Space & Exploration

New measurements show that the universe is expanding faster than we thought

New measurements show that the universe is expanding faster than we thought

An international team of scientists has measured a new, higher value for the speed at which the universe expands. They used two massive galaxies as "gravitational lenses" to investigate the light from remote objects. The study was led by the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching in Germany.

Astronomers discovered the first exoplanet in a habitable zone with water in its atmosphere

Astronomers discovered the first exoplanet in a habitable zone with water in its atmosphere

Astronomers discovered water vapor in the atmosphere of super-earth K2-18b, an exoplanet that is orbiting its host star in the habitable zone. According to scientists, k2-18b might potentially be the most habitable out of all exoplanets that have been discovered up until this day. The researchers published their findings in the science journal Nature Astronomy

Fascinating new study postulates that black holes might consist of dark energy!

Fascinating new study postulates that black holes might consist of dark energy!

Astrophysicists normally assume that huge systems like the universe, are indifferent to details of smaller systems contained within it. Scientists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (Kevin Croker and Joel Weiner) have shown that this hypothesis can fail when it comes to compact objects that remain after the collapse and explosion of huge stars.

The Spaceline: an Elevator From the Earth to the Moon

The Spaceline: an Elevator From the Earth to the Moon

Space elevators are a fascinating concept as they will bring down the cost of space travel enormously. If we really want space travel to become available for the masses in the future we should invest in this concept. Two astronomers recently proposed a new concept building on the idea of a space elevator called a spaceline. Enjoy this curated article on the subject:

Moon rocks could help reveal how life evolved on Earth – and may enable us to resurrect extinct species

Moon rocks could help reveal how life evolved on Earth – and may enable us to resurrect extinct species

When it comes to the origin of life on Earth and how it has evolved over time there are still a lot of questions in our mind. It turns out that the moon could play a key role in solving a lot of the mysteries.

Why we need to get back to Venus

Why we need to get back to Venus

Venus is the second planet from the sun, and in addition to its similar chemical makeup, it is approximately the same size and mass as Earth. It’s sometimes even called ‘Earth’s sister planet’. Although it is a fascinating planet, it has been ignored in the past few decades. Is it time for a new Venus exploration mission? Enjoy this curated article

Is dark matter older than the big bang?

Is dark matter older than the big bang?

In a recently published study they postulated a new idea about how dark matter was born. Amazingly their research suggests that dark matter may have existed before the Big Bang.

First country has approved participation in constructing the largest telescope the world has ever known

First country has approved participation in constructing the largest telescope the world has ever known

The Dutch parlement has been the first to formally confirm participation in the assembly of the largest radio telescope the world has has ever known. The massive telescope might give us another opportunity to find out if we are alone in the universe!

How Habitable is Titan? NASA is Sending the Titan Dragonfly Helicopter to Find Out

How Habitable is Titan? NASA is Sending the Titan Dragonfly Helicopter to Find Out

There are few places in the Solar System which are as fascinating as Saturn’s moon Titan. It’s a world with a thicker atmosphere than Earth. Where it’s so cold that it rains ammonia, forming lakes, rivers and seas. Where water ice forms mountains. 

Why Is The Moon’s South Pole So Important? It’s All About Water

Why Is The Moon’s South Pole So Important? It’s All About Water

As NASA prepares to return to the Moon by 2024 as part of its Artemis program, the agency is focusing its efforts on exploring the Moon’s polar regions. These are areas of the Moon which seem to have a lot of water mixed in with the regolith.