Carnival of Space #610

Carnival of Space #610 This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #610 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. […]

Climate Change Q & A with Bear Grylls

Climate Change Q & A with Bear Grylls Bear Grylls isn’t a climate scientist, but in his travels around the world as an adventurer, survivalist and host of numerous nature shows, he has witnessed firsthand our planet’s changing climate. This is especially true in a new series Grylls hosts and narrates on the National Geographic […]

Keep an Eye Out for the Eta Aquarid Meteors This Weekend

Keep an Eye Out for the Eta Aquarid Meteors This Weekend Never heard of the Eta Aquarid meteors? 2019 offers a good chance to check out this normally obscure meteor shower. 2019: The Prospects This year offers an especially good chance to spy these fast-moving meteors. First off, the peak for this shower arrives on […]

The World’s Space Agencies are Responding to a Hypothetical Asteroid Impact. You Can Watch it all Unfold Online.

The World’s Space Agencies are Responding to a Hypothetical Asteroid Impact. You Can Watch it all Unfold Online. Remember when Orson Welles’ 1938 radio show called “The War of the Worlds” fooled people into thinking that Earth was actually being invaded? That was fun. Now, the ESA (European Space Agency) is tempting fate by live-tweeting […]

Weekly Space Hangout: May 1, 2019 – Dr. Mark Showalter of SETI

Weekly Space Hangout: May 1, 2019 – Dr. Mark Showalter of SETI Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Mark Showalter, Senior Research Scientist and Fellow at the SETI Institute, is one of […]

A Strange Ice Feature Wraps Halfway Around Titan

A Strange Ice Feature Wraps Halfway Around Titan For people interested in all things beyond Earth, the words methane and Titan go hand in hand. After all, Titan is the only other world in our Solar System where liquid flows over the surface. While trying to understand Titan’s methane cycle, scientists have discovered something else: […]

Rapidly Spinning Black Hole is Spitting Out Blobs of Plasma

Rapidly Spinning Black Hole is Spitting Out Blobs of Plasma Black holes, those beguiling singularities that sit on the precipice of the known and the unknown, keep surprising us with their behaviour. As organizations like the Event Horizon Telescope have made clear, there’s a lot we don’t know about the holes, and worse than that, […]

Carnival of Space #609

Carnival of Space #609 Welcome to the 609th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. We have a fantastic roundup today so now, on to this week’s worth of stories! Universe Today: The World’s Biggest Aircraft […]

Messier 84 – the NGC Elliptical Galaxy

Messier 84 – the NGC Elliptical Galaxy Welcome back to Messier Monday! Today, we continue in our tribute to our dear friend, Tammy Plotner, by looking at the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy – also known as Messier 83! During the 18th century, famed French astronomer Charles Messier noticed the presence of several “nebulous objects”  while surveying […]