Dust grains older than our Sun found in asteroid Ryugu samples

Dust grains older than our Sun found in asteroid Ryugu samples

Washington, DC— Microscopic grains of ancient material that predate our Sun’s birth were found in samples returned from the asteroid Ryugu by the Hayabusa2 mission, according to new work from an international team led by Carnegie’s Jens Barosch and Larry Nittler and published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Named after a Japanese folktale, Ryugu is … Read more

You Have to Zoom in for a Full Minute to See the Galaxy in This Webb Telescope Video

You Have to Zoom in for a Full Minute to See the Galaxy in This Webb Telescope Video

Webb’s first image of Cartwheel Galaxy was released on August 2.gif: Gizmodo/ESA/Webb Space is big and scary, and a new video created from Webb Space Telescope data goes to show the massive distances separating us from the objects we’re trying to observe. In this case, it’s the Cartwheel Galaxyone of Webb’s recent targets. Webb has … Read more

Why our earthly days are getting longer | Life

Why our earthly days are getting longer |  Life

At the moment days are getting longer and we don’t know why. The Earth is taking a bit longer to rotate on its axis. We have known for decades that the speed at which our Earth spins varies. For example, on Boxing Day, 2004, there was a huge earthquake in the Indian Ocean. A 1,500 … Read more

The Perseid meteor shower will peak on Aug. 12. Here’s how to see it

The Perseid meteor shower will peak on Aug.  12. Here’s how to see it

Stargazers eager for the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower may need to brace for disappointment. The meteor shower, which is active from July 14 to Sept. 1, will be most visible at its peak, Aug. 12 and Aug. 13, with around 50 to 100 meteors passing by each hour. However, there will be … Read more

Stardust in the recipe for celestial bodies | Life

Stardust in the recipe for celestial bodies |  Life

If you want to make a comet, asteroid, planet, star, or many other bodies, the recipe is the same. There is just one ingredient: the cosmic clouds of gas and dust. The procedure is the same; one just gathers some of the material into a lump. What you end up with is entirely determined by … Read more

New NASA Webb photograph captures our universe’s most distant star

New NASA Webb photograph captures our universe’s most distant star

Astronomers have used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to perform observations on the furthest known star. VIEW GALLERY – 3 IMAGES Hubble’s picture. The star is called Earendel, which was named after a character in JRR Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings“prequel book”The Silmarillion“. The half-elven character in the book carries a jewel called a … Read more

VIDEO: Apparent ‘fireball’ lights up Kitchener night sky, visible as far as Ohio

VIDEO: Apparent ‘fireball’ lights up Kitchener night sky, visible as far as Ohio

KITCHENER — Sam Nabi was sitting on a park bench in Victoria Park, staring up at the night sky, when something caught his eye. It was around 9:30 pm on Tuesday when suddenly the night came alive, first with a bright blue and white light, followed by what he said looked like an orange tail. … Read more

VIDEO: Apparent ‘fireball’ lights up Kitchener night sky, visible as far as Ohio

VIDEO: Apparent ‘fireball’ lights up Kitchener night sky, visible as far as Ohio

KITCHENER — Sam Nabi was sitting on a park bench in Victoria Park, staring up at the night sky, when something caught his eye. It was around 9:30 pm on Tuesday when suddenly the night came alive, first with a bright blue and white light, followed by what he said looked like an orange tail. … Read more

JWST to reveal chemistry of ancient galaxies, is taking data for first of six Carnegie-led projects

JWST to reveal chemistry of ancient galaxies, is taking data for first of six Carnegie-led projects

Pasadena, CA— The first of six projects led by Carnegie-affiliated astronomers will, for the next three days, use the James Webb Space Telescope to make some of the most-accurate measurements ever taken of the chemistry of very early galaxies—studying light that traveled 10 billion years to reach us. Carnegie’s Gwen Rudie and Allison Strom, formerly … Read more