Bad Astronomy | A solar flare in 774 AD changed Earth’s atmospheric chemistry

In the year 774 AD, an enormously powerful blast of matter and energy from space slammed into Earth. Nothing like it had been felt on this planet for 10,000 years. A mix of high-energy light and hugely accelerated subatomic particles, when this wave impacted Earth it changed our atmospheric chemistry enough to be measured centuries […]

Read More Bad Astronomy | A solar flare in 774 AD changed Earth’s atmospheric chemistry

A “Ring of Fire” Solar Eclipse Will Be Visible This Weekend – “Ring of Fire” Solar Eclipse June 2020

Since movie theaters and Broadway have been closed for some time, you can catch the best shows this year simply by looking up at the sky. From supermoons to meteor showers, the night sky has been, well, stellar entertainment. This weekend, another incredible celestial event will hit: an annual “ring of fire” solar eclipse… more about this article […]

Read More A “Ring of Fire” Solar Eclipse Will Be Visible This Weekend – “Ring of Fire” Solar Eclipse June 2020

NASA solar probe smashes two wild records as it approaches the sunGotta go fast.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe just took the record for the fastest human-made object and the closest object to the sun from… NASA’s Parker Solar Probe. The solar probe, launched in August 2018, is built to withstand the scorching temperatures of the sun’s outer atmosphere, unraveling some of the mysteries lurking within. A suite of four instruments on board […]

Read More NASA solar probe smashes two wild records as it approaches the sunGotta go fast.

Scientists have discovered strange objects orbiting our galaxy’s black hole

Every major galaxy is home to a supermassive black hole, and our own Milky Way is no exception. Astronomers recently found something unexpected near this massive object — 4 mysterious objects, each similar to a pair of bizarre bodies spotted in recent years in this same region of the galaxy. Our local supermassive black hole, […]

Read More Scientists have discovered strange objects orbiting our galaxy’s black hole

Astronomers Detect a Binary Star Set to Explode, And You Might Be Alive to See It

An ordinary-looking star system, barely visible in the night sky, appears to have a very bright future in store – and if astronomers’ predictions are right, some of us might even be around to see it… More about this article in link… https://www.sciencealert.com/this-innocent-looking-star-is-doomed-to-explode-and-you-might-be-alive-to-see-it

Read More Astronomers Detect a Binary Star Set to Explode, And You Might Be Alive to See It