Daily News update on – Science


February 16, 2022

NEWS

Space.com

Rocket poised to hit moon is Chinese, not SpaceX Falcon 9, student observations confirm

it matches the Chinese rocket,” University of Arizona supervisor and associate professor Vishnu Reddy, who also co-leads the school’s Space Domain Awareness lab, said in a statement Tuesday (Feb. 15).

Facebook Twitter

Space.com

Scientists spot supermassive black hole hiding inside thick cosmic dust

A supermassive black hole masked by a cloud of cosmic dust was found at the center of an active galaxy in new images from the European Southern Observatory (ESO). The galaxy, known as Messier 77 or NGC 1068, is a barred spiral galaxy located about 47 …

Facebook Twitter

Space.com

1st image from NASA’s new IXPE X-ray telescope looks like a ball of purple lightning

NASA’s newly-launched X-ray hunting probe has snapped its first science image and — wow — it’s spectacular. The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) probe launched Dec. 9, 2021, on a mission to observe objects like black holes and neutron stars in …

Facebook Twitter

Space.com

Celebrate Perseverance rover’s 1-year ‘Marsiversary’ with these events

The space agency and mission team members are holding a variety of events around the country to mark the “Marsiversary” of the life-hunting, sample-caching Perseverance and the tiny helicopter Ingenuity, which touched down with the rover on Feb. 18, 2021.

Facebook Twitter

CNN

February’s snow moon will light up the sky

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. (CNN) Point your cameras toward the sky as February’s full moon, nicknamed the snow moon, will make its …

Facebook Twitter

CNN

Glowing clouds surround an exploded star in NASA mission’s stunning first image

Just over two months after launching to space, NASA’s newest explorer — the Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer, or IXPE — shared its very first images. And they are stunning. The images offer …

Facebook Twitter

Phys.Org

NASA’s IXPE sends first science image

In time for Valentine’s Day, NASA’s Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer which launched Dec. 9, 2021, has delivered its first imaging data since completing its month-long commissioning phase. All instruments are functioning well aboard the observatory, …

Facebook Twitter

Phys.Org

Astronomers find largest radio galaxy ever

By a stroke of luck, a team led by Dutch Ph.D. student Martijn Oei has discovered a radio galaxy of at least 16 million light-years long. The pair of plasma plumes is the largest structure made by a galaxy known thus far. The finding disproves some …

Facebook Twitter

Livescience.com

2 stars covered in unusual elements have a puzzling origin story

Astronomers have spotted a pair of bizarre stars, unlike any ever seen, covered in a mysterious buildup of unusual chemicals. These cosmic oddballs may have been born through a very rare type of merger between two stars at different ends of their …

Facebook Twitter

Vox

SpaceX and our space junk problem

A SpaceX launches from the SLC-4E launch pad at Vandenberg US Space Force Base A SpaceX rocket takes off on February 2, 2022. This is not the rocket destined to crash …

Facebook Twitter