The object we call ‘Oumuamua entered our solar system a year ago and quickly left again. It’s a very puzzling object. Could it be an alien lightsail? A new paper from Harvard discusses that possibility.
There are perhaps as many Trojan asteroids orbiting 60 degrees ahead of and behind Jupiter as in the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars. Now NASA has given a go-ahead for the 1st mission to Jupiter’s Trojans.
If you were alive and interested in astronomy then, you’ll remember Supernova 1987A, the 1st supernova visible in Earth’s skies since 1604. The new timelapse shows its aftermath over a 25-year period, 1992 to 2017.
The initial 45-day signaling period to the 14-year-old rover has ended. But NASA said this week it will continue trying to hail Opportunity. The rover has been silent since June, when a Mars dust storm swept over it.