Coloquio de Astronomía

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Meet the amateur astronomers who track secretive spy satellites for fun

If Zuma is still up there, these are the people who might spot it.<p>What the heck happened to Zuma? We know that the super-secret satellite was built by Northrop Grumman for an agency of the United States Government, and that SpaceX launched it on Sunday, January 7.<p>But what we know is vastly …

Astronomy

Watch the James Webb Space Telescope go through nine months of testing in two minutes

The spectacular scope launches in 2019.<p>The James Webb Space Telescope took decades to build. It won't launch until 2019 at the earliest, it's slowly but surely making its way toward that distant date, after which it will finally get a chance to capture those first glimpses of galaxies forming in …

James Webb Space Telescope

It's 2018. Here are six scientific mysteries that we still haven't solved

Humans have made a staggering amount of scientific and technological progress over the past century. We’ve created technology that has transformed …

Physics

Tiny Ringed Object Beyond Saturn May Reveal Secrets About Giant Planets

Just past Saturn lies a tiny, asteroid-like object with rings of its own. New observations of the object, known as Chariklo, have revealed new …

Astronomy

China’s Tiangong-1 space station is out of control and will soon fall to Earth

The tail end of 2017 was packed with interesting asteroid sightings and near-misses that gave skywatchers a reason to look up, but the biggest threat …

Exploration

SpaceX Falcon Heavy goes vertical with Musk’s Tesla as launch nears

Reddit Email Comments<p>After approximately half a decade of concerted and less-than-patient waiting, long-time followers of SpaceX have, for the first …

SpaceX

Elon Musk shows off SpaceX’s almost fully-assembled Falcon Heavy rocket

The rocket’s launch date is set for January<p>Elon Musk has tweeted out photos of SpaceX’s almost fully assembled Falcon Heavy rocket in Cape Canaveral, Florida — the biggest and best glimpse so far into what the final iteration will look like. The rocket’s launch date is set for sometime in January …

Exploration

Radio observations show `Oumuamua may not be an interstellar probe

It looks as if the first interstellar asteroid may be just a big rock after all. The SETI initiative Breakthrough Listen announced that preliminary …

Astronomers Will Scan Mystery Interstellar Object to Make Sure It's Not a Spaceship - ExtremeTech

Astronomers Will Scan Mystery Interstellar Object to Make Sure It’s Not a Spaceship<p>By on December 11, 2017 at 4:01 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Did an alien probe enter our solar system? Asteroid Oumuamua could be artificial, extraterrestrial investigators suggest

It will either be the greatest discovery humanity has ever made – or just a pretty cool bit of scientific research.<p>Scientists are planning to …

NASA To Make Big Reveal On Thursday: Kepler Scores Major Breakthrough With The Help Of AI

Did NASA discover alien life? The space agency is about to make a big announcement this week, unveiling the latest success of the Kepler space …

NASA Just Unveiled Its Plan to Retrieve The First-Ever Samples From Mars

Mars rocks, anyone?<p>NASA has unveiled its plan for its next Mars rover, "Mars 2020", which will collect samples from the surface of the red …

Let’s take a moment to look at the mesmerizing images from Voyager 1

In 1977, NASA launched two Voyager probes, equipped with golden records describing human accomplishment, on a mission to explore the farthest reaches of the solar system. Each record catalogued our music, our greetings, our art and photography.<p>Forty years later, both spacecrafts are still hurtling …

Space Exploration

James Webb Space Telescope cruises through cryogenic testing

It's been a long journey for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), and it hasn't even begun its million-mile trip into the Sun's orbit yet. …

Así es como las ondas gravitacionales serán señal de agujeros negros primarios

El concepto de corrimiento al rojo señala que mientras más lejana es una galaxia, la luz que de ella vemos será más roja, en la medida además de que …

NASA to Release Voyager Probe’s ‘Golden Record’ to Public

The NASA-created record that was launched into space aboard the Voyager probe in 1977 will finally be released to the public for the first time. <i>The</i></i> …

Chinese "Wukong" Dark Matter space telescope detects unexpected and mysterious signals while measuring cosmic rays

A Chinese satellite which was sent to the skies to look for evidence of the annihilation or decay of dark matter particles in space has detected …

Deep Space Gateway Key Part of Updated Exploration Roadmap

SAN FRANCISCO – A new edition of an international space exploration planning document to be released early next year will offer an updated plan for …

SpaceX Finally Reveals When It Will Launch its Long-Awaited Giant Rocket

By<p>Filed Under Innovation, Aerospace & Elon Musk<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Though it’s just about to wrap …

How We Could Explore That Interstellar Asteroid

In mid-October, the University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS1 telescope discovered an asteroid on its way out of our solar system. The trajectory of the …

Space Exploration

The Physics Behind the Strange Interstellar Asteroid 'Oumuamua

For the first time, humans have detected an interstellar asteroid—a space rock they're calling 'Oumuamua, which is a Hawaiian word meaning "scout." …

Physics

Exploding binary stars will light up the sky in 2022

Stellar collisions are an amazingly rare thing. According to our best estimates, such events only occur in our galaxy (within globular clusters) once …

Video Shows Rocket Burning Up in a Giant Fireball Over Canada

Canadians glimpsed a rarely seen phenomenon Friday night: A piece of space junk falling back to Earth and burning up in the atmosphere. Scientists …

Quirky Comet Has Unexpected Composition, NASA Study Shows

A strange green comet that zoomed past Earth earlier this year is unlike any other comet observed to date, according to new NASA research.<p>The comet, …

Astronomers Want to Send a Probe to That Interstellar Asteroid, But There's a Catch

They'd better hurry!<p>It's not every day that an asteroid from outside the Solar System comes whizzing past your front door. In fact, it's only ever …

Project Lyra, a Mission to Chase Down that Interstellar Asteroid

Back in October, the announcement that the first interstellar asteroid triggered a flurry of excitement. Since that time, astronomers have conducted …

NASA Tests New Mars Rover Tires That Remember Their Shape

The game-changing material that advanced the development of spring tires was nickel titanium (via NASA)<p>NASA is literally reinventing the …

Watch how SpaceX salvages its $40 million rockets for reuse

In just one year, SpaceX has made rocket landings routine. But we must not forget that this is a giant step toward reusable rockets and a new era of affordable space flight. Michael Wagner with USLaunchReport chronicles the historic return of many of these used rockets and posts them on the …

Lava or not, exoplanet 55 Cancri e likely to have atmosphere

Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its star, the same side …