NASA’s Hubble Telescope Spots Runaway Supermassive Black Hole Leaving Behind Trail of Newborn Stars

A supermassive black hole, weighing as much as 20 million Suns, has left behind a 2,00,000-light-year-long condensed trail of newborn stars, twice the diameter of the Milky Way galaxy, in its wake, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), US. Captured accidentally by NASA‘s Hubble Space Telescope, the black hole was seen racing … Read more

SpaceX Starship Rocket Launch Test Could Take Place Next Week, Says FAA

A key SpaceX Starship Super Heavy rocket launch test could happen next week, according to a planning notice posted Tuesday by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA notice said the launch’s primary expected date is April 10, but listed backup dates as April 11 and 12. Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket and satellite company … Read more

Asteroid Discovery Suggests Ingredients for Life on Earth Came From Space

Two organic compounds essential for living organisms have been found in samples retrieved from the asteroid Ryugu, buttressing the notion that some ingredients crucial for the advent of life arrived on Earth aboard rocks from space billions of years ago. Scientists said on Tuesday they detected uracil and niacin in rocks obtained by the Japanese … Read more

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Captures Collision of DART With Asteroid Dimorphos

National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Hubble Space Telescope captured a series of photos of asteroid Dimorphos when it was deliberately hit by a 1,200-pound NASA spacecraft called DART on September 26, 2022, according to their statement. Hubble‘s time-lapse movie of the aftermath of DART’s collision reveals surprising and remarkable, hour-by-hour changes as dust and … Read more

Asteroid 2023 BU Just Passed a Few Thousand Kilometres From Earth. Here’s Why That’s Exciting

There are hundreds of millions of asteroids in our solar system, which means new asteroids are discovered quite frequently. It also means close encounters between asteroids and Earth are fairly common. Some of these close encounters end up with the asteroid impacting Earth, occasionally with severe consequences. A recently discovered asteroid, named 2023 BU, has … Read more