Astronomers have mapped the tangled web woven by the magnetic field of a gas cloud as it births a star. Our own solar system might have looked the same in its earliest days, the researchers said. (Space.com) More
Young Star's Roiling Gas Cloud Shows Chaotic Magnetic Field
Astronomers have mapped the tangled web woven by the magnetic field of a gas cloud as it births a star. The Earth's solar system might have looked the same in its earliest days, the researchers said. Researchers using the Atacama Large ...
Posted on 19 June 2017 | 5:58 am | Google News
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Spectacular new satellite imagery of severe storms shows the atmosphere as a boiling, roiling cauldron of clouds
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On Friday, April 28th, the new GOES-16 weather satellite captured just how roiled up the the atmosphere was on that day, centered over southern Illinois. The spectacular animation shows what it looked like as severe storms boiled up over the region.
Posted on 30 April 2017 | 11:34 am | Google News
4 Stunning Comets Are Close to Earth Now—How to See Them
During its outbound trek on April 18 and 19, the comet will pass less than a degree by the naked-eye star Rastaban in the head of the celestial dragon. The day after, as it begins its journey through the constellation Hercules, the comet will start to ...
Posted on 7 April 2017 | 11:11 pm | Google News
Bus-Size Asteroid Buzzing Earth Tonight Stars in Slooh Webcast
Update for Wednesday, Jan. 25: Asteroid 2017 BX has safely passed by Earth. You can see a photo of the asteroid by Slooh at our latest story here: Newfound Asteroid 'Rerun' Zips Harmlessly By Earth. A bus-size asteroid will safely pass between Earth ...
Posted on 24 January 2017 | 1:27 pm | Google News
Stunning Hubble image shows what a dying Sun-like star looks like
The nebula's chaotic structure suggests that the star shed its mass episodically. During each outburst, the star expelled material in a different direction. This can be seen in the two bowtie-shaped lobes. The nebula also is rich in clouds of dust ...
Posted on 26 September 2016 | 4:02 pm | Google News
Sun-Like Stars Generate Magnetic Field in Unexpected Way
Unusual X-ray emissions coming from four old red dwarf stars suggest these old fogeys have something in common with our sun: their magnetic fields are weakening over time, new research shows. With masses less than half that of the sun, red dwarfs are ...
Posted on 2 August 2016 | 6:36 am | Google News
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