Is There An Absolute Time In The Universe?
We’re told that time is relative. So does anyone *really* know what time it is? Is there an ultimate, correct time?
Find out at: http://bit.ly/1r6B4VP
In case you missed it, time has certainly taken its toll on Curiosity.
See before and after images at: http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/curiosity-rover-looking-back-on-the-two-years-of-wear-and-tear-inflicted-by-mars/
Astronomers now have a definitive answer to one little-known cosmological mystery: http://bit.ly/1oycaJp
Image Credit: NASA (via WikimediaCommons)
Astronomy Photo of the Day (APotD): 9/01/14 — Peculiarities In Orion
This image, which was taken using the Green Bank Telescope (in West Virginia), showcases the complexities of the Great Orion nebula. Astronomers have long known that this stellar nursery is home to many peculiar features, which include “ribbons” of gas and evidence of a black hole lurking in the shadows. Now, astronomers captured the best image yet of one little know filamentary region within the nebula; a place pervaded by cool dust that’s just a few degrees above absolute zero.
Learn more about this region here: http://bit.ly/1zZMfAy
Image Credit: S. Schnee, et al.; B. Saxton, B. Kent (NRAO/AUI/NSF); Acknowledgements: NASA’s SkyView Facility & The Goddard Space Flight Center
Galactic Collisions: Milky Way Has 4 Billion Years of Life Left
Just a friendly reminder of the fate of our galaxy…
Learn more at: http://bit.ly/1qSG8t1
Astronomers find Evidence of An Impact Outside Our Solar System
In another instance of insanely awesome science wins, astronomers have seen what might be the very first collision between two planetary bodies beyond our Sun’s influence: http://bit.ly/1vYuvVP
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech