Tuesday, August 20, 2019

6 Ways To Write Your Astronomy Research Paper

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Writing a technical paper about the deepest secrets of the universe isn't an easy task at all. That is why when you have an astronomy research paper to do, your first instinct might be to pay someone to write an essay for you. While there is nothing wrong with that, there are other routes you can take to get the paper done.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s…12,000 Satellites. Could They Be Ruining the Sky?

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Aerospace juggernauts SpaceX, Boeing and now Amazon hope to drastically improve satellite internet, one batch of low-orbiting satellites at a time. The most recent SpaceX launch added 60 satellites to their active fleet, an early fraction of the nearly 12,000 the company plans to set into orbit in the coming months.

Moon Glows Brighter Than Sun in Images From NASA's Fermi

These images show the steadily improving view of the Moon’s gamma-ray glow from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Each 5-by-5-degree image is centered on the Moon and shows gamma rays with energies above 31 million electron volts, or tens of millions of times that of visible light. At these energies, the Moon is actually brighter than the Sun. Brighter colors indicate greater numbers of gamma rays. This image sequence shows how longer exposure, ranging from two to 128 months (10.7 years), improved the view. Credits: NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration

If our eyes could see high-energy radiation called gamma rays, the Moon would appear brighter than the Sun! That’s how NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has seen our neighbor in space for the past decade.

Young Jupiter Was Smacked Head-on By Massive Newborn Planet

An artist’s impression of a collision between a young Jupiter and a massive still-forming protoplanet in the early solar system. Illustration by K. Suda & Y. Akimoto/Mabuchi Design Office, courtesy of Astrobiology Center, Japan

A colossal, head-on collision between Jupiter and a still-forming planet in the early solar system, about 4.5 billion years ago, could explain surprising readings from NASA's Juno spacecraft, according to a study this week in the journal Nature.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

How Many Earth-like Planets Are Around Sun-like Stars?

Artist’s impression of NASA’s Kepler space telescope, which discovered thousands of new planets. New research, using Kepler data, provides the most accurate estimate to date of how often we should expect to find Earth-like planets near sun-like stars. IMAGE: NASA/AMES RESEARCH CENTER/W. STENZEL/D. RUTTER

A new study provides the most accurate estimate of the frequency that planets that are similar to Earth in size and in distance from their host star occur around stars similar to our sun. Knowing the rate that these potentially habitable planets occur will be important for designing future astronomical missions to characterize nearby rocky planets around sun-like stars that could support life. A paper describing the model appears Aug. 14, in The Astronomical Journal.

About The NASA Mars Rover 2020 Trip

This artist's concept shows a close-up of NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying an outcrop. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

One of the most exciting projects to be coming in only just a few short months is the NASA Mars Rover project which is a part of NASA’s exploration programme. Some would say the excitement is comparable to that of the very first Mars expedition. Whether you are going to register at a new casino or shop online, chances are you have seen something somewhere on the internet about the upcoming trip.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Fluorescent Glow May Reveal Hidden Life in the Cosmos

Illustration by Wendy Kenigsberg/Matt Fondeur/Cornell University

Astronomers seeking life on distant planets may want to go for the glow. Harsh ultraviolet radiation flares from red suns, once thought to destroy surface life on planets, might help uncover hidden biospheres. Their radiation could trigger a protective glow from life on exoplanets called biofluorescence, according to new Cornell research.

Finding a Cosmic Fog Within Shattered Intergalactic ‘Pancakes’

This image shows the gas temperature in the intergalactic medium (IGM), looking through the sheet in-between the two main halos. Red colors are hot gas, while blue colors are cold gas. Credit: Yale University

To understand the most ordinary matter in the universe -- and the extraordinary things that happen to it -- a Yale-led team of astronomers took a deep dive into the cosmic fog. They learned intriguing new details about the dynamics of baryons, the collection of subatomic particles (including protons and neutrons) that accounts for much of the visible matter in the universe. Most baryons reside in the intergalactic medium (IGM), which is the space in-between galaxies where matter is neither bound to nor tugged upon by surrounding systems.