Axions: Strange particles may explain dark matter

Axions are hypothetical particles that have been postulated to exist in order to solve the strong CP problem in particle physics. The strong CP problem is a theoretical issue that arises from the Standard Model of particle physics. The Standard Model predicts a property known as CP violation. CP violation refers to a subtle difference…

When will planet Earth end?

The end is near! Many people ask when the planet Earth will end. The As the Sun gets older and starts to run low on fuel, it will get hotter. In about 1.5 billion years or so it will be hot enough to evaporate all of the fresh water and all of the oceans. All…

Starlink Satellites Destroyed by Geomagnetic Storm

Starlink satellites destroyed by solar storms have space enthusiasts worried. A solar storm has entirely destroyed dozens of satellites that SpaceX launched into orbit last week. SpaceX and Starlink launch forty nine satellites on February 3, 2022. A passing geomagnetic storm caused software malfunctions and interfered with the satellite’s orbital systems. The increased drag on…

More International Space Station Cracks, Report Astronauts

Russian astronauts have discovered more International Space Station cracks. Specifically, they foudn small cracks on their side of the ISS module. Those cracks could eventually expand, Reuters reports. “Superficial fissures have been found in some places on the Zarya module,” Vladimir Solovyov, chief engineer at Russian space corporation Energia, told state-owned news agency RIA. “This…

Win Two Seats on a Virgin Galactic Flight to Space

Two seats on the the next Virgin Galactic flight to space? Sounds too good to be true. And yet, here it is. Virgin Galactic has partnered with Omaze to raffle two seats on one of the first Virgin Galactic flights. The Virgin Galactic Flight If you are the lucky winner, you and your guest will…

Hycean Planets and the Search for Alien Life

As humans look at ways to reach space more easily, scientists and researchers think that the search for alien life should continue and hycean planets may be the answer. Normally, researchers look for Earth-like planets. They possess conditions that support life as we understand it. However, that may not be the best place to look…

Strange Places: Top 5 Strange Places in the Milky Way

Space has some strange places and the Milky Way is no exception. These 5 barely begin to scratch the surface. Read on to learn more about some of the weirdest strange places in our galactic back yard. Strange Place: Blackhole Graveyard Palomar 5 is a globular cluster 65,000 light years away from Earth that orbits…

Sunburst Arc Gravity Makes 12 Copies of A Galaxy

The Sunburst Arc shows a fuzzy or blurry image to the untrained eye. In fact, the image shows 12 copies of a galaxy 11 billion light-years away, distorted and copies by gravity in the foreground. Meet the Sunburst Arc At least 12 copies of the galaxy – called PSZ1 G311.65-18.48 and nicknamed the Sunburst Arc…

Closest Black Hole Is So Close to Earth You Can See It

The closest black hole may be the closest black hole to Earth. It’s so close you can identify it in the night sky without a telescope. The black hole is lurking only 1,000 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation of Telescopium. It belongs to a system with two companion stars that are bright enough…

Fast Radio Burst From Other Galaxy Repeats Every 16 Days

A radio telescope detected a fast radio burst from another galaxy. The signal pulsates in a regular 16 day cycle, according to a new paper posted on arXiv. The phenomenon, known as FRB 181112, was identified by the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope. Follow-up observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) showed…