Astronomy

An invisible shield protect us from Sun’s high-energy radiation

shield protect us from Sun's high-energy radiation

Scientists have discovered an invisible shield roughly 7,200 miles (11,600 km) above Earth, that blocks Sun’s high-energy radiation.   Illustration by Andy Kale, University of Alberta.

By |November 27, 2014|Categories: Astronomy

Supercomputer Simulation of Sun’s Magnetic Field Loops

Supercomputer Simulation of Sun's Magnetic Field

Researchers at NASA and its university partners are using supercomputer to simulate Sun‘s magnetic field loops, to learn how they emerge, heat the sun’s outer atmosphere and produce sunspots and flares.

By |November 27, 2014|Categories: Astronomy, Computers

Europa’s amazing surface

Europa moon

The puzzling, impressive surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa looms large in this newly-reprocessed color view, made from images taken by NASA’s Galileo.

By |November 26, 2014|Categories: Astronomy

A timelapse of the Sun in 4K

the Sun in the ultraviolet 304 ångström wavelength

The timelapse of the Sun in the ultraviolet 304 ångström wavelength, composed of more than 17,000 images, 72 GB of data produced by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).

By |November 25, 2014|Categories: Astronomy

Mapping Fireballs

Fireballs map

A small asteroid disintegrates in Earth’s atmosphere, in this mapping fireballs – between 1994 and 2013 – chart, about every other week, and the distribution around the world appears to be random.

By |November 24, 2014|Categories: Astronomy

Sharper Solar Flare

Solar active region AR2192

Sun’s Solar active region AR2192 produced a whopping six energetic X-class flares at the end of October, the largest recorded sunspot group of the last 24 years.

By |November 23, 2014|Categories: Astronomy

Rebuilding the Interstellar Black Hole

Interstellar

In the video Shanks FX – PBS Digital Studios recreate the black hole from Christopher Nolan‘s film Interstellar.   Watch the video to find out how…

By |November 21, 2014|Categories: Astronomy, Entertainment news

Could we actually Live on Mars?

Could we Live on Mars

Could we actually live on Mars and what would it take to survive on this planet?   Watch the video to find out what we need to colonize the Red planet…

By |November 19, 2014|Categories: Astronomy

Interstellar and Google Educate Students

Interstellar lessons

Interstellar creators and google joined forces to launch a special program for students interested in Wormholes, gravitational forces, relativity, and warped space-time.

By |November 19, 2014|Categories: Astronomy, Entertainment news

The Double Dust Disks planetary system

Planetary system HD 95086

Astronomers to find out what do other star systems look like, are carrying out detailed observations of nearby stars in infrared light to see which have dust disks that might be forming planets.

By |November 17, 2014|Categories: Astronomy