Category: Space

NASA has found 16,000 asteroids near Earth. Don’t panic.

NASA has found 16,000 asteroids near Earth. Don’t panic.

There are millions of such rocks, called asteroids, in the solar system. An estimated 1 million to 2 million large asteroids exist in the space between Mars and Jupiter.  Sometimes these asteroids collide with...

If you die via asteroid, this is how it will happen

If you die via asteroid, this is how it will happen

Asteroids that pose an existential threat to life on Earth only strike once every 500,000 years or more. Even the 140-meter-wide asteroids that could destroy cities and regions rain down death once every 10,000...

“Andromeda Once Flew Past Our Milky Way Galaxy At Close Range” –New Discovery Upends Einstein’s Theory of Gravity

“Andromeda Once Flew Past Our Milky Way Galaxy At Close Range” –New Discovery Upends Einstein’s Theory of Gravity

“If Einstein’s gravity were correct, our galaxy would never come close enough to Andromeda to scatter anything that fast,” said Hongsheng Zhao, Reader in the School of Physics and Astronomy. If true, the discovery...

NASA Astronomers: “Pluto is a Planet, So is Jupiter’s ‘Ocean’ Moon Europa”

NASA Astronomers: “Pluto is a Planet, So is Jupiter’s ‘Ocean’ Moon Europa”

Johns Hopkins University scientist Kirby Runyon wants to make one thing clear: Regardless of what one prestigious scientific organization says to the contrary, Pluto is a planet. So, he says, is Europa, commonly known...

The Brightest, Most Distant Pulsar in the Observable Universe –“1,000 Times More Luminous Than Thought Possible”

The Brightest, Most Distant Pulsar in the Observable Universe –“1,000 Times More Luminous Than Thought Possible”

The pulsar is also the most distant of its kind ever detected, with its light travelling 50 million light-years before being detected by XMM-Newton. If suitably aligned with Earth these beams are like a...

Green Comet 45P Captured by Slooh Telescopes | Video

On Feb. 10, 2017, Slooh.com captured imagery of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakov. It will make a close approach on Feb. 11, passing just 7.4 million miles (12 million km) from Earth. Read more on http://www.space.com/35674-green-comet-45p-captured-by-slooh-telescopes-video.html

New Fast-Radio-Burst Phenomenon Baffles Astronomers –“Reveals a Previously Unknown Hole in the Milky Galaxy”

New Fast-Radio-Burst Phenomenon Baffles Astronomers –“Reveals a Previously Unknown Hole in the Milky Galaxy”

Scientists detected the newest Fast radio burst, 5-millisecond intergalactic blips of radio waves, FRB 150215, on February 15, 2015 with the Parkes Telescope in Australia, but still don’t know the cause of it, or...

“Alpha Centauri Up Close!” –NASA Looks at Using the Sun as a Giant Gravity Lens to Study Alien Planets

“Alpha Centauri Up Close!” –NASA Looks at Using the Sun as a Giant Gravity Lens to Study Alien Planets

The search for a second Earth orbiting another star is one of astronomy’s greatest challenges. It’s a task that each passing day appears close to fruition. Since astronomers spotted the first exoplanet in 1988,...