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A new study has found that NASAs DART mission that slammed a spacecraft into an asteroid may not have had the impact once thought. The impact simulation study suggested that DART did not leave an impact crater; rather, it reshaped the entire body of the asteroid. In September 2022, NASAs DART spacecraft crashed... Read more...
Great balls of fire, NASAs Juno spacecraft snapped a closeup image of Jupiters moon lo that showed an erupting volcano. Juno has performed more than 55 flybys of Jupiter, as well as the closest flyby of the giant planets moon lo in over 20 years. NASA says that Jupiters moon lo is the most volcanically active world... Read more...
A group of researchers who measured the orbital period of asteroid Dimorphous around a month after NASA's DART mission impacted it concluded that an unknown force was causing the asteroid's orbit to continue to slow. NASA determined it had slowed the asteroid's orbital period, decreasing it by about 33 minutes, but... Read more...
NASA's James Space Webb Telescope (JWST) continues to dazzle with yet another stunning image of Saturn's spectacular rings. The image was captured by Webb on June 25, 2023, and was part of the observatory's first near-infrared observations of the mammoth-ringed planet. JWST has been utilized to capture images of... Read more...
Researchers have discovered that Enceladus's ocean should contain phosphorus, one of the basic elements for terrestrial life. The scientists used geochemical modeling to predict just how much phosphorous could be present in the ocean of Saturn's moon Enceladus. Observations by the Cassini spacecraft have already... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captured images of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 5068 in spectacular fashion utilizing its MIRI and NIRCam instruments. The images were shared recently by NASA Administrator Bill Nelson during an event with students at the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland. Images... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has captured data regarding a water vapor plume from Saturn's moon Enceladus, which spans an incredible 6,000 miles. The detection of an immense water emission of this nature is the first seen over such a far-reaching distance. It also gives scientists an idea of how an... Read more...
A strange spiral spotted over Alaska, which some described as an alien spaceship or a portal to an alternate universe, actually has a fairly mundane explanation. The spiral was made even more spectacular as it accompanied an aurora borealis late Friday night into early Saturday morning. Reports of the strange... Read more...
A team of researchers led by the University of Arizona believe Saturn's moon Enceladus is a prime candidate for potentially harboring alien life. The team thinks that a future mission to Enceladus could provide answers without even landing on the icy surface. NASA's Cassini spacecraft concluded its historic 13-year... Read more...
New research indicates that one of Saturn's moons could hold evidence for habitability. The new findings suggest Enceladus's subsurface ocean could hold a key building block for life. The search for life outside of our own planet has been heating up with new data obtained more and more often. But it is not always... Read more...
The Hubble Space Telescope captured data in 2019 that has led astronomers to conclude supergiant star Betelgeuse blew its top, literally. The star lost a large amount of its visible surface and produced a mammoth Surface Mass Ejection (SME). To put just how massive this explosion was into perspective, our own Sun... Read more...
NASA's Earth Observatory has shared an image of one of the most active submarine volcanoes in the Pacific. A 2015 scientific expedition found two species of sharks, including hammerheads, living in the submerged crater and earned the underwater volcano the nickname "Sharkcano." Kavachi Volcano, located in the... Read more...
Scientists have discovered that when the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano erupted on January 15, 2022, its effects reached the edge of space. The effects were detected after analyzing data from NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, mission and the European Space Agency's (ESA) Swarm satellites. 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. The... Read more...
A Russian cosmonaut and a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) shared photos of Mount Etna from space, as plumes of ash and smoke from the active volcano rose toward the heavens. The images were shared by the pair on their respective Twitter accounts. As the... Read more...
If you are wondering why companies like Amazon and Google put so much time and energy into smart speakers, just look at the numbers. Sales of voice-activated speakers will add an incremental $1.6 billion to the US technology industry through 2019, in part because they tap into the growing smart home market, according... Read more...
Samsung is upgrading its SmartThings family with the addition of some newly upgraded products. Samsung has been working to bolster its smart home credentials ever since its purchased the SmartThings home automation platform four years ago, and today we're seeing the release of the all-new SmartThings WiFi mesh network... Read more...
Mesh routers are all the rage these days, as they allow users to ensure that their whole home is blanketed in Wi-Fi while maintaining peak speeds throughout. Comcast is getting in on the action with the official nationwide launch of its xFi Pods, which are rebranded Plume Wi-Fi extenders with its own special... Read more...
A new report again brings up the oft-asked question, "is there a link between cell phone use and brain tumors," also known as "do cell phones cause brain cancer?" What's most interesting is that the report additionally details eleven design flaws of the 13-country, Telecom-funded Interphone study, which was intended... Read more...