Incredible Image Shows Twin Stellar Jets Blasting Out of a Star-Forming Region — Universe Today

Young stars go through a lot as they’re being born. They sometimes emit jets of ionized gas called MHOs—Molecular Hydrogen emission-line Objects. New images of two of these MHOs, also called stellar jets, show how complex they can be and what a hard time astronomers have as they try to understand them. 1,391 more words

Incredible Image Shows Twin Stellar Jets Blasting Out of a Star-Forming Region — Universe Today

A Private Mission to Scan the Cloud Tops of Venus for Evidence of Life — Universe Today

The search for life on Venus has a fascinating history. Carl Sagan famously and sarcastically said there were obviously dinosaurs there since a thick haze we couldn’t see through covered the surface. 1,143 more words

A Private Mission to Scan the Cloud Tops of Venus for Evidence of Life — Universe Today

Ice Peeks out of a Cliffside on Mars — Universe Today

The HiRISE (High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured another beauty. This time the image shows water ice peeking out from a cliffside on Mars. 649 more words

Ice Peeks out of a Cliffside on Mars — Universe Today

Astronomy Jargon 101: Ionosphere — Universe Today

In this series we are exploring the weird and wonderful world of astronomy jargon! You’ll find today’s topic absolutely sizzling: the ionosphere! In the upper reaches of the Earth’s atmosphere, the intense UV and X-ray radiation from the Sun bombards molecules and atoms, causing them to split apart. 322 more words

Astronomy Jargon 101: Ionosphere — Universe Today

Rings in the Early Solar System Kept our Planet From Becoming a Super-Earth — Universe Today

To date, a total of 4,884 extrasolar planets have been confirmed in 3,659 systems, with another 8,414 additional candidates awaiting confirmation. In the course of studying these new worlds, astronomers have noted something very interesting about the “rocky” planets. 1,466 more words

Rings in the Early Solar System Kept our Planet From Becoming a Super-Earth — Universe Today

JWST Deploys its Secondary Mirror. It’s a Real Telescope Now — Universe Today

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a telescope. The secondary mirror on the James Webb Space Telescope was successfully deployed in space today, an incredibly important milestone. 672 more words

JWST Deploys its Secondary Mirror. It’s a Real Telescope Now — Universe Today

China’s Tianwen-1 Spacecraft Took a Selfie Using a Tiny, Secondary Spacecraft — Universe Today

Remember how China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft released a remote camera to take a picture of itself during its flight to Mars, back in late 2020? Now in Mars orbit, Tianwen-1 has done it again, releasing another mini remote camera. 500 more words

China’s Tianwen-1 Spacecraft Took a Selfie Using a Tiny, Secondary Spacecraft — Universe Today

2029 Will be the Perfect Year to Launch a Mission to Sedna — Universe Today

Object 90377 Sedna – a distant trans-Neptunian object known best for its highly elliptical, 11,390-year long orbit – is currently on its way towards perihelion (its closest approach to the Sun) in 2076. 807 more words

2029 Will be the Perfect Year to Launch a Mission to Sedna — Universe Today

JWST Is On Its Way! — Universe Today

It’s really happening. After all the years of delays, reschedulings, budget shortfalls, and even more delays, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launched on December 25 and is now successfully on its way to is destination at the second LaGrange point (L2), about 1.5 million km (1 million miles) from Earth. 786 more words

JWST Is On Its Way! — Universe Today

Primordial Black Holes Could Explain Dark Matter and the Growth of Supermassive Black Holes at the Same Time — Universe Today

It’s that time again. Time to look at a possible model to explain dark matter. In this case, a perennial favorite known as primordial black holes. 456 more words

Primordial Black Holes Could Explain Dark Matter and the Growth of Supermassive Black Holes at the Same Time — Universe Today
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