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Satellite Events for Tonight

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Brrr. JWST Looks at the Coldest Brown Dwarf

Reported by Universe Today

What are the atmospheric compositions of cold brown dwarf stars? This is what a recent study published in The Astronomical Journal hopes to address as an international team of researchers used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to investigate the c...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sun, 25 Feb 2024 03:08 +0000

Cosmic Dust Could Have Helped Get Life Going on Earth

Reported by Universe Today

The early Earth didn't have many chemicals needed for life on its surface, but they were present in asteroids and comets. Astronomers think they were delivered by countless objects crashing into the planet early in its history. But there's also a constant ...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 24 Feb 2024 18:38 +0000

Odysseus Moon Lander Is Tipped Over But Still Sending Data

Reported by Universe Today

The bad news is that Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus lander is tipped on its side after getting tripped up during its touchdown near the south pole of the moon. The good news? The plucky robotic spacecraft is nevertheless able to send back data. Mission...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 24 Feb 2024 02:53 +0000

Finally! Webb Finds a Neutron Star from Supernova 1987A

Reported by Universe Today

I can remember seeing images of SN1987A as it developed back in 1987. It was the explosion of a star, a supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Over the decades that followed, it was closely monitored in particular the expanding debris cloud. Predictions ...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 24 Feb 2024 01:19 +0000

A Capsule With Antiviral Drugs Grown in Space Returns to Earth

Reported by Universe Today

On Wednesday, February 21st, at 01:40 p.m. PST (04:40 p.m. EST), an interesting package returned to Earth from space. This was the capsule from the W-1 mission, an orbital platform manufactured by California-based Varda Space Industries, which landed at th...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 24 Feb 2024 01:07 +0000

The Sun Gets Feisty, Throwing Off Three X-Class Flares Within 24 Hours

Reported by Universe Today

The Sun is heading toward solar maximum (which is likely to be about a year away) and as it does, there will be more sunspots, solar flares and coronal mass ejections. Over the last 24 hours there has been three, yes three X-class flares, the first peaking...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 24 Feb 2024 00:08 +0000