Early Saturday morning, another company entered the exclusive club of successful orbital launchers, Firefly Aerospace, when their second attempt to reach orbit, named To The Black, lifted off on October 1.
Dec 13th: Cosmic Manatee with a Particle Accelerator on its Head
Scientists observing the Manatee Nebula find that the supernova remnant contains a stellar-mass black hole that is emitting powerful, high-energy jets, creating the strange, double-lobed shape.
Nov 30th: Interview with Jochen Grandell
Join us today for bonus content from The Daily Space. An interview with Jochen Grandell, Program Scientist for the Meteosat third generation.
Nov 23rd: Water Worlds May Hide Water Underground Summary
A population study of 43 exoplanets orbiting M-dwarf stars to find the densities of the worlds shows the planets are less dense than expected, suggesting they are not purely rock but half-rock and maybe half-water.
Nov 16th: Dinosaurs Washed Away in Largest Wave to Wrap Earth
As if getting set on fire and tossed into space wasn’t enough, new research finds evidence that after the Chicxulub impact, dinosaurs were also the victims of a massive global tsunami and worldwide earthquakes. Plus, the Milky Way’s stellar graveyard, a new timeline for the Moon’s formation, and this week in space history, we look back at the Meteosat program
Nov 9th: Globular Clusters: Already Old 9 Billion Years Ago
The quest to understand the formation mechanisms of globular clusters was limited by the Hubble Space Telescope’s ability to peer back in time. Now, JWST’s larger mirror has allowed astronomers to find gravitationally lensed galaxies that have globular clusters almost nine billion years old.
Oct 27th: Observed: It’s a Star-Eat-Star Universe
While astronomers have observed white dwarfs consuming companion stars on numerous occasions, for the first time, they have now observed the consumption of the companion’s helium and not just hydrogen.
Oct 20th: Globular Clusters: Already Old 9 Billion Years Ago
JWST’s larger mirror has allowed astronomers to find gravitationally lensed galaxies that have globular clusters almost nine billion years old. P
Oct 12th: The DART Mission Successfully Boops Dimorphos
NASA’s DART spacecraft arrived at the asteroid Didymos, targeted the moonlet Dimorphos, and successfully flung itself at the surface. Multiple observations confirm that the system brightened and even managed to resolve a cloud of debris.
Oct 6th: Being A Star: Nature vs Nurture
Astroseismologists are combining data from TESS, Kepler, and eventually JWST to study stellar oscillations in ‘infant’ stars, with the goal of creating new models for how such young stars form and evolve over time