These Are Some Of The Best Places For Stargazing In The US

These Are Some Of The Best Places For Stargazing In The US

Stars, moons, planets and galaxies were the hot topics of conversation after NASA released jaw-dropping new photos from the James Webb Space Telescope earlier this summer. But, outside of the occasional release of new space photos, it can be hard to truly appreciate the night sky. “There’s a reason why everybody’s not a stargazer,” said … Read more

These Are Some Of The Best Places For Stargazing In The US

These Are Some Of The Best Places For Stargazing In The US

Stars, moons, planets and galaxies were the hot topics of conversation after NASA released jaw-dropping new photos from the James Webb Space Telescope earlier this summer. But, outside of the occasional release of new space photos, it can be hard to truly appreciate the night sky. “There’s a reason why everybody’s not a stargazer,” said … Read more

How Are Webb Telescope Images Colorized?

How Are Webb Telescope Images Colorized?

On the left is a monochromatic image showing infrared data from Webb of the Southern Ring Nebula. On the right is a processed image showing the same view in full color.Image: Gizmodo/NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI On July 12, the first full-color images from the Webb Space Telescope showed countless nebulae, galaxies, and a gassy … Read more

Rockets falling from sky might kill you, astronomers warn

Rockets falling from sky might kill you, astronomers warn

Look alive out there. Add rockets to the list of reasons to look both ways before crossing the street — or doing just about anything outdoors and under the cover of an untenable structure. The billionaire space race, commercial spaceflight and the use of satellite technology are upping the odds of being crushed by a … Read more

NASA Video Game Celebrates Upcoming Roman Space Telescope

NASA Video Game Celebrates Upcoming Roman Space Telescope

A sampling of the gameplay.gif: NASA/Gizmodo NASA is drumming up excitement for the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope with a super-retro 8-bit inspired video game, and it’s honestly really fun. In the game, players are Roman Space Telescope operators that have to collect different celestial objects ranging from exoplanets to dark matter. What is the … Read more

Mathematicians Transcend a Geometric Theory of Motion

Mathematicians Transcend a Geometric Theory of Motion

“[Floer] homology theory depends only on the topology of your manifold. [This] is Floer’s incredible insight,” said Agustin Moreno of the Institute for Advanced Study. Dividing by Zero Floer theory ended up being wildly useful in many areas of geometry and topology, including mirror symmetry and the study of knots. “It’s the central tool in … Read more

The First Privately Funded Killer Asteroid Spotter Is Here

The First Privately Funded Killer Asteroid Spotter Is Here

Gigantic asteroids have smashed into the Earth before—RIP dinosaurs—and if we’re not watching out for all those errant space rocks, they could crash into our world again, with devastating consequences. That’s why Ed Lu and Danica Remy of the Asteroid Institute started a new project to track as many of them as possible. Lu, a … Read more

This Space Rock’s Weird Chemistry Suggests It Came From a Supernova

This Space Rock's Weird Chemistry Suggests It Came From a Supernova

In 1996, a rock from space was found in southwestern Egypt’s Great Sand Sea. The rock was odd, even by extraterrestrial standards, and a team of researchers studying the rock’s chemistry now propose that it came from a supernova—the brilliant, explosive collapse of a star. The rock is named Hypatia, after a 4th-century Egyptian mathematician. … Read more

This Space Rock’s Weird Chemistry Suggests It Came From a Supernova

This Space Rock's Weird Chemistry Suggests It Came From a Supernova

In 1996, a rock from space was found in southwestern Egypt’s Great Sand Sea. The rock was odd, even by extraterrestrial standards, and a team of researchers studying the rock’s chemistry now propose that it came from a supernova—the brilliant, explosive collapse of a star. The rock is named Hypatia, after a 4th-century Egyptian mathematician. … Read more