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Ars Technica
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Daily Telescope: The most distant galaxy found so far is a total surprise

The James Webb Space Telescope has discovered a very bright galaxy just 300 million years after the Big Bang, challenging existing galaxy formation theories. [ more ]
Futurism
2 weeks ago
OMG science

James Webb Space Telescope Uncovers Most Distant Galaxy Ever Observed

Astronomers discover two of the oldest galaxies in the universe, including a bright and large one, using the James Webb Space Telescope. [ more ]
Ars Technica
1 month ago
OMG science

Daily Telescope: The Horsehead Nebula as we've never seen it before

The James Webb Space Telescope captured a detailed infrared image of the Horsehead Nebula, showcasing its intricate beauty and highlighting distant galaxies. [ more ]
Defector
1 month ago
OMG science

The Closer We Look The Smaller We Get | Defector

The vastness of the universe can make it hard to comprehend, but capturing known objects on a cosmic scale helps bridge the gap for human understanding. [ more ]
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

NASA's James Webb captures 'sharpest' images yet of Horsehead Nebula

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope captured detailed images of Horsehead Nebula's 'mane', showcasing its complexity and spatial resolution. [ more ]
Ars Technica
3 months ago
OMG science

Daily Telescope: Gigantic new stars stir up a nebula

Researchers study Nebula NGC 604 in Triangulum Galaxy with 200 massive stars.
Image taken by James Webb Space Telescope shows red tendrils, ionized hydrogen, and carbon-based molecules. [ more ]
Ars Technica
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Daily Telescope: The most distant galaxy found so far is a total surprise

The James Webb Space Telescope has discovered a very bright galaxy just 300 million years after the Big Bang, challenging existing galaxy formation theories. [ more ]
Futurism
2 weeks ago
OMG science

James Webb Space Telescope Uncovers Most Distant Galaxy Ever Observed

Astronomers discover two of the oldest galaxies in the universe, including a bright and large one, using the James Webb Space Telescope. [ more ]
Ars Technica
1 month ago
OMG science

Daily Telescope: The Horsehead Nebula as we've never seen it before

The James Webb Space Telescope captured a detailed infrared image of the Horsehead Nebula, showcasing its intricate beauty and highlighting distant galaxies. [ more ]
Defector
1 month ago
OMG science

The Closer We Look The Smaller We Get | Defector

The vastness of the universe can make it hard to comprehend, but capturing known objects on a cosmic scale helps bridge the gap for human understanding. [ more ]
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

NASA's James Webb captures 'sharpest' images yet of Horsehead Nebula

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope captured detailed images of Horsehead Nebula's 'mane', showcasing its complexity and spatial resolution. [ more ]
Ars Technica
3 months ago
OMG science

Daily Telescope: Gigantic new stars stir up a nebula

Researchers study Nebula NGC 604 in Triangulum Galaxy with 200 massive stars.
Image taken by James Webb Space Telescope shows red tendrils, ionized hydrogen, and carbon-based molecules. [ more ]
morejames-webb-space-telescope
#planetary-alignment
Fast Company
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Sorry, a 'parade of planets' in alignment will not be visible to the naked eye on Monday, June 3

Procrastination continues as NASA dispels rumors about the 'parade of planets' on June 3. [ more ]
Mail Online
2 weeks ago
Science

A 'parade of planets' will appear in the night sky TOMORROW

A rare alignment of six planets from the solar system will be visible before dawn, with some planets being challenging to spot for most viewers. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 weeks ago
Science

Solar eclipses are so last month. Get ready for a 'planetary parade'

Look forward to a 'planetary parade' on June 3 and 29 with Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the moon aligning in the sky. [ more ]
Fast Company
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Sorry, a 'parade of planets' in alignment will not be visible to the naked eye on Monday, June 3

Procrastination continues as NASA dispels rumors about the 'parade of planets' on June 3. [ more ]
Mail Online
2 weeks ago
Science

A 'parade of planets' will appear in the night sky TOMORROW

A rare alignment of six planets from the solar system will be visible before dawn, with some planets being challenging to spot for most viewers. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 weeks ago
Science

Solar eclipses are so last month. Get ready for a 'planetary parade'

Look forward to a 'planetary parade' on June 3 and 29 with Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the moon aligning in the sky. [ more ]
moreplanetary-alignment
#cosmic-events
Fast Company
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Chandra X-ray Observatory's sharp imaging has been crucial for space exploration the past 25 years

X-rays emitted from energetic cosmic phenomena aid astronomers in studying events like black holes and supernovae. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
3 weeks ago
OMG science

When Was Earth Last Struck by a Supernova?

Supernovas occurring within 160 light-years are rare but possible, present a potential danger to Earth in the long cosmic timescale. [ more ]
Fast Company
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Chandra X-ray Observatory's sharp imaging has been crucial for space exploration the past 25 years

X-rays emitted from energetic cosmic phenomena aid astronomers in studying events like black holes and supernovae. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
3 weeks ago
OMG science

When Was Earth Last Struck by a Supernova?

Supernovas occurring within 160 light-years are rare but possible, present a potential danger to Earth in the long cosmic timescale. [ more ]
morecosmic-events
Futurism
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Astronomers Spot Epic Flows of Lava Oozing Out of Venus

Venus is still volcanically active, with evidence of recent lava flows. [ more ]
#space-exploration
Mail Online
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Experts offer theory on 'hairy UFO' crash discovered in North Carolina

The debris found in North Carolina is likely from a SpaceX Cargo Dragon spacecraft, identified by space experts. [ more ]
Theregister
1 month ago
Mission District

It is 15 years since the last Hubble servicing mission

Hubble Space Telescope was successfully serviced by Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2009, extending its operational life. [ more ]
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

New book explores what alien life may be like on habitable exoplanets

Humanity faces the challenge of detecting and communicating with potential alien lifeforms in exoplanets. [ more ]
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

Tim Peake says there is 'absolutely' alien life in the universe

Major Tim Peake believes the universe is teeming with life and predicts the discovery of extraterrestrial bacterial life within five years. [ more ]
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

Asteroid hunters spot 27,500 'hidden' space rocks, some close to Earth

Collaboration between astronomers, data scientists, and Google helped discover 27,500 new asteroids, enhancing planetary defense efforts. [ more ]
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

A leading theory why aliens have not contacted Earth may surprise you

A single gamma-ray burst could potentially sterilize 10% of the galaxy. [ more ]
Mail Online
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Experts offer theory on 'hairy UFO' crash discovered in North Carolina

The debris found in North Carolina is likely from a SpaceX Cargo Dragon spacecraft, identified by space experts. [ more ]
Theregister
1 month ago
Mission District

It is 15 years since the last Hubble servicing mission

Hubble Space Telescope was successfully serviced by Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2009, extending its operational life. [ more ]
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

New book explores what alien life may be like on habitable exoplanets

Humanity faces the challenge of detecting and communicating with potential alien lifeforms in exoplanets. [ more ]
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

Tim Peake says there is 'absolutely' alien life in the universe

Major Tim Peake believes the universe is teeming with life and predicts the discovery of extraterrestrial bacterial life within five years. [ more ]
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

Asteroid hunters spot 27,500 'hidden' space rocks, some close to Earth

Collaboration between astronomers, data scientists, and Google helped discover 27,500 new asteroids, enhancing planetary defense efforts. [ more ]
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

A leading theory why aliens have not contacted Earth may surprise you

A single gamma-ray burst could potentially sterilize 10% of the galaxy. [ more ]
morespace-exploration
#stargazing
time.com
2 weeks ago
OMG science

A Parade of Planets' Is Coming. Here's How to Watch This Sky Show

Stargazers will have a unique opportunity to see six planets in the sky simultaneously on June 3, 2024. [ more ]
The Verge
1 month ago
Science

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks tonight - here's how to see it

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks between April 15 to May 27, best viewed around 2AM, radiating from Aquarius constellation, reaching 10-30 meteors per hour. [ more ]
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

Eta Quariids Meteor shower peaks tonight - how to see it from the UK

The Eta Aquariid meteor shower, one of the fastest, will peak with up to 50 shooting stars per hour, visible mainly in the southern hemisphere. [ more ]
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

See shooting stars flying across the night sky this weekend.

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower will peak on May 4 and May 5, offering up to 50 shooting stars per hour. [ more ]
time.com
2 months ago
OMG science

Here Are the Five Stages of Today's Total Solar Eclipse

Millions expected to watch last total solar eclipse until 2044 in 15 U.S. states.
Solar eclipse will have five major stages, each with unique phenomena for stargazers to observe. [ more ]
time.com
2 weeks ago
OMG science

A Parade of Planets' Is Coming. Here's How to Watch This Sky Show

Stargazers will have a unique opportunity to see six planets in the sky simultaneously on June 3, 2024. [ more ]
The Verge
1 month ago
Science

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks tonight - here's how to see it

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks between April 15 to May 27, best viewed around 2AM, radiating from Aquarius constellation, reaching 10-30 meteors per hour. [ more ]
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

Eta Quariids Meteor shower peaks tonight - how to see it from the UK

The Eta Aquariid meteor shower, one of the fastest, will peak with up to 50 shooting stars per hour, visible mainly in the southern hemisphere. [ more ]
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

See shooting stars flying across the night sky this weekend.

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower will peak on May 4 and May 5, offering up to 50 shooting stars per hour. [ more ]
time.com
2 months ago
OMG science

Here Are the Five Stages of Today's Total Solar Eclipse

Millions expected to watch last total solar eclipse until 2044 in 15 U.S. states.
Solar eclipse will have five major stages, each with unique phenomena for stargazers to observe. [ more ]
morestargazing
#space-observation
www.scientificamerican.com
2 weeks ago
OMG science

How the Universe's First Giant Black Holes Got So Big So Quickly

Black holes can form through collapsing gas disks without the need for star formation. [ more ]
The Verge
3 weeks ago
OMG science

Euclid space telescope captures tens of thousands of glittering galaxies

The Euclid space telescope aims to uncover mysteries of dark matter and dark energy through extremely sensitive observations in space. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 weeks ago
OMG science

How the Universe's First Giant Black Holes Got So Big So Quickly

Black holes can form through collapsing gas disks without the need for star formation. [ more ]
The Verge
3 weeks ago
OMG science

Euclid space telescope captures tens of thousands of glittering galaxies

The Euclid space telescope aims to uncover mysteries of dark matter and dark energy through extremely sensitive observations in space. [ more ]
morespace-observation
www.mercurynews.com
2 weeks ago
Science

Solar eclipses are so last month. Get ready for a planetary parade'

Skygazers can expect a planetary parade with multiple planets aligned on June 3, followed by a more prominent alignment on June 29. [ more ]
Inverse
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Astronomers Finally Discovered Why WASP-107 b Is So Gassy, Bloated, and Distended

Exoplanet WASP-107 b is unusually 'puffy' due to its low mass, hot atmosphere with little methane, and a core heavier than previously thought. [ more ]
#celestial-events
Mail Online
3 weeks ago
OMG science

Full Flower Moon will rise near a red supergiant star TONIGHT

The Flower Moon coincides with the blooming flowers in May and will be visible in close proximity to the red supergiant star, Antares. [ more ]
time.com
2 months ago
OMG science

Missed Out or Want More? Here Are the Next Solar Eclipses to Look Out For

Solar eclipses occur every year or two and can be witnessed across the globe.
The next total solar eclipse in 2026 will pass over Greenland, Iceland, and Spain, while future events will touch areas like Alaska, Russia, Greenland, and western Canada. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
Los Angeles

A solar eclipse is happening today in California. How to get the best view

Millions in the U.S. will witness a total solar eclipse, with California experiencing a partial one.
Partial solar eclipse allows observation of Earth, sun, and moon in unique interaction. [ more ]
Washington Post
2 months ago
Science

The cosmic truth that gets revealed during a total solar eclipse

Totality of a solar eclipse is a unique and awe-inspiring phenomenon, distinct from a partial eclipse.
Observing a total solar eclipse offers a supernatural experience with sudden darkness, temperature drop, and celestial alignments. [ more ]
Washington Post
2 months ago
Science

See what the solar eclipse will look like in your city

April 8, 2024, presents a rare opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse in North America.
The experience of a total solar eclipse includes a darkened sky, drop in temperature, and visibility of the sun's corona. [ more ]
www.npr.org
3 months ago
Science

The 'devil comet' is visible in the night sky, and is sticking around for the eclipse

The comet 12P/Pons-Brooks can be seen from Earth coinciding with a total solar eclipse.
The comet is known for colorful flare-ups and a horseshoe-shape, earning the nickname 'devil comet'. [ more ]
Mail Online
3 weeks ago
OMG science

Full Flower Moon will rise near a red supergiant star TONIGHT

The Flower Moon coincides with the blooming flowers in May and will be visible in close proximity to the red supergiant star, Antares. [ more ]
time.com
2 months ago
OMG science

Missed Out or Want More? Here Are the Next Solar Eclipses to Look Out For

Solar eclipses occur every year or two and can be witnessed across the globe.
The next total solar eclipse in 2026 will pass over Greenland, Iceland, and Spain, while future events will touch areas like Alaska, Russia, Greenland, and western Canada. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
Los Angeles

A solar eclipse is happening today in California. How to get the best view

Millions in the U.S. will witness a total solar eclipse, with California experiencing a partial one.
Partial solar eclipse allows observation of Earth, sun, and moon in unique interaction. [ more ]
Washington Post
2 months ago
Science

The cosmic truth that gets revealed during a total solar eclipse

Totality of a solar eclipse is a unique and awe-inspiring phenomenon, distinct from a partial eclipse.
Observing a total solar eclipse offers a supernatural experience with sudden darkness, temperature drop, and celestial alignments. [ more ]
Washington Post
2 months ago
Science

See what the solar eclipse will look like in your city

April 8, 2024, presents a rare opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse in North America.
The experience of a total solar eclipse includes a darkened sky, drop in temperature, and visibility of the sun's corona. [ more ]
www.npr.org
3 months ago
Science

The 'devil comet' is visible in the night sky, and is sticking around for the eclipse

The comet 12P/Pons-Brooks can be seen from Earth coinciding with a total solar eclipse.
The comet is known for colorful flare-ups and a horseshoe-shape, earning the nickname 'devil comet'. [ more ]
morecelestial-events
#black-holes
Futurism
3 weeks ago
OMG science

Scientists Attempt to Explain Why Hundreds of Stars Disappeared From Night Sky

Stars can vanish instantaneously due to total collapse into a black hole, without an explosion or trace, a phenomenon witnessed by astronomers over 70 years. [ more ]
Ars Technica
3 weeks ago
OMG science

Daily Telescope: Black holes have been merging for a long, long time

Discovery of two massive black holes merging just 740 million years after the Big Bang, indicating rapid growth in the early Universe. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Readers Respond to the February 2024 Issue

Recent star maps unveil Milky Way's history, raising questions about central black hole formation and galaxy mergers' impact. [ more ]
Inverse
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Discovery of Record-Size Black Hole Could Transform Our Grasp of Space-Time Ripples

The largest-known black hole, BH3, 2,000 light-years away, is 33 times more massive than the Sun and the most massive stellar black hole in the Milky Way [ more ]
Mail Online
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Scientists discover a huge black hole in our galaxy

The newly discovered black hole Gaia BH3 in our galaxy is the second-closest known to Earth but poses no immediate danger. [ more ]
The New Yorker
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Black Holes Are Even Weirder Than You Imagined

Understanding black holes is awe-inspiring for scientists due to the complex nature and extreme behaviors involved.
Recent discoveries, such as the observation of the oldest black hole and interactions between supermassive black holes, showcase the increasing knowledge in this field. [ more ]
Futurism
3 weeks ago
OMG science

Scientists Attempt to Explain Why Hundreds of Stars Disappeared From Night Sky

Stars can vanish instantaneously due to total collapse into a black hole, without an explosion or trace, a phenomenon witnessed by astronomers over 70 years. [ more ]
Ars Technica
3 weeks ago
OMG science

Daily Telescope: Black holes have been merging for a long, long time

Discovery of two massive black holes merging just 740 million years after the Big Bang, indicating rapid growth in the early Universe. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Readers Respond to the February 2024 Issue

Recent star maps unveil Milky Way's history, raising questions about central black hole formation and galaxy mergers' impact. [ more ]
Inverse
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Discovery of Record-Size Black Hole Could Transform Our Grasp of Space-Time Ripples

The largest-known black hole, BH3, 2,000 light-years away, is 33 times more massive than the Sun and the most massive stellar black hole in the Milky Way [ more ]
Mail Online
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Scientists discover a huge black hole in our galaxy

The newly discovered black hole Gaia BH3 in our galaxy is the second-closest known to Earth but poses no immediate danger. [ more ]
The New Yorker
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Black Holes Are Even Weirder Than You Imagined

Understanding black holes is awe-inspiring for scientists due to the complex nature and extreme behaviors involved.
Recent discoveries, such as the observation of the oldest black hole and interactions between supermassive black holes, showcase the increasing knowledge in this field. [ more ]
moreblack-holes
#milky-way
www.theguardian.com
3 weeks ago
OMG science

Euclid telescope spies rogue planets floating free in Milky Way

Astronomers using the Euclid space telescope have discovered rogue planets floating freely in the Milky Way, along with star clusters, dwarf galaxies, and distant bright galaxies. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
3 weeks ago
OMG science

From dark constellations to solar observatories: How pre-Hispanic America contemplated the cosmos

The Incas observed dark constellations in the Milky Way, including unique formations like llamas and shepherds. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Astronomers discover Milky Way's biggest stellar black hole 33 times size of sun

BH3 is the most massive stellar black hole in the Milky Way, formed from an exploding star 2,000 light-years away. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Science

Never seen an exploding star? This year, you'll have your chance

A rare opportunity in 2022 to witness the explosion of the T Coronae Borealis star system in the Milky Way, akin to a once-in-a-lifetime event. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Science

The Milky Way Illuminated Ancient Egypt's Goddess of the Sky

The Milky Way fascinated ancient civilizations, like the Egyptians, associating it with deities and spirits.
Ancient Egyptians incorporated astronomical observations into religion and mythology, including the personification of celestial objects like the sun. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 weeks ago
OMG science

Euclid telescope spies rogue planets floating free in Milky Way

Astronomers using the Euclid space telescope have discovered rogue planets floating freely in the Milky Way, along with star clusters, dwarf galaxies, and distant bright galaxies. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
3 weeks ago
OMG science

From dark constellations to solar observatories: How pre-Hispanic America contemplated the cosmos

The Incas observed dark constellations in the Milky Way, including unique formations like llamas and shepherds. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Astronomers discover Milky Way's biggest stellar black hole 33 times size of sun

BH3 is the most massive stellar black hole in the Milky Way, formed from an exploding star 2,000 light-years away. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Science

Never seen an exploding star? This year, you'll have your chance

A rare opportunity in 2022 to witness the explosion of the T Coronae Borealis star system in the Milky Way, akin to a once-in-a-lifetime event. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Science

The Milky Way Illuminated Ancient Egypt's Goddess of the Sky

The Milky Way fascinated ancient civilizations, like the Egyptians, associating it with deities and spirits.
Ancient Egyptians incorporated astronomical observations into religion and mythology, including the personification of celestial objects like the sun. [ more ]
moremilky-way
#dark-energy
Funcheap
3 weeks ago
OMG science

SF Amateur Astronomers Lecture: Cosmic Shadow Theater (Randall Museum)

Galaxy shadows reveal information about dark matter, dark energy, and galaxy formation. [ more ]
Futurism
2 months ago
Data science

Top Astronomers Gather to Confront Possibility They Were Very Wrong About the Universe

Astronomers question fundamental aspects of universe's understanding, including the theory of constant rate of expansion formulated in 1922. [ more ]
Funcheap
3 weeks ago
OMG science

SF Amateur Astronomers Lecture: Cosmic Shadow Theater (Randall Museum)

Galaxy shadows reveal information about dark matter, dark energy, and galaxy formation. [ more ]
Futurism
2 months ago
Data science

Top Astronomers Gather to Confront Possibility They Were Very Wrong About the Universe

Astronomers question fundamental aspects of universe's understanding, including the theory of constant rate of expansion formulated in 1922. [ more ]
moredark-energy
#exoplanets
Inverse
3 weeks ago
OMG science

An Exoplanet's Huge Comet-like Tail Hides An Astronomical Secret

Studying exoplanet WASP-69b reveals insights into planet formation processes across the galaxy. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Weird Exoplanets Point the Way to Finding Earthlike Worlds

Astronomers use clever modeling and detective work to characterize exoplanets, essential for discovering life on other worlds. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Science

Where Is Planet Nine? Its Hiding Places Are Running Out

Astronomers have narrowed down possible locations for Planet Nine but have not found conclusive evidence of its existence yet. [ more ]
Inverse
3 weeks ago
OMG science

An Exoplanet's Huge Comet-like Tail Hides An Astronomical Secret

Studying exoplanet WASP-69b reveals insights into planet formation processes across the galaxy. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Weird Exoplanets Point the Way to Finding Earthlike Worlds

Astronomers use clever modeling and detective work to characterize exoplanets, essential for discovering life on other worlds. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Science

Where Is Planet Nine? Its Hiding Places Are Running Out

Astronomers have narrowed down possible locations for Planet Nine but have not found conclusive evidence of its existence yet. [ more ]
moreexoplanets
#extraterrestrial-life
Futurism
4 weeks ago
OMG science

Scientists Identify Seven Star Systems That May Be Hosting Alien Megastructures

Dyson spheres are hypothetical megastructures around stars for energy capture, with seven potential candidates identified in our galaxy by astronomers. [ more ]
www.popularmechanics.com
1 month ago
OMG science

An Astronomer Says He Knows Why Aliens Haven't Contacted Us Yet

Gamma-ray bursts could have eliminated potential alien lifeforms, impacting our search for extraterrestrial life. [ more ]
Futurism
4 weeks ago
OMG science

Scientists Identify Seven Star Systems That May Be Hosting Alien Megastructures

Dyson spheres are hypothetical megastructures around stars for energy capture, with seven potential candidates identified in our galaxy by astronomers. [ more ]
www.popularmechanics.com
1 month ago
OMG science

An Astronomer Says He Knows Why Aliens Haven't Contacted Us Yet

Gamma-ray bursts could have eliminated potential alien lifeforms, impacting our search for extraterrestrial life. [ more ]
moreextraterrestrial-life
#observatories
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Alarmed by Climate Change, Astronomers Train Their Sights on Earth

Astronomers are increasingly concerned about the impact of climate change on their field. [ more ]
SFGATE
1 month ago
Science

New telescope proposal on Hawaii sacred volcano sparks opposition

The Haleakala volcano summit in Maui houses research facilities and observatories, including the U.S. military's Maui Space Surveillance Complex. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Alarmed by Climate Change, Astronomers Train Their Sights on Earth

Astronomers are increasingly concerned about the impact of climate change on their field. [ more ]
SFGATE
1 month ago
Science

New telescope proposal on Hawaii sacred volcano sparks opposition

The Haleakala volcano summit in Maui houses research facilities and observatories, including the U.S. military's Maui Space Surveillance Complex. [ more ]
moreobservatories
#space
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

Experts say Eta Aquariids Meteor Shower could be visible again tonight

The Eta Aquariids meteor shower was particularly active this year, offering a great viewing opportunity without special equipment. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
OMG science

Planet-eating stars more common than previously thought, astrophysicists find

Planet-eating stars are more common than previously thought
Astronomers studied co-natal stars to detect planetary ingestion [ more ]
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

Experts say Eta Aquariids Meteor Shower could be visible again tonight

The Eta Aquariids meteor shower was particularly active this year, offering a great viewing opportunity without special equipment. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
OMG science

Planet-eating stars more common than previously thought, astrophysicists find

Planet-eating stars are more common than previously thought
Astronomers studied co-natal stars to detect planetary ingestion [ more ]
morespace
#nasa
TechCrunch
1 month ago
OMG science

Why NASA is betting on a 36-pixel camera | TechCrunch

NASA's XRISM utilizes 36-pixel technology for groundbreaking space science, detecting soft X-rays with unprecedented detail. [ more ]
Cornell Chronicle
1 month ago
OMG science

Novel calculations peg age of 'baby' asteroid | Cornell Chronicle

Asteroid 'Lucy's baby' estimated to be 2-3 million years old, determining age using statistical calculations. [ more ]
Futurism
1 month ago
OMG science

Sun Blasts Comet, Breaking Off Its Tail

New footage from NASA captures a comet's tail being broken off by a solar eruption, showcasing the power of the Sun. [ more ]
Kqed
2 months ago
Science

'Perfect Day' for a (Partial) Eclipse: Here's What the Bay Area Saw | KQED

The Bay Area experienced a partial solar eclipse, missing the path of totality but still witnessing the moon partially covering the sun.
The 2024 total solar eclipse was the longest and most visible for the U.S. in a century, drawing many spectators to various watch parties. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Science

Here's Where You Can Watch the Total Solar Eclipse

Livestreams will be available for the 2024 total solar eclipse for those outside the path of totality
Scientific American will provide a unique view of the eclipse using high-flying telescopes on NASA jets [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
OMG science

NASA Wants to Shut Down Its Greatest X-ray Observatoryand Astronomers Aren't Happy

Chandra X-ray Observatory facing possible end due to budget constraints
Astronomers launch Save Chandra campaign to extend telescope's life [ more ]
TechCrunch
1 month ago
OMG science

Why NASA is betting on a 36-pixel camera | TechCrunch

NASA's XRISM utilizes 36-pixel technology for groundbreaking space science, detecting soft X-rays with unprecedented detail. [ more ]
Cornell Chronicle
1 month ago
OMG science

Novel calculations peg age of 'baby' asteroid | Cornell Chronicle

Asteroid 'Lucy's baby' estimated to be 2-3 million years old, determining age using statistical calculations. [ more ]
Futurism
1 month ago
OMG science

Sun Blasts Comet, Breaking Off Its Tail

New footage from NASA captures a comet's tail being broken off by a solar eruption, showcasing the power of the Sun. [ more ]
Kqed
2 months ago
Science

'Perfect Day' for a (Partial) Eclipse: Here's What the Bay Area Saw | KQED

The Bay Area experienced a partial solar eclipse, missing the path of totality but still witnessing the moon partially covering the sun.
The 2024 total solar eclipse was the longest and most visible for the U.S. in a century, drawing many spectators to various watch parties. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Science

Here's Where You Can Watch the Total Solar Eclipse

Livestreams will be available for the 2024 total solar eclipse for those outside the path of totality
Scientific American will provide a unique view of the eclipse using high-flying telescopes on NASA jets [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
OMG science

NASA Wants to Shut Down Its Greatest X-ray Observatoryand Astronomers Aren't Happy

Chandra X-ray Observatory facing possible end due to budget constraints
Astronomers launch Save Chandra campaign to extend telescope's life [ more ]
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Advocate.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Who is Jane Rigby, the lesbian scientist who just received a Medal of Freedom?

Being an out astrophysicist, Jane Rigby received a Presidential Medal of Freedom for her outstanding contributions to astronomy and LGBTQ+ visibility. [ more ]
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english.elpais.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Light pollution is a risk factor for various illnesses: We're facing a global threat'

Light pollution is a growing environmental problem impacting visibility of the night sky. [ more ]
Inverse
1 month ago
OMG science

Inside the Quest To Darken Chile's Atacama Desert Skies

The new National Lighting Standard in Chile aims to protect the night sky for astronomy, biodiversity, and human health. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Light pollution is a risk factor for various illnesses: We're facing a global threat'

Light pollution is a growing environmental problem impacting visibility of the night sky. [ more ]
Inverse
1 month ago
OMG science

Inside the Quest To Darken Chile's Atacama Desert Skies

The new National Lighting Standard in Chile aims to protect the night sky for astronomy, biodiversity, and human health. [ more ]
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#halleys-comet
time.com
1 month ago
OMG science

The Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Is Coming. Here's How You Can See It

The Eta Aquarids meteor shower peaks this weekend, offering a vibrant display of hundreds of meteors in the pre-dawn hours. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
OMG science

Major meteor shower to peak in California sky. Here's when - and how to catch a glimpse

The Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower, originating from Halley's Comet debris, peaks on May 5 and can be best viewed on Sunday and Monday mornings before dawn in California. [ more ]
time.com
1 month ago
OMG science

The Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Is Coming. Here's How You Can See It

The Eta Aquarids meteor shower peaks this weekend, offering a vibrant display of hundreds of meteors in the pre-dawn hours. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
OMG science

Major meteor shower to peak in California sky. Here's when - and how to catch a glimpse

The Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower, originating from Halley's Comet debris, peaks on May 5 and can be best viewed on Sunday and Monday mornings before dawn in California. [ more ]
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www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Watch the Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Reach Its Peak

Meteor showers are a spectacular astronomical event that occur annually and originate from cometary debris, visible during peak times in specific constellations. [ more ]
Boston.com
1 month ago
Science

A horse-shaped nebula gets its close-up in new photos by NASA's Webb telescope

The Webb Space Telescope has provided detailed images of the Horsehead Nebula, enhancing astronomers' understanding of this fascinating cosmic feature. [ more ]
Inverse
1 month ago
Science

Inside the Quest to Confirm A Strange 60-Year-Old Theory About Stonehenge

Stonehenge's solar and lunar alignments are significant, attracting crowds during major celestial events. [ more ]
#astrophysics
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Is it aliens?': how a mysterious star could help the search for extraterrestrial life

Boyajian's star, with its erratic behavior, is being studied for potential insights into finding intelligent life on other worlds. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Science

The Solar Eclipse Is Almost Here: Everything You Need to Know

The total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, will create a dramatic and awe-inspiring sight with features like the corona and prominences.
Even those not in the path of totality can witness a partial eclipse, which will still be a captivating event across the U.S. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Is it aliens?': how a mysterious star could help the search for extraterrestrial life

Boyajian's star, with its erratic behavior, is being studied for potential insights into finding intelligent life on other worlds. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Science

The Solar Eclipse Is Almost Here: Everything You Need to Know

The total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, will create a dramatic and awe-inspiring sight with features like the corona and prominences.
Even those not in the path of totality can witness a partial eclipse, which will still be a captivating event across the U.S. [ more ]
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#science-journalism
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Science

Tides Move Heaven and Earth More Than You Know

Tides are not just the ebb and flow of the ocean but a force causing water movement, linked to gravity, affecting various celestial bodies. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Science

A Solar Eclipse Is Too Special to See Through Your Smartphone

Total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, expected to cover U.S., Mexico, and Canada.
Articles explaining why, where, what to expect, how to participate, and watch safely are available.
Emotional experiences during a total solar eclipse are described vividly by observers. [ more ]
theconversation.com
2 months ago
Science

To Ancient Maya, Solar Eclipses Signified Clashing Gods

Travel to a Dark Sky area to appreciate the beauty of celestial objects in the night sky.
Pre-modern societies accurately predicted lunar and solar eclipses, viewing the sky as orderly and cyclical. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Science

Tides Move Heaven and Earth More Than You Know

Tides are not just the ebb and flow of the ocean but a force causing water movement, linked to gravity, affecting various celestial bodies. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Science

A Solar Eclipse Is Too Special to See Through Your Smartphone

Total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, expected to cover U.S., Mexico, and Canada.
Articles explaining why, where, what to expect, how to participate, and watch safely are available.
Emotional experiences during a total solar eclipse are described vividly by observers. [ more ]
theconversation.com
2 months ago
Science

To Ancient Maya, Solar Eclipses Signified Clashing Gods

Travel to a Dark Sky area to appreciate the beauty of celestial objects in the night sky.
Pre-modern societies accurately predicted lunar and solar eclipses, viewing the sky as orderly and cyclical. [ more ]
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#event-horizon-telescope
Inverse
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Inside a Revolutionary Experiment to Map Space-Time

The first-ever image of a black hole provided strong evidence of their existence and matched theoretical predictions.
Astronomers are collaborating to create the first-ever movie of a black hole by capturing snapshots over time. [ more ]
Mail Online
2 months ago
Science

New image of supermassive black hailed 'milestone in astronomy'

Scientists captured an image of Sagittarius A* revealing strong magnetic fields.
The image uses polarized light to show twisting magnetic fields around the black hole. [ more ]
Inverse
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Inside a Revolutionary Experiment to Map Space-Time

The first-ever image of a black hole provided strong evidence of their existence and matched theoretical predictions.
Astronomers are collaborating to create the first-ever movie of a black hole by capturing snapshots over time. [ more ]
Mail Online
2 months ago
Science

New image of supermassive black hailed 'milestone in astronomy'

Scientists captured an image of Sagittarius A* revealing strong magnetic fields.
The image uses polarized light to show twisting magnetic fields around the black hole. [ more ]
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#total-solar-eclipse
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Science

What Were the Red Dots around the Total Solar Eclipse?

Skywatchers saw red prominences during the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
A total solar eclipse offers a rare opportunity to observe the sun's corona and prominences. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Science

How to make the most of next week's solar eclipse : Short Wave

Total solar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024, visible from Texas to Maine.
Eye protection is crucial for safe viewing of any solar eclipse. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Science

What Were the Red Dots around the Total Solar Eclipse?

Skywatchers saw red prominences during the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
A total solar eclipse offers a rare opportunity to observe the sun's corona and prominences. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Science

How to make the most of next week's solar eclipse : Short Wave

Total solar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024, visible from Texas to Maine.
Eye protection is crucial for safe viewing of any solar eclipse. [ more ]
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#solar-eclipse
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
California

What time is the solar eclipse? How do I keep my eyes safe? Your Sacramento guide

A partial solar eclipse will be visible in Sacramento on Monday, reaching about 35% coverage of the sun.
The eclipse is expected to start around 10:30 a.m., peak around 11:15 a.m., and end around 12:15 p.m. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
New York City

Here Comes the Solar Eclipse

Residents of New York witnessed a solar eclipse on Jan. 24, 1925, that won't be seen again for 99 years.
After 99 years, New York is once again in line for a total eclipse, with the moon positioning between the city and the sun. [ more ]
Washington Post
2 months ago
Science

How the solar eclipse is bringing cutting-edge science to small towns

High school students in small town Kemp, Tex., participate in a NASA-funded project to capture solar corona images during the eclipse.
The 2024 eclipse will be a significant event with totality over major American cities, providing a unique experience to millions. [ more ]
Nature
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Total solar eclipse 2024: how it will help scientists to study the Sun

The total solar eclipse on April 8 will allow researchers in North America to observe the Sun's corona during a period of extreme solar activity.
The mystery of the Sun's corona being hotter than its surface and the intricate structures within it continues to puzzle scientists. [ more ]
Mail Online
2 months ago
UK news

The 9 UK and Ireland towns and cities where you'll see solar eclipse

People in the UK and Ireland will have a chance to see a partial solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, just before sunset.
The eclipse will create a 'ring of fire' effect for viewers directly in the path of the shadow, while others in the UK and Ireland will see a partial coverage of the sun. [ more ]
WIRED
2 months ago
OMG science

How to View April's Total Solar Eclipse, Online and In Person

Solar eclipse in North America soon after almost a decade, not expected until 2044.
Solar eclipse is an alignment of sun, moon, and Earth; moon covers sun leading to totality or partial eclipse. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
California

What time is the solar eclipse? How do I keep my eyes safe? Your Sacramento guide

A partial solar eclipse will be visible in Sacramento on Monday, reaching about 35% coverage of the sun.
The eclipse is expected to start around 10:30 a.m., peak around 11:15 a.m., and end around 12:15 p.m. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
New York City

Here Comes the Solar Eclipse

Residents of New York witnessed a solar eclipse on Jan. 24, 1925, that won't be seen again for 99 years.
After 99 years, New York is once again in line for a total eclipse, with the moon positioning between the city and the sun. [ more ]
Washington Post
2 months ago
Science

How the solar eclipse is bringing cutting-edge science to small towns

High school students in small town Kemp, Tex., participate in a NASA-funded project to capture solar corona images during the eclipse.
The 2024 eclipse will be a significant event with totality over major American cities, providing a unique experience to millions. [ more ]
Nature
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Total solar eclipse 2024: how it will help scientists to study the Sun

The total solar eclipse on April 8 will allow researchers in North America to observe the Sun's corona during a period of extreme solar activity.
The mystery of the Sun's corona being hotter than its surface and the intricate structures within it continues to puzzle scientists. [ more ]
Mail Online
2 months ago
UK news

The 9 UK and Ireland towns and cities where you'll see solar eclipse

People in the UK and Ireland will have a chance to see a partial solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, just before sunset.
The eclipse will create a 'ring of fire' effect for viewers directly in the path of the shadow, while others in the UK and Ireland will see a partial coverage of the sun. [ more ]
WIRED
2 months ago
OMG science

How to View April's Total Solar Eclipse, Online and In Person

Solar eclipse in North America soon after almost a decade, not expected until 2044.
Solar eclipse is an alignment of sun, moon, and Earth; moon covers sun leading to totality or partial eclipse. [ more ]
moresolar-eclipse
time.com
2 months ago
OMG science

When to Watch the Solar Eclipse in Chicago

Chicago residents can witness a partial eclipse on April 6, 2024, with peak totality around 94% at 2:07 p.m.
Adler Planetarium and other venues offer free or ticketed events for eclipse viewing, including live streams and viewing parties. [ more ]
time.com
2 months ago
OMG science

When to Watch the Solar Eclipse in Los Angeles

Los Angeles will experience a noticeable partial solar eclipse starting at 10:06 a.m., peaking at 11:12 a.m.
Various events like sound baths, meditation workshops, live online broadcasts, viewing parties, and educational activities are planned around the eclipse in Los Angeles. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Science

The Victorian Woman Who Chased Eclipses

Annie Maunder's determination to photograph and study total solar eclipses contributed to a greater understanding of the sun's effects on Earth.
Despite her significant contributions to science, Annie Maunder, like many early female scientists, has been forgotten and overlooked. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Science

Do Stars Outnumber the Sands of Earth's Beaches?

There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all Earth's beaches, an unfathomable concept.
Estimating the exact number of stars in the universe versus grains of sand on Earth is a complex and approximate 'Fermi problem.' [ more ]
Ars Technica
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Astronomers have solved the mystery of why this black hole has the hiccups

Astronomers observed a burst of light from a galaxy with a supermassive black hole, showing periodic energy dips every 8.5 days.
The unusual behavior was caused by a smaller black hole orbiting the supermassive black hole, punching through its accretion disk and releasing gas. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Science

This Dead Star Flares to Life Every 80 Years. Your Only Chance to See It Will Come Any Day Now

T CrB is a periodic nova erupting every century or so, visible to the naked eye during outbursts.
Astronomers are eager to study T CrB's unique behavior of brightening and dimming, which defies conventional wisdom about novae. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
OMG science

Northern lights predicted across US and UK on Monday night in wake of solar storms

Solar eruptions causing auroras in both hemispheres
Auroras potentially visible in US and UK on Monday night [ more ]
Inverse
2 months ago
OMG science

The First Full Moon of Spring Will Appear this Weekend With A Hidden Surprise

The first full Moon of spring on March 24 comes with a partial lunar eclipse.
The partial lunar eclipse on March 24 will be a slight dimming, unlike a full solar eclipse. [ more ]
#planet-formation
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
OMG science

Orion's Twin Rogue Planets Inexplicably Blaze with Intense Radio Waves

Free-floating Jupiter-size planets in Orion Nebula challenge traditional planet formation theories.
Radio signals detected from JuMBO24 suggest it may have formed alone rather than being ejected from a star system. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
3 months ago
OMG science

Astronomers Are Snapping Baby Pictures of Planets by the Dozen

Advancements in technology and observational capabilities have significantly improved our understanding of planet formation.
Astronomers have recently observed 86 nascent planetary families, providing a wealth of new data for analysis. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
OMG science

Orion's Twin Rogue Planets Inexplicably Blaze with Intense Radio Waves

Free-floating Jupiter-size planets in Orion Nebula challenge traditional planet formation theories.
Radio signals detected from JuMBO24 suggest it may have formed alone rather than being ejected from a star system. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
3 months ago
OMG science

Astronomers Are Snapping Baby Pictures of Planets by the Dozen

Advancements in technology and observational capabilities have significantly improved our understanding of planet formation.
Astronomers have recently observed 86 nascent planetary families, providing a wealth of new data for analysis. [ more ]
moreplanet-formation
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
California

When is the first day of spring? California is about to welcome the equinox

The spring equinox marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
California experiences longer days and shorter nights as spring officially starts. [ more ]
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