It’s Finally here. The First Ever Image of a Black Hole

It’s Finally here. The First Ever Image of a Black Hole “We have taken the first picture of a black hole.” EHT project director Sheperd S. Doeleman of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. What was once un-seeable can now be seen. Black holes, those difficult-to-understand singularities that may reside at the center […]

SOFIA Follows the Sulfur for Clues on Stellar Evolution

SOFIA Follows the Sulfur for Clues on Stellar Evolution A high-flying space telescope is shedding light on where some of the basic building blocks for life may have originated from. A recent study led by astronomers currently at the University of Hawaii, including collaborators from the University of California Davis, Johns-Hopkins University, the North Carolina […]

Messier 83 – the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

Messier 83 – the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy Located in the direction of the Hydra constellation, over 15 million light years from Earth, is the barred spiral galaxy known as Messier 83. The post Messier 83 – the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

Hayabusa2 Fires an Anti-Tank Warhead at Asteroid Ryugu

Hayabusa2 Fires an Anti-Tank Warhead at Asteroid Ryugu Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft recently struck the asteroid Ryugu with an explosive payload, which will help it collect samples that could teach us more about how the Solar System and life came to be. The post Hayabusa2 Fires an Anti-Tank Warhead at Asteroid Ryugu appeared first on Universe […]

Ep. 525: 100 Years of the International Astronomical Union

Ep. 525: 100 Years of the International Astronomical Union Even though they might be scattered around our planet, astronomers have way to come together to work out issues that face their entire field of study. It’s called the International Astronomical Union, and they’re the ones who work out the new names for stars, and sometimes […]

The Starhops Have Begun!

The Starhops Have Begun! After a minor delay, SpaceX has conducted the first successful hop test of their Starship Hopper, a key step in validating the systems that will go into the full-scale prototype. The post The Starhops Have Begun! appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

Carnival of Space #605

Carnival of Space #605 This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by me at the CosmoQuest blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #605 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. Just email […]

Weekly Space Hangout: Apr 3, 2019 – Dr. David Chudwin

Weekly Space Hangout: Apr 3, 2019 – Dr. David Chudwin Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Pamela Gay (astronomycast.com / cosmoquest.org / @starstryder) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) David Chudwin, MD, is the author of the upcoming book I Was a Teenage Space Reporter: […]

India Destroyed a Satellite With a Missile Last Week, and Pieces Were Thrown Into an Orbit That Risks the International Space Station

India Destroyed a Satellite With a Missile Last Week, and Pieces Were Thrown Into an Orbit That Risks the International Space Station Last week, India shot down one of its own satellites with a missile. According to NASA, the resulting debris field is an “unacceptable” threat to the ISS. The post India Destroyed a Satellite […]

ESO will be Announcing the First Black Hole Picture on April 10

ESO will be Announcing the First Black Hole Picture on April 10 The rumours you’ve heard are true. And if you haven’t heard the rumours, you should check your internet connection. The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has set an important press conference for April 10th, involving the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). They haven’t come right […]

See the Moon Photobomb Saturn in an Amazing Capture

See the Moon Photobomb Saturn in an Amazing Capture It’s always awe-inspiring to see the clockwork motion of the heavens, transpire in real time. In a slow motion Universe, occultations give us the chance to see the cosmos pull off a celestial hat trick. This happen in a blink of an eye type event such […]