Category Archives: Astronomy

Bad astronomy | Gravitational lens “molten ring” galaxy produces stars

A galaxy a billion light-years from Earth is pouring out copious amounts of infrared light, the hallmark of a furious starbirth. It’s already pretty cool, but it’s better: As light from this galaxy passes through the Universe, it passes through a massive cluster of galaxies that warp it, amplifying its brightness, repeatedly cloning and twisting […]

2021 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Winners

The breathtaking Northern Lights and Venus soaring above the rocky horizon of the Moon are just a few of the incredible subjects featured in this year’s “Astronomy Photographer of the Year” winning images. year. 24 Sep 2021 11:00 AM by ePHOTOzine | Competitions © Shuchang Dong – ‘Astronomy Photographer of the Year 13’ Photographer Shuchang […]

The best astronomy apps to see stars and planets – the clare people

Many people like to admire the night sky, especially when it is clean and full of a variety of light points. But not everyone recognizes what they see in the sky – perhaps the most famous constellations are the first to be reported, for example the one known as Cruzeiro do Sul. Is that bright […]

Astronomy department kicks off new academic year with ‘Nature’ Trifecta

AMHERST, Mass. – A twelve billion year old mystery of the early universe; the paradox of a recurrent supernova; the unknown process governing the growth of stars: these are among the topics recently explored in a remarkable series of articles published by the Department of Astronomy at UMass Amherst, all published in the “Nature” family […]

Jupiter’s aurora sets off heat waves

For 50 years, researchers have struggled to explain one of Jupiter’s lingering mysteries: Why is its upper atmosphere so hot? Based on the intensity of sunlight Jupiter receives, its highest levels should be -100 degrees Fahrenheit (-73 degrees Celsius). Instead, they sizzle at around 800 F (426 C). One hypothesis held that Jupiter somehow generates […]

Stunning photos from the Astronomy Photo Awards – 2oceansvibe News

[imagesource: Nicolas Rolland and Martin Pugh] Is the universe looking at us or are we looking at the universe? Anyway, it feels like this smiley in space is trying to tell us something. These are just a few of the things that might come to mind after seeing the outstanding photographs for this year’s Astronomical […]

Study suggests Mars is too small for long-term habitability – Astronomy Now

Artist’s impression of Mars in the distant past with Earth-like surface water. Image: NASA Earth Observatory / Joshua Stevens; NOAA’s National Satellite, Data and Environmental Information Service; NASA / JPL-Caltech / USGS; Graphic design by Sean Garcia / Washington University) The habitability of Mars and other exoplanets orbiting a star’s habitable zone depends on a […]

Bad astronomy | NASA’s Lucy mission will visit at least 8 asteroids on a looping path

In just under a month, NASA will launch an ambitious mission through the asteroid belt and into Jupiter’s orbit. The spacecraft will not visit Jupiter, however: it will fly over several asteroids that share an orbit with the giant planet, seeking to investigate these fossils from the early days of the solar system. This mission […]