Carnival of Space #589

Carnival of Space #589 It’s that time again! This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Pamela Hoffman at the Everyday Spacer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #589. 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 […]

SpaceX Uses a Thrice-Launched Booster to Send 64 Satellites Into Space.

SpaceX Uses a Thrice-Launched Booster to Send 64 Satellites Into Space. Earlier today (Monday, Dec. 3rd), private aerospace giant SpaceX launched its Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission. The launch took place from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Aboard the rocket were 64 spacecraft, consisting of microsatellites, cubesates, technology […]

Astronomy Cast Ep. 508: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Astronomy Cast Ep. 508: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide We did it, we made it to the end of another year. Once again it’s time to wonder what gifts to get your beloved space nerds. We’ve got some suggestions. Some are brand new this year, others are classics that we just can’t help but continue to […]

Micrometeorite Damage Under the Microscope

Micrometeorite Damage Under the Microscope A new study by a team from MIT has shed light on the physical processes that take place when tiny particles (like micrometeorites) hit a surface while traveling at high speeds. The post Micrometeorite Damage Under the Microscope appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

Messier 73 – the NGC 6994 Star Cluster

Messier 73 – the NGC 6994 Star Cluster Located in the Aquarius constellation, some 2,500 light-years from Earth, is the four star cluster known as Messier 73 The post Messier 73 – the NGC 6994 Star Cluster appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

Prehistoric Cave Paintings Show That Ancient People Had Pretty Advanced Knowledge of Astronomy

Prehistoric Cave Paintings Show That Ancient People Had Pretty Advanced Knowledge of Astronomy According to a new study that examined ancient cave paintings and archaeological sites, it appears that prehistoric humans had a greater understanding of astronomy than we thought. The post Prehistoric Cave Paintings Show That Ancient People Had Pretty Advanced Knowledge of Astronomy […]

A 2018 Outburst From the December Andromedids?

A 2018 Outburst From the December Andromedids? A relatively obscure meteor shower may put on a surprise performance in early December 2018. Chances are, you’ve never heard of the Andromedids, though it’s worth keeping an eye out for these swift-moving meteors over the next week. The post A 2018 Outburst From the December Andromedids? appeared […]

Now that TESS is Operational, Astronomers Estimate it’ll Find 14,000 Planets. 10 Could Be Earthlike Worlds in a Sunlike Star’s Habitable Zone

Now that TESS is Operational, Astronomers Estimate it’ll Find 14,000 Planets. 10 Could Be Earthlike Worlds in a Sunlike Star’s Habitable Zone How many exoplanets are there? Not that long ago, we didn’t know if there were any. Then we detected a few around pulsars. Then the Kepler spacecraft was launched and it discovered a […]

We Have the Technology. Airplanes Could Spray Particles into the Atmosphere to Battle Climate Change. But Should We?

We Have the Technology. Airplanes Could Spray Particles into the Atmosphere to Battle Climate Change. But Should We? If climate change models are correct, humanity is working itself—and dragging the rest of life on Earth with it—into a corner. Scientific pleas to control emissions and battle climate change are starting to have some effect, but […]

Weekly Space Hangout: Nov 28, 2018: David Eicher’s “Mission Moon 3-D”

Weekly Space Hangout: Nov 28, 2018: David Eicher’s “Mission Moon 3-D” 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) This week we are joined by David Eicher, co-author with Dr. Brian May of Mission Moon […]