Dwarf planet Ceres is an ocean world: study

Dwarf planet Ceres is an ocean world: study The dwarf planet Ceres—long believed to be a barren space rock—is an ocean world with reservoirs of sea water beneath its surface, the results of a major exploration mission showed Monday. phys.org Go to Source

Inside the ice giants of space

Inside the ice giants of space A new theoretical method paves the way to modeling the interior of the ice giants Uranus and Neptune, thanks to computer simulations on the water contained within them. The tool, developed by scientists from SISSA in Trieste and the University of California at Los Angeles and recently published in […]

A magnetar has been discovered throwing off bizarre blasts of radiation. Is this where fast radio bursts come from?

A magnetar has been discovered throwing off bizarre blasts of radiation. Is this where fast radio bursts come from? Magnetars are the ultimate aggressive star: intense magnetic fields, massive outbursts, the works. We’ve known that magnetars are capable of producing some of the most powerful blasts in the cosmos, but new observations reveal a different […]

Globular cluster Palomar 3 probed by Russian astronomers

Globular cluster Palomar 3 probed by Russian astronomers By conducting deep photometric and medium-resolution spectroscopic observations, Russian astronomers have investigated Palomar 3, a distant galactic globular cluster. Results of this observational campaign provide more insights into the properties of this cluster, which could be essential in improving our understanding of its origin. The study was […]

Image: Barred spiral galaxy NGC 4907

Image: Barred spiral galaxy NGC 4907 The barred spiral galaxy known as NGC 4907 shows its starry face from 270 million light-years away to anyone who can see it from the Northern Hemisphere. This is a new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the face-on galaxy, displaying its beautiful spiral arms, wound loosely around its […]

Newly forming star has spiral arms like a tiny galaxy

Newly forming star has spiral arms like a tiny galaxy Protoplanetary disks – where young stars are forming their families of planets – usually form concentric rings of gaps. But astronomers have recently spotted a surprising situation: an adolescent star surrounded by galaxy-like spiral arms. As stars just begin to warm up, they surround themselves […]

This is What the Solar System Really Looks Like

This is What the Solar System Really Looks Like At first glance, it looks like something from an alien autopsy. A strange organ cut from a xenomorph’s thorax, under the flickering lights of an operating room in a top secret government facility, with venous tendrils dangling down to the floor, dripping viscous slime. (X-Com anyone?) […]

NASA sounding rocket finds helium structures in sun’s atmosphere

NASA sounding rocket finds helium structures in sun’s atmosphere Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen. But scientists aren’t sure just how much there actually is in the Sun’s atmosphere, where it is hard to measure. Knowing the amount of helium in the solar atmosphere is important to understanding the […]

Stellar egg hunt with ALMA—Tracing evolution from embryo to baby star

Stellar egg hunt with ALMA—Tracing evolution from embryo to baby star Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) took a census of stellar eggs in the constellation Taurus and revealed their evolution state. This census helps researchers understand how and when a stellar embryo transforms to a baby star deep inside a gaseous egg. […]

Meteors of August: Our Guide to the 2020 Perseids

Meteors of August: Our Guide to the 2020 Perseids It’s August and that means the Perseid meteors are inbound, starting this weekend this shower is a sure-fire bet, though 2020 sees the spectacle go down under somewhat challenging circumstances. The post Meteors of August: Our Guide to the 2020 Perseids appeared first on Universe Today. […]