Category Archives: Space/Galaxy

Evidence For More Recent Clay Formation On Mars Discovered

Recent orbital and rover missions to Mars have turned up ample evidence of clays and other hydrated minerals formed when rocks are altered by the presence of water. Most of that alteration is thought to have happened during the earliest … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged

NASA Telescopes Detect Jupiter-Like Storm On Small Star

Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a tiny star with a giant, cloudy storm, using data from NASA’s Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes. The dark storm is akin to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot: a persistent, raging storm larger than … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged

A ‘Ghost From The Past’ Recalls The Infancy Of The Milky Way

When our galaxy was born, around 13 billion years ago, a plethora of clusters containing millions of stars emerged. But over time, they have been disappearing. However, hidden behind younger stars that were formed later, some old and dying star … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged

Collapsing Star, Supernova, Gamma Ray Burst

A supercomputer simulation of a mere 10 milliseconds in the collapse of a massive star into a neutron star proves that these catastrophic events, often called hypernovae, can generate the enormous magnetic fields needed to explode the star and fire … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , ,

Black Hole Consumes Star Causing High Speed Particle Flare

An international team of astrophysicists led by a Johns Hopkins University scientist has for the first time witnessed a black hole swallowing a star and ejecting a flare of matter moving at nearly the speed of light. The finding reported … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged