Interstellar Comet ‘Oumuamua Has a Built-In 'Propulsion' System

Interstellar Comet ‘Oumuamua Has a Built-In 'Propulsion' System

Artist’s impression of ‘OumuamuaImage: Hubble Space Telescope Remember that cigar-shaped interstellar object that whizzed by means of our Solar System final yr? It was fairly bizarre, proper? Well, new analysis exhibits ‘Oumuamua is even stranger than we realized. ‘Oumuamua, pronounced “oh-MOO-ah-MOO-ah,” is a comet and never an asteroid, based on research revealed yesterday in Nature. […]

NASA Delays James Webb Space Telescope Yet Again, 'Commits' to a 2021 Launch

NASA Delays James Webb Space Telescope Yet Again, 'Commits' to a 2021 Launch

Artist’s conception of the James Webb Space Telescope.Illustration: Northrop Grumman (Flickr) Following an unbiased assessment, NASA’s deliberate James Webb Space Telescope has acquired yet one more delay in its mission schedule. This time, NASA has moved the goal launch from May 2020 to March 2021. If you’re feeling a contact of déjà vu, that’s as […]

Two New Papers Offers Clues to Mars' Weird History

Two New Papers Offers Clues to Mars' Weird History

An picture of a gullied crater on Mars, taken by the HiRISE digicamImage: HiRISE As far as people are involved, Mars has two tales. One is within the current: We’re making an attempt to ship our ships and our astronauts to the Red Planet as a way to perceive what it’s like right now. But […]

The Rosetta Image Archive Is Now Complete and Freely Available, so You Can See a Comet Like Never Before

The Rosetta Image Archive Is Now Complete and Freely Available, so You Can See a Comet Like Never Before

Comet 67P/Churyumov-GerasimenkoImage: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was one for the ages, offering an unprecedented take a look at this oddly formed celestial object. The Rosetta probe captured practically 100,000 photos over the course of its mission, all of which at the moment are freely […]

How a Dust Plume Turned the Sun Red 

How a Dust Plume Turned the Sun Red 

The Sun, as seen within the United Kingdom on October 16, 2017Photo: Ok Bahr (Flickr) On October 16 final yr, the Sun turned crimson over the southern United Kingdom. People throughout the nation documented the unusual phenomenon on social media. Meteorologists found out the rationale fairly shortly—plumes of mud from the Sahara desert and the […]

Fantastic New View of Ryugu Asteroid Reveals a Distinctly Dice-Like Shape

Fantastic New View of Ryugu Asteroid Reveals a Distinctly Dice-Like Shape

Asteroid Ryugu, seen at a distance of 25 miles (40 km) on June 24, 2018.Image: JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, Aizu University, AIST The Hayabusa 2 spacecraft‘s latest photo of the Ryugu asteroid, taken from a distance of just 25 miles (40 km), shows […]

Scientists validate concept of relativity on galactic degree

The examine used the Hubble Space Telescope and the Very Large Telescope to gauge the mass of the foreground galaxy utilizing each gravitational lensing for its background counterpart in addition to the velocity of the celebrities round its edges, utilizing the comparability to see whether or not the measurements are constant. The end result was […]

The Dust Storm on Mars Is So Huge It Now Encircles the Entire Planet

The Dust Storm on Mars Is So Huge It Now Encircles the Entire Planet

These images taken by the Curiosity rover span about a few weeks, beginning with a shot of the world earlier than the storm appeared.GIF: NASA For the previous two weeks, a large mud storm has churned on Mars, forcing NASA to place its Opportunity rover into hibernation mode. But Curiosity, a rover on the opposite […]

Did Scientists Just Find a Missing Piece of the Universe?

Did Scientists Just Find a Missing Piece of the Universe?

The cosmic net mannequin of the universe.Graphic: Andrew Pontzen/Fabio Governato (Wikimedia Commons) It could be foolish to assume we utterly perceive our universe, given how small the Earth is in comparison with the vastness of the cosmos. But from right here on our tiny planet, it seems that a lot of the universe is lacking. […]