astronomy Archive

astronomy35% of exoplanets 5-10 times bigger than Earth are 50% water which is 2500 times the 0.02% of Earth

About 35% of all known exoplanets which are bigger than Earth should be water-rich. These water worlds likely formed in similar ways to the giant planet cores Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune in our own solar system. The newly-launched TESS mission …

astronomyUltrahot Jupiter sized exoplanet has atmosphere with Iron and Titanium

An international team, led by researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), who joined forces with theoreticians from the University of Bern (UNIBE), Switzerland, discovered the presence of iron and titanium vapors in the atmosphere of and exoplanet. The detection …

astronomyNASA Solar probe will begin transmitting close up analysis of the Sun starting in December

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December. The Solar probe is the size of a …

astronomyEvidence in several Gamma Ray Bursts of events where time appears to repeat backwards

Researchers studying six very bright gamma-ray bursts discovered that the pulses composing these GRBs exhibited complex, time-reversible wavelike structures. In other words, each GRB pulse shows an event in which time appeared to repeat itself backwards. Above – A model …

astronomyNew methods confirmed 44 exoplanets including 16 earth sized exoplanets

An international team of astronomers using data from NASA’s Kepler and the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Gaia space telescopes, as well as ground-based telescopes have confirmed 44 exoplanets. New techniques developed to validate the find could hugely accelerate the confirmation …

astronomyParker Solar Probe will go 25 times closer to the sun and withstand 520 times the solar intensity

The Parker Solar Probe should be launched August 11, 2018 on a Delta IV Heavy class launch vehicle and an upper stage based on the STAR-48B solid rocket motor. Interplanetary gravity assists will provide further deceleration relative to its heliocentric …

astronomyExoplanets identified with enough light to activate life chemistry and with liquid water

A group of exoplanets have the same chemical conditions that may have led to life on Earth. The star give off sufficient ultraviolet (UV) light could kick-start life on their orbiting planets in the same way it likely developed on …

astronomyRogue Exoplanet 12.7 times bigger than Jupiter is 20 light years away

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have made the first radio-telescope detection of a planetary-mass object beyond our Solar System. They found a rogue planet 12.7 times the mass of Jupiter twenty light …

astronomyCanada’s new digital radio telescope is finding many Fast Radio Bursts as planned

The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), a radio telescope in British Columbia, has detected a fast radio burst (FRB) on July 25, 2018. They detected the first-ever FRB at frequencies below 700 MHz. the signal was named FRB 180725A. …

astronomyLikely organics and microbial life in all the liquid oceans of the solar system

In June, NASA’s Curiosity rover found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on …