Tuesday January 18-th, 2022

Terrifying Black Hole is Capable of Engulfing a Star Per Day Terrifying Black Hole is Capable of Engulfing a Star Per Day

Since then, astronomers have taken new measurements and according to the revised numbers the J2157* black hole has a Schwarzschild radius of around 670 astronomical units (AU). In this case, the black hole is already so huge to begin with, which is w...

A cosmic mystery: ESO telescope captures the disappearance of a massive star A cosmic mystery: ESO telescope captures the disappearance of a massive star

Artist's impression of the disappearing star. However, scientists noted that before stars turn into a black hole , they would trigger a supernova explosion first. A few months later, the group tried the X-shooter instrument, also on ESO's VLT, a...

Ex-US police officer admits to dozens of rapes, 13 murders Ex-US police officer admits to dozens of rapes, 13 murders

The 74-year-old, who's also referred to as the Golden State Killer, admitted to committing a myriad of crimes in a Sacramento State ballroom-arranged to accommodate California's social distancing guidelines-in exchange for not being given the dea...

Nasa Mars rover: Perseverance launch pushed back again Nasa Mars rover: Perseverance launch pushed back again

None of the slips have had to do with issues with the Mars 2020 spacecraft itself. NASA and United Launch Alliance say that a problem with the data reported by a liquid oxygen sensor line is the reason for the delay. Everything seemed to be in order,...

Full Buck Moon: Lunar eclipse will occur on July 4 Full Buck Moon: Lunar eclipse will occur on July 4

The moon will pass through the outer part of the earth's shadow. Because it is a penumbral lunar eclipse , it will be hard to spot and skywatchers won't be able to differentiate it from a full moon . According to Earthsky.org , there are three...

Hoyer Statement on the Climate Crisis Action Plan Hoyer Statement on the Climate Crisis Action Plan

Castor's priorities in the "Solving the Climate Crisis" report include climate resilience to flooding and sea-level rise, plus clean energy and jobs. This report underlines the top methods by which the US should pursue policy solutions that protect...

Flood Risk for Real Estate Hubs Rises From New York to Houston Flood Risk for Real Estate Hubs Rises From New York to Houston

A spokesperson for First Street Foundation says their study of flood risks not only took into consideration the trend towards heavier rainstorms, but looked at smaller streams and creeks which fed into regular rivers, something that is not always s...

South Pole warmed three times the global rate in last 30 years South Pole warmed three times the global rate in last 30 years

The main reason behind the change, said researchers, was the increasing temperatures of the sea surface thousands of miles away in the tropics. While the South Pole's temperature can be influenced by numerous natural phenomena, such as ocean temp...

NASA Produces Video Showing 10-Year Time Lapse of the Sun NASA Produces Video Showing 10-Year Time Lapse of the Sun

Big old unit. As we bask in the warmer months, NASA has shared a season-appropriate timelapse video charting Señor Sol's fiery adventures over the last 10 years. As Victoria Jaggard reported for Smithsonian magazine in 2014, solar flares are large ...

NASA releases 10-year time lapse of the Sun NASA releases 10-year time lapse of the Sun

The video was released onto NASA's "Goddard" official YouTube Channel, and explains that as of June 2020, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has been watching the Sun "non-stop" for over a decade. NASA has spent more than a decade looking at the...

Surviving core of ill-fated Jupiter-like planet spotted near distant star Surviving core of ill-fated Jupiter-like planet spotted near distant star

In our solar system Jupiter , Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are all considered to be gas giants . "There is a huge range and diversity of planets out there, with more found every week, and if anything is becoming clear it is that we should not be ...

Aquariid Meteor Shower Tonight

The Orionids are the second meteor shower and are visible in October. The Eta Aquariid meteor shower, which occurs over Australia every May, offers some of the brightest and most numerous meteor sightings of any of the Earth's annual showers, o...

NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken start 7-hour spacewalk NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken start 7-hour spacewalk

Cassidy and Behnken's work on Wednesday completed the battery upgrade to the station's IB power channel, leaving only the 3B channel for a future set of two spacewalks. If it all goes to plan the pair will go back out into space for the 230th spacewa...

NASA Shares Ten Years of Timelapse Footage of the Sun NASA Shares Ten Years of Timelapse Footage of the Sun

Timelapse videos that capture long time periods take plenty of photos and time to make. Only images taken at one wavelength, 17.1 nanometres, were used in the video, with the extreme ultraviolet wavelength of the images allowing for the sun's golden ...

NASA delays Mars rover launch until at least July 30th NASA delays Mars rover launch until at least July 30th

Controllers go through the countdown until just before T-0 to test the vehicle's systems. None of the slips have had to do with issues with the Mars 2020 spacecraft itself. If the Perseverance rover isn't on its way by mid-August, it will have to wai...

Elon Musk's SpaceX boosts United States satellite-based navigation system Elon Musk's SpaceX boosts United States satellite-based navigation system

Space Force . This is the first mission of SpaceX and Space Force detachment, in which the third in the new series of upgraded navigation of Global Positioning System satellites, designated as GPS-marked 3 SV03, launched into orbit. It also marked ...

Planning to Stay Awake for Wednesday Night's Lyrid Meteor Shower? Don't Bother Planning to Stay Awake for Wednesday Night's Lyrid Meteor Shower? Don't Bother

The Lyrid is a result of the Earth transiting the debris trail of dust and rocks left behind by Comet C/1861 G1 (Thatcher ), which last visited the inner Solar System in 1861. "The Lyrids appear to come from the vicinity of one of the brightest st...

4th of July Lunar Eclipse Will Cap Off Independence Day Celebrations 4th of July Lunar Eclipse Will Cap Off Independence Day Celebrations

On 5 June, thee first celestial veiling was observed as a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse then an annular solar eclipse appeared on June 21, and finally completed its last phase as a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on July 5. The following absolute lunar eclipse...

Why Is It Observed And All You Need To Know Why Is It Observed And All You Need To Know

However, this year the International Asteroid Day will be observed online due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Asteroid Day was initially established in 2014 with members consisting of scientists, asteroid experts and even celebrities. -Europe mi...

Eau de Space fragrance will bring space scent to Earth Eau de Space fragrance will bring space scent to Earth

The smell of the perfume has been verified by the astronauts themselves. After a couple Freedom of Information Act requests and a lot of determination the secret may soon be made available to earth-bound people like us who will likely never see the...

Penumbral lunar eclipse to coincide with July 4th fireworks Penumbral lunar eclipse to coincide with July 4th fireworks

Both eclipses will be visible in our area, as long as there are no clouds in the sky. While a full moon is enough to head to the window for (with your crystals in hand, ofc) it's also joined by a penumbral lunar eclipse - which occurs when the m...

Mystery as massive star ‘vanishes’ without a trace Mystery as massive star ‘vanishes’ without a trace

Based on their observations and models, the astronomers have suggested two explanations for the star's disappearance and lack of a supernova, related to this possible outburst . Further observations will be needed to determine the fate of the myst...

Everything You Need to Know About This Year's Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Everything You Need to Know About This Year's Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower

Now the southern hemisphere has the best viewing for this shower, but we in the northern hemisphere still have a good chance. However, as the radiant point climbs higher in the sky, more and more meteors will able to be seen. To find the best spot to...

Golden State Killer suspect pleads guilty to multiple murders, kidnappings across California Golden State Killer suspect pleads guilty to multiple murders, kidnappings across California

Joseph James DeAngelo Jr . confessed to being the notorious killer and rapist who stalked the state during the 1970s and 1980s, at a plea hearing held in a converted university ballroom in state capital Sacramento. After one double murder in 1979, a ...

SpaceX delays launch of Starlink and BlackSky satellites for more rocket checks SpaceX delays launch of Starlink and BlackSky satellites for more rocket checks

In the meantime, let's compress the information that iOS and Android users have a number of applications that can track Starlink satellites. "Standing down from today's Starlink mission; team needed additional time for pre-launch checkouts, but Fal...

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