Science

Europe's space agency is set to receive 45% more money than in the previous three-year budget -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Dec 02, 2019
Source: Scientific American Space
A team of astronomers propose screening exoplanets by their temperatures to determine whether they host an atmosphere — and are worth following up. The post New Method May Expedite Search for Exoplanets with Atmospheres appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]
Mon, Dec 02, 2019
Source: Sky and Telescope Astronomy News
Astronomers have found a black hole in our galaxy that's a lot bigger than we thought this kind could get: It has about 70 times the mass of the Sun, and models of how a black hole like this can form have trouble producing one this beefy. To be clear, this [...]
Mon, Dec 02, 2019
Source: Bad Astronomy
When did we start talking about life from elsewhere? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sat, Nov 30, 2019
Source: Scientific American Space
Sensors have captured more than 40 events -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Nov 29, 2019
Source: Scientific American Space
Today is Thanksgiving in America, a day we take a moment out of our lives to commemorate things we are thankful for (and also eat a lot of really great food). I think there are a couple of ways to do this. The word "thankful" implies someone to thank; and of [...]
Thu, Nov 28, 2019
Source: Bad Astronomy
NASA has a list of every item astronauts left behind -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Nov 27, 2019
Source: Scientific American Space
Supermassive black holes are true monsters of the Universe. From millions to even billions of times the mass of the Sun, there's one in the very center of every big galaxy in the cosmos, and in fact each galaxy itself formed and grew along with its black hole; they affect [...]
Wed, Nov 27, 2019
Source: Bad Astronomy
I love it when a space mission designed to do one thing winds up also doing something entirely different. LISA Pathfinder launched into space on 3 December 2015, starting a two-year mission to test the engineering necessary for the much more ambitious LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) mission. LISA (currently still [...]
Tue, Nov 26, 2019
Source: Bad Astronomy
The other night I was getting ready for bed and walked over to close the shade on a window that faces east. And there, rising over the horizon, was the magnificence that is Orion, its seven bright and iconic stars able to pierce through the backlighting in the glass. I could [...]
Fri, Nov 22, 2019
Source: Bad Astronomy
Gamma-ray bursts are pretty much the sweatiest apocalyptic events the Universe has to offer: A blast so ridiculously powerful that, in just a few seconds, it emits as much energy as the Sun will over its entire 10 billion year lifetime. For two recent GRBs (as those in the know call [...]
Thu, Nov 21, 2019
Source: Bad Astronomy

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