Behold, directly overhead, a certain strange star was suddenly seen...
Amazed, and as if astonished and stupefied, I stood still.

— Tycho Brahe

Astronomy

Huge fire blankets can protect houses from destructive wildfires

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 12:00am
Wrapping a wooden house in a fire-resistant blanket can protect it from a wildfire for around 10 minutes - enough to let it survive fast-moving blazes
Categories: Astronomy

Huge fire blankets can protect houses from destructive wildfires

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 12:00am
Wrapping a wooden house in a fire-resistant blanket can protect it from a wildfire for around 10 minutes - enough to let it survive fast-moving blazes
Categories: Astronomy

NGC 7714: Starburst after Galaxy Collision

APOD - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 12:00am

Is this galaxy jumping through a


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Sprite Lightning in HD

APOD - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 12:00am

This phenomenon occurs in the sky over our heads, not the sea.


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Astronomer Royal: We're destroying the book of life before reading it

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:06pm
In a talk on energy policy, artificial intelligence and space exploration Astronomer Royal Martin Rees called for urgent action at a crucial turning point for humanity
Categories: Astronomy

Astronomer Royal: We're destroying the book of life before reading it

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:06pm
In a talk on energy policy, artificial intelligence and space exploration Astronomer Royal Martin Rees called for urgent action at a crucial turning point for humanity
Categories: Astronomy

Interstellar Comet Borisov Looks Pretty Normal, New Observations Suggest

Space.com - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 11:19am
Observations of the interstellar Comet Borisov have been flooding in for six weeks, and the more astronomers duplicate one another's work, the more confident they are in their analysis of the object.
Categories: Astronomy

High levels of air pollution seem to be linked to early miscarriages

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 11:00am
Pregnant women who live and work in places with a lot of air pollution appear to be more likely to experience missed miscarriages
Categories: Astronomy

High levels of air pollution seem to be linked to early miscarriages

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 11:00am
Pregnant women who live and work in places with a lot of air pollution appear to be more likely to experience missed miscarriages
Categories: 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