Weekly Space Hangout: January 22, 2019 – Dr. Kenneth Carpenter of HST and WFIRST

Weekly Space Hangout: January 22, 2019 – Dr. Kenneth Carpenter of HST and WFIRST Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Allen Versfeld (https://www.urban-astronomer.com/ / @uastronomer) Carolyn Collins Petersen (TheSpaceWriter.com / @spacewriter) Michael Rodruck (@michaelrodruck) This week we welcome Dr. Kenneth Carpenter to the Weekly Space Hangout. Ken is the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Operations Project Scientist and the Ground System […]

A Twilight Tryst: Venus Meets Neptune in the Dusk Sky

A Twilight Tryst: Venus Meets Neptune in the Dusk Sky Never seen Neptune? It’s time you should, and this weekend offers a fine time to try, as the faintest planet in the solar system approaches the brightest in the dusk sky, for a splendid conjunction of the pair. This approach culminates as a fine conjunction […]

The riddle of the heavenly bursts

The riddle of the heavenly bursts This cosmic lightning storm is happening all around us. Somewhere in the earthly sky, there is a pulse that flashes and extinguishes in the next moment. These bursts, which must be measured with radio telescopes and last one thousandth of a second, are one of the greatest mysteries of […]

From the Cradle to the Stars

From the Cradle to the Stars This is the history of flight told from the perspective of the amateurs and hobbyists who allowed humankind to slip the surly bonds of Earth and set out towards the stars. To tell this story Ralph journeyed to the Cradle of Aviation museum in Garden City, New York, to […]

Curiosity Looked up and Saw Phobos During the Daytime

Curiosity Looked up and Saw Phobos During the Daytime This image of Phobos in the sky above Mars was taken by Curiosity in 2012 and was recently refurbished by famed NASA software engineer Kevin Gill. The post Curiosity Looked up and Saw Phobos During the Daytime appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to […]

Astrophysicists find massive black holes wandering around dwarf galaxies

Astrophysicists find massive black holes wandering around dwarf galaxies A new search led by Montana State University has revealed more than a dozen massive black holes in dwarf galaxies that were previously considered too small to host them, and surprised scientists with their location within the galaxies. phys.org Go to Source