interstellar space

There Should Be More Iron In Space. Why Can’t We See It?

There Should Be More Iron In Space. Why Can’t We See It?

Iron is one of the most abundant elements in the Universe, along with lighter elements like hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon. Out in interstellar space, there should be abundant quantities of iron in its gaseous form. So why, when astrophysicist look out into space, do they see so little of it?

Australia is still listening to Voyager 2 as NASA confirms the probe is now in interstellar space

Australia is still listening to Voyager 2 as NASA confirms the probe is now in interstellar space

NASA has confirmed that Voyager 2 has joined its twin to become only the second spacecraft to enter interstellar space – where the Sun’s flow of material and magnetic field no longer affect its surroundings. The slightly faster Voyager 1 entered interstellar space in August 2012.

NASA Voyager 2 Could Be Nearing Interstellar Space

NASA Voyager 2 Could Be Nearing Interstellar Space

NASA's Voyager 2 probe, currently on a journey toward interstellar space, has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system. Launched in 1977, Voyager 2 is a little less than 11 billion miles (about 17.7 billion kilometers) from Earth, or more than 118 times the distance from Earth to the Sun.

Planets Could Travel Along With Rogue 'Hypervelocity' Stars, Spreading Life Throughout The Universe

Planets Could Travel Along With Rogue 'Hypervelocity' Stars, Spreading Life Throughout The Universe

Back in 1988, astronomer Jack Hills predicted a type of “rogue”star might exist that is not bound to any particular galaxy. These stars, he reasoned, were periodically ejected from their host galaxy by some sort of mechanism to begin traveling through interstellar space.