• What are we getting this time? Event Horizon Telescope’s reveal awaits!

    The last time EHT teased us like this, it revealed the first image of a black hole. Who would forget that?! The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has discovered something amazing in the Milky Way galaxy, which its researchers are calling “groundbreaking.” But we won’t find out what that revelation is until Thursday (May 12). The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team teased the discovery online, but the complete announcement will be made at 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT) during a series of news conferences sponsored by institutions all across the world. The public will be able to watch the Milky Way discovery events live. Following the press conferences, the National Science…

  • Perseverance rover’s landing gear is captured in stunning photographs by a Mars helicopter, Ingenuity.

    The images may help NASA and the European Space Agency with their next Mars sample return mission. The 4-pound (1.8 kilos) Ingenuity photographed the parachute and backshell and NASA’s Perseverance rover land inside the Red Planet’s Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021 during its most recent journey, which took place on April 19. The famous Perseverance, with Ingenuity snuggled in its belly, was aided by the conical backshell in surviving the long journey from Mars to Earth, as well as the brief but hot excursion through Mars’ atmosphere. The mission’s supersonic parachute was the largest ever deployed on Mars, measuring 70.5 feet (21.5 meters) wide. The rover’s descent was considerably…

  • Seriously Sirius

    Would you possibly imagine the brightest object in the night sky is actually a star? A blue star. Yes, not the planets nearby or not even the moon but a long star called Sirius with visual apparent magnitude of −1.46. Located in the constellation Canis Major, it is 8.6 light years away from Earth, one of our nearest neighbors. Interestingly this star is moving closer to Earth so its brightness is going to increase slightly over the next 60,000 years. And then, its going to start moving farther and will become fainter but still will remain the brightest object in the Earth’s night sky for the next 210,000 years. Oh,…