ESA Recruits Amateur Astronomers Ahead of Hera Asteroid Mission

ESA Recruits Amateur Astronomers Ahead of Hera Asteroid Mission The European Space Agency is looking to recruit amateur astronomers to help characterize possible secondary targets for the upcoming Hera asteroid rendezvous mission. The post ESA Recruits Amateur Astronomers Ahead of Hera Asteroid Mission appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

Beautiful Image of Ice at Mars’ Northern Polar Cap

Beautiful Image of Ice at Mars’ Northern Polar Cap A new image from the ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft shows how beautiful, and desolate, Mars can appear. It also highlights some of the natural process that shape the planet’s surface. The image is of the northern polar region, and it features bright patches of ice, deep […]

It Takes Two Stars to Make a Gamma Ray Burst

It Takes Two Stars to Make a Gamma Ray Burst A new study by researchers from the University of Warwick shows how Gamma Ray Bursts can only occur with binary systems. The post It Takes Two Stars to Make a Gamma Ray Burst appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

Weekly Space Hangout: January 15, 2019 – Dr Erin Explains the Universe

Weekly Space Hangout: January 15, 2019 – Dr Erin Explains the Universe Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Beth Johnson (@planetarypan) Moiya McTier (https://www.moiyamctier.com/ / @GoAstroMo) This week we welcome Dr. Erin Macdonald to the Weekly Space Hangout. Erin is an astrophysicist, science fiction consultant, aerospace engineer, and host of the online series […]

Carnival of Space #646

Carnival of Space #646 This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #646 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. […]

Hubble Finds Teeny Tiny Clumps of Dark Matter

Hubble Finds Teeny Tiny Clumps of Dark Matter Using data from Hubble and the gravitational lensing technique, a team of astronomers have found definitive evidence that Dark Matter is indeed “cold”. The post Hubble Finds Teeny Tiny Clumps of Dark Matter appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

The Perfect Stars to Search for Life On Their Planets

The Perfect Stars to Search for Life On Their Planets We tend to think of our Earthly circumstances as normal. A watery, temperate world orbiting a stable yellow star. A place where life has persisted for nearly 4 billion years. It’s almost inevitable that when we think of other places where life could thrive, we […]

TESS Finds a Planet That Orbits Two Stars

TESS Finds a Planet That Orbits Two Stars Researchers working with data from NASA’s TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) have a found a planet that orbits two stars. Initially, the system was identified by citizen scientists as a pair of eclipsing binary stars without a planet. But an intern taking a closer look at that […]