Nasa: Moon's Crust Being Pulled Apart - In Places. Last updated 09:44 21/02/2012 New images acquired by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft show that the moon's crust is being slightly stretched.
The moon's crust is being pulled apart in places, according to surprising new Nasa findings. Minute valleys have been discovered on the moon's surface. Scientists believed the geologic activity occurred less than 50 million years ago - recent compared to the moon's age of more than 4.5 billion years. Supernova Blast: Giant Star Eta Carinae to Explode Any Day. When the sun finally dies some 5 billion years from now, the end will come quietly, the conclusion of a long, uneventful life.
Our star will, in a sense, go flabby, swelling first, releasing its outer layers into space and finally shrinking into the stellar corpse known as a white dwarf. Things will play out quite differently for a supermassive star like Eta Carinae, which lies 7,500 light-years from Earth. Weighing at least a hundred times as much as our sun, it will go out more like an adolescent suicide bomber, blazing through its nuclear fuel in a mere couple of million years and exploding as a supernova, a blast so violent that its flash will briefly outshine the entire Milky Way.
The corpse this kind of cosmic detonation leaves behind is a black hole. The future of space with Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Pamela Gay, and Lawrence Krauss discuss our future in space. Space News : Black Holes, Eclipse, Nasa, Space. Discovered: The first habitable 'Earth-like' planet. Logy Magazine. The Earth wobbles.
Rare Sight! See All 7 Planets in the Night Sky This Week. This week presents a rare opportunity to see all the major planets of the solar system in a single night. The Promise of Kepler-22b Video. SpaceX. Two Suns? Twin Stars Could Be Visible From Earth By 2012. By Dean Praetorius | HuffingtonPost.com Earth could be getting a second sun, at least temporarily.
Dr. Brad Carter, Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Southern Queensland, outlined the scenario to news.com.au. Dark alien planet discovered by NASA. Astronomer discovers 18 giant alien planets the size of Jupiter orbiting massive dying stars outside our own solar system. By Michael Zennie Updated: 00:08 GMT, 4 December 2011 A patient astronomer has discovered 18 massive new alien planets orbiting dying giant stars outside our solar system.
Record-Breaking Photo Reveals a Planet-sized Object as Cool as the Earth. Click on image below for a larger version.
These two infrared images were taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope in 2004 and 2009. They show a faint object moving through space together with a white dwarf. The brown dwarf, named WD 0806-661 B, is the coldest companion object to be directly imaged outside our solar system. Credit: Kevin Luhman, Penn State University, October 2011 19 October 2011 — The photo of a nearby star and its orbiting companion -- whose temperature is like a hot summer day in Arizona -- will be presented by Penn State Associate Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics Kevin Luhman during the Signposts of Planets conference at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center on 20 October 2011. Gravity Probe B - Special & General Relativity Questions and Answers. An SUV Heads to Mars - The Top 10 Everything of 2011.
Japan Calls it Quits on Infrared Space Telescope. Unbelievable comet pictures from the space station. The International Space Station's commander has again seen the grandeur of comet Lovejoy in new pictures taken from the orbiting outpost, this time also capturing the Earth's horizon and background stars in exquisite detail.
These shots were snapped Thursday, two nights after NASA astronaut Dan Burbank serendipitously witnessed comet Lovejoy rising from behind the Earth as the station orbited 250 miles above the planet and the following night after producing this pictures. Higgs boson: Have they found it? › News in Science (ABC Science) News in Science Monday, 12 December 2011 ABC/Reuters Zeroing in There are loud rumours that scientists at the CERN physics research centre in Europe have seen the first strong signs of a particle vital to support Einstein's ideas on the working of the universe.
While warning there would be no announcement of a full scientific discovery, scientists say even confirmation that something like the long-sought Higgs boson had been spotted would point the way to major advances in knowledge of the cosmos. "I am feeling quite a level of excitement," says Dr Oliver Buchmueller, a senior member of one of the two teams seeking the particle amid vast volumes of data gathered in CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) this year.
One People, One Sky, One App! Astronomers Without Borders Endorses SkySafari for iOS and Mac OS X. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 28, 2011 Southern Stars Group, LLC, makers of the award-winning SkySafari astronomy apps, announced a major endorsement by Astronomers Without Borders, a global non-profit organization promoting better international relations through shared interest in astronomy and space exploration.
Coinciding with the endorsement, Southern Stars has launched a two-week promotion of its products, where 40% of the proceeds will be donated to Astronomers Without Borders. AWB founder Mike Simmons writes, "We're very pleased to endorse SkySafari 3 and recommend it to our members. Radio telescopes capture best-ever snapshot of black hole jets.