoes on Venus Venus’ surface is no stranger to volcanoes. Radar images show more than 1,000 volcanic structures on the planet. But for the most part, they appear to be ancient and inactive. Now a new study says that Venus is still volcanically active, and has identified 37 […]

Organic Matter Could Have Delivered Earth’s Water

Organic Matter Could Have Delivered Earth’s Water The origin of Earth’s water is a big piece of the puzzle in Earth’s history. Did it come from comets and asteroids? From water-bearing space dust? The scientific debate is not settled. Now a new study shows that water could have been delivered to Earth by organic matter. […]

Review: Unistellar’s New eVscope

Review: Unistellar’s New eVscope There’s no finder, and often no eyepiece… and ‘goto’ is as simple as the push of a virtual button. Welcome to the new generation of smartscopes. The new crop of telescopes promise to put the Universe and the night sky at your fingertips, or at least, on your smartphone screen. The […]

They’re In! The First Images From ESA’s Solar Orbiter

They’re In! The First Images From ESA’s Solar Orbiter While actually walking on the sun is still just a dream of Smash Mouth fans, humanity has gotten a little bit closer to our nearest solar neighbor with the recent launch of the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter (SolO). SolO has just produced its first round […]