Scientists seeking continuous gravitational waves

Scientists seeking continuous gravitational waves

Artist’s concept of gravitational waves via ScienceBlog. In 2016, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration announced the 1st direct observations of short bursts of gravitational waves – ripples’ in the fabric of space-time – in this case, created during the merger of black holes. Late last year, LIGO said it had detected the first gravitational waves from […]

DARKNESS, A Powerful 10000-Pixel Camera To Capture Exoplanets Orbiting Nearby Stars

DARKNESS, A Powerful 10000-Pixel Camera To Capture Exoplanets Orbiting Nearby Stars

The search for exoplanets, aka Earth-sized rocky planets, is going to the next level, thanks to world’s largest and most advanced superconducting device, a 10,000-pixel camera that would directly snap exoplanetary candidates orbiting stars closest to our solar backyard. Normally, most high-tech devices fail to capture potential exoplanets as in most of the cases, the […]

NASA shares spellbinding picture of the Aurora Borealis seen from the International Space Station

NASA shares spellbinding picture of the Aurora Borealis seen from the International Space Station

NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold captured this stunning picture of the Northern Lights from aboard the International Space Station (ISS). We may call them the “Northern” Lights, but this picture actually shows them over the southern hemisphere. “Sunrise crashes an aurora party over the southern hemisphere,” the astronaut said as he shared the image on Twitter. […]

Dinosaurs Became Dominant After Extinction Event 230 Million Years Ago

Dinosaurs Became Dominant After Extinction Event 230 Million Years Ago

We all know the domination of dinosaurs, one of the most intriguing species hosted by our planet, came to an end with a massive asteroid impact some 65 million years ago. The event spurred a series of changes wiping out nearly 75 percent of life on the planet. Though several studies have explained how dinosaurs […]

The next era in exoplanet searches

The TESS mission, scheduled for launch this week, will look for exoplanets orbiting nearby, bright stars that could be targets for followup observations by the James Webb Space Telescope and other future observatories. (credit: NASA) by Jeff FoustMonday, April 16, 2018 For several years, a small NASA spacecraft has been one of the most productive […]

Meet OmegA, the new Orbital ATK rocket slated launch from KSC by 2021

Meet OmegA, the new Orbital ATK rocket slated launch from KSC by 2021

CLOSE Orbital ATK’s OmegA rocket could launch from Kennedy Space Center as soon as 2021. Orbital ATK A rendering of Orbital ATK’s OmegA rocket, formerly known as the Next Generation Launch system, or NGL.(Photo: Orbital ATK) COLORADO SPRINGS – The burgeoning space industry has a new entrant: OmegA, an intermediate- to heavy-class rocket built by […]

Huge 'UFO' spotted passing space station

Huge 'UFO' spotted passing space station

UFO enthusiasts believe they have spotted an alien craft almost 300m long, flying alongside a space station.   The new video was shared on Youtube and shows what appears to be flashing lights in close proximity to the International Space Station. UFO hunter Scott Waring was quick to point out what he believed to be […]