Tag Archives: SPACE

Solar Flare to Likely Cause Geomagnetic Storm Over Earth

The sun recently launched a coronal mass ejection, or CME, which is described as “large expulsions of plasma and magnetic fields from its corona.” Putting that into simpler terms, CNN called it a “massive solar belch,” sending a mass of protons and electrons through the solar system.

Astronomers Claim to Spot Multiple Bodies of Liquid Water on Mars

Two years ago, a team of Italian scientists claimed to have discovered a subglacial lake near the Martian south pole. The same team has collected further evidence to bolster this claim, including the apparent discovery of even more buried bodies of liquid water. The new research speaks to the potential for life on Mars, but not everyone is convinced by the evidence. Continue reading Astronomers Claim to Spot Multiple Bodies of Liquid Water on Mars

These two celestial bodies share a heartbeat, puzzling scientists

About 15,000 light-years away from Earth, a cloudy patch of space within our galaxy produces ultra-bright flashes of gamma radiation like clockwork. That’s not all—researchers found the unusual “heartbeat” coming from this cosmic gas cloud is beating along in time with the pulses of a black hole, located a whopping 100 light-years away from it. Researchers remain puzzled as to what the unusual long-distance relationship is between the two.

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