An artist’s conception shows a hypothetical planet with two moons orbiting within the habitable zone of a red dwarf star.

Northwestern U: ‘Are We Alone?’ Study Refines Which Exoplanets Are Potentially Habitable

Evanston, IL-(ENEWSPF)- In order to search for life in outer space, astronomers first need to know where to look. A new Northwestern University study will help astronomers narrow down the search. Which exoplanets are truly habitable? The research team is the first to combine 3D climate modeling with atmospheric chemistry[Read More…]

Galaxies selected to measure the Hubble Constant

New Hubble Constant Measurement Adds to Mystery of Universe’s Expansion Rate

Red Giant Stars Used as Milepost Markers Baltimore, MD-(ENEWSPF)- Astronomers have made a new measurement of how fast the universe is expanding, the Hubble Constant, using an entirely different kind of star than previous endeavors. The revised measurement, which comes from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, falls in the center of[Read More…]

Still frame from Nevil Maskelyne's footage of a solar eclipse

First Ever Solar Eclipse Film Brough Back to Life

London, UK-(ENEWSPF)- The BFI and the Royal Astronomical Society have announced the rediscovery of the earliest moving picture of a total solar eclipse from 1900, the first ever solar eclipse film. The original film fragment held in The Royal Astronomical Society’s archive has been painstakingly scanned and restored in 4K by conservation[Read More…]

first image of a black hole, Event Horizon Telescope

Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole

An international collaboration presents paradigm-shifting observations of the gargantuan black hole at the heart of distant galaxy Messier 87 Cambridge, MA-(ENEWSPF)- The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today,[Read More…]

Demo-1, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, splashdown

SpaceX Crew Dragon Splashdown Marks Success of First NASA Commercial Crew Flight Test

Kennedy Space Center, FL-(ENEWSPF)- NASA passed a major milestone Friday in its goal to restore America’s human spaceflight capability when SpaceX’s Crew Dragon returned to Earth after a five-day mission docked to the International Space Station. About 6 hours after departing the space station, Crew Dragon splashed down at 8:45 a.m.[Read More…]

mars, water, ice cap

New Study Suggests Possibility of Recent Underground Volcanism on Mars

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- A study published last year in the journal Science suggested liquid water is present beneath the south polar ice cap of Mars. Now, a new study in the AGU journal Geophysical Research Letters argues there needs to be an underground source of heat for liquid water to exist underneath the polar ice cap. This[Read More…]

asteroid, 2019 AQ3, rare species

Asteroid from ‘Rare Species’ Sighted in the Cosmic Wild

Palomar Mountain, CA -(ENEWSPF)- Astronomers have discovered a ‘rare species’ asteroid looping through the inner solar system on an exotic orbit. The unusual object is among the first asteroids ever found whose orbit is confined almost entirely within the orbit of Venus. The asteroid’s existence hints at potentially significant numbers[Read More…]

galaxy ESO 510-G13, warped

The Milky Way Is Warped

The first accurate 3D map of our galaxy reveals its true shape: warped and twisted. Victoria, Australia-(ENEWSPF)- Astronomers from Macquarie University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have used 1339 ‘standard’ stars to map the real shape of our home galaxy in a paper published in Nature Astronomy today. They found the[Read More…]

Final 2023 Mayoral Forum with Joe Woods

Final Village Trustee Forum – March 19, 2023