Category: Planets

100,000 Supernovae Exploded Near the Core of the Milky Way

Thanks to the latest generation of sophisticated telescopes, astronomers are learning things a great deal about our Universe. The improved resolution and observational power of these instruments also allow astronomers to address previously unanswered questions. Many of these telescopes can be found in the Atacama Desert in Chile, where atmospheric interference is minimal and the […]

NASA GISMO Reveals 1,000 Trillion Mile Long Cosmic ‘Candy Cane’ in Milky Way

The central zone of our galaxy hosts the Milky Way’s largest, densest collection of giant molecular clouds, raw material for making tens of millions of stars. This image combines archival infrared (blue), radio (red) and new microwave observations (green) from the Goddard-developed GISMO instrument. The composite image reveals emission from cold dust, areas of vigorous […]

Mars Has Auroras Too, We Just Can’t See Them

Our eyes can’t see them, but Martian auroras are there, and more commonplace than we once thought. The Martian auroras were first discovered in 2016 by NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft. Now some new results are expanding our knowledge of these unusual auroras. Most Universe Today readers know about Earth’s auroras and how they’re created. When a […]

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