Thursday, March 30, 2017

Third near miss in January 2017: Newly discovered asteroid makes closest flyby since September 6, 2016

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A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 BH30 made the closest flyby since September 6, 2016 on January 30, 2017. 2017 BH30 belongs to Apollo group of asteroids. It was discovered...

What is killing entire galaxies across the Universe?

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It's the big astrophysical whodunnit. Across the Universe, galaxies are being killed and the question scientists want answered is, what's killing them? Out there in the depths of space there are...

The largest ever observed gravity wave in the Solar System crossed Venus’ atmosphere and astronomers are trying to understand

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A Japanese spacecraft has spotted a massive gravity wave in Venus’ atmosphere. This is not the first time such a wave was observed on the Solar System’s second planet, but...

Very bright mysterious object discovered in the active galaxy Cygnus A

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A very bright something has appeared in the well-known and active galaxy Cygnus A. Astronomers are baffled by this newly discovered mysterious object twice as bright as the brightest known supernova at these...

Boom Star: Spectacular collision of suns will create new star in night sky in 2022

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For the first time in history, parents will be able to point to a dark spot in the sky and say, ‘Watch, kids, there’s a star - The Boom...

Mystery radio bursts traced to distant galaxy – A precise source for the first time

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A mysterious type of radio wave from deep space, discovered only a decade ago, has been traced to a precise source for the first time. So-called fast radio bursts (FRBs)...

Massive solar coronal hole facing Earth creates geomagnetic storm

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft watched a massive solar coronal hole rotate into view as the Sun spun on its axis between Dec. 2 and 9, 2016. The coronal hole...

Supermoon and Geminids peak on December 14 2016

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In a spectacular case of bad timing, the full Moon coincides with the annual Geminid meteor shower. Don't feel put out. There's still something for everyone, including a consolation prize. A...

Saturn’s weird hexagon storm like you’ve never seen before

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You have never seen Saturn's weird hexagon storm like this. NASA's Cassini spacecraft sent back more jaw-dropping photos of Saturn and its huge, bizarre hexagonal storm that swirls around the...

The return of the big Coronal Hole: A new front of arctic auroras ahead?

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The big Coronal Hole on the sun is back again. And could spark strong geomagnetic storms and Arctic auroras as it is turning toward Earth again. At the end of October,...

Mysterious space signals can pack a serious punch rivaling the stellar cataclysms known as supernovae in their explosive power

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The mysterious space whistles, also known as fast radio bursts (FRBs) can pack a serious punch rivaling the stellar cataclysms known as supernovae in their explosive power. This new discovery...

Powerful geomagnetic storm cracks Earth’s magnetosphere

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Earth’s magnetosphere was briefly cracked after a powerful geomagnetic storm propagated from the sun last year. The blast was registered in June 2015 after a huge cloud of plasma released...