Something on Mars is producing methane, and we don’t know what

In a breakthrough discovery, recently a European orbiter found that Mars produces methane. And if you don’t know the implications of this discovery, you’re not alone. According to the New York Times, scientists working with the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter found methane on the planet in a place called Gale Crater. Furthermore, NASA’s Curiosity rover also detected a rise in methane in the same region for more than two months in the summer… Seguir leyendo

How much does the Milky Way weigh? Astronomers reveal surprising results

Astronomers from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have been able to determine that the Milky Way weighs about 1.5 Trillion solar masses and has a radius of 129,000 light years from the galactic center. The recently obtained numbers are far more concrete than those that until now were handled. Previously, astronomers believed that the Milky Way’s weight ranged between 500 billion to 3 trillion Solar Masses. In 2016, measurements revealed a more accurate… Seguir leyendo

NASA Plans Test Of Their Planetary Defense Project In An Armegeddon-esque Move

NASA, in a joint operation with the ESA (European Space Agency), are planning something you might normally consider seeing only in movies like Armageddon. They’re about to test a brand new planetary defense system in a first step called the Double Asteroid Redirect Test (DART). Essentially what this test will determine is if we can indeed redirect an asteroid that’s hurtling through space towards Earth. Not just any old asteroid, but one that’s… Seguir leyendo

Mysterious 900-Mile-Long ‘Smoke Plume’ On Mars Throws Internet Into A Frenzy

Image Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin The European Space Agency (ESA) is keeping a close eye on the curious ‘cloud’. There’s a mysterious 900-mile long plume cloud seen on a number of images taken from the orbit from Mars. The massive 1500-kilometer-long plume cloud formed near the 20kilometer-high ArsiaMons volcano on Mars. However, the plume, say scientists, wasn’t created by the volcano which has remained dormant for millennia. Instead, experts propose that the plume cloud was… Seguir leyendo