Some Antarctic ice shelves have GROWED in the past 20 years despite global warming

Parts of Antarctica have actually gained ice in the past 20 years, new research shows, although the continent is suffering significant losses due to global warming

Parts of Antarctica have actually gained ice over the past 20 years, new research reveals, although the continent is suffering significant losses due to global warming. The researchers say sea ice, pushed against the ice shelves by a change in regional wind patterns, may have helped protect those ice shelves from loss. Ice shelves are … Read more

Astronomers see a nova explosion on a white dwarf for the first time

Astronomers have spotted for the very first time a fiery explosion on a white dwarf, called a nova explosion.  Pictured is the researchers' recreation of the event, which happened in 2020

Astronomers in Germany have spotted a fiery “nova explosion” of a white dwarf for the first time ever. Researchers observed the event, using data from the joint German-Russian eROSITA X-ray telescope, which is stationed in space about 900,000 miles away. The X-ray flash – dubbed YZ Reticuli – completely overexposed the center of eROSITA’s detector, … Read more

Spacecraft crashing into an asteroid at 15,000 km/h is not a complacent NASA experiment, writes TOM LEONARD

The DART mission will reach its final phase later this year when the object reaches the asteroid Dimorphos

One day in late September, a box-shaped spacecraft weighing about half a ton will slam into an asteroid seven million miles from Earth at a speed of 15,000 mph, with the aim of propelling it into a new orbit. This suicide mission by a golf-cart-sized craft isn’t just a self-indulgent experiment dreamed up by NASA … Read more

Incredibly sharp image of a nearby galaxy captured by NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope

Two images of the Large Magellanic Cloud captured by Spitzer (left) and Webb (right).  The Webb image shows not only the foreground stars in sharp detail, but also more subtle details such as wispy clouds of interstellar gas and hundreds of background stars and galaxies.

Incredibly sharp image of a nearby galaxy captured by NASA’s new $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope demonstrates a huge leap forward in space photography NASA shared side-by-side images captured by its Webb and Spitzer telescopes Both show the Large Magellanic Cloud – a galaxy that orbits the Milky Way But the Webb image captures … Read more