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A STRANGE BINARY ASTEROID

Binary asteroid – two asteroids orbiting each other – with comet-like features.

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THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE

How fast is the universe expanding? A new ScienceCast video from NASA explains more about Hubble’s Constant, which is the name given by astronomers to the rate of the expansion of the universe. Rod WashingtonRod is a blogger, writer, filmmaker, photographer, daydreamer who likes to cook. Rod produces and directs the web series, CUPIC: Diary of an Investigator. He is also…

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40th Anniversary of Voyager

  NASA On September 5, 1977, Voyager 1 was launched on a mission to explore where nothing had flown before. First on its journey were Jupiter and Saturn and it is currently exploring interstellar space. Its twin spacecraft, Voyager 2, visited Uranus and Neptune and is now in the outermost layer of the heliosphere, called the heliosheath. Forty years later,…

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Water on TRAPPIST 1 Planets?

Planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system An international team of astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to estimate whether there might be water on the seven earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby dwarf star TRAPPIST-1. The results suggest that the outer planets of the system might still harbor substantial amounts of water. This includes the three planets within the habitable zone of…

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THE ECLIPSE IS TODAY!

[wpdevart_youtube width=”640″ height=”385″ autoplay=”0″ theme=”light” loop_video=”0″ enable_fullscreen=”1″ show_related=”1″ show_popup=”0″ thumb_popup_width=”213″ thumb_popup_height=”128″ show_title=”1″ show_youtube_icon=”1″ show_annotations=”1″ show_progress_bar_color=”red” autohide_parameters=”1″ set_initial_volume=”false” initial_volume=”100″ disable_keyboard=”0″]sdcb55IjRag[/wpdevart_youtube] August 21, 2017 The August 21, 2017 total eclipse of the sun is today… Are you Ready? Be safe out there and don’t look directly at the sun .   The eclipse of the sun will be visible from within a…

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