Monthly Archives: October 2015
A newly discovered asteroid, 2015 TB145 as it called, is set to fly by Earth on October 31, 2015 and should be visible (using a telescope of a decent size) moving in front of the stars.
The search for extraterrestrial civilizations goes through ups and downs in recent weeks. While early September, a study claimed that no sign of advanced alien civilizations was observed in the nearby universe, here, today’ observations conducted on a distant star generate some questions.
Just 29 light-years away from us, the star AU Microscopii can be described as a close neighbor. This red dwarf, which is ‘only’ half the mass of our Sun, lies in the southern constellation Microscopium — unfortunately, is not visible in the northern hemisphere.
Deep in an archive in Columbus, Ohio, there’s a slip of paper with a bunch of random-looking letters and numbers printed on it. A few of the characters are circled, and one word is handwritten in red ink: “WOW”.
Today, we want to share news about what space scientists want to discover in the future! Last week, NASA announced the 5 finalists for what may eventually be their next missions into space. The projects are all part of NASA’s Discovery program, which aims to launch low-cost, high-impact missions every few years.
The last image of Pluto sent back by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which made a historic flyby of the dwarf planet in July, reveal unexpected detail: Pluto has brilliant blue skies similar to those of Earth.
By now, you’ve definitely heard, there’s brine on Mars. Salty, salty, brine. Yes! They found water on Mars (Mars has liquid water). But like, didn’t we already find water on Mars? Haven’t we been here before? Yeah, we did.