How a Neptune-sized planet will be destroyed by a star, NASA explains

How a Neptune-sized planet will be destroyed by a star, NASA explains

This Neptune-sized planet around a bright A-type star, would be rapidly stripped of its gas. Scientists revealed the reasons. Astronomers are constantly on the lookout for exoplanets. So far, they have found thousands of them but, more than 99 percent of them orbit smaller stars. Only a few of these have been discovered to be … 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

Webb weaves magical image of 500-million-year-old galactic collision

Webb weaves magical image of 500-million-year-old galactic collision

Issued on: 08/03/2022 – 15:08 The James Webb Space Telescope has peered through time and space to capture a new image of the Cartwheel Galaxy, revealing the spinning ring of color in unprecedented clarity. Located around 500 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Sculptor, the Cartwheel gained its shape during a probably spectacular head-on … Read more

This Record-Breaking ‘Black Widow’ Pulsar Is The Most Massive Neutron Star Yet

This Record-Breaking ‘Black Widow’ Pulsar Is The Most Massive Neutron Star Yet

One of the most extreme stars in the Milky Way just got even more wack. Scientists have measured the mass of a neutron star named PSR J0952-0607, and found that it’s the most massive neutron star discovered yet, clocking in at a whopping 2.35 times the mass of the Sun. If true, this is very … 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

There Could Be Planets Orbiting Violent Dead Stars, And Now We Know How to Find Them

There Could Be Planets Orbiting Violent Dead Stars, And Now We Know How to Find Them

Have you heard of LU Camelopardalis, QZ Serpentis, V1007 Herculis, and BK Lyncis? No, they’re not members of a boy band in ancient Rome. They’re Cataclysmic Variables, binary stars that are so close together one star draws material from its sibling. This causes the pair to vary wildly in brightness. Can planets exist in this … Read more

Sea Star Embryos Spin Into a Formation That’s Just Like a Living Crystal

Sea Star Embryos Spin Into a Formation That’s Just Like a Living Crystal

Tiny gelatinous blobs spin perfect pirouettes in the water – their movement whipping up a force that attracts their neighbors. As enough of them gather together, this synchronized dance aligns them into precise six-sided, ordered, repeating patterns, just like carbon atoms in a graphene crystalline structure. But these aren’t atoms or any type of inanimate … Read more

Do laws of gravity really need dark matter?

Do laws of gravity really need dark matter?

Among the many wonders of outer space exists dark matter – a curious and baffling phenomenon that has drawn vast amounts of scientific research. But what exactly is dark matter? Numerous techniques exist for observing distant substances and material by scientists. While other technology, like radio telescopes, measures non-visual events, equipment like the well-known Hubble … Read more