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A Chinese core rocket stage will be performing an uncontrolled reentry into Earth's atmosphere soon. The left over piece is from a Long March 5B rocket that launched this past Sunday. China launched a Long March 5B rocket from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan on June 24, 2022. The rocket carried the Wentien... Read more...
The James Webb Space Telescope has not been sitting idly in space since the first images were revealed by NASA. The space telescope has been busy capturing images of deep space, and an intriguing image of a spiral galaxy was shared by an astronomer on Twitter that has left some with thoughts of a Dr. Who... Read more...
An amateur astronomer discovered an ultra-faint dwarf galaxy, dubbed Pegasus V, hanging out on the outer fringes of the Andromeda Galaxy. The revelation came while astronomer Giuseppe Donatiello was searching through archival data processed by NSF's NOIRLab's Community Science and Data... Read more...
Four retired telescopes are proving being old does not mean being useless, as they produce some breathtaking photos of neighboring galaxies. The new images are from data collected from the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA missions showcasing the gas and dust that fill the space between stars. The dust created... Read more...
New data suggests that post-starburst galaxies hold onto and compress large amounts of highly-concentrated, turbulent gas, but not to form stars as expected. The new data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) shows that these galaxies do not scatter all of their star-forming fuel, as previously... Read more...
Hubble has provided the imagery necessary to identify a black hole that is growing at a breakneck speed in the early universe. Astronomers believe that it could be the "missing link" between young star-forming galaxies and the first supermassive black holes. Until recently, a supermassive black hole, known... Read more...
A group of astronomers and scientists have found the most distant astronomical object ever, a galaxy far, far away. The galaxy candidate, named HD1, is 13.5 billion light-years away and is discussed in a new research paper. A group of international astronomers, including a team of researchers from the... Read more...
A new study reveals an odd peculiarity of a massive shock wave traveling through a cloud of gas left behind by the stormy death of a star. Research suggests that part of it is traveling in the wrong direction. Cassiopeia A is a gas cloud, or nebula, left behind by a supernova in the constellation Cassiopeia. The... Read more...
What happens when the universe gets indigestion? Massive bubbles form at the middle of the Milky Way, and then astronomers and scientists get to debate what it all means. They've been doing exactly that when, in 2020, the X-ray telescope eRosita discovered a pair of enormous bubbles at the center of the galaxy... Read more...
A 3 ton (2.7 metric tons) upper stage of a rocket has presumably impacted the far-side of the moon today. Not that we got to witness the event, but the space junk was expected to make impact on the lunar far side equator at Hertzsprung crater at 7:25am EST. The discarded upper stage of a rocket that is believed to... Read more...
A dazzling image of the aptly named Spanish Dancer galaxy was captured utilizing the US Department of Energy-fabricated Dark Energy Camera. The galaxy is located around 70 million light-years away in the constellation Dorado. Scientists and astronomers are eagerly awaiting the first images from NASA's James... Read more...
Following up on our Galaxy S22 hands-on first look at Samsung's newest flagships, which the company unveiled during its Galaxy Unpacked event last week, we've been putting the two higher end SKUs through their paces. We'll have a full review with benchmarks and analysis later this week. In the meantime, we wanted to... Read more...
Astronomers are a bit puzzled over a mysterious object 4,000 light years away from Earth that is sending out giant bursts of energy. The object, first spotted in 2018, sent out radio waves three times per hour. An object located 4,000 light years away, or 24 quadrillion miles, from Earth may seem like a... Read more...
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has shared new pictures of the Flame Nebula that gives the appearance of a wildfire in space. The images were captured using the SuperCam instrument at Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX). Capturing photographs in and of space has been on the minds of many as the James Webb... Read more...
China seems to be tired of its Chinese Space Station having to make evasive maneuvers in order to avert collisions with Starlink satellites. The nation has taken action by filing a formal complaint with the United Nations over two recent incidents. Just over a month ago a Russian Anti-Satellite test (ASAT)... Read more...
As NASAs latest telescope makes its way into the cosmos, the space agency has already turned to religion to help people deal with the possibilities. Expecting to find life in other planets, NASA enlisted the help of 24 theologians to begin preparing people with the anticipated discovery. Most US Christians dont... Read more...
NASA is 'Psyched' as preparations to explore a wild metallic asteroid nears launch in the Summer of 2022. It will be the first time NASA has explored a world not made primarily of rock or ice, but of metal. NASA's Christmas day launch of the highly anticipated James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captivated those who... Read more...
The night when Santa Claus soars through the air is fast approaching, but theres something else to see in the evening sky even before that. Comet Leonard is still making its way across the solar system. Under the right conditions, you dont even need binoculars or a telescope to see it, and in fact it could easily be... Read more...
The European Southern Observatory's aptly named Very Large Telescope (ESO's VLT) recently discovered a pair of supermassive black holes that are the closest to Earth yet. The pair also broke the record for being the closest to one another, which has a broader implication. In a galaxy far, far away... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was set to launch on December 18th. However, an incident that occurred during testing of the observatory has NASA and its partners delaying the launch. Once the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) does launch, it is set to join forces with the Event Horizon Telescope. The first... Read more...
Observing an asteroid entering into the atmosphere of the behemoth planet of Jupiter typically occurs once every two years. However, astronomers have spotted two different asteroids slamming into Jupiter in the months of September and October alone. Asteroids have been in our news headlines as of late as... Read more...
If you are in or around Washington State, did you happen to see what looked like a meteor shower around 9 PM ET last night? If so, what you saw was not actually a meteor shower but a SpaceX Falcon 9 second stage burning up in the atmosphere. Wild, right? Late last night, many people in the pacific northwest were... Read more...
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