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

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

Feast Your Eyes on These Soothing Pics Shortlisted For Astro Photographer of The Year

Feast Your Eyes on These Soothing Pics Shortlisted For Astro Photographer of The Year

There’s a big, wide, wonderful, breathtaking Universe out there, beyond the bubble of life on Earth – although not much of it is visible to most of us, here on this pale blue dot. We look up; we may see stars, and galaxies, and the disk of the Milky Way, as specks and smears of … Read more

How to See Rare ‘Night-Shining’ Clouds, Thanks to Climate Change

How to See Rare ‘Night-Shining’ Clouds, Thanks to Climate Change

Photo: Anna Anikina (Shutterstock) The age of the noctilucent cloud is upon us. Night-shining clouds are historically rare, beautiful formations of shimmering ice crystals hanging in the upper atmosphere that were only visible in the northern parts of the world in years past. They’ve been steadily creeping south for four decades though, so this could … Read more

Astronomers Have Identified The Most Powerful Pulsar Yet in a Distant Galaxy

Astronomers Have Identified The Most Powerful Pulsar Yet in a Distant Galaxy

Neutron stars are dense remnants of large stars. They are the collapsed cores of stars formed during a supernova explosion. While we know generally how they form, we are still learning how they evolve, particularly when they are young. But that’s starting to change thanks to large sky surveys, which have allowed astronomers to observe … Read more

Curiosity Has Found Some Truly Weird-Looking, Twisty Rock Towers on Mars

Curiosity Has Found Some Truly Weird-Looking, Twisty Rock Towers on Mars

The Curiosity rover has found an outstanding rock formation piercing the alien landscape of Mars. Amongst the shallow sands and boulders of the Gale Crater rise several twisting towers of rock – the spikes of sediment look almost like frozen streams of water poured from an invisible jug in the sky. In reality, experts say … Read more

This Hubble Anniversary Pic of Unusual Galaxies Is Out-of-This-World Gorgeous

This Hubble Anniversary Pic of Unusual Galaxies Is Out-of-This-World Gorgeous

We’ve written about some truly stunning deep space pictures here on ScienceAlert, but a new Hubble snap showcasing a special collection of five galaxies has to be one of the best yet – even by our high standards. The group of galaxies is called the Hickson Compact Group 40, and they’re unusually close together at … Read more

Las Vegas Grand Prix confirmed for Formula 1 calendar in 2023

Las Vegas Grand Prix confirmed for Formula 1 calendar in 2023

Las Vegas Grand Prix to take place on a Saturday night in November 2023; the track will run down the Las Vegas Strip and is 3.8 miles long from start to finish, with top speeds estimated to be over 212mph Last Updated: 03/31/22 6:04am Formula 1 will race in Las Vegas from 2023 (pic: Artistic … Read more