Carnival of Space #639

Carnival of Space #639 This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #639. 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. […]

Building Space Telescopes… In Space

Building Space Telescopes… In Space When it comes to telescopes, bigger is better. That’s true down here on Earth, and it’s especially true out in space. As astronomers and engineers design the next generation of giant space telescopes, they’re running up against the limits of current launch providers. There are only so many ways you […]

Using Bacteria to Build a Base on Mars

Using Bacteria to Build a Base on Mars A researcher, whose work is supported by the ESA and NASA, has developed an idea for using bacteria to help build a base on Mars The post Using Bacteria to Build a Base on Mars appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

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 […]