A giant sunspot has doubled in size in 24 hours and is pointing straight at Earth

A giant sunspot has doubled in size in 24 hours and is pointing straight at Earth

A gigantic sunspot has swelled to twice the size of Earth, doubling its diameter in 24 hours, and it’s pointed straight at us. According to Spaceweather.com, a website that tracks news about solar flares, geomagnetic storms, and other cosmic weather events. Sunspots are dark spots on the surface of the Sun where strong magnetic fields, … Read more

Hubble spies on a stellar ‘ghost’ roaming the Milky Way galaxy

For the first time, the Hubble Space Telescope has detected a lone object drifting through our Milky Way galaxy — the invisible, ghostly remains of a once-radiant star.

For the first time, the Hubble Space Telescope has detected a lone object drifting through our Milky Way galaxy – the invisible, ghostly remains of a once-bright star. (Digitized Sky Survey, Hubble, ESA via CNN) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes ATLANTA — For the first time, the Hubble Space Telescope has detected a lone object … Read more

Tau Herculids Meteor Shower Shows ‘Decent’ Display

Sky watchers caught a glimpse of a brand new meteor shower on Monday, as Earth passed through the debris trail of a crumbling comet.

Skywatchers spotted a brand new meteor shower on Monday as Earth passed through the debris trail of a crumbling comet. (NASA) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes ATLANTA — Some lucky night sky watchers spotted a brand new meteor shower Monday night as Earth passed through the debris trail of a crumbling comet. The meteor shower … Read more

Unusual pulse detected in the sky could be a whole new class of stellar objects

Unusual pulse detected in the sky could be a whole new class of stellar objects

The discovery of a neutron star emitting unusual radio signals rewrites our understanding of these unique star systems. My colleagues and I (the MeerTRAP team) made the discovery by observing the Vela-X 1 region of the Milky Way about 1,300 light-years from Earth, using the MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa. We spotted a strange-looking … Read more

A never-before-seen meteor shower could light up Utah skies on Monday

Infrared image of Comet SW3 taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in 2006. The comet has been breaking up since 1995, providing possible conditions for a meteor shower Monday evening.

Infrared image of comet SW3 taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope in 2006. The comet has been crashing since 1995, providing possible conditions for a meteor shower on Monday evening. (NASA, JPL, Caltech) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Patience could pay off for stargazers on Monday night as a new meteor … Read more

Le propriétaire de Logan s’inquiète du risque de grippe aviaire après avoir trouvé des vautours morts

Le propriétaire de Logan s'inquiète du risque de grippe aviaire après avoir trouvé des vautours morts

Temps de lecture estimé : 2-3 minutes LOGAN – Un propriétaire du comté de Cache qui espère qu’une solution émergera face à un risque potentiel de grippe aviaire dans son jardin alors qu’il met en garde les autres contre le risque potentiel. Bruce Jorgensen a déclaré que les vautours à tête rouge qui résidaient dans … Read more

The Mars lander’s last selfie on the Red Planet shows why its mission is ending

This is the last time we'll ever see a selfie from NASA's InSight lander on Mars. And judging by the amount of dust coating the lander's solar panels, it's easy to see why.

This is the last we will see a selfie of NASA’s InSight lander on Mars. And judging by the amount of dust covering the lander’s solar panels, it’s easy to see why. (NASA, JPL-Caltech) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes PASADENA, Calif. — This is the last we’ll see a selfie of NASA’s InSight lander on … Read more

Was dinosaur blood hot or cold? A long-standing question may finally have an answer

This illustration depicts, from left, plesiosaurus, stegosaurus, diplodocus, allosaurus and calypte (modern hummingbird), with red hues indicating warm-bloodedness and blue hues for cold-bloodedness.

This illustration depicts, from left to right, Plesiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Diplodocus, Allosaurus, and Calyptus (modern hummingbird), with red tints indicating warm blood and blue tints indicating cold blood. (J. Wiemann) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes ATLANTA — Fierce predators like the T. rex and towering, telescopic-necked dinosaurs like the brachiosaurus were warm-blooded creatures much like birds … Read more

Le CDC confirme que les cas de l’Utah sont le monkeypox

Dr. Angela Dunn, executive director of the Salt Lake County Health Department, speaks about monkeypox during a press conference at the Salt Lake County Government Center in Salt Lake City on Monday.

Le Dr Angela Dunn, directrice exécutive du département de la santé du comté de Salt Lake, parle de la variole du singe lors d’une conférence de presse au centre gouvernemental du comté de Salt Lake à Salt Lake City lundi. (Mengshin Lin, Deseret Nouvelles) Temps de lecture estimé : 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – … Read more

Le CDC confirme que les cas de l’Utah sont le monkeypox

Dr. Angela Dunn, executive director of the Salt Lake County Health Department, speaks about monkeypox during a press conference at the Salt Lake County Government Center in Salt Lake City on Monday.

Le Dr Angela Dunn, directrice exécutive du département de la santé du comté de Salt Lake, parle de la variole du singe lors d’une conférence de presse au centre gouvernemental du comté de Salt Lake à Salt Lake City lundi. (Mengshin Lin, Deseret Nouvelles) Temps de lecture estimé : 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – … Read more