NASA Satellite Finds Cosmic Neighborhood Just 33 Light-Years Away

Here’s your friendly reminder that our solar system is but a molecule of water in the universe’s ocean. NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Satellite Survey, better known as TESS, has spotted a buzzing galactic neighborhood only 33 light-years away from our planet. It has a central star, a couple of planets circling that star, and according to … Read more

The One Wing Cosmic Butterfly

This ethereal image, captured from Chile by the Gemini International Observatory, an NSF NOIRLab program, looks as delicate as a butterfly’s wing. It is, however, a structure known as the Chamaeleon Infrared Nebula, which is located near the center of the gigantic dark cloud Chamaeleon I, one of the closest star-forming regions in our Milky … Read more

A new version of the educational initiative Cosmic Challenge

The “SpaceShip” foundation for popularizing knowledge has announced a new edition of the Cosmic Challenge program, addressed to students from all over Poland. It is an educational program for young people interested in space issues. This year’s run begins with the student competition “Cosmic Challenge: Voyager”, carried out in cooperation with the charming French Observatory … Read more

NASA is launching a new telescope that could offer some cosmic eye candy

Two views of the Eagle Nebula’s “Pillars of Creation,” both taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. The left shows the pillars in visible light; the right image was taken in infrared light. (NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team) In December, NASA is scheduled to launch the huge $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope, which … Read more

Humans Growing Plants on Mars Impossible Due to Cosmic Radiation Exposure Rather Than Martian Soil

“The Martian” book written by Andy Weir depicts an astronaut left behind on Mars after an accident. Astronaut Mark Watney planted potatoes on Mars to feed himself as it might take years before the next human Mars mission. However, scientists said that planting on the Red Planet is impossible due to harsher radiation exposure than … Read more

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Sees Cosmic Quintuple Quasar; What Does It Mean?

It nearly appears that there are six heavenly planets in its core in this mesmerizing image acquired by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. There are just three of them: two galaxies and a quasar. On its website, THIS said Hubble data also shows the seventh point of light in the very core, which is a rare … Read more

Astronomers Can Locate Source Of High Energy Cosmic Rays

About a century ago, scientists began to realize that some of the radiation we detect in Earth’s atmosphere is not of local origin. This eventually gave rise to the discovery of cosmic rays, high-energy protons and atomic nuclei that were stripped of their electrons and accelerated to relativistic speeds (near the speed of light). However, … Read more

Cosmic three days in Kielce. European Rover Challenge 2021 is coming soon

Parallel to the competition in which the rovers will compete, viewers will be able to take part in numerous lectures and workshops divided into three thematic blocks. Friday, September 10 is a day entirely devoted to Mars, whose reconstructed volcanic area of ​​Elysium Planitia will be this year’s arena of struggles for student Martian robots. … Read more