How The Sun’s Scorching Corona Stays So Hot

How The Sun’s Scorching Corona Stays So Hot We’ve got a mystery on our hands. The surface of the sun has a temperature of about 6,000 Kelvin – hot enough to make it glow bright, hot white. But the surface of the sun is not its last later, just like the surface of the Earth […]

Carnival of Space #597

Carnival of Space #597 This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by me at the CosmoQuest blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #597 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 […]

Astronomers Process Hubble’s Deepest Image to get Even More Data, and Show that Some Galaxies are Twice as big as Previously Believed

Astronomers Process Hubble’s Deepest Image to get Even More Data, and Show that Some Galaxies are Twice as big as Previously Believed It allowed us to spot auroras on Saturn and planets orbiting distant suns. It permitted astronomers to see galaxies in the early stages of formation, and look back to some of the earliest […]

When Does the Sun Rise… Really?

When Does the Sun Rise… Really? It’s strange but true… we may not fully understand one of the simplest metrics in observational astronomy: just what time does the Sun rise… really? The post When Does the Sun Rise… Really? appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

Weekly Space Hangout: Jan 30, 2019: Rod Pyle talks “Space 2.0”

Weekly Space Hangout: Jan 30, 2019: Rod Pyle talks “Space 2.0” Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Tonight we welcome author Rod Pyle who will be discussing his new book, Space 2.0: How Private Spaceflight, a resurgent NASA, and International Partners Are Creating a New Space Age […]

Carnival of Space #596

Carnival of Space #596 This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #596. 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. […]

Astronomers are Continuing to Watch the Shockwaves Expand from Supernova SN1987A, as they Crash Into the Surrounding Interstellar Medium

Astronomers are Continuing to Watch the Shockwaves Expand from Supernova SN1987A, as they Crash Into the Surrounding Interstellar Medium An international team of researchers was able to accurately measure the effect that a supernova shock wave had on the surrounding gas for the first time. The post Astronomers are Continuing to Watch the Shockwaves Expand […]