Black holes devour stars. Do they also help stars form?

Do black holes help stars form? The dwarf starburst galaxy Henize 2-10, shown here, has a gas outflow stretching from its center to a bright star-birth region … “like an umbilical cord,” astronomers said. In this image, you can ...

A Stellar Merger’s Astrophysical Evolution in the “Blink of an Eye”

SOFIA FORCAST measurements (orange) of the V838 Mon spectrum, and the best-fit composite model of SOFIA data with a silicate-to-alumina ratio of 50:50 (yellow), overlaid atop an image of V838 Mon obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope, which shows ...

China to launch its new Long March-8 Y2 rocket in a month

China plans to launch its new generation carrier rocket Long March-8 Y2 between late February and early March, the country’s leading rocket maker China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology said Friday. After week-long transportation by sea, the rocket arrived at ...

Scientists find carbon-12, life’s most crucial isotope, on Mars

Powder that came from this drill hole on Mars tested rich in carbon-12. This isotope of carbon is crucial to life on Earth. Image via NASA/ Caltech-JPL/ MSSS. All life on Earth consists of carbon. On our planet, carbon ...

6th Mass Extinction happening now? These scientists say yes

These shells are from recently extinct land snails from French Polynesia. A team of scientists who study invertebrates and species endemic to islands say that Earth is currently undergoing a 6th Mass Extinction. Image via University of Hawaii/ O. ...

Are the northern lights caused by 'particles from the Sun'? Not exactly

Credit: PhotoVisions/Shutterstock What a spectacle a big aurora is, its shimmering curtains and colorful rays of light illuminating a dark sky. Many people refer to aurora as the northern lights (the aurora borealis), but there are southern lights too ...

Bigelow Aerospace transfers BEAM space station module to NASA

WASHINGTON — NASA has hired a new company to provide engineering support for an inflatable module on the International Space Station originally built and managed by Bigelow Aerospace. In a Jan. 18 procurement filing, NASA announced it awarded a ...

The End of Cosmic Dark Ages: How NASA’s Roman Space Telescope Could Expand on Hubble’s Deepest View

The Roman Space Telescope is a NASA observatory designed to unravel the secrets of dark energy and dark matter, search for and image exoplanets, and explore many topics in infrared astrophysics. Credit: NASA A team of astrophysicists has created ...

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Melted 'megaberg' A68 dumped 1 trillion tons of water into the ocean over 3 years

The impacts to the local ecosystem could be felt for years to come.

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory Captures Mid-Level Flare Erupting From the Sun

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of a solar flare – as seen in the bright flash on the right side of this image of the Sun – on January 20. The image from SDO’s Atmospheric Imaging Assembly ...

Do we live in a simulation? The problem with this mind-bending hypothesis.

Image of the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field, which captures galaxies beyond counting. (Image credit: NASA; ESA; G. Illingworth, D. Magee, and P. Oesch, University of California, Santa Cruz; R. Bouwens, Leiden University; and the HUDF09 Team) Paul M. Sutter ...

Shattered 'alphabet soup' iceberg flushed a lot of fresh water into the ocean

The tally is something like 61 million Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Ghostly glow in alien skies: 'Zodiacal light' possibly spotted on 3 exoplanets

The display may be a clue to understanding other planetary systems.

Proxima Centauri: the closest star to the Sun

A guide to our nearest stellar neighbour.

Searching for Elusive Continuous Gravitational Waves From the Densest Objects in the Universe

Artist’s impression of continuous gravitational waves generated by a spinning asymmetric neutron star. Credit: Mark Myers, Ozgrav-Swinburne University A new international study, led by an Australian researcher from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery, searched for ...

Axiom's 1st private crew launch to space station delayed to March

Spacecraft prep and orbital traffic pushed the first all-private space station mission one month later.

Tesla unlikely to offer five or seven-seat Model X Plaid seating configurations again

Tesla is unlikely to offer the five or seven-seat configurations again for the Model X Plaid, sources said. In early January, Tesla officially removed the five and seven-seat configurations for the Model X Plaid. However, it was unknown whether this ...

Tom Cruise Movie’s Producers Aim to Add Film Studio to the Space Station in 2024

The production company that’s playing a key role in a space movie project involving Tom Cruise says it’s working with Axiom Space to add a sports and entertainment facility to the International Space Station by the end of 2024. ...

NASA’s Swift Observatory in Safe Mode – Team Investigating Possible Reaction Wheel Failure

An artist’s rendering of the Swift Observatory with a gamma-ray burst going off in the background. Credit: Spectrum and NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet On the evening of Tuesday, January 18, 2022, NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory ...

Ask Ethan: Are ‘super-Earths’ really the most common planets in the Universe?

When it comes to the question of what’s out there in the Universe, it’s vital to remember that what we see isn’t necessarily what we get. In astronomy, as in any observational science, you’re only going to see what ...

Dragon Resupply Ship Space Station Departure Delayed As Cosmonauts Cleanup After Spacewalk

Cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov (bottom left to right) work outside the Nauka and Prichal modules during a seven-hour, 11-minute spacewalk. Credit: NASA A U.S. resupply ship will wait at least one extra day to undock from the ...

SpaceX Delays Dragon’s Departure From Space Station to Saturday Due to Weather

Due to adverse weather, SpaceX Dragon, which had been slated to return home on Friday, will now depart the station on Saturday. According to NASA blog post, SpaceX will offer another update on undocking during a weather briefing on Friday at ...

NASA Ingenuity Flight Delays Due to Dust Storm in Mars, to Resume Operations on Sunday; Is it in Danger?

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter got delayed on its supposed 19th flight last January 5 because of inclement weather on the neighboring planet of Mars. The famous space helicopter reached many places in the Red Planet already, revealing a lot before the ...

Myanmar anti-coup fighters claim attack in state capital

Anti-coup fighters attacked a government office in eastern Myanmar with rockets and grenades on Wednesday, killing over a dozen junta troops according to the rebels and local media. Intense clashes between junta troops and “People’s Defence Force” fighters have ...

'Oumuamua: Scientists Want To Launch A 22 Year Mission For This Extraordinary Object

While many scientists believe they will never know the actual answer, one group has proposed an ambitious proposal to deploy a probe to track the mysterious space object known as ‘Oumuamua as it moves further and further away from Earth. ...

TRIGON: SPACE STORY Is The Newest Player In The Sci-Fi Indie Games Scene

If a brand new space adventure ripe with countless decisions, exploration, and intertwining politics then you’ve to the right place. Developed by Sernur.Tech, who is now partnered with German Publisher Gameforge, is the brand new title Trigon: Space Story. ...

Computer Simulation Models Potential Asteroid Collisions – Results Provide Data for NASA Mission

Results to provide data for NASA’s upcoming Psyche mission. An asteroid impact can be enough to ruin anyone’s day, but several small factors can make the difference between an out-of-this-world story and total annihilation. In AIP Advances, by AIP ...

Perseverance's first year on Mars: Purdue professor, mission team member looks at what is ahead

Almost one year into the Mars rover mission, accomplishing its goal is on the horizon for Purdue University’s Briony Horgan and the Perseverance team. Feb. 18 will mark one year since the rover landed on the red planet following ...

Dust storm grounded Mars helicopter, but it's ready to fly again

One of the Red Planet’s famous dust storms has kept the Mars helicopter Ingenuity grounded for two weeks, but the aircraft is scheduled for its 19th flight as early as Sunday, according to NASA. Around the first of the ...

Sols 3362-3363: Sedimentologist's Delight

After a few sols of challenges that prevented us from getting close-up MAHLI imaging of this dark outcrop in front of us, today we were finally able to plan the contact science that we were hoping for. Yesterday there ...

Chinese lunar rover's 2-year travelogue on moon's far side reported

Chinese scientists published the country’s lunar rover travelogue of its first two years of service that depicted the unique and untrodden moonscape on the moon’s far side, revealing its notable differences with the near side with in situ evidence. ...

'Remarkable' giant coral reef found off Tahiti

Scientists have discovered a vast reef of “pristine” rose-shaped corals apparently unharmed by climate change in deep water off the coast of Tahiti, UNESCO announced Thursday. Mapping approximately three kilometres (two miles) long and up to 65 metres (213 ...

No more politics for Hong Kong barristers, As EU calls for sanctions

The newly elected leader of Hong Kong barristers said Thursday that his profession should avoid politics and build closer ties to mainland China, as concerns grow about rule of law in the financial hub. The Hong Kong Bar Association ...

Four people including baby freeze to death near US-Canada border

Canadian authorities found the bodies of four people including a baby who apparently froze to death in a blizzard a few meters from the US border along a route used by migrants, officials said Thursday. The temperature Wednesday when ...

Lion will roam above the planet - KP Labs to release their "king of orbit"

KP Labs is beginning to work on an expansion of its product portfolio with an on-board computer for small satellites that will streamline and speed up on-orbit data processing, as well as ensure greater hardware reliability in modern satellite ...

OneWeb and Hughes to bring orbital broadband service to India

OneWeb, the low Earth orbit satellite communications company, and Hughes Network Systems LLC has announced a strategic six-year Distribution Partner agreement to provide low Earth orbit (LEO) connectivity services across India. The arrangement between OneWeb and Hughes Communications India ...

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