Ghostly plasma loops linger on the sun after massive solar explosion (photos)
A photographer recently snapped an incredibly detailed photo of gigantic, ghostly plasma loops towering above the sun’s fiery surface after a powerful solar flare exploded from the sun. Comments (0). Faint loops of plasma on the sun.
SpaceX shows off Super Heavy boosters ‘for the next 3’ Starship flights (photos)
‘Super Heavy boosters for the next three flights, with a fourth ready to stack, in the Starbase Megabay.’ Comments (0). photo looking up at four huge stainless-steel cylinders inside an open-air high. SpaceX shared this photo of four Super Heavy …
James Webb Space Telescope makes rare detection of 2 exoplanets orbiting dead stars
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has already proven itself adept at peering into the past by imaging objects at tremendous distances, but a new breakthrough may have seen the powerful instrument act almost like a scientific crystal ball, …
Stone Age People Used This 35000-Year-Old Woolly Mammoth Tusk Tool to Make Rope, Scientists Say
To test their hypothesis that the perforated object was a tool, researchers used a replica to create a 16-foot-long rope from cattail reeds. Christian Thorsberg. February 2, 2024 4:35 p.m. …
Why Does a Solar Eclipse Move West to East?
This path moves in the opposite direction of the sun’s apparent trek over Earth each day. But during an eclipse, the motion of the moon’s shadow—not the sun—is what matters. Earth rotates from west to east, says Michelle Nichols, director of public …
Get ready for liftoff! UNC Chapel Hill alum heads to space on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-9 mission
A former University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill student, and now a NASA astronaut, Zena Cardman, is set to embark on her first spaceflight as part of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-9 Mission. Scheduled for launch no earlier than August, Cardman will join three …
Watch detailed ‘X-ray image of half the sky’ here: 900000 stars, galaxies and black holes revealed
The German eROSITA Consortium (eROSITA-DE) recently made public the first six months of the SRG/eROSITA all-sky survey (eRASS1) data.
Billion-dollar NASA mission will provide unprecedented view of ocean life
The ocean’s mix of plankton, algae, and bacteria absorbs vast amounts of carbon dioxide while producing 50% of Earth’s oxygen. But for decades, Earth-observing satellites could not tease apart the many species making up the green goop.
Axiom Space’s Private Astronaut Crew Preps For Return To Earth
HOUSTON—Axiom Space’s first all-European private astronaut mission crew sent to the International Space Station was preparing to end a 14-day stay on the ISS on Feb. 2 with a weekend undocking and splashdown off the Florida coast, weather permitting.
Yes, the moon is shrinking. Here’s what that means
If, as the saying goes, all economic news is bad, then all astronomical news is, in a similar way, slightly exaggerated for dramatic effect. So when headlines rolled out across the planet Earth this week that its only natural satellite was “SHRINKING,” …