Space

What Happens To Their Supermassive Black Holes When Galaxies Collide?

What’s better than two gigantic galaxies swirling into one another until they collide?  How about three galaxies swirling into one another until they collide – and they all have supermassive black holes at their core to boot!  Recently, a...
Related topics: Black Holes, Galaxies

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This Is A Simulation Of The Interstellar Medium Flowing Like Smoke Throughout The Milky Way

How do stars form? We know they form from massive structures called molecular clouds, which themselves form from the Interstellar Medium (ISM). But how and why do certain types of stars form? Why, in some situations, does a star like our Sun form,...
Related topics: Interstellar Clouds, Milky Way, Sun

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Why Virgin Galactic Stock Jumped 7% This Morning, Then Dropped

On Sunday, Virgin Orbit put a rocket into orbit for its first time ever. The satellite launch company is not part of space tourism company Virgin Galactic (NYSE: SPCE). Still, presumably buoyed by the good news out of its sister company, Virgin...
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Spacex Starship Sn9 Reloads Its Raptors Ahead Of High-altitude Flight - Cnet

SN9 is on deck to boldly follow in the footsteps of SN8, which bravely sacrificed itself in the name of iteration.
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With Latest Starlink Launch, Spacex To Set Record For Rapid Reuse

Enlarge / Falcon 9, booster 1051, breaking through the sound barrier on December 13, 2020. It's back for an eighth launch a little more than a month later. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann / Ars Technica) SpaceX is continuing to make strides as it pushes...
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A ‘super-puff’ Planet Like No Other

The core mass of the giant exoplanet WASP-107b is much lower than what was thought necessary to build up the immense gas envelope surrounding giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn, according to a Canadian-led team of astronomers, including McGill...
Related topics: Exoplanets, Jupiter, Saturn

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Space Guest: Statue Of Liberty-sized Asteroid To Come 'close To Earth' On Biden's Inauguration Day

As if by an odd quirk of fate, one near-Earth object that is expected to soar past our planet in the coming days, but fortunately without risk of an impact event, measures the same as the height of New York’s most prominent landmark, which has...
Related topics: Statue Of Liberty, Asteroids, Joe Biden

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Magnetic Highways Are Contributing To Gas And Dust Ejection In Messier 82

Scientists have been searching for what’s fueling the ejection of gas and dust out of Messier 82, known as the Cigar galaxy. Astronomers know the galaxy has thousands of stars coming into existence that drive a powerful super wind that blows...
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A Spacex Video Game Could Be On The Cards After Elon Musk Said He 'probably Won't Sue' A Developer...

SpaceX's CEO Elon Musk. REUTERS/Steve Nesius Elon Musk said he "probably won't sue" if a video game developer makes a game using SpaceX assets. Lyubomir Vladimirov had tweeted Musk 154 days in a row, asking for permission to use SpaceX's name...
Related topics: SpaceX, Science Videos, Reuters

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The Milky Way Does The Wave

In results announced this week at the 237th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, scientists from the Sloan Digital Sky survey present the most detailed look yet at the warp of our own galaxy.
Related topics: Milky Way, Polls

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The Magnetic Fields Swirling Within The Whirlpool Galaxy

Messier objects are some of the most imaged objects in the universe. In part that's because many of them are so visibly appealing. A good example of that is the Whirlpool galaxy, M51, which recently received an even more dramatic visual...
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Astronomers Detect An Outbursting Young Stellar Object

By analyzing datasets from the Palomar Gattini InfraRed survey (PGIR) and NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft, astronomers have identified an outbursting young stellar object (YSO) in the star-forming region NGC 281-W. The study, which reports the finding and...
Related topics: Polls, NASA, Spacecrafts

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Scientists Study ‘cotton-candy’ Exoplanet That Shatters Planet Formation Theories

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The core mass of the recently discovered giant exoplanet WASP-107b has turned out to be much lower than deemed necessary to trigger massive gas envelope accretion, thus shattering traditional planet formation theories, an article...
Related topics: Exoplanets, Scientific Discoveries

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Vintage Aston Martin Bulldog Concept Is Gunning For 200 Mph After Forty Years

The Aston Martin brand, known for making the best-looking cars on the planet, is not usually associated with straight lines and wedge-shaped designs. But back in 1979, Aston Martin came up with the Bulldog prototype, a mid-engine supercar created to...

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Why We Need To “rewild” Our Environment

By changing how we feed the world—with plant-based burgers, bioreactor-grown dairy, and more efficient indoor farms—we could turn land now used for agriculture back into wilderness. Around half of the habitable land on the planet is...

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We’re Now Just One Month Away From The Perseverance Rover’s Landing

After several months of traveling through space, NASA's Perseverance rover and other science instruments are now just one month away from their landing date on Mars. The landing, which is slated for February 18th, will see the Perseverance rover...
Related topics: Mars Rover Curiosity, NASA, Mars

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The Magnetic Fields Swirling Within The Whirlpool Galaxy

Messier objects are some of the most imaged objects in the universe.  In part that’s because many of them are so visibly appealing.  A good example of that is the Whirlpool galaxy, M51, which recently received an even more dramatic visual...
Related topics: Galaxies

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Watch Virgin Orbit’s Cinematic Recap Of Its Groundbreaking Rocket Flight

Watch Virgin Orbit's recap of Sunday's successful mission when it deployed satellites into space by firing a rocket from beneath the wing of a Boeing 747 jet.
Related topics: Satellites, Boeing

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Watchdog Agency: Energy Sector Needs To Decrease Methane Emissions

Oil and gas companies are not doing enough to decrease the release of methane gases, a main source of planet-heating emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a new report released Monday.  In 2020, the fuel industries emitted about...

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Planets Are Finally Being Discovered Orbiting Farther From Their Stars

We don't know much about exoplanets with long orbital periods, but we're starting to learn. The post Planets are Finally Being Discovered Orbiting Farther From Their Stars appeared first on Universe Today.
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Exoplanets

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