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By Susie Murph on August 15, 2019 in

The #DailySpace brings you the universe at 10am PST / 1pm EST / 5pm GMT on Today’s #spacenews includes the following stories: One of the hottest new fields in science is Astrobiology, and core to this field is research into all the ways life can protect itself from harsh realities while make itself […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on August 9, 2014 in

Hello, everyone! Welcome to this week’s Carnival of Space. This traveling celebration of the week’s space blogs has landed here at CosmoQuest for the 366th issue. We hope you enjoy! Universe Today has some featured astronomical highlights. First, by Shannon Hall, “We’re at the comet! Yes,” exclaimed Rosetta Spacecraft Operations Manager Sylvain Lodiot, confirming the spacecraft’s historic […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on April 18, 2014 in

Greetings, space-lovers! We’re happy to once again host the Carnival of Space, your weekly roundup of the space and astronomy blogosphere. We’ll start with the big exoplanet news of the week: Kepler 186f was announced with its planetary brethren as an Earth-sized planet within the “Goldilocks Zone” of its host M-dwarf star. Carolyn Collins Peterson […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on February 3, 2014 in

We’re still following the news of the supernova that went off in M82 a couple of weeks ago. With the official name SN 2014J, it appears to have reached peak brightness the other day at magnitude 10.5 according to Sky & Telescope. So, if you have a small telescope and want to see it yourself, […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on January 22, 2014 in

TL;DR: A white dwarf supernova was just discovered in the nearby starburst galaxy M82. Details are still coming in, but this will be an excellent chance to study this type of system up-close, plus it may come within visual range of your backyard telescope. And here it is, courtesy of @NickAstronomer I should have been […]