Talk about Blue Flames!
In the morning rush hour, at 07.47, showed the special phenomenon in the sky. Thousands of people across northern Norway has been joined by the phenomenon, and the phone lines to both Altaposten, most other northern Norwegian media, and also the capital of the...
september 11 2001
A mysterious light display appearing over Norway last night has left thousands of residents in the north of the country baffled.
Witnesses from Trøndelag to Finnmark compared the amazing sight to anything from a Russian rocket to a meteor or a shock wave - although no one appears to have...
Black hole at Swan 'only' 7800 light years from Earth
December 5, 2009
The distance from the Earth to a black hole near the Swan constellation is "only" 7800 light years, reports Space Institute SRON. The distance is much smaller than experts previously thought, is in The Astrophysical...
The first large black holes in the universe likely formed and grew deep inside gigantic, star-like cocoons that smothered their powerful X-ray radiation and prevented surrounding gases from being blown away, says a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.
The formation process...
A new web site will give everyone the chance to contribute to science by playing a cosmic slot machine and compare images of colliding galaxies with millions of simulated images of galactic pile-ups.
These collisions, which astronomers call galactic mergers, could be the key to finding out why...
Mysterious' micro-quasar " produce gamma rays
Friday, November 27, 2009
Pic courtesy of astroversum.nl
After a search of several decades, astronomers have been able to confirm that a voracious stellar remnant x-rays that produces the origin of gamma radiation. Cygnus X-3, as the...
“The Lips Of Wisdom Are Closed Except To The Ears Of Understanding.”
The Seven Cosmic Laws were introduced to humanity over 4000 years ago by Hermes Trismegistus.
Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, Galileo, Newton, Einstein...
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has contributed to the discovery of the youngest brown dwarf ever observed — a finding that, if confirmed, may solve an astronomical mystery about how these cosmic misfits are formed.
Brown dwarfs are misfits because they fall somewhere between planets and stars...
Astronomers will tie together the largest collection of the world's radio telescopes ever assembled to work as a single observing tool in a project aimed at improving the precision of the reference frame scientists use to measure positions in the sky. The National Science Foundation's Very Long...
The constellation Orion is a hotbed of massive star formation, most prominently in the great nebula that sits in Orion's sword. The glowing gas of the nebula is powered by a group of young massive stars, but behind it is a cluster of younger stars and clumps of gas. Still gathering together...
Two teams of astronomers have found that extrasolar planet HAT-P-7b, discovered in 2008, has a retrograde or highly tilted orbit. On May 30, 2009, a Japanese collaboration team led by Norio Narita, from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, used the Subaru Telescope's High Dispersion...
A fireball over Utah overnight Tuesday was the talk of the state. And an asteroid that could have delivered nearly half the energy of the Hiroshima atom bomb whizzed past Earth earlier this month, NASA reported recently. Meanwhile, a meteor shower dazzled skywatchers around the globe early...
While astronomers have studied lightweight and heavyweight black holes for decades, the evidence for black holes with intermediate masses has been much harder to come by. Now, astronomers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, find that an X-ray source in galaxy NGC 5408...
PARIS (AFP) – A billion-euro (1.5-billion-dollar) European spacecraft made a final flyby of Earth on Friday, using the planet as a gravitational slingshot to speed to a rendezvous with a comet in 2014.
"Rosetta passed over the ocean, just south of the Indonesian island of Java, at exactly...
When people hear about an impending meteor shower, their first impression may be of a sky filled with shooting stars pouring down through the sky like rain. Such meteor storms have actually occurred with the annual Leonid meteor shower of November, such as in 1833 and 1966, when meteor rates of...
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Wednesday, Nov 11th, 2009
Although no one noticed at the time, the Earth was almost hit by an asteroid last Friday.
The previously undiscovered asteroid came within 8,700miles of Earth but astronomers noticed it only 15 hours before it made its closest approach.