Space 2023, February

Black holes put pressure on the environment

Black holes put pressure on the environment

Physicists at the University of Sussex have discovered that black holes put pressure on the environment

Universe in your pocket: Scientists have posted an incredibly detailed simulation of the universe in open access

Universe in your pocket: Scientists have posted an incredibly detailed simulation of the universe in open access

Using colossal computing power, physicists have modeled how dark matter and dark energy affect the formation of galaxies in the universe

Strange repeating signal detected emanating from the center of the Milky Way

Strange repeating signal detected emanating from the center of the Milky Way

The Milky Way Galaxy stretches for 450 thousand light years, and we are somewhere in its backyard (no offense, earthlings). Based on the data available today, our planet is located in the so-called local bubble, that is, internal

The riddle of Mars seems to be finally solved

The riddle of Mars seems to be finally solved

The riddle of Mars seems to be finally solved

Scientists have determined where to look for the mysterious Ninth Planet

Scientists have determined where to look for the mysterious Ninth Planet

There are eight known planets in the solar system (since Pluto was removed from the list of planets), but some time ago, there was evidence that there may be another planet. This "Ninth Planet" (aka Planet-X or Ni

The brightest supernova explosion in the history of mankind

The brightest supernova explosion in the history of mankind

Astronomers do not yet know exactly what they found when studying the ASASSN-15lh object. But whatever it is, before us is the brightest supernova explosion ever recorded in the history of mankind. And maybe one of the strangest

How could debris disappear from the solar system?

How could debris disappear from the solar system?

It is believed that in the early solar system, the terrestrial planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars - were formed from planetesimals, small young bodies. Young planets grew over time as a result of collisions and mergers to become such as with

An asteroid the size of a bridge in San Francisco flies towards Earth

An asteroid the size of a bridge in San Francisco flies towards Earth

Massive asteroids will approach Earth in September. The diameter of one of them is equal to the size of the famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, The Jerusalem Post reported, citing NASA laboratory research

The Perseverance rover drills the planet for the second time

The Perseverance rover drills the planet for the second time

American Mars rover Perseverance makes a second attempt to obtain a rock sample on Mars

The most powerful explosion in space surprised scientists

The most powerful explosion in space surprised scientists

Astronomers have found compelling evidence that a black hole or neutron star spiraled its way into the core of one of the two stars and caused it to explode, triggering a chain reaction in the companion star. Scientists could observe such an event

A quarter of sun-like stars feed on their planets

A quarter of sun-like stars feed on their planets

In the 32 years since planets orbiting stars other than our Sun were first discovered, we have found planetary systems to be commonplace in the Galaxy

The fall of a large meteor lit up the night sky over the north of France and the south of Great Britain

The fall of a large meteor lit up the night sky over the north of France and the south of Great Britain

Astronomers received 379 reports of a fireball seen over Ole-de-France, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, Brittany, Brittany, Center-Val-de-Loire, Camroux, England, Haut-de-France, Normandy

Astronomers discover the habitats of elusive galaxies

Astronomers discover the habitats of elusive galaxies

Ultradiffuse galaxies, or UDGs, are dwarf galaxies with stars scattered over a wide area. Such galaxies have a very low luminosity - it is difficult to detect them in space

Hubble peers into a globular cluster with a colorful scattering of stars

Hubble peers into a globular cluster with a colorful scattering of stars

Globular clusters are densely packed spherical formations of hundreds of thousands or even millions of stars. They are among the oldest known objects in the universe and are predominantly associated with the oldest components of the galaxies

Astronomers have figured out what the sun looked like in youth

Astronomers have figured out what the sun looked like in youth

American astronomers have studied the structure of hot spots on the surface of the young star GM Aur, located 450 million light years from Earth in the constellation Auriga, thus getting closer to understanding how our solar system was formed and how

Why humans won't stay on Mars for more than 4 years

Why humans won't stay on Mars for more than 4 years

Scientists have found that a crewed mission to Mars can last a maximum of four years. This is due to cosmic radiation

5 unobvious facts about Mars

5 unobvious facts about Mars

A selection of the five most interesting and non-obvious facts about the red planet, which you should read

The mysterious shape of the asteroids Bennu and Ryugu explained

The mysterious shape of the asteroids Bennu and Ryugu explained

Researchers from the United States and Japan have shown that the diamond-like shape of asteroids Bennu and Ryugu is due to the deposition of particles

The origin of galaxies completely devoid of dark matter is revealed

The origin of galaxies completely devoid of dark matter is revealed

They are satellites of larger galaxies with extremely elongated orbits, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Chinese rover sent a panorama of Mars before shutting down

Chinese rover sent a panorama of Mars before shutting down

The Chinese rover Chzhuzhong sent a panorama of the Martian surface before going into safe mode for a month and turning off the main power

Astrophysicists managed to find a "shortcut" to aliens

Astrophysicists managed to find a "shortcut" to aliens

The relatively calm history of the development of our solar system contributed to the emergence and prosperity of life on Earth. To find where else in space living organisms can exist, it is necessary to narrow the search circle in order to determine systems with the same mi

Will it be safe for humans to fly to Mars?

Will it be safe for humans to fly to Mars?

Sending human travelers to Mars will require scientists and engineers to overcome a range of technological barriers, including security. One of them is the serious risk posed by particles emanating from the Sun, far

Pepper blooms for the first time in space

Pepper blooms for the first time in space

Astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) have discovered that a chili pepper planted in an American greenhouse has begun to bloom. They hope to see the first space before in a week

New evidence of planet X discovered

New evidence of planet X discovered

US astronomers have found new evidence for the existence of a hypothetical ninth planet in the solar system. They confirmed that the clustering of the orbits of Kuiper Belt objects is not the result of a systematic observation error and can indeed

Phaethon, a sodium-releasing asteroid in the solar system

Phaethon, a sodium-releasing asteroid in the solar system

Comets are renowned for their vast, colorful and stunning tails of gas, ice, rock, and a variety of other materials. These tails occur when the comet's icy core heats up as it approaches the Sun, releasing icy gases during the process

A rare starfall was filmed in the sky over the Urals

A rare starfall was filmed in the sky over the Urals

In the Urals, a rare meteor shower, the Aurigids, was captured. This starfall is unique in its sudden activity. The Aurigids could be seen in the night sky on September 1. In the Urals, they were noticed by the amateur astronomer Ilya Yankovsky, who took pi

What is the secret of blue jets and lightning on the border of the atmosphere and space

What is the secret of blue jets and lightning on the border of the atmosphere and space

For a long time, aircraft pilots received reports of short-term light phenomena in the upper atmosphere at an altitude of 30, 50 and even 100 km, where ordinary linear lightning cannot be

Why haven't humans come to Mars yet?

Why haven't humans come to Mars yet?

In addition to the wars and upheavals that occurred in the twentieth century, it was this period that became the dawn of science fiction. The period of time, approximately covering the period from the late 30s to the 50s of the XX century, is called the Golden Age of Science Fiction

Mysterious source of radio waves discovered near the center of the Galaxy

Mysterious source of radio waves discovered near the center of the Galaxy

ASKAP J173608.2-321635 flashes and goes out unpredictably in the radio range - and, unlike all known sources, does not emit any other waves

The surface of Venus moves like ice drifting in the ocean

The surface of Venus moves like ice drifting in the ocean

Despite the fact that Venus is not the planet closest to the Sun, the conditions on it are so dire that the first space mission, Venus-9, which reached the planet in 1975, existed in the atmosphere for only 53 minutes. After this time has elapsed since

A rock sample taken by NASA's rover is an important step in the search for alien life

A rock sample taken by NASA's rover is an important step in the search for alien life

NASA's Perseverance rover, after first failing to take soil samples last month, was still able to take a rock sample. This is just one of dozens of samples to be collected in the coming months. Then the rover will put the container in the opre

The fall of the meteorite was observed over Denmark and Germany

The fall of the meteorite was observed over Denmark and Germany

The Meteorite Society received 61 reports of a fireball seen over Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen

How will our sun die?

How will our sun die?

Sunlight reaches the human eye in eight minutes, covering a distance of nearly 150 million kilometers. This huge furnace is 73% hydrogen, 25% helium and 2% other elements such as carbon, iron and oxygen

Astronomers have come up with a giant space curtain to search for Earth's twin

Astronomers have come up with a giant space curtain to search for Earth's twin

Swedish scientists have proposed launching a large occult for ground-based telescopes into orbit to facilitate direct observation of Earth-like planets outside the solar system

Astronomers explain the appearance of moons in a bone-like asteroid

Astronomers explain the appearance of moons in a bone-like asteroid

New observations of the unusual asteroid Cleopatra showed that it is barely held intact, and its satellites could have been formed from material that fell from the surface

A possible salvation was found from the deadly radiation of Mars

A possible salvation was found from the deadly radiation of Mars

Last week, an international team of scientists published a study in which they stated that a mission to Mars with humans could not last longer than four years. This is due to cosmic radiation that will affect human health

The biggest black hole myth

The biggest black hole myth

Black holes are areas of outer space where there is so much mass in a small volume that there is an event horizon - an area of ​​space from which nothing can escape, not even light

The satellite flew close to the Sun and revealed the secret of cosmic dust

The satellite flew close to the Sun and revealed the secret of cosmic dust

An article in The Planetary Science Journal uses data from Parker Solar Probe sensors to take a closer look at an interplanetary dust cloud

Ghost stars. Scientists about incredible space objects

Ghost stars. Scientists about incredible space objects

General relativity provides for the existence of stars made of antimatter, stable bosons and dark matter. But they have not yet been found. Several scientific groups have suggested how such unusual objects might look and how much

Internet apocalypse predicted due to solar flare

Internet apocalypse predicted due to solar flare

Powerful solar flares can trigger internet outages around the world. This prediction was made in her report at the SIGCOMM 2021 conference by US researcher Sangeeta Abdu Jyoti