A black hole squirt aimed at Earth

A black hole squirt aimed at Earth

View larger. | Artist’s concept of a supermassive black hole shredding and devouring a star. Astronomers call this a tidal disruption event. An international team of astronomers says it has detected the brightest jet of material ever seen so far being ejected from a supermassive black hole during such an event. The jet points right … Read more

The Enigma of Dragonfly 44, the Galaxy That’s Almost Invisible

The Enigma of Dragonfly 44, the Galaxy That’s Almost Invisible

In 2016, astronomers led by Pieter van Dokkum of Yale University published a bombshell paper claiming the discovery of a galaxy so dim, yet so broad and heavy, that it must be almost entirely invisible. They estimated that the galaxy, dubbed Dragonfly 44, is 99.99 percent dark matter. A heated debate ensued about Dragonfly 44’s … Read more

Europa Clipper gets its wheels for space journey

Europa Clipper gets its wheels for space journey

Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have installed 4 large reaction wheels on Europa Clipper. They will help keep the spacecraft oriented properly while it conducts flybys of Jupiter’s ocean moon Europa. Image via NASA/JPl-Caltech. NASA just took another big step forward in its Europa Clipper mission. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) reported on … Read more

‘Dinosaur-Killer’ Asteroid Strike On Mars Caused A Mega-Tsunami 3.4 Billion Years Ago, Say Scientists

‘Dinosaur-Killer’ Asteroid Strike On Mars Caused A Mega-Tsunami 3.4 Billion Years Ago, Say Scientists

A Martian megatsunami may have been caused by an asteroid collision similar to the one that killed … [+] the dinosaurs on Earth 66 million years ago. getty A huge tsunami may have surged through an ancient ocean on Mars after an asteroid collision similar to the one that killed the dinosaurs on Earth 66 … Read more

Alberta company creates mission critical designs for NASA

Alberta company creates mission critical designs for NASA

They are rooms that host some of the world’s greatest minds, launching humanity further than ever before. As NASA works towards its return to the moon through the Artemis mission, a Calgary company has a role to play from the ground. Evans Consoles is responsible for the design of all three of the Johnson Space … Read more

Physicists create ‘the smallest, crummiest wormhole you can imagine’

Physicists create ‘the smallest, crummiest wormhole you can imagine’

In an experiment that ticks most of the mystery boxes in modern physics, a group of researchers announced Wednesday that they had simulated a pair of black holes in a quantum computer and sent a message between them through a shortcut in space-time called a wormhole. Physicists described the achievement as another small step in … Read more

McMaster University team to finalize plans with CSA on deployment of satellite

McMaster University team to finalize plans with CSA on deployment of satellite

A team of students from McMaster University which has spent close to seven years creating a satellite to measure space radiation is set to finalize plans to deploy the device in outer space. The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is welcoming the developers this week to finalize preparation of their CubeSat, a miniaturized satellite to further … Read more

How to watch SpaceX launch NASA’s Lunar Flashlight mission in search for water

How to watch SpaceX launch NASA’s Lunar Flashlight mission in search for water

SpaceX is targeting the time of 3.39 AM on November 30 (2.09 PM IST) to launch NASA’s Lunar Flashlight mission and the Hakuto-R Mission 1 lunar lander designed by private Japanese space tech company Ispace. Here is everything you need to know about the missions aboard and how you can watch the launch. Watch the … Read more

NASA’s Artemis 1 moonship reaches record distance from Earth in near-flawless mission

NASA’s Artemis 1 moonship reaches record distance from Earth in near-flawless mission

At the halfway point in NASA’s Artemis 1 mission, the unpiloted Orion moonship is chalking up a near-flawless flight, mission managers said Monday, beaming back spectacular images of Earth disappearing from view as it was eclipsed by the moon, according to CBS News. “The spacecraft is operating just tremendously well so far, and we’re really … Read more