Astrophotographer captures clear image of Saturn as it makes its closest approach to Earth this year

Astrophotographer captures clear image of Saturn as it makes its closest approach to Earth this year

An astrophotographer has taken his clearest ever picture of Saturn while it made its closest approach to Earth this year. Our planet moved almost directly between Saturn and the sun on Sunday, in an annual celestial event known as ‘opposition’. This is the moment when the gas giant is closest to us and is in … Read more

Saturday Is ‘Saturn-Day!’ See The Ringed Planet At Its Biggest, Brightest And Best Of 2022 This Weekend

Saturday Is ‘Saturn-Day!’  See The Ringed Planet At Its Biggest, Brightest And Best Of 2022 This Weekend

Saturn in this latest snapshot from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, taken on July 4, 2020, when the … [+] opulent giant world was 839 million miles from Earth. This new Saturn image was taken during summer in the planet’s northern hemisphere. NASA, ESA, A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center), MH Wong (University of California, Berkeley), … 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

Now We Know Why Jupiter Doesn’t Have Big, Glorious Rings Like Saturn

Now We Know Why Jupiter Doesn’t Have Big, Glorious Rings Like Saturn

Given its similarities to its neighbor, Saturn, it seems natural to ask why Jupiter doesn’t also have a magnificent, extensive system of visible rings. Alas, it’s not the reality. While Jupiter does have rings, they’re thin, tenuous, flimsy things of dust, visible only when back-lit by the Sun. According to new research, these discount rings … Read more

New Webb telescope images show Jupiter in a new light | News

New Webb telescope images show Jupiter in a new light |  News

Data collected during the telescope’s commissioning period, before its science operations officially started on July 12, have been released on the Space Telescope Science Institute’s website. The publicly available data is now ready for scientists around the world to study. That data includes new images of Jupiter, which were taken while the space observatory’s instruments … Read more

Striking a new CHORD in space | Life

Striking a new CHORD in space |  Life

A new radio telescope project is under way at our observatory. It is called CHORD (Canadian Hydrogen Observatory and Radio-transient Detector). Flashy acronyms are big business these days. It will consist of a closely packed cluster of 512 six-meter dishes. To a large extent it will be a partner to the CHIME (Canadian Hydrogen Intensity … Read more

Earth and the entire solar system can Collapse if THIS happens to Neptune

Earth and the entire solar system can Collapse if THIS happens to Neptune

Neptune, the farthest planet in the solar system, can cause the entire solar system including Earth to be destroyed if it gets pulled in by a passing star. But how can that happen? Find out. Our solar system is a perfectly balanced cosmic entity that supports our Sun eight planets and a dwarf planet, Pluto. … Read more

Five Planets Line Up In Rare Planetary Parade For First Time In 18 Years

Five Planets Line Up In Rare Planetary Parade For First Time In 18 Years

The alignment has been happening since June 10. Five Planets of the solar system, separated by billions of kilometers, appeared in the pre-dawn skies in rare planetary conjunction that will not repeat till 2040. Mercury, Mars, Venus and Saturn recently appeared in the skies above Earth. The five planets came together as they moved in … Read more

Witness the RARE 5 planet alignment this June! Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn line-up is here

Witness the RARE 5 planet alignment this June!  Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn line-up is here

A rare planet alignment of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will adorn the sky soon! Know when and how to watch it. Skywatchers will be delighted with the special and rare view of the sky this June! We are talking about the planetary alignment of five major planets from our solar system – Mercury, … Read more

Fascinating fact: Giant Moon of Saturn has an Earth-like landscape

Fascinating fact: Giant Moon of Saturn has an Earth-like landscape

Scientists are enthusiastic about establishing colonies on Mars, but is that a good idea? There have been claims and counterclaims over the possibility of living on Mars. Experts have noted that it’s a planet where you cannot breathe. The idea to find a place more Earth-like in the solar system is quite unreal, but not … Read more