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Forum: Astronomy and Cosmology

News from the stars, planets, comets, nebulae, star clusters and galaxies and phenomena that originate outside the Earth's atmosphere as well as the study of the Universe in its totality as it is now and by extension humanity's place in it.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: The Electric Universe by Wallace Thornhill and David Talbott

    I am reposting here what I posted in a thread about blue kachina. From my point of view what Wallace and David are onto is really, really important. ...

    Started by Ultima Thule, 29th September 2013 05:26
    • Replies: 11
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    20th May 2015 01:51 Go to last post
  1. Mystery of dark matter may have been solved by Oxford scientists

    Roughly 95% of the universe is believed to be missing - but a new study suggests a fluid which could explain the mystery. A team of scientists at...

    Started by Did You See Them, 5th December 2018 12:16
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 752
    14th December 2018 15:09 Go to last post
  2. Bolides, Comets, Asteroids, Meteors And Falling Skies

    NASA space data supports citizens' observations: Meteor fireballs are increasing exponentially Dr. M.A. Rose...

    Started by Hervé, 9th January 2016 02:26
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    14th December 2018 14:13 Go to last post
  3. Moved: Should Humanity Be Con-CERN-ed?

    Started by observer, 21st November 2014 22:14
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    27th November 2018 17:25 Go to last post
  4. Scientists simulate black hole at the centre of the Milky Way

    At the centre of our Milky Way galaxy is a supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A*, and scientists have visualised it in virtual reality for...

    Started by Did You See Them, 19th November 2018 22:30
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 482
    19th November 2018 22:30 Go to last post
  5. NASA video teases return to Moon and flight to Mars

    A new video released by NASA has teased the space agency's return to the Moon and plans to fly beyond it with missions to Mars. The project aims...

    Started by Did You See Them, 17th November 2018 19:55
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 589
    18th November 2018 13:53 Go to last post
  6. Frozen super-Earth found six light years away could support life

    The rocky planet, at least 3.2 times the size of Earth, would be the second-closest world known beyond our solar system. A frozen "super-Earth"...

    Started by Did You See Them, 15th November 2018 13:47
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 581
    15th November 2018 16:15 Go to last post
  7. Interstellar object confirmed to be from another solar system

    Astronomers are now certain that the mysterious object detected hurtling past our sun last month is indeed from another solar system. They have named...

    Started by sunwings, 21st November 2017 09:53
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    9th November 2018 22:13 Go to last post
  8. Cigar-shaped interstellar object may have been an alien probe, Harvard paper claims

    Cigar-shaped interstellar object may have been an alien probe, Harvard paper claims (CNN)A mysterious cigar-shaped object spotted tumbling through...

    Started by Mypos, 6th November 2018 18:22
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 724
    6th November 2018 18:25 Go to last post
  9. Has China's 'Area 51' been found in the Gobi Desert?.......

    Has China's 'Area 51' been found in the Gobi Desert? https://www.foxnews.com/tech/has-chinas-area-51-been-found-in-the-gobi-desert For...

    Started by Deux Corbeaux, 6th October 2018 10:54
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,592
    20th October 2018 11:25 Go to last post
  10. 10 Apr 2014 - Construction to Begin on NASA Spacecraft Set to Visit Asteroid in 2018

    10 Apr 2014 - Construction to Begin on NASA Spacecraft Set to Visit Asteroid in 2018 NASA's team that will conduct the first U.S. mission to collect...

    Started by NASA, 10th April 2014 18:40
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 713
    19th October 2018 01:30 Go to last post
  11. 30 Mar 2015 - BepiColombo Launch Moved to 2017

    30 Mar 2015 - BepiColombo Launch Moved to 2017 The launch of BepiColombo, an ESA mission to explore the planet Mercury in collaboration with the...

    Started by NASA, 30th March 2015 16:30
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 685
    17th October 2018 13:12 Go to last post
  12. Quantum entanglement loophole quashed by quasar light

    That's what happens when you let quasars decide what to measure. With the help of two extremely bright quasars located more than 7 billion...

    Started by ichingcarpenter, 14th October 2018 21:58
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 641
    15th October 2018 04:34 Go to last post
  13. Artificial intelligence helps track down mysterious cosmic radio bursts

    Artificial intelligence helps track down mysterious cosmic radio bursts September 10, 2018, University of California - Berkeley Artificial...

    Started by ichingcarpenter, 12th September 2018 15:14
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,093
    12th October 2018 17:27 Go to last post
  14. Kepler telescope discovers crop of 104 new Exoplanets, 4 look promising - 18 July 2016

    I like updating these reports of Exo planets to see where NASA is currently in the planet hunting game. Its been 20 years since the first...

    Started by Cidersomerset, 21st July 2016 23:59
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    2nd October 2018 07:10 Go to last post
  15. Creepy skull-shaped asteroid will cruise by Earth after Halloween

    Asteroid 2015 TB145 was discovered back in (you guessed it) 2015, and its initial appearance near Earth was truly noteworthy. The rock, which looks a...

    Started by ichingcarpenter, 1st October 2018 19:51
    • Replies: 3
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    2nd October 2018 03:05 Go to last post
  16. Asteroid Ryugu looks like an Octahedron

    The Jaxa´s Spaceprobe Hayabusa 2 closed in on Ryugu up to 100 km and shot some amazing Pictures. The shape seems to be roughly an octaeder....

    Started by uzn, 23rd June 2018 14:42
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    28th September 2018 12:30 Go to last post
  17. Ancient Mars was ripe for underground life, study suggests

    New research suggests that microbial life could have existed beneath the surface, taking energy from dissolved hydrogen molecules. Scientists now...

    Started by Did You See Them, 25th September 2018 11:20
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 683
    25th September 2018 11:35 Go to last post
  18. Elon Musk - Making Humanity A Multiplanetary Species

    Space X Making Humanity A Multiplanetary Species Published 27th September 2016 / Recorded 27th September 2016 @ International Astronaut...

    Started by Star Tsar, 28th September 2016 08:59
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    elon musk, humanity, mars, space x
    • Replies: 66
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    18th September 2018 00:57 Go to last post
  19. "Fast Radio Bursts": What do they mean?

    Once again, I dislike the use of the term "aliens" in news articles because I think it feeds into the fear porn, but this is an interesting article...

    Started by Zaya, 19th May 2014 14:23
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    11th September 2018 21:42 Go to last post
  20. 6 Mar 2015 - NASA Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet

    6 Mar 2015 - NASA Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet NASA's Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a...

    Started by NASA, 6th March 2015 22:30
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 3,565
    8th September 2018 03:37 Go to last post
  21. Jupiter: Science and Photographic Results from NASA’s Juno Mission

    A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA’s Juno Mission (May 25, 2017) This image shows Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno...

    Started by Rachel, 27th May 2017 11:14
    astronomy, juno, jupiter, nasa
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 5,299
    6th September 2018 14:10 Go to last post
  22. Meteor Made 2.1 Kiloton Explosion Over Air Force Space Command Base Thule, Greenland.

    A curious and credible Tweet from the Director of the Nuclear Information Project for the Federation of American Scientists, Hans Kristensen, on...

    Started by Did You See Them, 3rd August 2018 14:43
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,477
    9th August 2018 18:03 Go to last post
  23. Three Bright Comets of 2018

    Three Bright Comets of 2018 21P/Giacobini-Zinner Discovered by Michael Giacobini in December 1900 at the Nice observatory, this comet...

    Started by ichingcarpenter, 7th August 2018 23:13
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 476
    7th August 2018 23:13 Go to last post
  24. Blood Moon, Total Lunar Eclipse & Last Time Mars Got This Close Iraq War Was Declared - Latest

    This interview discusses the unique properties of the second blood moon triad occurring on July 27, 2018. In our ancient past societies had a...

    Started by Padma11, 27th July 2018 17:07
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,912
    31st July 2018 08:32 Go to last post
  25. Talking Evidence of Underground Lake on Mars

    Hi everyone, Looks like they are finally letting us know that there is a 12 mile lake of liquid water underneath the surface on mars. I bet that...

    Started by NeedleThreader, 25th July 2018 15:08
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 938
    27th July 2018 15:17 Go to last post
  26. Moon may have been habitable 4 billion years ago

    New research claims that the moon could have supported life during two windows of its history, four and 3.5 billion years ago. A study published in...

    Started by Did You See Them, 24th July 2018 11:16
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,204
    25th July 2018 21:08 Go to last post
  27. Titan's Surface revealed via Cassini's IR Camera

    NASA has analysed all Cassini Data und put together how Titan ( a Saturn Moon) Looks underneath its Cloud layer: Normal View of Titan ...

    Started by uzn, 25th July 2018 16:19
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 789
    25th July 2018 19:46 Go to last post
  28. Astronomers discover 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter - one on collision course with the others

    A head-on collision between two Jovian moons would create a crash so large it would be visible from earth ...

    Started by Intranuclear, 17th July 2018 17:12
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,114
    20th July 2018 17:50 Go to last post
  29. Is Mars still red ?

    The newest Picture by NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS looks quite different than red. The images above, taken by MARCI – the Mars Color Imager...

    Started by uzn, 6th July 2018 16:48
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    • Replies: 23
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    17th July 2018 18:22 Go to last post
  30. Was 'Vega' the northern pole star at the time the Great Pyramid of Giza was built?

    See the link below for an interesting article I found that relates how 'Vega' was aligned to the entrance passage of the Great Pyramid of Giza...

    Started by Denise, 13th July 2018 15:06
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 740
    13th July 2018 16:22 Go to last post

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