Starts With a Bang! 27 Jul 2020, 14:01 UTC Our galactic home in the cosmos — the Milky Way — is only one of two trillion galaxies in the observable Universe.
Universe Today 23 Jul 2020, 19:56 UTC We’re getting better and better at detecting exoplanets. Using the transit method of detection, the Kepler Space Telescope examined over 530,000 stars and discovered over 2,600 explanets in nine years. TESS, the successor to Kepler, is still active, and has so far identified over 1800 candidate exoplanets, with 46 confirmed.
ABC 23 Jul 2020, 08:42 UTC China has launched an unmanned probe to Mars in its first independent mission to another planet, a bid for global leadership in space and a display of its technological prowess and ambition. The Tianwen-1 was launched on a Long March-5 carrier rocket from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre on the southern island of Hainan.
Bad Astronomy 22 Jul 2020, 13:00 UTC For a while now evidence has been mounting that Venus is currently geologically active. For example, the volcano Idunn Mons has a peak that's hotter than its surroundings, implying there may be magma inside it. There may be recent lava flows on the surface, and several hot spots have been detected, too.
Physics World Blog 22 Jul 2020, 08:52 UTC The universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, but just how fast is that expansion? We thought we knew the answer to that question. But recent findings have cast doubt on our understanding. This story begins in the US in the 1920s. Back then, most astronomers believed that our galaxy was all that existed – it was the entire universe.