Space &Universe

Make Mars Home

Make Mars Home

National Geographic  unveiled the first ever Mars show home, providing a glimpse of what life on the red planet could be like in a matter of decades. Open at the Royal Observatory Greenwich until Wednesday November 16th, the impressive regolith (Martian soil) style habitat set in 2037 is based on consultation with the Observatory’s astronomers […]

By November 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
New theory of gravity might explain dark matter

New theory of gravity might explain dark matter

A new theory of gravity might explain the curious motions of stars in galaxies. Emergent gravity, as the new theory is called, predicts the exact same deviation of motions that is usually explained by inserting dark matter in the theory. Prof. Erik Verlinde, renowned expert in string theory at the University of Amsterdam and the […]

By November 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Cosmic Accounting Reveals Missing Light Crisis

Cosmic Accounting Reveals Missing Light Crisis

Pasadena, CA—Something is amiss in the Universe. There appears to be an enormous deficit of ultraviolet light in the cosmic budget. The vast reaches of empty space between galaxies are bridged by tendrils of hydrogen and helium, which can be used as a precise “light meter.” In a recent study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, […]

Nearby galaxy is a “fossil” from the early universe

Nearby galaxy is a “fossil” from the early universe

Pasadena, CA— New work from a team of scientists including Carnegie’s Josh Simon analyzed the chemical elements in the faintest known galaxy, called Segue 1, and determined that it is effectively a fossil galaxy left over from the early universe. Astronomers hoping to learn about the first stages of galaxy formation after the Big Bang […]

Earth: the Pale Blue Dot

Earth: the Pale Blue Dot

Way back in 1990 the Voyager 1 spacecraft reached a new record for being farthest away from home. It was just about to leave our solar system and head off into space. It was six billion kilometers away and still going, and it still is. At that point, upon a request by Carl Sagan (Pale […]

By September 16, 2013 6 Comments Read More →
SETI: Join the Search for ET with NASA

SETI: Join the Search for ET with NASA

Do you have a computer connected to the internet? If so you can join SETI@home (the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) in the search for ET and it won’t cost you a penny. How excellent is that? You can even join in with an Android (not a humanoid robot) because they’re currently seeking help with testing […]

By September 8, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Perseid Meteor Shower 2013

Perseid Meteor Shower 2013

What to do tonight? I have an astronomical suggestion: Let’s watch the stars because tonight is the night. Yes! The Perseid Meteor shower is already here and everything you need to know too 🙂 1. When? The night of 12-13 August. 2. The best hour? Before dawn viewing is best. 3. Where? Avoid cities and places […]

Mars One 2023: Inhabitants Wanted

Mars One 2023: Inhabitants Wanted

“Mars One will establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. We invite you to participate by sharing our vision with your friends and, perhaps, by becoming the next Mars astronaut yourself”. Yes, it’s true, you have read it right. Mars One wants to establish a permanent settlement on Mars. Why permanent? Simple, the scientists wouldn’t […]

Aurora Borealis. What Happens When a Solar Thunder Hits the Earth ?

Aurora Borealis. What Happens When a Solar Thunder Hits the Earth ?

  The astrophotographer Göran Strand de Östersund, Sweden, has captured what happens when a solar thunder hits the Earth and the video is amazing. Is there anything more beautiful than an aurora borealis? Yes, there is something: being able to see one, but if you don’t have the chance of living in one of the […]