Supergiant star Betelgeuse has been getting dimmer at an unprecedented pace over the past few months, leading some astronomers to wonder if it might be in the process of the collapse that precedes a supernova explosion. But there are other possible explanations, and we should have a better idea of what’s happening to the massive star by the end of the month.
Veteran Villanova University astronomer Edward Guinan has been watching Betelgeuse for decades andthat the star appears to be “the least luminous and coolest yet measured from our 25 years of photometry.”
Aliens exist and they could be living among us, the first British astronaut into space has said
Dr Helen Sharman, who went into space 28 years ago, said it is without a doubt that “all sorts of forms of life” are alive in the universe – but perhaps we “simply can’t see them” as they are so different to humanity. “
Aliens exist, there’s no two ways about it,” Dr Sharman told the Observer Magazine. “There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there must be all sorts of forms of life.
“Will they be like you and me, made up of carbon and nitrogen? Maybe not. It’s possible they’re right here right now and we simply can’t see them.”Source: Aliens exist and they are living among us, says first British astronaut into space
EDMONTON — A shocking sight in the night sky — dozens of lights passing over the Edmonton area that many believed were a convoy of UFOs — is actually the latest launch of SpaceX’s new satellites, astronomers say.
Reports of bright lights in a near-perfect linear formation started to stream in on social media at around 6:45 p.m. Sunday.
“I went outside to have a cigarette and I just started looking up at the sky,” said Todd Goulet, who spotted the strange lights from southwest Edmonton. “All of a sudden, there’s a satellite. Wait a minute, there’s another one…and another one.”
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A video is getting a lot of attention on social media when it comes to attempting to explain what was spotted over the Las Vegas sky this week.
Vegas resident Steve Barone released a video on Thursday evening of what he says was an unidentified flying object near the Mountains Edge community.
Barone captured the bright object in about a six-minute video in what he shared on his social media accounts.
A Falcon 9 rocket is on the pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as it awaits launch Monday evening.
The rocket will send a communication satellite into orbit that will provide service for Japan and parts of southeast Asia.
The launch window opens at 7:10 p.m. and runs until 8:38 p.m.
It’s that time of the year again, when the night sky lights up with meteors as part of the Geminid meteor shower.
This year, the meteor shower runs from Dec. 4 to Dec. 17, peaking on the night of Dec. 13 to 14, when roughly 150 meteors per hour can be seen from a clear, dark-sky location.
The Geminids are produced as Earth moves through a stream of debris left over from asteroid 3200 Phaethon.