The first time we find evidence of life on a planet orbiting another star (an exoplanet), it is probably going to be by analysing the gases in its atmosphere. With the number of known Earth-like planets growing, we could soon discover gases in an exoplanet’s atmosphere that are associated with life on Earth… read more about […]Read More Some Astronomers Think We Should Be Looking For Hydrogen-Breathing Aliens. Here’s Why
Halley’s Comet is bringing A meteor shower that will peak tonight!!! Full moon will be May 7. That means there’s an exceedingly narrow window of true darkness between moonset and dawn now. Monday and/or Tuesday morning will be the peak mornings of the Eta Aquariid meteor shower. The meteors will be flying, but moonlight will […]Read More All you need to know: Eta Aquariid meteors | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky
Covid-19 aka ccpvirus climate change is proof that we should all slowly come out of lock down and keep washing your hands and clean your house with the disinfectant… shop wise and use mask with micro filters also keeping your Carbon footprint down on the world use common sense and don’t fly if your live […]Read More Watch “StarTalk Podcast: Coronavirus and Climate Change, with Neil deGrasse Tyson” on YouTube
Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. Explanation: The silhouette of an intriguing dark nebula inhabits this cosmic scene. Lynds’ Dark Nebula (LDN) 1622 appears against a faint background of glowing hydrogen gas only visible in long telescopic exposures of the region. […]Read More Astronomy Picture of the Day
Sometime this week, you might walk outside in broad daylight, look up at the sky, and see a luminous orb as bright as a full moon. Only it wouldn’t be the moon. It would be something far more explosive: the dazzling aftermath of a cataclysm hundreds of light-years away… More about this in link… https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/01/betelgeuse-supernova/605251/Read More The Biggest Celestial Event of the Year Could Happen Tomorrow… or, well, maybe not for 100,000 years
There’s something really weird in the centre of the Milky Way. The vicinity of a supermassive black hole is a pretty weird place to start with, but astronomers have found six objects orbiting Sagittarius A* that are unlike anything in the galaxy. They are so peculiar that they have been assigned a brand-new class – what astronomers […]Read More Strange Objects Found at The Galactic Centre Are Like Nothing Else in The Milky Way
The newly detected icy world remains a candidate planet for now. Proxima b may not be an only child after all. In August 2016, astronomers announced that a roughly Earth-size exoplanet circles the closest star to the sun, the red dwarf Proxima Centauri, which lies a mere 4.2 light-years from us. (For perspective, the Milky Way galaxy’s spiral disk […]Read More Proxima Centauri, the sun’s nearest neighbor, may host a 2nd alien planet. Meet Proxima c.