Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Universe Today On October 19th, 2016, the European Space Agency’s Exobiology on Mars (ExoMars) mission established orbit around Mars. Consisting … Continue reading ExoMars Has Sent Back its First Images From Mars
The Milky Way Galaxy, which measures 100,000 to 180,000 light years (31 – 55 kiloparsecs) in diameter and contains 100 to 400 billion stars, is so immense that it boggles … Continue reading This is the One of the Largest Structures We Know of in the Universe
The discovery of gravitational waves by the LIGO experiment in 2015 sent ripples through the scientific community. Originally predicted by Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, the confirmation of these waves … Continue reading LISA is On! Gravitational Wave Detection is Going to Space
Is there life out there in the Universe? That is a question that has plagued humanity long before we knew just how vast the Universe was – i.e. before the … Continue reading What is the Drake Equation?
Since the 1960s, astronomers have been aware of the electromagnetic background radiation that pervades the Universe. Known as the Cosmic Microwave Background, this radiation is the oldest light in the … Continue reading Is Another Universe Sitting Too Close To Us On The Multiverse Bus?
Sometimes they see it, sometimes they don’t. That’s why scientists have never been completely sure if Ceres has an atmosphere or not. But now data from the Dawn spacecraft — … Continue reading Confirmed: Ceres Has a Transient Atmosphere