Earth and Venus are the Same Size, so Why Doesn’t Venus Have a Magnetosphere? Maybe it Didn’t Get Smashed Hard Enough

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Universe Today For many reasons, Venus is sometimes referred to as “Earth’s Twin” (or “Sister Planet”, depending on who you … Continue reading Earth and Venus are the Same Size, so Why Doesn’t Venus Have a Magnetosphere? Maybe it Didn’t Get Smashed Hard Enough

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Juno Isn’t Exactly Where it’s Supposed To Be. The Flyby Anomaly is Back, But Why Does it Happen?

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Universe Today In the early 1960s, scientists developed the gravity-assist method, where a spacecraft would conduct a flyby of a … Continue reading Juno Isn’t Exactly Where it’s Supposed To Be. The Flyby Anomaly is Back, But Why Does it Happen?

After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Science – Ars Technica Enlarge /The Voyager team is able to use a set of four backup thrusters, dormant since … Continue reading After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters

Experiment shows that arrow of time is a relative concept, not an absolute one

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Schematic of the experimental setup. (A) Heat flows from the hot to … Continue reading Experiment shows that arrow of time is a relative concept, not an absolute one

This Crazy Twist on Black Holes Says There Was No Big Bang

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert A physicist from the University of Campinas in Brazil isn’t a big fan of the idea that time started … Continue reading This Crazy Twist on Black Holes Says There Was No Big Bang

Antimatter Particles Are Crashing into Earth, And Scientists Don’t Know Why

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science The HAWC gamma-ray observatory detects cosmic rays from its altitude of 13,500 feet in Mexico’s Pico de Orizaba … Continue reading Antimatter Particles Are Crashing into Earth, And Scientists Don’t Know Why

Astronomers discover new type of cosmic explosion

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Artist’s impression of a supermassive black hole. Credit: University of Southampton An … Continue reading Astronomers discover new type of cosmic explosion

Scientists Will Look For Signs of Life on This Newly Discovered Earth-Size Planet

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert At just 11 light-years from our Solar System, a newly discovered exoplanet is the second-closest we’ve ever found that’s … Continue reading Scientists Will Look For Signs of Life on This Newly Discovered Earth-Size Planet

Heating ocean moon Enceladus for billions of years

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ESA Top News Enceladus interior Heating ocean moon Enceladus for billions of years 6 November 2017 Enough heat to power … Continue reading Heating ocean moon Enceladus for billions of years

Journey Through Gorgeous Nebulas in New Simulation

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Space.com NEBULAE – a cosmic meditation from Teun van der Zalm on Vimeo. A new video by visual artist Teun … Continue reading Journey Through Gorgeous Nebulas in New Simulation

First Cat in Space to Receive a Proper Memorial

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Space.com     When it comes to animals that heroically blasted off into space during the space race, names like … Continue reading First Cat in Space to Receive a Proper Memorial

Ringing black holes may glow in the dark

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Science – Ars Technica Ever since LIGO (and now Virgo) started picking up gravitational waves, theorists have gone nuts. The … Continue reading Ringing black holes may glow in the dark

An Artificial Intelligence Just Found 56 New Gravitational Lenses

Your daily selection of the latest science news! This illustration shows how gravitational lensing works. The gravity of a large galaxy cluster is so strong, it bends, brightens and distorts … Continue reading An Artificial Intelligence Just Found 56 New Gravitational Lenses

Squishy or Solid? A Neutron Star’s Insides Open to Debate

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine The alerts started in the early morning of Aug. 17. Gravitational waves produced by the wreck of two … Continue reading Squishy or Solid? A Neutron Star’s Insides Open to Debate

A strange object from outside our solar system just zoomed past the sun

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Popular Science Travelling between the stars has been a dream of humanity for generations. But while our species might not … Continue reading A strange object from outside our solar system just zoomed past the sun

This Monster Planet With a Tiny Star Poses a Planetary Formation Puzzle

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert Astronomers have found something they thought was impossible: a gas giant roughly the size of Jupiter orbiting a white … Continue reading This Monster Planet With a Tiny Star Poses a Planetary Formation Puzzle

Nearby Galaxy Cluster’s Violent Past Captured in Unprecedented Detail (Photo)

According to a new video from ESO, Fornax A has been consuming its neighbors. The galaxy shreds nearby galaxies as it siphons off their material, ejecting stars into the void and leaving the wispy trails visible in ESO’s image.

Neutron-Star Collision Shakes Space-Time and Lights Up the Sky

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine On Aug. 17, the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected something new. Some 130 million light-years away, … Continue reading Neutron-Star Collision Shakes Space-Time and Lights Up the Sky

Strong Solar Storm Sparked Planet-Wide Aurora on Mars

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Space.com These images from the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph instrument aboard NASA’s MAVEN orbiter show the appearance of a bright aurora … Continue reading Strong Solar Storm Sparked Planet-Wide Aurora on Mars

Asteroid Approaching! Watch Slooh Flyby Webcast Tonight

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Space.com An asteroid the size of a house is set to give Earth a close shave, and you can watch part … Continue reading Asteroid Approaching! Watch Slooh Flyby Webcast Tonight

Rapper B.o.B Wants to Launch a Satellite to See if Earth Is Flat

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Space.com NASA’s EPIC camera on NOAA’s DSCOVR satellite snapped this view of the total solar eclipse crossing (the very round) … Continue reading Rapper B.o.B Wants to Launch a Satellite to See if Earth Is Flat

Cassini’s Final Moments May Be Visible From a Telescope Here on Earth

Another challenge is that Cassini’s two nexuses of control – NASA and the European Space Agency – won’t “see” the event in the dark of night, making the signal all the much dimmer as western telescopes fight twilight.

A Galaxy 5 Billion Light-Years Away Just Revealed a Major Clue to Universe’s Magnetism Mystery

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert Scientists have discovered evidence that galactic magnetic fields form early on in a galaxy’s life and then stay relatively … Continue reading A Galaxy 5 Billion Light-Years Away Just Revealed a Major Clue to Universe’s Magnetism Mystery

Keep on marching for science education

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Nature – Issue – nature.com science feeds The new school year is beginning in the United States, and science education … Continue reading Keep on marching for science education

Supernova’s messy birth casts doubt on reliability of astronomical yardstick

Astronomers can correct for the difference because the brightest supernovae seem to fade more slowly than their dimmer kin. Still, the fact that each ‘standard candle’ looks slightly different from the next is cause for concern.

CASIS awards Audacy grant to test radio on space station

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to SpaceNews.com The nonprofit Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) awarded a grant Aug. 17 to Audacy that … Continue reading CASIS awards Audacy grant to test radio on space station

Elon Musk posts first photo of SpaceX’s new spacesuit

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Science – Ars Technica Enlarge / Wear this to ride in a Dragon spacecraft. (credit: SpaceX) Early Wednesday morning, SpaceX … Continue reading Elon Musk posts first photo of SpaceX’s new spacesuit

Large Near-Earth Asteroid Will Pass Earth by This September

Once again, NASA has determined that this particular asteroid will sail harmlessly by, passing Earth at a minimum distance of over 7 million km (4.4 million mi), or about 18 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon. As Paul Chodas – NASA’s manager of CNEOS at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California – said in a NASA press statement.

Stunning Photo Shows Total Solar Eclipse’s March Across Oregon Sky

For anyone who missed the 2017 eclipse, another total solar eclipse will sweep across America in seven years. On April 8, 2024, the moon will cast a shadow across Mexico and the U.S., with a path of totality that crosses Texas and extends northeast through Maine.

Viewpoint: Neutron-Star Implosions as Heavy-Element Sources

This scenario is similar to one proposed by Joseph Bramante and Tim Linden in 2016 [11]. Instead of PBHs, they proposed that dark matter particles could accumulate inside an aging neutron star to form a star-consuming black hole. As the black hole accreted mass, it would release enough gravitational binding energy to power the ejection of dense neutron matter for strong-r-process synthesis.

What Is Science?

Science is a systematic and logical approach to discovering how things in the universe work. It is also the body of knowledge accumulated through the discoveries about all the things in the universe. 

Eclipse Overload: What If the Sun Were Blocked for Years?

Total solar eclipses are astonishing events to witness, and preparations for them — particularly for eclipses with paths that are visible to large numbers of people, such as the Aug. … Continue reading Eclipse Overload: What If the Sun Were Blocked for Years?

Sun’s core rotates four times faster than its surface

The sun is emitting plumes of hydrogen plasma. The white areas are where the sun’s magnetic field is especially strong. Credit: SoHO, a joint project of the European Space Agency … Continue reading Sun’s core rotates four times faster than its surface

Voyager spacecraft still reaching for the stars and setting records after 40 years

An artist concept depicting one of NASA’s twin Voyager spacecraft. Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft are celebrating 40 years in August and September 2017. Credit: Jet Propulsion Laboratory Humanity’s farthest … Continue reading Voyager spacecraft still reaching for the stars and setting records after 40 years

An Asteroid Headed Our Way Is About to Test NASA’s Planetary Defense System

Run for shelter or wave hello? Our Solar System is littered with chunks of space rocks that whizz around in different orbits and varying speeds – and it’s no big … Continue reading An Asteroid Headed Our Way Is About to Test NASA’s Planetary Defense System

Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser on the move in California

The Dream Chaser test craft pictured during a tow test Monday at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, located at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Credit: Sierra Nevada An atmospheric test … Continue reading Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser on the move in California

Astronomers discover Earth-sized exoplanet with very short orbital period

Archival images of EPIC 228813918, demonstrating its proper motion over nearly six decades. The images are from (i) 1954, (ii) 1992, and (iii) 2012. Each image is 50 by 50, … Continue reading Astronomers discover Earth-sized exoplanet with very short orbital period

New evidence in support of the Planet Nine hypothesis

Will another planet be added to the list of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune in our Solar System? Credit: NASA Last year, astronomers announced the existence … Continue reading New evidence in support of the Planet Nine hypothesis

Orion deep in processing for EM-1, planning for following missions

July 6, 2017 by Philip Sloss As US Vice President Mike Pence visited the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), one of the welcoming party, the Orion crew module, is fast taking … Continue reading Orion deep in processing for EM-1, planning for following missions