1st image of supermassive black hole at the center of Milky Way galaxy revealed

1st image of supermassive black hole at the center of Milky Way galaxy revealed

It’s the first direct observation confirming the presence of the black hole, known as Sagittarius A*, as the beating heart of the Milky Way. Black holes don’t emit light, but the image shows the shadow of the black hole surrounded by a bright ring, which is light bent by the gravity of the black hole. … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope captures sharp views of invisible light

James Webb Space Telescope captures sharp views of invisible light

The highly anticipated first science images by the world’s first space observatory aren’t expected until this summer. But recent test images captured by the telescope during its final commissioning phase are providing a glimpse of what’s to come. “These are the sharpest infrared images ever taken by a space telescope,” said Michael McElwain, Webb observatory … Read more

NASA’s Artemis I mega moon rocket will get another prelaunch test in June

NASA's mega moon rocket will get another prelaunch test in June

The NASA team is preparing to roll the 322-foot-tall (98-meter-tall) Artemis I rocket stack, including the Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft, back to the launchpad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida later this month. The crucial test, known as the wet dress rehearsal, simulates every stage of launch without the rocket leaving the launchpad. … Read more

NASA’s mega moon rocket will get another prelaunch test in June

NASA's mega moon rocket will get another prelaunch test in June

The NASA team is preparing to roll the 322-foot-tall (98-meter-tall) Artemis I rocket stack, including the Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft, back to the launchpad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida later this month. The crucial test, known as the wet dress rehearsal, simulates every stage of launch without the rocket leaving the launchpad. … Read more

Vast amount of water discovered hidden beneath Antarctica

Vast amount of water discovered hidden beneath Antarctica

The groundwater system, found in deep sediments in West Antarctica likely to be the consistency of a wet sponge, reveals an unexplored part of the region and may have implications for how the frozen continent reacts to the climate crisis, according to new research. “People have hypothesized that there could be deep groundwater in these … Read more

Eta Aquariids meteor shower: When to watch

Eta Aquariids meteor shower: When to watch

Predictions of the peak vary, however, and the shower still should be visible in the hours before dawn on May 4, 5 and 6, 2022, according to EarthSky. The Eta Aquariids, named after the Aquarius constellation, derive from the debris of Halley’s Comet, the well-known comet that is visible from earth every 76 years, according … Read more

New eye-scanning app can screen people for Alzheimer’s, ADHD: researchers – National

New eye-scanning app can screen people for Alzheimer's, ADHD: researchers - National

By recording close-up images of eyes through an app, researchers at the University of California San Diego are making it possible for people to screen for Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD and other neurological diseases and disorders from the comfort of their own homes. The app uses a near-infrared camera, which is built into newer smartphones for … Read more

New eye-scanning app can screen people for Alzheimer’s, ADHD: researchers – National

New eye-scanning app can screen people for Alzheimer's, ADHD: researchers - National

By recording close-up images of eyes through an app, researchers at the University of California San Diego are making it possible for people to screen for Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD and other neurological diseases and disorders from the comfort of their own homes. The app uses a near-infrared camera, which is built into newer smartphones for … Read more

Nearby star system hosts two planets and 30 exocomets

30 exocomets found orbiting star in nearby planetary system

Now, astronomers have found 30 exocomets, or comets located outside of our solar system, orbiting the sunlike Beta Pictoris star, which makes it even more intriguing. The Beta Pictoris star was discovered nearly 40 years ago. It is surrounded by a debris disk made of gas and dust, which has already birthed two young planets … Read more

30 exocomets found orbiting star in nearby planetary system

30 exocomets found orbiting star in nearby planetary system

Now, astronomers have found 30 exocomets, or comets located outside of our solar system, orbiting the sunlike Beta Pictoris star, which makes it even more intriguing. The Beta Pictoris star was discovered nearly 40 years ago. It is surrounded by a debris disk made of gas and dust, which has already birthed two young planets … Read more