Jul 6, 2022 | Daily Space, Galaxies, Mars, Moon, Nebulae, Neutron Stars / Pulsars, Rockets, Rovers, Space China, Virgin Orbit, Zhurong
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. Plus, rocket launches, mission updates from Mars and the Moon, and a spinning galaxy from the early universe.
May 16, 2022 | Astrobiology, Daily Space, Earth, Exoplanets, Kepler, Mars, Moon, Review, Supermassive Black Holes, Supernovae, Zhurong
Using a mere twelve grams of lunar soil returned by the Apollo missions, scientists have successfully grown plants in the lab. With a wealth of genetic data on hand, they can now analyze the changes to the plants and the soil. Plus, stellar cannibalism, a black hole merger, brown dwarfs, water on Mars, and a review of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds”.
Jun 14, 2021 | AAS, Daily Space, Exoplanets, Guest Interview, Mars, Rovers, Spacecraft, Stars, Zhurong
Two seemingly unrelated stars, each with several exoplanets, turn out to be members of an enormous, diffuse star cluster. Plus, baby squid go to the ISS, new images from China’s Zhurong rover, a brightening blazar, and an interview with scientist Sophia Gad-Nasr and artist Cathrin Machin about how art and science work together.
May 26, 2021 | Daily Space, Earth, Galaxies, KBOs, Mars, Moon, Neptune, Physics, Quantum, Rovers, Uranus, Zhurong
Physicists have built a pair of microscopic drums and, through quantum entanglement, have found they beat together in perfect synchrony. Plus, dwarf galaxies, China’s Zhurong rover, the East African Rift, and more about ice giants.
May 21, 2021 | Climate Change, Comets, Daily Space, Earth, Mars, Moon, Neutron Stars / Pulsars, Rovers, Sky Watching, Space China, Zhurong
After a successful touchdown on Mars last week, the Zhurong lander has sent back both black and white and color images. Plus, pulsars, ocean depths, heavy metal vapor, radioactive elements, and this week’s What’s Up which includes a total lunar eclipse!