Oct 7, 2022 | Crewed Space, Daily Space, Europa, Galaxies, Review, Rockets, Spacecraft, SpaceX, Starlink, Stars, White Dwarfs
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. Plus, galactic alignment, rocket launches including Crew 5, a new Europa image, and a review of the video game “Tinykin”.
Sep 16, 2022 | Climate Change, Cosmology, Curiosity, Daily Space, Earth, Exoplanets, JAXA, Mars, Moon, Physics, Quantum, Rockets, Space China, Space History, Spacecraft, Supernovae, White Dwarfs
Data and images from NASA’s Curiosity rover found evidence that wind played a key role in erosional processes on the red planet, despite the lower atmospheric volume. Plus, astrophysics and cosmology news, a baby exoplanet, and this week in space history, we look back at an uncrewed lunar mission from Japan.
Jun 22, 2022 | AAS, Daily Space, Galaxies, Neutron Stars / Pulsars, Rockets, Spacecraft, SpaceX, Star Forming Region, Starlink, Stars, Supernovae Remnants, White Dwarfs
Researchers using the Chandra X-ray Observatory have found that a known pulsar is moving through a supernova remnant at over one million miles per hour. Plus, the life and death of stars, new pictures of the Large Magellanic Cloud, and all of the SpaceX rocket launches.
Jun 17, 2022 | AAS, Asteroids, Daily Space, Earth, Exoplanets, Nebulae, Sky Watching, Spacecraft, Star Forming Region, Supernovae, The Sun, White Dwarfs
Observations of V1674 Hercules reveal a nova produced by the white dwarf star that dimmed in only one day. Additionally, the strange star wobbles every 501 seconds, producing flashes in visible and X-ray light. Plus, more results from the 240th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, a farewell to SOFIA, and What’s Up is the June solstice.
Jun 15, 2022 | Active Galaxies, Daily Space, ESA, Galaxies, Rockets, Science, Spacecraft, SpaceX, Stars, White Dwarfs
The Gaia mission released its third ‘treasure trove’ of observations and calculations of more than two billion stars in the Milky Way, including ‘starquakes’, stellar DNA, binary star systems, and more. Plus, day one of the American Astronomical Society press conferences and updates on Starship and NASA’s TROPICS-1 mission.
Mar 28, 2022 | Cosmology, Crewed Space, Daily Space, ESA, JAXA, Review, ROSCOSMOS, Spacecraft, White Dwarfs
Researchers use data from ESA’s Gaia telescope to discover that white dwarf stars have two different distributions both in how they move and how bright they shine. Plus, all the International Space Station news, simulated JWST observations, and a review of a macro lens from Venus Optics.