Rare Explosion May Have Created Youngest Black Hole

New data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory suggest a highly distorted supernova remnant may contain the most recent black hole formed in the Milky Way galaxy. The remnant appears to be the product of a rare explosion in which matter is ejected at high speeds along the poles of a … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


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Posible actividad sísmica en el asteroide 2012 DA14

Durante eones, la Tierra ha sentido los temblores de asteroides que golpeaban a nuestro planeta. Desde la extinción de los dinosaurios, hace 65 millones de años, hasta los derribados bosques ubicados en Tunguska, en el año 1908, las rocas espaciales continuaron llegando. Esta semana, la Tierra contraataca. Cuando el asteroide … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


Nasa joins ESA’S Dark Universe mission

NASA has officially joined ESA’s Euclid mission, a space telescope designed to investigate the mysterious natures of dark matter and dark energy. To be launched in 2020, Euclid’s 1.2 m-diameter telescope and two scientific instruments will map the shape, brightness and 3D distribution of two billion galaxies covering more than … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


Influencia de la variabilidad solar sobre el clima terrestre

En la escala galáctica, el Sol es una estrella notablemente constante. Mientras que algunas estrellas experimentan dramáticas pulsaciones, y como consecuencia varían mucho en tamaño y brillo, e incluso explotan ocasionalmente, la luminosidad de nuestro Sol varía apenas un 0,1% a lo largo de su ciclo solar de 11 años. … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


Evidence of Ancient Lake in Mars

A NASA spacecraft is providing new evidence of a wet underground environment on Mars that adds to an increasingly complex picture of the Red Planet’s early evolution. The new information comes from researchers analyzing spectrometer data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which looked down on the floor of McLaughlin Crater. … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


Kepler Mission Discovers 461 New Planet Candidates

NASA’s Kepler mission Monday announced the discovery of 461 new planet candidates. Four of the potential new planets are less than twice the size of Earth and orbit in their sun’s “habitable zone,” the region in the planetary system where liquid water might exist on the surface of a planet. … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading