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European Space Agency Lays Out Plans for Next 30 Years of Space Exploration

The future of space exploration is looking absolutely thrilling, as the European Space Agency has revealed its long-term plans for research that will, hopefully, identify potentially life-hosting planets beyond our solar system and scrutinize the earliest structures of the universe. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Environment, Nasa, Lander, European Space Agency, Space Exploration, Jupiter, Spaceflight, James Webb Space Telescope, Titan, Astrobiology, Outer Space, Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Cosmic Vision, Future Of Space Exploration


Astronomers find blinking giant star near heart of Milky Way

Huge star, 25,000 light years away, dims by 97% then slowly returns to former brightnessAstronomers have spotted a giant blinking star, 100 times the size of the sun, lurking near the heart of the Milky Way.Telescope observations revealed that over a few hundred days the enormous star, which lies more than 25,000 light years away, dimmed by 97% and then slowly returned to its former brightness. Continue reading...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, UK News


The 9 Best Photos of This Morning's Sunrise Eclipse

Full disclosure: I slept through this morning’s solar eclipse, which is a real shame because watching the Sun rise over the horizon while being partially blotted out by the Moon is objectively one of the coolest things anyone is likely to see this year. I mean, I paid actual money to see Cruella, but I couldn’t get…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Environment, Time, Solar Eclipse, Eclipse, Eclipses, Cruella, Lunar Eclipse, In Science, Technology Internet, Units Of Time, Solar Eclipse Of January 15, Solar Eclipse Of June 21


How and when to watch the solar eclipse on Thursday

The moon will partially cover the sun in the UK later this week, but some parts of the northern hemisphere will experience a total eclipseThis Thursday, Greenland, Iceland, the Arctic, most of Europe, much of North America and Asia will experience a solar eclipse.Most will see a partial eclipse, where the moon takes a bite out of the sun. From a few specific places in Russia, Greenland and Canada, the event will be visible as an annular eclipse, which occurs when the moon is located near the fur...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Astronomy, Space, UK, Canada, The Sun, The moon, North America, Solar eclipses, Greenland Iceland, Russia Greenland


Mystery of the gigantic Oort cloud from deep space explained

The Oort cloud is a gigantic "cloud" at the edge of the solar system, about 3,000 times the distance between the Earth and the Sun.Astronomers used computer simulations to reconstruct the first 100 million years of the Oort cloud's existence.The Oort cloud may consist of the "leftovers" from the solar system's formationAstronomers have calculated the first 100 million years of the history of the gigantic Oort cloud – a theoretical entity that contains 100 billion or so comet-like objects and for...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Nasa, Earth, Computers, Physics, Netherlands, Innovation, Universe, Planets, Neptune, Cosmos, Leiden University, James Webb Telescope, Pat Rawlings, John Mather


How do we know the sun is a star?

The simplest questions are often the hardest to answer.At first blush, the sun and stars are very different. The former is close and hot, the latter far away and cold.We couldn't confirm the sun to be a star until telescopes and spectroscopes were invented. Sometimes, as a scientist, you forget how much you take for granted about the amazingness of the universe. The other day, my colleagues and I traded stories about how non-scientist friends would often ask us questions that we don't even rea...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, History, Innovation, Wikimedia, JustinWick


Is the universe infinite?

The question of whether the universe is finite or infinite has not yet been resolved.The size of the universe is linked to understanding its shape and the limits of our observations.New studies and going deeper into space will help us answer if the universe is infinite.Does the universe keep extending endlessly into the abyss of space, or does it have a defined end? Of all the scientific questions you may ponder, "Is the universe infinite?" is one of the hardest. It is impossible to answer with ...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, UK, Nasa, Earth, Bbc, Chicago, Physics, Innovation, Universe, James Webb Space Telescope, Galaxy, Astrophysics, Roger Penrose, Loyola University, University of Texas at Austin


The most detailed map yet of all dark matter in the universe reveals cosmic voids where the laws of physics seem not to apply

Earth-based telescopes like the Victor M. Blanco Telescope dome in Chile have helped scientists map our universe. Reidar Hahn/Fermilab Astronomers have created the most comprehensive map yet of all dark matter in the universe. Though invisible, scientists can measure dark matter's gravity because it pulls galaxies into clumps. The new map indicates dark matter's gravity may work differently than Einstein's theory of relativity suggests. See more stories on Insider's busines...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Chile, Universe, Albert Einstein, Map, Einstein, Dark Matter, Telescope, University College London, JEFFREY, Des


The 15 Best Milky Way Photos of 2021

The winners of the 2021 Milky Way Photographer of the Year have been announced, and they’re providing some of the best views of our galaxy that we’ve ever seen.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Milky Way, Galaxy, Rave, Space Science, Dan Zafra, Astronomical Objects, Hospitality Recreation


Scientists find dark matter “bridges” that may reveal future of our galaxy

Scientists use artificial intelligence to produce a new map of dark matter in the local universe. The map's precision may lead to new insights into dark matter and the future of our universe.The map contains previously unknown "hidden bridges" that link galaxies.A new map derived with the help of artificial intelligence reveals previously unknown "bridges" linking galaxies in the local universe. The bridges are in the form of filamentary structures. The scientists hope their map, published alon...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Nasa, Physics, Innovation, Galaxy, Dark Matter, Penn State, Jeong, Cosmos, Astrophysical Journal, Donghui Jeong


Astronomers create largest map of the universe’s dark matter

International team reveal vast cosmic voids over the Earth’s skies that could challenge EinsteinWe can’t see it, barely understand it, but know that it exists because of the powerful influence it exerts on space.Dark matter makes up about 27% of the universe, and its gravitational force is enough to mesh entire galaxies together in a structure known as the cosmic web. Now, scientists have created the largest ever map of this mysterious substance – and it could imply that there’s something wrong ...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, UK News, Earth, Albert Einstein, Einstein


Stephen Hawking’s office and archive gifted to UK to settle tax bill

Scientist’s treasure trove and personal objects to go to Science Museum and Cambridge University LibraryA vast treasure trove of papers and personal objects belonging to Stephen Hawking, from dizzying black hole theories to scripts for the Simpsons, have been acquired for the nation.It was announced on Thursday that Hawking’s archive and the contents of his university office have been acquired through the Acceptance in Lieu scheme, which allows families to offset tax. Continue reading...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, UK, UK News, Physics, Stephen Hawking, Black Holes, Science Museum, Cambridge University LibraryA


Dark matter and dark energy: the mysterious ingredients in our universe

The history of modern cosmology is one of the great triumphs of the human imagination.Still, mysteries abound, particularly the nature of dark matter and dark energy.Science moves forward by embracing the unknown as a challenge; taking the wrong turn is part of the way forward. "Where did everything come from?" is perhaps the most fascinating question we can ask — so much so, that it's much older than science itself, given that most religions have also wondered about our origins. That science ...
Tags: Astronomy, Nasa, Ford, Innovation, Einstein, Dark Matter, Aristotle, Dark Energy, Vera Rubin, Fritz Zwicky, J Jee, Johns Hopkins Univ Dark


13 Spectacular Pics of the 'Super Blood Moon' Eclipse From Around the World

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning on the East Coast of the United States, Earth’s shadow enveloped the Moon in darkness, marking the first lunar eclipse since January 2019 and one of two lunar eclipses we’ll witness in 2021. Not only that, but this eclipse took place during a “Super Blood Moon”—making it…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, East Coast, Eclipse, Eclipses, Lunar Eclipse, Physical Sciences, Space Science, In Science, Magnitude Of Eclipse, Time In Astronomy, February 2009 Lunar Eclipse, United States Earth


How to take a good photograph of May’s lunar eclipse and super blood moon with a phone or camera

Guardian Australia picture editor Carly Earl explains the dos and don’ts of taking photos of the supermoonTotal lunar eclipse 2021: when and how to view the super blood moon across Australia tonightLunar eclipse will bring cosmic show across Pacific on WednesdayWith a super blood moon rising on Wednesday, many people will pull out their mobile phones to try and get an Instagram-worthy photograph of May’s total lunar eclipse and full moon, but unfortunately the moon is really challenging to get a...
Tags: Photography, Astronomy, Space, Science, Australia, The moon, Pacific, Carly Earl


May super blood moon 2021: how to take a good photograph of the lunar eclipse with a phone or camera

Guardian Australia picture editor Carly Earl explains the dos and don’ts of taking photos of the supermoonTotal lunar eclipse 2021: when and how to view the super blood moon across Australia tonightLunar eclipse will bring cosmic show across Pacific on WednesdayWith a super blood moon rising on Wednesday, many people will pull out their mobile phones to try and get an Instagram-worthy photograph of May’s total lunar eclipse and full moon, but unfortunately the moon is really challenging to get a...
Tags: Photography, Astronomy, Space, Science, Australia, The moon, Pacific, Carly Earl


Supermoon, lunar eclipse, red blood moon — and they're happening all at once

The first lunar eclipse of 2021 is going to happen during the early hours of May 26. But this is going to be an especially super lunar event, as it will be a supermoon, a lunar eclipse and a red blood moon all at once. So what does this all mean? The Moon appears 12% bigger when it is closest to Earth compared with its appearance when it's farthest away. (Tomruen/WikimediaCommons, CC BY-SA) What's a super moon? A supermoon occurs when a full or new moon coincides with th...
Tags: Asia, Astronomy, Space, Earth, Physics, Moon, Innovation, Orion, Planets, West Coast, East Coast, Rayleigh, Irvin Calicut, Pacific Ocean Australia, Shannon Schmoll


Don't miss the Super Blood Moon on May 26!

On Wednesday, May 26, we'll be treated to a Super Blood Moon. This total lunar eclipse will be "super" because it's a full moon coinciding with the time that the moon is closest to Earth during its orbit. But what's the blood all about? — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Astronomy, News, Earth, Stargazing, Eclipses, Don, Watch The Skies


This Fuzzy Image Shows a Spiral Forming Soon After the Big Bang

A team of Japanese astronomers recently peered way, way back in time using a telescope array in Chile. What they made out in the distant, early universe is a record-breaking galaxy, one that turns back the clock on when galaxies took on their classic spiral structures.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Chile, Milky Way, Galaxies, Edwin Hubble, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Spiral Galaxy, Federico Lelli, Galactic Bulge, Stellar Evolution, Extragalactic Astronomy, Amanda Moffett, Takafumi Tsukui, Satoru Iguchi


Interstellar Comet Borisov Was Leaking Metal When It Zipped Past Us in 2020

Gaseous nickel was shedding from interstellar comet 2I/Borisov when it briefly visited our solar system two years ago, according to a new study. Sounds like weird behavior for a comet, but as related research shows, the spewing of atomic metals might actually be a regular thing that comets do, whether they’re local or…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Comets, Milky Way, Solar System, Applied Sciences, Borisov, Seki, Oumuamua, 2iborisov, Astronomical Objects, Technology Internet, Interstellar object, Comet Halebopp, Jean Manfroid, Steven J Bromley


Metal Was Leaking From Interstellar Comet Borisov When It Zipped Past Us in 2020

Gaseous nickel was shedding from interstellar comet 2I/Borisov when it briefly visited our solar system two years ago, according to a new study. Sounds like weird behavior for a comet, but as related research shows, the spewing of atomic metals might actually be a regular thing that comets do, whether they’re local or…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Comets, Milky Way, Solar System, Applied Sciences, Borisov, Oumuamua, 2iborisov, Astronomical Objects, Technology Internet, Interstellar object, Comet Halebopp, Jean Manfroid, Steven J Bromley, Draftamir Siraj


When to See This Month's 'Super Flower Blood Moon'

The next celestial event to light up the sky across the Northern Hemisphere has a name befitting its red-tinted hue: The Super Flower Blood Moon. No, that mouthful of a name isn’t a purely scientific term, but as far as full moons go, this month’s is definitely worth the space on your calendar. It’s the product of a…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Moon, Lifehacks, Eclipse, Eclipses, Northern Hemisphere, Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse, Physical Sciences, Space Science, Technology Internet, Lunar Observation, April 2014 Lunar Eclipse


Tomorrow is International Astronomy Day!

Astronomy Day (D zień Astronomii)  is an international event designed to celebrate all facets of astronomy.  It is observed twice a year both in spring (May 15th) and fall (October 9th). Image by Comfreak from Pixabay Astronomy (astronomia) is a natural science that has always been present in human history. Our ancestors looked at the sky, curious about what was beyond our planet with the same fervor (zapał) as we do today. While many different cultures around the world made great advances in ...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Holidays, Earth, Nature, Linguistics, Poland, Famous People, Nicolaus Copernicus, Toruń Poland, Torun, Poland news, International Holidays, Pixabay Astronomy, Nicolaus Copernicus Mikołaj Kopernik, Kopernik


Humanity's most distant space probe captures a strange sound

Voyager 1, humankind's most distant space probe, detected an unusual "hum" in the data from interstellar space.The noise is likely produced by interstellar gas.Further investigation may reveal the hum's exact origins.Voyager 1, humanity's most faraway spacecraft, has detected an unusual "hum" coming from outside our solar system. Fourteen billion miles away from Earth, the Voyager's instruments picked up a droning sound that may be caused by plasma (ionized gas) in the vast emptiness of interste...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Nasa, Earth, Stars, Innovation, Universe, Planets, Carl Sagan, Cornell, Cornell University, University of Iowa, Cosmos, Nature Astronomy, Ocker, Stella Koch Ocker


NASA is developing plans to build an enormous, Arecibo-like telescope inside a crater on the moon

An illustration of the Lunar Crater Radio Telescope concept. Vladimir Vustyansky NASA is funding research into how a radio telescope could be built on the far side of the moon. It could function similarly to the Arecibo telescope, which collapsed in December. A lunar telescope could hear radio waves from the early universe that Earth-based telescopes can't. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is paying a team of researchers to develop a plan for a telescope on the far...
Tags: Astronomy, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Radio, Moon, Einstein, Telescope, Venus, Puerto Rico, Craters, Space Technology, Kennedy Space Center


Asteroid impact: NASA simulation shows we are sitting ducks

At an international space conference, attendees took part in an exercise that imagined an asteroid crashing into Earth. With the object first spotted six months before impact, attendees concluded that there was insufficient time for a meaningful response.There are an estimated 25,000 near-Earth objects potentially threatening our planet. The asteroid 2021 PDC was first spotted on April 19, 2021 by the Pan-STARRS project at the University of Hawaii. By May 2, astronomers were 100% certain it w...
Tags: Europe, Astronomy, Space, Hollywood, Africa, Nasa, Earth, Innovation, Croatia, Natural Disaster, Asteroid, Johnson, Bruce Willis, Telescopes, Liv Tyler, University of Hawaii


Natural Radio Signals Detected in Venus’s Atmosphere

During its third flyby of Venus, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe recorded natural radio emissions from within the Venusian atmosphere. The finding is confirmation that Venus’s upper atmosphere undergoes major changes in accordance with the Sun’s 11-year cycle, providing new insights into this enigmatic—and utterly…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Environment, Nasa, Venus, Solar Wind, Parker, Goddard Space Flight Center, Space Science, Pioneer Program, Parker Solar Probe, Life On Venus, Glyn Collinson, Ionosphere, Astronomical Objects, Observations And Explorations Of Venus


60 Million Stars and Not One Alien Detected

Astrobiologists with the Breakthrough Listen project have released the preliminary results of a SETI survey, in which the team hunted for radio signals along a line of sight that extends toward the galactic center.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Articles, Radio, Stephen Hawking, Extraterrestrial Life, Yuri Milner, Seti, Astrobiology, Parkes, Radio Astronomy, Breakthrough Listen, Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Galactic Center, Radio Telescopes, Vishal Gajjar


Icy clouds on ancient Mars may have given rise to lakes and rivers

In a recent study, researchers created a computer model to explore how varying levels of surface ice would have affected clouds above the Martian surface. The results showed that icy, high-altitude clouds would have formed if Mars was covered in relatively small amounts of ice. These clouds would have helped warm the planet. NASA's Perseverance rover may soon confirm this hypothesis by taking geological samples of the Martian surface. In 2008, NASA's Phoenix lander directly confirmed the pre...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Nasa, Earth, Innovation, Planets, Mars, Phoenix, PNAS, Kite, LCL, Edwin Kite, NASA JPL Caltech USGSIn


Expanding Cloud From ‘Volcanic’ Star Revealed in Mesmerizing New Hubble Image

On this, the 31st anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch, astronomers with NASA and ESA have released a stunning new image to celebrate the achievements of this legendary observatory.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Esa, Hubble, Hubble Space Telescope, Galaxy, Supernova, Eta Carinae, Nebula, Human Interest, Stellar Astronomy, Messier Objects, Astronomical Objects, Ngc Objects, Star Types