"I have looked farther into space than ever a human being did before me."

— William Herschel

Astronomy

Lee Berger: We have made another major discovery about early humans

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 10:19am
Fossil skeletons found embedded in rock at a site near Johannesburg, South Africa, could shake up humanity's family tree
Categories: Astronomy

Lee Berger: We have made another major discovery about early humans

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 10:19am
Fossil skeletons found embedded in rock at a site near Johannesburg, South Africa, could shake up humanity's family tree
Categories: Astronomy

Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 hour marathon may herald even faster times

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 9:44am
Eliud Kipchoge has completed a marathon in under 2 hours, a feat that shows just how far sports science has come. Other elite runners may now go even faster
Categories: Astronomy

Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 hour marathon may herald even faster times

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 9:44am
Eliud Kipchoge has completed a marathon in under 2 hours, a feat that shows just how far sports science has come. Other elite runners may now go even faster
Categories: Astronomy

Eliud Kipchoge's sub-two hour marathon may herald even faster times

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 9:44am
Eliud Kipchoge has completed a marathon in under 2 hours, a feat that shows just how far sports science has come. Other elite runners may now go even faster
Categories: Astronomy

Joseph Plateau’s spinning disc illusions were the forerunner of cinema

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 8:33am
Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau was a Belgian physicist whose research on visual perception laid the foundations of film, television and animated gifs
Categories: Astronomy

Joseph Plateau’s spinning disc illusions were the forerunner of cinema

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 8:33am
Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau was a Belgian physicist whose research on visual perception laid the foundations of film, television and animated gifs
Categories: Astronomy

Scientists Propose New Satellite Tech to Dodge Space Junk from Megaconstellations

Space.com - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 7:42am
New infrared cameras and gel-based thrusters just might help future satellites dodge space debris, a new study finds.
Categories: Astronomy

Watch As a Supernova Morphs and Its Speedy Shock Waves Reverse

Space.com - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 7:26am
A new video from NASA shows how a supernova explosion morphs and changes during a 13-year period, including unusually fast-moving shock waves.
Categories: Astronomy

'Star Wars: Legends of Luke Skywalker' Manga Coming to U.S. in 2020

Space.com - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 7:00am
Illustrated by Legend of Zelda manga-ka Akira Himekawa.
Categories: Astronomy

Io Eclipse Shadow on Jupiter from Juno

APOD - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 8:00pm

What's that dark spot on Jupiter?


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Renewables overtook fossil fuels in UK electricity mix for first time

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 7:01pm
Wind farms, solar panels and biomass have outcompeted gas and coal power stations for the first time ever over a whole quarter, in a significant milestone
Categories: Astronomy

Renewables overtook fossil fuels in UK electricity mix for first time

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 7:01pm
Wind farms, solar panels and biomass have outcompeted gas and coal power stations for the first time ever over a whole quarter, in a significant milestone
Categories: Astronomy

Should We Blame Pulsars for Too Much Antimatter?

Most recent SkyandTelescope.com stories - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 7:00pm

A new study suggests that pulsars are not the source of an unexpected surplus of antimatter particles detected by a space-based experiment. Dark matter remains a viable alternative explanation.

The post Should We Blame Pulsars for Too Much Antimatter? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Categories: Astronomy

A Soviet Satellite Falls to Earth in 'The Walking Dead' Season 10. How Realistic Is It?

Space.com - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 11:03am
The episode "Lines We Cross" ends with an old Soviet satellite crashing to Earth, sparking a new plot point for the show. But how realistic is it? We asked a scientist.
Categories: Astronomy

The Biggest Spacecraft Ever to Fall Uncontrolled From Space

Space.com - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 10:43am
A rundown of some of the biggest spacecraft to smash into Earth beyond their operators' control.
Categories: Astronomy

Brilliant Midnight Fireball Lights Up Sky Over Northeast China

Space.com - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 8:54am
What appears to be a dazzling meteor lit up the sky over northeast China on Friday (Oct. 11), appearing as a brilliant fireball in surveillance video of the event.
Categories: Astronomy

Cannabis extract may work as a treatment for cannabis addiction

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 8:47am
An extract from cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD helped some people who were addicted to smoking the drug quit
Categories: Astronomy

Cannabis extract may work as a treatment for cannabis addiction

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 8:47am
An extract from cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD helped some people who were addicted to smoking the drug quit
Categories: Astronomy

The Story of 'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker' Begins with 'Allegiance'

Space.com - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 8:39am
Don't wait until the movie. The rise of "Rise of Skywalker" began last week in comic books.
Categories: Astronomy