Are there cows on Mars?

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Obviously there are no cows on Mars but NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover detected an increase of methane in the atmosphere and organic molecules from the soil during one of...

What’s The Best Name For A Moon’s Moon?

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The latest episode of The Astroholic LIVE was able to accidentally capture (or presciently if you want to give me more credit) the zeitgeist of this week’s discussion about...

Supermassive Black Hole in RX J1532: the Destroyer of Worlds

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From the NASA website: Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and a suite of other telescopes to reveal one of the most powerful black holes known. The black hole...
Artist’s impression of the merger of two neutron stars. Credit: University of Warwick/Mark Garlick

Gravitational Waves Were Used To Look Inside Neutron Stars

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Last October, scientists witnessed the first neutron star collision thanks to gravitational wave observations and the subsequent use of regular telescopes. Those observations were the first step towards a...
The Omega Centauri cluster. NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

The Alpha and The Omega (Centauri) of Habitable Planets

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Finding out if there is life in the Universe is far from easy and even the preliminary steps are full of uncertainties. Planetary scientists don’t completely agree on what...

Seeing Steve – Observing the new Aurora phenomenon 

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As you might have seen in a previous post, I was recently in the Arctic circle and was lucky enough to enjoy the natural spectacle of the Aurora borealis!...

Behold The Biggest Explosion Since The Big Bang!

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Astronomers have observed the effect of a colossal explosion, the most energetic known since the very beginning of the universe, and at least five times more powerful than the...