A new Webb Space Telescope image of the bright, nearby star Fomalhaut reveals its planetary system with details never seen before.
Black holes are gatherers, not hunters. They lie in wait until a hapless star wanders by and then grab it and rip it apart.
Two black holes, one which would be all but lost within the other. The image on the left is the black hole at the heart of the galaxy Messier 87, the other the black hole at the center of our Milky Way, seen for the first time by human eyes.
Baltimore, MD-(ENEWSPF)- Weather is nudging the James Webb Space Telescope from December 24 to a Christmas Day launch. NASA and Arianespace successfully completed the Launch Readiness Review for the James Webb Space Telescope on Dec. 21. The team authorized the Ariane 5 rocket carrying Webb to rollout and the start[Read More…]
Palm Coast, FL-(ENEWSPF)- No one has seen a total lunar eclipse since January 20–21, 2019, but the drought is finally ending. Viewers in the western half of North America, western South America, East Asia, and Australia will see the Moon darken and turn a reddish hue on the morning of[Read More…]
Mountain View, CA-(ENEWSPF)- Thanks to new research using data from the Kepler space telescope, it’s estimated that there could be as many as 300 million potentially habitable planets in our galaxy. Some could even be pretty close, with several likely within 30 light-years of our Sun. The findings will be[Read More…]
Jupiter, Saturn will look like double planet for first time since Middle Ages Houston, TX-(ENEWSPF)- Just after sunset on the evening of Dec. 21, Jupiter and Saturn will appear closer together in Earth’s night sky than they have been since the Middle Ages, offering people the world over a celestial[Read More…]
SDSS-(ENEWSPF)- Scientists working with data from the Sloan Digital Sky Surveys’ Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE) have discovered a “fossil galaxy” hidden in the depths of our own Milky Way. This result, published today in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, may shake up our understanding of[Read More…]
Baltimore, MD-(ENEWSPF)- Some of the most stunning views of our sky occur at sunset, when sunlight pierces the clouds, creating a mixture of bright and dark rays formed by the clouds’ shadows and the beams of light scattered by the atmosphere. Astronomers studying nearby galaxy IC 5063 are tantalized by[Read More…]
Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- Solar Orbiter, a new collaborative mission between ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA to study the Sun, launched at 11:03 p.m. EST Sunday on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. At 12:24 a.m. Monday, mission[Read More…]